US Senate rejects Keystone XL oil pipeline

The Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday aimed at forcing completion of a Canada-to Texas oil pipeline, a massive project at the center of a fierce environmental dispute.

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Halliburton buying Baker Hughes in $34.6B deal

In a deal that shows just how quickly falling prices can upend the energy industry, Halliburton is buying rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes in a cash-and-stock deal worth $34.6 billion.

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Dutch put world's first solar roadway to work (Video)

A project dubbed "SolaRoad" gets underway in the Netherlands this week, testing roadways as a potential canvas to collect solar energy. 

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Voters in Texas city OK ban on hydraulic fracturing expansion

Voters in the oil-rich North Texas city of Denton voted Tuesday to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing, upsetting a campaign backed by big oil and gas companies opposing the measure.

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Marijuana growers in Boulder face electricity tax (Video)

Marijuana growers in Boulder, Colorado, are facing an additional charge of 2.16 cents per kWh on all electricity consumed, reports USA Today. 

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ConocoPhillips announces oil discovery in Senegal

ConocoPhillips announced a second oil discovery at its two-well offshore program in Senegal in a formal press release.

 

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TransCanada highlights reasons to approve Keystone XL oil pipeline

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U.S. adversaries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the nation, according to country's top cyber official.

NSA director: China can damage US power grid

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Central Illinois county turns away oil drilling

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Interior authorizes renewable energy transmission line in federal waters

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