President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he will order federal agencies to quicken approval of a U.S. portion of the TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline in a move the White House hopes will thwart Republican attacks on his energy policy and assuage concerns over rising gas prices.
The Inter-American Development Bank expects to dole out more than $700 million in financing this year for private-sector green energy projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, the bank announced at its annual meeting, which concluded Monday.
The Chinese arm of oil and gas behemoth Royal Dutch Shell Plc has snagged the country's first shale gas production sharing contract in a joint venture with state-owned China National Petroleum Corp, Shell announced on Monday.
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday greenlighted a proposal by Free Flow Power Corp. to install 2,250 hydrokinetic turbines on the bottom of the Mississippi River, simultaneously denying a permit for a similar, competing project.
The U.S. House of Representatives is considering extending the current highway funding bill instead of approving the bipartisan transportation bill passed by the U.S. Senate last week, Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., said Tuesday.
The New York City Economic Development Corp. issued a request Tuesday for proposals to lease 75 acres of land near the former Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island and build solar and wind power farms on the property.
House Republicans released their 2013 budget plan Tuesday, proposing to eliminate the Obama administration’s clean energy incentive programs and environmental regulations while encouraging domestic oil and gas development.
A Vermont federal judge on Monday forced the state's public utilities board to hold off on shuttering a 600-megawatt nuclear generator operated by Entergy Corp. until the Second Circuit decides whether the board actually has the power to do so.
A report released on Tuesday pushes New York closer to its plans for offshore wind power, mapping vital wildlife and geologic data about its coastal waters in an effort to streamline siting decisions and head off environmental challenges.
Riverkeeper Inc., the influential New York environmental group, came out in support Monday of a planned settlement that would allow a unit of Blackstone Group LP to build an estimated $2 billion, 330-mile underwater cable that would bring hydroelectric power from Quebec to New York City.
A group of U.S., Canadian and German banks has made a $236 million project loan to what will be Hawaii's biggest wind farm, developer First Wind Energy LLC said Tuesday.
Dominion Virginia Power told the federal government Monday that it is interested in snatching up a swath of offshore space to build wind turbines, which the power provider said would yield 1,500 to 2,000 megawatts of electricity.
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu defended his agency Tuesday against allegations from the top congressional oversight panel that the U.S. Department of Energy’s loan programs were plagued by mismanagement and corruption, saying the programs were aggressively monitored and deserved renewal.
A partnership between Real Goods Solar Inc., one of the country's oldest solar power players, and Smart Energy Capital, a young, well-capitalized renewable financing firm, launched Tuesday with a $150 million funding pool and nine rooftop projects already under construction.
Canadian business leaders told U.S. lawmakers Tuesday that the country's development of oil sands reserves had proven a financial and environmental success, claims Republicans cited as proof the U.S. should approve the Keystone XL pipeline and increase domestic energy production.
A California appeals court on Friday nullified a decision by the state's Public Utilities Commission to approve construction of a 586-megawatt Pacific Gas and Electric Co. renewable energy project near Sacramento, saying the commission failed to follow its procedures in awarding approval.
Williams Partners LP has agreed to buy private equity-backed Caiman Energy’s unit Caiman Eastern Midstream LLC for $2.5 billion as part of its ongoing bid to pursue liquids-rich natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, the partnership said Monday.
The ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee accused the Republican chairman Monday of launching baseless investigations into the U.S. Department of Energy, including probes of the agency’s energy project loan program.
South Dakota lawmakers failed Monday to override the governor's veto of a bill that would provide tax rebates for large-scale wind-power projects, disappointing developers who now face an uncertain tax rate on their planned initiatives there.
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Monday it was seeking public comment on the environmental impact of two oil and gas lease sales it expects to hold off Florida and Alabama coasts, a key initial step in its new offshore leasing plan.