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109d ago

Why is the U.S. power grid so vulnerable during cold snaps?

Natural gas has become the dominant source of power for the electrical grid. Cold weather events put multiple stresses on the gas supply.
Consolidated Edison Power Plant in Manhattan seen from East River, New York City, empire state building
Consolidated Edison Power Plant in Manhattan seen from East River, New York City, empire state building

BP becomes latest to pause Red Sea shipments as Houthi attacks continue

The oil giant’s decision came after several global shippers suspended travel in the area due to a series of attacks by militants from Yemen.
The tanker Island Challenger is moored off the coast of the Mediterranean port of Limassol. Cyprus
The tanker Island Challenger is moored off the coast of the Mediterranean port of Limassol. Cyprus

Methane agreement reached at COP28 climate conference panned by some environmental groups

The pledge, back by 49 oil and gas companies, aims to dramatically reduce methane leaks to “near zero” by 2030. Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
Emissions rise an oil refinery in the U.S.
Emissions rise an oil refinery in the U.S.
201d ago

Second worker missing in Kentucky coal plant collapse is dead, governor says

The tragedy unfolded Tuesday night in rural Martin County when a building, formerly used for coal preparation, collapsed as two men were getting it ready for demolition.
A road leads to a collapsed coal preparation plant in Martin County, Ky., on Nov. 1, 2023.
A road leads to a collapsed coal preparation plant in Martin County, Ky., on Nov. 1, 2023.
203d ago

Search continues in rubble of collapsed Kentucky coal plant for trapped worker

A shuttered coal preparation building collapsed in Martin County on Tuesday night, killing one of the two men prepping it for demolition.
Emergency crews respond to a collapsed building at a coal preparation plant in Martin County, Ky.
Emergency crews respond to a collapsed building at a coal preparation plant in Martin County, Ky.
204d ago

At least 1 killed in collapse of shuttered coal plant in eastern Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear has declared a state of emergency in Martin County as rescue crews work to save workers following Tuesday night's accident.
A rescue mission is underway for two workers who were trapped when a building collapsed at a coal preparation plant in Martin County, Ky.
A rescue mission is underway for two workers who were trapped when a building collapsed at a coal preparation plant in Martin County, Ky.

Florida is booming and burning more trash. Residents say it's making them sick.

Tampa-area officials want to tap Inflation Reduction Act funds to help expand one of Florida’s 10 incinerators, which they say are often preferable to landfills. Critics worry the plants raise health risks.
A truck offloads recycling at the Pasco County Resource Recovery Facility waste-to-energy plant in Spring Hill, Fla., on Oct. 25, 2023.
A truck offloads recycling at the Pasco County Resource Recovery Facility waste-to-energy plant in Spring Hill, Fla., on Oct. 25, 2023.

Why Exxon and Chevron are doubling down on fossil fuel energy with big acquisitions

While there are some growing expectations that fossil fuels use will peak in comings years, U.S. gas companies appear to be planning for demand to increase.
A Chevron gas station in Texas.
A Chevron gas station in Texas.

U.S. gas prices are likely to keep falling despite the Israel-Hamas war, analysts say

Industry watchers expect prices at domestic gas pumps to continue going down this month, barring any escalation in the conflict that could threaten oil shipments.
Tamar, The Natural Gas Production Platform Off The Israeli Coast, Is To Begin It's Natural Gas Production
Tamar, The Natural Gas Production Platform Off The Israeli Coast, Is To Begin It's Natural Gas Production
240d ago

U.S. aims to create nuclear fusion facility within 10 years, Energy chief says

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory first achieved successful nuclear fusion in December in a major breakthrough after decades of work.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm at the White House
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm at the White House

'Peak oil' could be on the horizon, but new fossil fuel projects are pushing ahead

The head of the International Energy Agency says oil demand could peak in 2030, but other research has found that fossil fuel exploration is ongoing.
Traffic moves along a stretch of roads near the Royal Dutch Shell and Valero Energy's Norco refineries in LaPlace, La., in 2021.
Traffic moves along a stretch of roads near the Royal Dutch Shell and Valero Energy's Norco refineries in LaPlace, La., in 2021.

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