June 13, 2019, 12pm PDT
A cleanup of nuclear weapons waste at Washington State's Hanford Site was first outlined in 1989. But now, as state officials wrangle with the federal government, deadlines set in 2016 may still not be met.
May 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
On the U.S.-Mexico border just west of the Gulf of Mexico, Brownsville looks to take advantage of its sunny territory.
September 18, 2017, 5am PDT
With a set of 2020 affordability targets met three years early, the DOE can turn its attention to reliability, resilience, and storage.
October 6, 2015, 7am PDT
On Sept. 30, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the final environmental impact statement for a contentious $7.5 billion Liquefied Natural Gas export facility, pipeline, and power plant in Coos Bay, Ore. More approvals are still needed.
Portland Business Journal
July 24, 2015, 11am PDT
What happened to the "strategic" in the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserves? As Politico reveals, heretofore these oil reserves have only been sold when the nation's oil supply was threatened. Republicans leaders now view the SPR as a cash cow.
February 3, 2015, 8am PST
As solar power approaches and even surpasses fossil fuels in cost, the next goal is to make the source of renewable energy ubiquitous.
December 17, 2014, 1pm PST
A University of Minnesota study published in PNAS looks at alternatives including ethanol and electricity and determined that "it's hard to beat gasoline." Even electric vehicles can do better or worse depending on how utilities source electricity.
March 12, 2012, 12pm PDT
Jeffrey Spivak reports on the federal government's pioneering efforts in net-zero building design and construction.
June 26, 2011, 11am PDT
With the flow of Libyan oil at a stalemate, the President ordered the release of 60 million barrels over the next 30 days to keep the world supply stable and gas prices from increasing.