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  • Ex-energy secretary praises Solyndra-style loans: 'More successful than Wall Street'

    By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times

    Ex-energy secretary Steven Chu praised Solyndra-style loans in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday, saying "if you look at what got started" the bankrupt energy firm was successful. Published June 11, 2013

  • GM pushes Obama, Congress to act on Climate Declaration

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    General Motors called for the White House to ratchet up regulations to rein in climate change, saying new global laws would be good for all business. Published May 2, 2013

  • N.J. senator pushes to tax electric cars by mile

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    A senator in New Jersey wants to recoup revenues lost from gas taxes on electric car drivers with a new fee that would charge them by the mile for their travels. Published April 26, 2013

  • Natural gas backers say the time is now for exports

    By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

    If the Obama administration doesn't act soon, the nation may miss out on a key opportunity to begin closing its trade deficit while U.S. companies also miss out on the chance to sell abundant natural gas to eager international customers, lawmakers said Tuesday. Published March 19, 2013

  • Obama calling for $2 billion for clean energy, clean cars

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    President Obama is asking that Congress budget $2 billion for alternative energy research over the next ten years, with an emphasis on clean car technology. Published March 15, 2013

  • Colorado city opts to ban fracking within its limits

    By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

    Ignoring threats of a lawsuit from their own governor, local officials in Fort Collins, Colo., have banned the controversial drilling method known as fracking. Published March 6, 2013

  • Investigating fracking becomes business of its own

    By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

    Millions of dollars already have been spent, and much more soon will be dumped into a litany of studies looking at fracking's impact on water and air quality and at possible links to cancer and other diseases. Published February 19, 2013

  • Exxon: U.S. energy revival has staying power

    By Associated Press

    Exxon says the energy renaissance in the U.S. has staying power and predicts that North America will become a net exporter of oil and gas by the middle of the next decade. Published December 11, 2012

  • Obama’s re-election seen as vote for clean energy

    By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

    A majority of Americans didn't just cast a vote for President Obama on Nov. 6. They also came down firmly on the side of renewable energy and the federal government's efforts to "level the playing field" with fossil fuels, argues the chairman of the solar power industry's leading trade group. Published December 5, 2012

  • Oil industry wary of Obama’s renewable-energy fervor

    By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

    Huge increases in U.S. oil and gas production have put the nation on a path to energy independence, but some industry leaders fear their relationship with the Obama administration will deteriorate during the president's second term. Published December 5, 2012

  • Keystone pipeline pushed to forefront

    By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

    With a second term now in hand, President Obama no longer can delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline and must either side with environmentalists within his party or greenlight a major step toward North American energy independence. Published November 7, 2012

  • Suit says California hasn’t looked at fracking’s risks

    By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

    A coalition of environmental advocacy groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit charging that the California's Department of Conservation "has failed to consider or evaluate the risks of fracking" and therefore is in violation of state law, the latest state-level clash over the booming new technique for obtaining oil and natural gas. Published October 16, 2012

  • Romney to unveil energy plan

    By Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times

    Mitt Romney plans to announce at a campaign stop in New Mexico on Thursday that if elected he would allow states to explore for energy on federal lands within their borders as part of a large plan to put North America on course to be energy independent by 2020. Published August 22, 2012

  • Wind power at forefront of Reid’s green-energy conference

    By Ken Ritter - Associated Press

    The politics of renewable energy is on the agenda Tuesday in battleground Nevada, where Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is hosting a fifth annual green-energy conference at a Las Vegas Strip resort. Published August 7, 2012

  • EPA defers regulations for coal-fired power plants

    By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

    The Environmental Protection Agency will reconsider and delay the final release of controversial regulations cracking down on power plant emissions. Published July 21, 2012

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