The U.S. State Department’s inspector general said the agency’s selection of a contractor to write an environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline didn’t violate federal conflict of interest rules, a finding that removes another hurdle for the long-delayed project.
A decision on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline that has been under U.S. review for more than five years is facing additional questions from Senate Democrats who plan to ask for a study on the project’s health impact.
Europe’s biggest stockpiles of natural gas since at least 2009 are damping the threat of any potential disruptions in supplies from Ukraine, the main transit route of Russian fuel to consumers in the west.
Ingenious Media Holdings Plc, an investor in films such as “Life of Pi” and “Avatar,” plans to channel more than half of its planned 160 million-pound ($266 million) fundraising into U.K. solar assets.
A Nebraska judge’s decision throwing out the Keystone XL pipeline route in the state may push President Barack Obama’s final decision on the contested project until after the midterm congressional elections.
The U.K.’s rejection of proposals to convert a plant producing almost 4 percent of the nation’s power to biomass from coal is an act of “industrial vandalism” that will cut jobs and threaten energy security, a labor union said.