The U.S. Department of Energy is not ready to effectively manage a federal loan guarantee program meant for innovative environmental energy projects, according to a new study by the Government Accountability Office.
Six plaintiffs in the civil trial against oil giant BP Plc over a deadly refinery explosion in Texas have quietly settled the case, leaving four cases remaining to continue on with court proceedings.
A month after Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath signed off on Reliant Energy's $500 million sale of its Channelview plant, she has granted the company its fourth extension to file a reorganization plan.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission Director of Enforcement Gregory Mocek will enter the private sector to join McDermott Will and Emery LLP.
The European Parliament voted on Wednesday in support of a measure to liberalize the natural gas market without enforcing full unbundling, reaching a compromise between the European Commission's proposal and concerns expressed by France and Germany.
Two conservation groups have sued the U.S. Department of the Interior for authorizing the “incidental take” of Pacific walruses and polar bears during oil and gas exploration in Alaska's Chukchi Sea.
A district judge has refused to dismiss the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico's lawsuit against units of Chevron Corp., Citgo Petroleum Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp. and other oil companies accused of creating environmental havoc through their use of MTBE.
A Canadian court has set a February trial date for a case that accuses Michigan's DTE Energy Co. of contaminating Canada's St. Clair River with mercury emitted from two of its coal-fired power plants.
In an overwhelming vote that drew harsh criticism from the airline industry, European Union lawmakers approved an agreement Tuesday to include the aviation industry in the EU's emissions trading scheme.
The United Kingdom government said on Monday that it would “proceed cautiously” with the introduction of biofuels, after a report warned that the alternative energy method could increase greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to rising food prices.
A federal judge has dismissed all but one claim from an auction rate securities suit brought by alternative energy company Xethanol Corp. against Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
A federal judge in Texas has affirmed an arbitrator's decision in a dispute between Halliburton Energy Services Inc. and Tremont LLC over costs stemming from the cleanup of NL Industries Inc.'s former petroleum businesses.
The Louisana Supreme Court has sent a dispute between M.J. Farms Ltd. and Exxon Mobil Corporation over the applicability of environmental legislation that was passed while the suit was pending back to a lower court, after finding that the application of Louisiana Act 312 to the case was not unconstitutional.
The governor of Massachusetts has signed off on a law that would include provisions to develop and use green energy measures, with a goal of meeting at least 25% of the state's electricity needs through energy efficiency and 20% through renewable and alternative energy generation by 2020.
A federal appeals court has found that a bankruptcy court applied the wrong rule when it concluded that a bankrupt disk replication firm did not have to pay default interest and attorneys’ fees to a General Electric Co. finance unit.
The Bureau of Land Management will continue to accept new applications for solar projects on public lands while it studies the environmental impact of such projects, the agency announced Wednesday.
The EPA has yet to respond to a letter that 51 House Republicans sent last week urging the agency to adjust the Renewable Fuel Standard as domestic food prices soar.
Harman Mining and its owner Hugh Caperton filed an appeal Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court over a West Virginia Supreme Court ruling that nullified a $76.3 million verdict against Massey Energy Co.
An Oklahoma gasoline distributor has filed a proposed class action against Citgo Petroleum Corp. alleging that Citgo secretly charged different prices to different distributors as part of a strategy to boost sales.
Global mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. has won preliminary antitrust approval in the United States for its $170 billion hostile bid for Rio Tinto Plc.