Oklahoma Wind Power Companies Run Into Headwinds

NPR | Aug. 19, 2014 3:57 a.m.

The state produces a lot of energy, but as wind power companies try to expand there they are meeting resistance from an unlikely alliance: environmentalists and the oil industry.

Comment Period For Offshore Drilling Ends Friday

NPR | Aug. 15, 2014 4:36 a.m.

The federal government is developing its offshore oil and gas leasing plan for a 5-year period that begins in 2017. Right now most of the activity is in the Gulf of Mexico.

Will Alaskans Vote To Repeal State's Tax Cut On Oil Production?

NPR | Aug. 14, 2014 5:02 a.m.

Voters in Alaska will decide next week whether to repeal a major oil industry tax cut. With no sales or income tax, the state gets nearly all its revenue from taxing oil production.

Northwest Considers Multi-State Approach To Federal Carbon Rules

OPB | Aug. 06, 2014 5:01 p.m.

The region's clearest path to meeting carbon targets may come from the Northwest continuing its march toward energy efficiency. But officials say efficiency may prove easier on a regional level.

Up Close And Personal With A 40-Story Oil Rig In The Gulf

NPR | Aug. 06, 2014 4:29 p.m.

The Gulf of Mexico accounts for more than 20 percent of U.S. domestic oil production. But few see these operations far offshore.

Africa: The Richest Region For Young Workers And Consumers

NPR | Aug. 05, 2014 6:14 a.m.

Sub-Saharan Africa is the youngest region in the world. American corporations are seeking ways to do business on a continent that is home to 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24.

Kurdish Oil Shipment Too Far Offshore For U.S. To Seize

NPR | July 29, 2014 6:05 p.m.

A tanker carrying 1 million barrels of oil from Kurdistan was cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard to unload, but a judge has agreed with Iraq's central government that the oil belongs to them.

Q&A: Report Finds Gaps In Oregon's Oil-Train Safety Plan

OPB | July 25, 2014 5:30 p.m.

Several mile-long oil trains cross through the state of Oregon every week carrying volatile oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields. A report issued Friday identifies gaps in Oregon's ability to handle the safety risks of those trains.

With New Safety Measures, Nuclear Reactors May Reopen In Japan

NPR | July 24, 2014 4:39 a.m.

Three years after the Fukushima disaster shut Japan's nuclear power plants, reactors at a different plant may reopen. Steve Inskeep talks with Wall Street Journal Tokyo bureau chief Peter Landers.

Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System

NPR | July 23, 2014 7:36 p.m.

Operators of the Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami have received federal permission to run their cooling system above the old 100 degree limit. The decision is meant to combat algae growth and rising temperature in cooling canals, but environmental groups in nearby Biscayne National Park are concerned.

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