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Conn. Energy Rules Spark Clash With Green Groups

Energy policies in Connecticut that are designed to promote multiple, competing sources of energy in a bid to drive down energy costs have set the Democratic administration and environmentalists – a traditionally Democratic support bloc – at loggerheads, reports the Associated Press. Gov. Dannel Malloy selected former Yale professor of environmental law … Read more »

GM to Cut Vehicle Weight ‘Up to 15%’ by 2017

General Motors will save 12 billion gallons of fuel over the life of the vehicles it builds between 2011 and 2017 by reducing vehicle weight by up to 15 percent, along with other fuel efficiency improvements, GM CEO and chairman Dan Akerson said in a speech at the IHS CERAWeek … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Transocean $1.4bn Fine; Exxon Delay ‘Made Spill Worse’

Transocean Deepwater Inc. has agreed to plead guilty to violating the Clean Water Act and to pay a total of $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines and penalties, admitting its criminal conduct in relation to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Transocean has agreed to pay $400 million in criminal fines … Read more »

US Ranks 9th for Energy Efficiency, out of 12 Major Economies; UK is No. 1

US Ranks 9th for Energy Efficiency, out of 12 Major Economies; UK is No. 1

The United Kingdom is first for energy efficiency – followed closely by Germany, Italy, Japan and France – in a ranking of the world’s major economies from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The US, which is ranked ninth by the ACEEE out of the 12 economies, has made … Read more »