Obama Sets Rule To Protect Streams Near Coal MinesThe Obama administration on Monday set final rules designed to reduce the environmental impact of coal mining on the nation's streams, a long-anticipated move that met quick resistance from Republicans who vowed to overturn it under President-elect Donald Trump.
GOP States Benefit From Shift To Wind & Solar EnergyWind turbines and solar panels accounted for more than two-thirds of all new electric generation capacity added to the nation's grid in 2015, according to a recent analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy.
'Clean Coal' Technology Fails To Capture World's AttentionThe Kemper County power plant was supposed to be up and running by now, showing the world how to burn coal without spewing climate-warming carbon pollution into the air. Instead, the coal plant is looking like another monument to the unfulfilled promise of carbon capture technology.
Cleanup Underway After Train Derailment In MansfieldThere has been a train derailment in Mansfield. Officials with the Mansfield Fire Department have confirmed dozens of cars derailed, with several flipping on their side.
Natural Gas Tops Coal As U.S. Electricity SourceNatural gas overtook coal as the top source of U.S. electric power generation for the first time ever earlier this year, a milestone that has been in the making for years.
EPA: Texas Coal Plants Should Spend $2B To Cut EmissionsFederal regulators are proposing that the largest coal-powered plants in Texas invest $2 billion in new technology to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions, a measure energy companies are likely to resist.
Exxon CEO: Oil Will Be Top Energy Source For YearsThe CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. says alternative fuels will grow but that oil will remain the world's leading source of energy for another quarter century.