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Oct 12, 2011

U.S. sanctions BP, contractors for Gulf oil spill

WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. offshore drilling
regulator on Wednesday formally issued sanctions against BP and the major contractors for the 2010 explosion on the
Deepwater Horizon rig that killed 11 workers and unleashed more
than 4 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

The newly formed Bureau of Safety and Environmental
Enforcement filed 15 “incidents of non-compliance” to the
companies. It did not release details of how much the companies
may face in fines.

Oct 12, 2011

IEA cuts oil demand forecast while U.S. more bullish

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – The International Energy Agency cut its global oil demand growth projection on Wednesday while the U.S. government increased its outlook for 2012, making it the most bullish forecaster as the economy heads into an uncertain year.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s outlook for oil demand growth next year was much stronger than the Paris-based IEA’s projection and the forecast issued by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Tuesday.

Oct 8, 2011

Jobs, energy security seen swaying U.S. on Keystone

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A show of strength by angry ranchers, landowners and green groups against a proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline is unlikely to sway the U.S. government’s imminent decision on whether to back the project.

The State Department on Friday wrapped up a series of hearings into TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline that would take crude from Alberta’s oil sands to Texas refineries, with the issue having become a flashpoint in a debate over energy security and jobs versus environmental degradation.

Oct 7, 2011

Analysis: Jobs and energy security seen swaying U.S. on Keystone

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A show of strength by angry ranchers, landowners and green groups against a proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline is unlikely to sway the U.S. government’s imminent decision on whether to back the project.

The State Department on Friday wrapped up a series of hearings into TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline that would take crude from Alberta’s oil sands to Texas refineries, with the issue having become a flashpoint in a debate over energy security and jobs versus environmental degradation.

Oct 7, 2011

Analysis: Jobs and energy security seen swaying U.S. on Keystone

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A show of strength by angry ranchers, landowners and green groups against a proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline is unlikely to sway the U.S. government’s imminent decision on whether to back the project.

The State Department on Friday wrapped up a series of hearings into TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline that would take crude from Alberta’s oil sands to Texas refineries, with the issue having become a flashpoint in a debate over energy security and jobs versus environmental degradation.

Oct 7, 2011

Analysis: Solyndra casts shadow on U.S. energy loan aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Political furor over the Solyndra bankruptcy has dealt a body blow to the idea that the government should try to help clean tech start-ups through the costly “valley of death” to commercial viability.

The capital needed to commercialize cutting-edge, renewable energy technology is seen as too risky for both venture capitalists and for the banks.

Oct 7, 2011

Solyndra casts shadow on U.S. energy loan aid

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Political furor over the
Solyndra bankruptcy has dealt a body blow to the idea that the
U.S. government should try to help clean tech start-ups through
the costly “valley of death” to commercial viability.

The capital needed to commercialize cutting-edge, renewable
energy technology is seen as too risky for both venture
capitalists and for the banks.

Oct 6, 2011

Energy loans official leaves in wake of Solyndra

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration said on Thursday its top energy loans official was stepping down, as President Barack Obama defended a clean energy loan program in the wake of the collapse of a solar panel company that got $535 million in federal support.

Jonathan Silver, a venture capitalist who had also worked for the Clinton administration, was leaving because the loan program has allocated all its funding, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said.

Sep 30, 2011

U.S. doles out last of loan aid to solar projects

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Friday approved more than $4.7 billion in loan guarantees for major solar projects as the government closed out an incentive program embroiled in controversy over the bankruptcy of one of its biggest projects.

With the program’s statutory deadline approaching, the government finalized deals with First Solar, SunPower Corp, and Prologis Inc.

Sep 30, 2011

US lays out requirements to reopen Dominion plant

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. nuclear regulator
said on Friday it has sent a letter to Dominion Resources (D.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
laying out the requirements for the restart of the company’s
quake-rattled North Anna nuclear plant.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Dominion will have
to submit paperwork responding to the commission’s questions
about the safety of restarting the plant.

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