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Fossil fuel energy consumption in U.S. is lowest in 100 years

Washington - U.S. fossil fuel consumption in 2017 reached the lowest share in more than a century as the use of renewable energy continued to climb and petroleum use remained well below its 2005 peak.

Op-Ed: Trump on a 'Witch hunt' for federal climate change employees

The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it would not comply with President-elect Donald Trump's Energy Department transition team's request for a list of employees who have worked on climate change policies.

Is this a trick? Feds say pumpkins contribute to global warming

Did you know that those scary-looking jack-o-lanterns on people's front stoops are dangerous? The Energy Department says those carved pumpkins will come back to haunt us as they lay rotting on some landfill after they are thrown out after the holiday.

Op-Ed: House energy bill shows lawmaker's animosity toward White House

The Republican-led House of Representatives passed a bipartisan Fiscal Year 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill in a vote of 253-170. On the surface, the bill looks sensible enough, but it effectively damages environmental programs.

No nuclear waste facility built but billions in fees collected

Washington - As of yesterday, May 16, Americans who use power produced by nuclear plants will no longer pay a small fee on their electric bill that was originally meant to fund a nuclear waste dump. The facility was never built.

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