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  • Obama Said to Solicit States on Cutting Carbon Emissions

    The Obama administration plans to solicit ideas from states on how to cut greenhouse-gas emissions as it seeks to impose standards for carbon dioxide on new and existing electric-power plants, according to people briefed on the plans.

  • Duke Chief Answers Critics After Coup at Biggest Utility

    Jim Rogers is sitting in his sleek, modern office on the 48th floor of the Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, explaining how, after a merger capped off by an 11th-hour management coup, he remains chief executive officer of the largest electric utility in the U.S. He wonders aloud whether to enliven the account with a metaphor about soured romance.

  • Fracking Wells’ Air Emissions Pose Health Risks, Study Finds

    Chemicals released into the air when natural gas is produced by hydraulic fracturing may pose a health risk to those living nearby, the Colorado School of Public Health said.

  • KKR Barbarians Go Green as Buyout Firms Profit Cutting Energy

    For much of 2006 and into 2007, Environmental Defense Fund had been battling to stop TXU Corp., Texas’s largest power producer, from building 11 coal-fired plants. The barrage of lawsuits, town-hall meetings and online community groups was also becoming a major headache for KKR & Co. , TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s private-equity arm, which were planning the world’s biggest leveraged buyout of the utility company.

  • Texas Urges U.S. to Leave Gas Fracking Oversight to States

    The top energy regulator in the biggest natural-gas producing state urged federal officials to keep their hands off drilling techniques that environmental groups say contaminate drinking water.

  • Natural-Gas Cars Can Drive Us Toward a Better Economy

    Armenia is not generally known as a world leader, but it holds at least one record: Seventy-five percent of its cars and trucks run on natural gas.

  • U.S. Energy Department Natural Gas Update for May 11 (Text)

    Following is the text of the weekly natural gas update as released by the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington D.C.:

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