Energy Department

Home heating fuel trucks. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

How to blunt effect of higher heating bills

NEW YORK (AP) — After two years of flat or lower fuel prices, many residents will pay sharply more to heat their homes this winter, according to government forecasts out this week. There are a […]


Workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation near Richland, Washington. (AP Photo)

Nearly 250 laid off at Hanford nuclear site

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Pink slips went out to nearly 250 workers and more than 2,500 others were notified they face furloughs of several weeks at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site, where cleanup will be slowed because of automatic federal budget cuts.


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Court: Energy rule not needed for faux fireplaces

A federal appeals court on Friday threw out an Energy Department rule that could have forced decorative fireplaces to meet federal energy efficiency standards. Also known as “gas logs,” they are fueled by natural gas but designed to minimize the amount of heat generated.



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