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U.S. to Be World’s Top Oil Producer in 5 Years, Report Says

Published: 
Mon, 11/12/2012 (All day)
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Energy

The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s leading oil producer by about 2017 and will become a net oil exporter by 2030, the International Energy Agency said Monday.

That increased oil production, combined with new American policies to improve energy efficiency, means that the United States will become “all but self-sufficient” in meeting its energy needs in about two decades — a “dramatic reversal of the trend” in most developed countries, a new report released by the agency says.

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California’s biggest climate hawk comes under fire

Published: 
Wed, 10/24/2012 (All day)
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Energy

There may be no state legislative race this year more freighted with significance for clean energy than the contest in California’s 27th state Senate district.

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John Hoffman, a Force in Energy Efficiency, Dies at 62

Published: 
Tue, 10/16/2012 (All day)
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Energy

John Hoffman, who helped shape an international treaty in the 1980s to protect the ozone layer and later developed the Energy Star program, a widely recognized government stamp of approval for energy-efficient products, died on Sept. 24 in Washington. He was 62.

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Energy Facts, And A Few Fibs, On Display At Presidential Debate

Published: 
Tue, 10/16/2012 (All day)
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Energy

A question from a voter at Tuesday evening's town hall debate -- regarding whether it was within the purview of the government to control the price of gas -- sent President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney into a war of words over energy policy, and neither actually answered the question.

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Power, Pollution and the Internet

Published: 
Sat, 09/22/2012 (All day)
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Energy

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jeff Rothschild’s machines at Facebook had a problem he knew he had to solve immediately. They were about to melt.

The company had been packing a 40-by-60-foot rental space here with racks of computer servers that were needed to store and process information from members’ accounts. The electricity pouring into the computers was overheating Ethernet sockets and other crucial components.