The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

The Great Energy Challenge Energy News keeps you updated on current events, the latest breakthrough ideas, technological advances, and bold actions that impact the world of energy. Stay informed with trusted, balanced, and independent global reporting.

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Prepay Plans for Electricity Offer Alternative to the Usual Monthly Power Bill
During the summer, temperatures in the Dallas suburb of Seagoville often approach triple digits. "If you add 15 degrees to the Dallas high, that's how hot it is," says Cameron Donaldson, a Seagoville resident.   Donaldson is among a growing number of electricity users around the country who are buying power for their homes up front, as they would buy minutes on a...
Jun 6, 2014 5:00 PM ET
4 Key Takeaways From EPA's New Rules for Power Plants
The new rules announced Monday to limit carbon emissions from U.S. power plants represent President Barack Obama's boldest effort yet to counter climate change, guidelines that supporters and critics alike cast as a turning point in U.S. environmental policy.   But what's also striking about the rules is that for all the ambition they represent—and the plan for a 30...
Jun 3, 2014 11:45 AM ET
Ahead of Proposed U.S. Power Plant Rules, the Spin Scramble Begins
U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement of new limits on carbon emissions from the nation's existing power plants is a few days away, but the political messaging battle over what is likely to be Obama's most significant action on climate change already is heating up.   ...
May 30, 2014 11:45 AM ET
Oil Drillers' Burning of Natural Gas Costs U.S. Millions in Revenue
In oil-rich North Dakota, gas flares dot the landscape like city lights, torching natural gas that the industry won't use. The burning flares are a hallmark of a booming U.S. oil industry in which natural gas, a valuable energy source itself, often becomes a waste byproduct of drilling. Now, the cost of flaring—in lost energy resources and potential revenue from federal land in North...
May 22, 2014 3:45 PM ET
Pictures: Mine Blast in Turkey Kills More Than 200
A blast at a mine in western Turkey Tuesday afternoon left more than 200 dead and at least 100 more trapped. The blast occurred when a transformer exploded, setting off a fire that was still burning Wednesday as rescue efforts continued.   ...
May 14, 2014 4:30 PM ET

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