| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:06 PM
SACRAMENTO — A Canadian power company will pay California electricity ratepayers $750 million to settle allegations that it bought electricity from the state and then sold it back at a huge markup during the energy crisis of 2000 and 2001.
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:00 PM
In the 1980s, student protests against apartheid led universities to sell off stocks in companies doing business in South Africa. More recently, concerns about genocide in Darfur, the health effects of tobacco and handgun violence led to more college...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:08 PM
WASHINGTON – The White House began installing solar panels this week on the first family’s residence, finally making good on a pledge President Obama made almost three years ago.
The installation follows a speech Obama made in June on...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:25 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Reforms to Mexico's energy sector proposed Monday by President Enrique Peña Nieto will limit private companies to sharing profits with the state oil monopoly, an approach used only by Iran, Ecuador and Bolivia, said Energy Secretary Pedro...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:18 PM
President Obama’s sweeping new proposal for slowing climate change has been one of the worst-kept secrets around.
The reactions were rolling in before the plan had been officially released. One of them, from the free-market think tank R Street...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The first U.S. offshore wind turbine hooked into the U.S. power grid in June, but not in the "green" state of California. It happened on the opposite side of the continent, off the coast of Maine, using a floating wind-generator prototype well suited...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:19 AM
SACRAMENTO -- As a showdown nears on legislation that would regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in California, one prominent activist is criticizing four aides to Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles) for their holdings in energy company...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:50 AM
MEXICO CITY -- President Enrique Peña Nieto is planning to unveil landmark energy-reform legislation as early as Wednesday, a package of measures aimed at inviting private investment into Mexico’s giant state oil monopoly that is already provoking...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:49 PM
California-based Edison International has acquired solar developer SoCore Energy in a move that will expand the utility company's ability to install and operate rooftop solar installations for commercial and industry customers.
Edison said the Chicago-...
| Aug 2, 2013
Re "Energy market rigging case is settled," and "Bank's penalty? Chump change," Column, July 31
Why do we so seldom hear about any of these hundreds of guilty market manipulators — all cherished employees of large corporations — going to...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Bolstered by the success of new technology, U.S. oil reserves surged by 15% in 2011 to the highest level recorded since 1985, a report said.
Proved oil reserves jumped by a record 3.8 billion barrels to 29 billion barrels, the third annual increase,...