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July 2018

'Now There's No Regulator,' Former EPA Head Says

Companies have to take the lead on environmental regulation now that it's clear the federal government won't do it, former EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson said.
The idea of companies regulating themselves is anathema to people who've been…

Nuclear energy has been the recipient of almost half of the federal government's energy research and development spending since 1948, according to a new assessment from the Congressional Research Service.
Fossil fuels come in second at half that…

In an otherwise dour outlook on the world's chances of recovering from climate change, the International Energy Agency director named one bright prospect that arrived this year bearing President Trump's signature.
IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol…

The Two Biggest Threats To The Natural-Gas Boom

Flames from a flaring pit near a well in the Bakken Oil Field. The primary component of natural gas… [+] is methane, which is odorless when it comes directly out of the gas well. In addition to methane, natural gas typically contains other…

4 New Ways America Is Number 1 In Energy

How did the United States, at 242 years of age, become the new world leader in oil and gas production and at the same time, the new world leader in reducing carbon emissions? In part because of the U.S.'s two other new accomplishments in the energy…

As manufacturers make lithium-ion batteries as cheap as they can, they're removing valuable elements that make them worthwhile to recycle, according to the Electric Power Research Institute.
EPRI assesses the end-of-life cost of batteries in a report…