Nuclear Plants in New England Say They Deserve Credit for 'Green' Energy
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - Beth Daley, The Boston Globe
As the nuclear power industry stages a nationwide comeback, New England is emerging as a major battleground in the industry's campaign to be recognized as a "green" energy source.
`No Surprises' Rules Revived for Development Despite Endangered Species
December 13, 2004 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press Writer
The Bush administration said Friday it will allow developers to complete construction and other projects even after belated discoveries that the work could endanger protected species.
Energy Experts Suggest New Guidelines on Mileage, Greenhouse Gases
December 8, 2004 12:00 AM - David Ivanovich, Houston Chronicle
Hoping to break the national impasse over energy, a panel of experts today will call for limits on greenhouse gas emissions, tougher car mileage rules and a financial safety net for companies building a gas pipeline from Alaska.
U.S. Economy Shrugs off Soaring Oil Prices
December 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Charles Stein, The Boston Globe
Despite a huge run-up in oil prices this year, the resilient American economy has continued to grow at brisk pace, defying predictions of an oil-related slowdown.
Automakers Sue California over New Pollution Limits
December 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Kerry Cavanaugh, Daily News, Los Angeles
Nine automakers sued Tuesday to block California's new global warming vehicle pollution limits, claiming the state overstepped its bounds and could force consumers to pay thousands more for new cars.
Durham, N.C., 'Tinkerer' Recycles Automotive Antifreeze, Sells it Back to Shops
December 7, 2004 12:00 AM - Paul Bonner, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C.
All but worthless in itself, used motor oil became valuable enough 20 years ago that a network developed to link auto repair shops with re-refiners who turned waste oil into fuel or an ingredient in asphalt.
Higher Energy Prices Begin to Alter Americans' Housing, Lifestyle Choices
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - Patrice Hill, The Washington Times
Record high energy prices haven't ended America's love affair with big cars and houses, but they have accelerated a trend toward living closer to downtown and looking for ways to cut fuel costs.
Japan Railway Wants Fuel Cell Trains on The Track in Next 6 Years
December 6, 2004 12:00 AM - The Yomiuri Shimbun
Studies are under way to get a fuel cell-powered, nonpolluting, low-noise train into service by about 2010, the Railway Technical Research Institute said Monday.
High Gas Prices Hurt Some, but SUVs Remain Popular Among Car Buyers
December 3, 2004 12:00 AM - Mark Glover, The Sacramento Bee, Calif.
It has not been the best of times for sport-utility vehicles.
Japan Firms, Banks Create Greenhouse-Gas Reduction Fund for Kyoto Protocol
December 1, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo
Two governmental banks and 31 private companies founded a $141.5 million fund Wednesday to help achieve Japan's mandatory target for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol.