United States Department of Energy

A Norfolk Southern Railroad train pulls transport cars full of coal near  Goodfield, Ill., on Oct. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

US carbon dioxide pollution down 3.8 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States cut its energy-related carbon dioxide pollution by 3.8 percent last year, the second biggest drop since 1990, the Department of Energy said Monday. The only recent year with a […]


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 […]


Delivery truck driver Donald Whitacre, of Gore, Va., returns to his truck after pumping 200-gallons of home heating oil into a customer's tank during heavy snowfall in Winchester, Va. (AP Photo/The Winchester Star, Jeff Taylor, File)

Government predicts most heating bills will increase this winter

The government forecast Tuesday that most households will pay more for heat this winter. Heating oil users will catch a slight break, but still pay near-record prices to keep warm. Prices for natural gas, electricity […]


Climate change (AP Photo)

Report: Climate change causing energy disruptions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate change and extreme weather already are causing disruptions in the U.S. energy supply that are likely to worsen as more intense storms, higher temperatures and more frequent droughts occur, the government […]


(Photo credit: National Science Bowl)

Southland students compete in national Science Bowl

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Teams of students from two Los Angeles Unified School District schools and Irvine’s University High School will compete starting today in the 23rd annual U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.


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.


Oil prices rise on supply constraints in Northeast

(AP) — The price of oil is rising as operations at refineries and supply terminals in the Northeast remain restricted three days after Superstorm Sandy. Benchmark oil gained 82 cents Thursday to $87.06 per barrel in […]


Heating costs to rise this winter as cold returns

NEW YORK (AP) – Americans will pay more to heat their homes this winter as they feel something they didn’t feel much of last year: cold. The Energy Department said Wednesday that heating bills will […]



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