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Former Energy CEO Don Blankenship Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison

A former coal executive was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison and fined $250,000. In December, ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was found guilty of conspiring to violate federal mine safety laws.

Before Hollywood, The Oil Industry Made LA

Los Angeles can seem like a company town, dominated by the movie business. But the area is dotted with oil wells — landmarks of a key industry in the region. Now plunging prices are taking their toll.

How Colorado Is Turning Food Waste Into Electricity

At the Heartland Biogas Project, spoiled milk, old pet food and vats of grease combine with helpful bacteria in massive tanks to generate gas. It's all thanks to anaerobic digestion.

Solar And Wind Energy May Be Nice, But How Can We Store It?

Renewable energy is taking off across the nation, but storing the energy is still a problem that is challenging companies to innovate, with solutions ranging from molten salt to ice.

As Renewables Boom, Companies Explore Energy Storage Technology

Batteries can store energy for later, but companies are looking for cheaper alternatives. Three reporters examine technologies that employ air, salt and ice.

Assessing The Legacy Of The Nuclear Security Summit

State Department Undersecretary Rose Gottemoeller offers the Obama administration's take on the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C.

A Tesla For The Masses? Orders For Model 3 Top 100K In First Hours

Before the Model 3 was even unveiled, people lined up at Tesla stores to put down a deposit. With a base price of $35,000, the car will go on sale late next year at the earliest.

Tundra Issue: How To Keep Oil Workers From Crossing Paths With Bears

March is when oil equipment starts using ice roads on the Alaskan North Slope. It's also when polar bears and cubs emerge from dens. Aerial spotters find dens so roads and workers can bypass bears.

Mysterious Death Uncovers Risk In Federal Oil Field Rules

Oil worker Dustin Bergsing, 21, was found dead on top of a North Dakota oil tank in 2012. A journalist and a doctor looking into the death found a pattern of similar fatal accidents.
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As Pepco-Exelon Deal Enters Review Period, Opponents See Chance To Fight

Opponents of the Pepco-Exelon merger are asking D.C. regulators to reconsider their decision to approve the deal.