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Senators call for "mitigation measures" for potential earthquakes


  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

In a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission , two U.S. senators are calling for "mitigation measures against seismic risks that were previously unknown." The seismic risks at two facilities in Ne… Read More

Investors favor smaller U.S. shale drillers


  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Smaller U.S. energy companies with prime shale acreage are gaining favor with investors over larger companies with more land available. "It's quality over quantity. We don't have 1 million acres and w… Read More

Opinion: RFS should be "decoupled" from oil consumption rate



For the biofuels industry to grow, the volume requirement of the Renewable Fuel Standard "must be decoupled" from the consumption rate of fossil fuels, writes Kolby Hoagland, program and data manager … Read More