ENERGY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ENERGY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NBA: Nick Young’s big night? He credits “basketball gods” http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57820309-77/lakers-basketball-nick-points.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57820309-77/lakers-basketball-nick-points.html.csp">NBA: Nick Young’s big night? He credits “basketball gods”</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T23:46:25.651-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nick Young had a simple reason for his season-high 41-point outburst at Utah on Monday night. “The basketball gods,” he said. With Young leading the way, the Los Angeles Lakers rolled to a 119-104 victory at EnergySolutions Arena. Young scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, when L.A. pulled away and snapped a seven-game losing streak. Referring to the nickname he gave himself earlier this season, Young told reporters, “I can play a little bit. I just want you all to see that. Swaggy P. can pla...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57820309@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:46:25 MDT U.N.: Governments not doing enough on climate change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815352-68/report-climate-emissions-countries.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815352-68/report-climate-emissions-countries.html.csp">U.N.: Governments not doing enough on climate change</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUSTIN GILLIS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T19:59:11.722-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 07:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • Delivering the latest stark news about climate change on Sunday, a United Nations panel warned that governments are not doing enough to avert profound risks in coming decades. But the experts found a silver lining: Not only is there still time to head off the worst, but the political will to do so seems to be rising around the world. In a report unveiled here, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that decades of foot-dragging by political leaders had propelled humanity i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57815352@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:59:11 MDT Letter: Utah leaders missing out on economic boom from renewable energy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57790845-82/utah-energy-fossil-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57790845-82/utah-energy-fossil-sltrib.html.csp">Letter: Utah leaders missing out on economic boom from renewable energy</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T10:04:47.513-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 10:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re Sunday’s Tribune letter “Paltry solar farm” and op-ed piece “RMP is stuck in a coal-centric mentality”: I might have given the op-ed piece a different title such as “Utah is addicted to oil!” Oh, wait, those were George Bush’s words. Let’s try “Utah is stuck in a fossil fuel mentality.” I worry that Utah, with some of the worst air quality in the country, is falling further and further behind the rest of the world by refusing to mandate substantive reductions in carbon emissions. Utah has b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790845@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:04:47 MDT Op-ed: Rocky Mountain Power stuck in coal-centric mentality http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57766018-82/energy-rmp-solar-coal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57766018-82/energy-rmp-solar-coal.html.csp">Op-ed: Rocky Mountain Power stuck in coal-centric mentality</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By michael rossetti and melanie florence</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:04.857-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most people trust their electric company. We flip a switch; the light comes on. An outage occurs; the power company fixes it. We don’t ask many questions; “They’ll do the right thing.” Part of “doing the right thing” is promoting efforts to reduce carbon emissions and investing in renewable energy. Unfortunately, Rocky Mountain Power is stuck in a coal-centric mentality and actively discouraging private consumer investment in renewable energy. Yes, coal is critical and we cannot just pull the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57766018@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:04 MDT Friedman: The economic containment of Putinism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57763078-82/putin-globalization-economic-geopolitics.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57763078-82/putin-globalization-economic-geopolitics.html.csp">Friedman: The economic containment of Putinism</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T17:02:15.822-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 05:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you follow the debates about Ukraine, you can see three trends: those who use the crisis for humor, those who use it to reinforce preconceived views and those trying to figure out if it’s telling us something new about today’s world. For humor, I like Seth Meyers’ line: “Despite the fact that the Ukraine has been all over the news for the past few weeks, a survey found that 64 percent of U.S. students still couldn’t find Ukraine on a map. Said Vladimir Putin, ‘Soon nobody will.’” For self-rei...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57763078@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:02:15 MDT Letter: Utah leaders should be blazing trail to solar-power society http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752951-82/solar-percent-energy-future.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752951-82/solar-percent-energy-future.html.csp">Letter: Utah leaders should be blazing trail to solar-power society</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T16:37:21.467-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tom Wharton gives us a glimpse into the future with his article “Rocky Mountain Power to build first solar farm in Utah” (Tribune, March 26). Through their Solutions Project, Stanford University Professor Mark Jacobson and colleagues give us a better idea of what that future might be like. The interactive map on the Solution Project website allows the user to click on any state and see how that state can be powered with clean energy. Jacobson’s map shows Utah meeting 100 percent of our electrici...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57752951@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:37:21 MDT Climate change responses to shape Asia’s future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57758862-68/climate-asia-emissions-carbon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57758862-68/climate-asia-emissions-carbon.html.csp">Climate change responses to shape Asia’s future</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ELAINE KURTENBACH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T15:59:55.635-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 03:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Yokohama, Japan • Challenges such as extreme weather, rising seas and worsening scarcity of drinking water are forcing many Asian governments to confront the changes being wrought by a warming planet even as some point to rich Western nations as major culprits. Millions of people in the region have already been displaced by floods and droughts thought related to global warming, a United Nations scientific panel said in a report meant to guide policymakers and form the foundation for a new climat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577588622014-04-01T15:59:55.635-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T15:59:55.635-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758862@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:59:55 MDT Rocky Mountain Power to build first solar farm in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57733402-79/solar-power-utah-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57733402-79/solar-power-utah-company.html.csp">Rocky Mountain Power to build first solar farm in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T19:35:09.641-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 07:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rocky Mountain Power is preparing to build its first Utah solar farm. The company announced Wednesday that it plans to build the farm at a still-undetermined location that will provide enough electricity for 500 homes through the use of 9,000 panels. It will be partially funded by the company’s Blue Sky program. “This is the first utility-sized solar project to be funded in part by Blue Sky customers and we plan to do more,” said Rocky Mountain Power President Richard Walje. “We are committed to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57733402@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:35:09 MDT Oil edges above $100 on concerns about Russia, Libya http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57727600-79/oil-energy-cents-libya.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57727600-79/oil-energy-cents-libya.html.csp">Oil edges above $100 on concerns about Russia, Libya</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PABLO GORONDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T07:41:01.849-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 07:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Oil prices edged above $100 a barrel Tuesday on supply concerns tied to the possible widening of sanctions against Russia and the prolonged difficulties of Libya’s oil industry. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for May delivery was up 50 cents to $100.10 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Monday, the Nymex contract added 14 cents to close at $99.60. Brent crude, used to set prices for international varieties of crude, was up 37 cents to $107.18 on the ICE Fu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57727600@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:41:01 MDT Are tougher sanctions against Russia to come? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57717395-68/putin-russia-russian-sanctions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57717395-68/putin-russia-russian-sanctions.html.csp">Are tougher sanctions against Russia to come?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEB RIECHMANN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T16:56:03.039-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 04:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. sanctions against a Russian bank and the Kremlin’s inner circle have pinched Moscow, but if the goal is to get President Vladimir Putin to roll his forces out of Crimea or deter him from doing any more land grabs, their effectiveness remains in doubt. Putin has mocked the punitive steps President Barack Obama has taken so far in their post-Cold War game of chess — or chicken. Putin made jokes of Obama’s decision this week to freeze the assets of businessmen with close ties to h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57717395@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:56:03 MDT Oil goes above $99 per barrel amid U.S. sanctions on Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57712220-79/oil-cents-sanctions-barrel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57712220-79/oil-cents-sanctions-barrel.html.csp">Oil goes above $99 per barrel amid U.S. sanctions on Russia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PABLO GORONDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T08:19:01.578-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 08:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The price of oil rose above $99 a barrel on Friday as the U.S. and the European Union expanded sanctions against Russia and warned of possible penalties against its energy sector. By mid-afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was up 49 cents at $99.39 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Thursday, the Nymex contract dropped 27 cents to settle at $98.90. Sanctions in response to Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine grew to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57712220@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:19:01 MDT JPMorgan selling physical commodities business for $3.5B http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57701797-79/commodities-jpmorgan-business-physical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57701797-79/commodities-jpmorgan-business-physical.html.csp">JPMorgan selling physical commodities business for $3.5B</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T08:11:01.677-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 08:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • JPMorgan is selling its physical commodities business for $3.5 billion to the energy and commodities trading company Mercuria Energy Group Ltd. Last summer JPMorgan said that the possibility of new regulations on whether banks should be allowed to control power plants, warehouses and oil refineries was a factor behind its decision to consider selling some of its physical commodities business, which include metals and energy assets. JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Wednesday that after the sa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577017972014-03-19T08:11:01.677-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-19T08:11:01.677-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57701797@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:11:01 MDT Friedman: New Cold War? Then we need a new Space Race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57701245-82/energy-gas-clean-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57701245-82/energy-gas-clean-oil.html.csp">Friedman: New Cold War? Then we need a new Space Race</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T13:58:16.472-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 01:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are a lot of people who seem intent on restarting the Cold War — in both Moscow and Washington. I am not one of them. But if we’re going to have a new Cold War, then I have one condition: I want a new moonshot. The Space Race and the technologies it produced weren’t purely an offshoot of the U.S.-Soviet missile competition, but they were certainly energized by that competition. Well, if we’re going to go at it again, this time I want an Earth Race. I want America to lead in developing an e...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57701245@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:58:16 MDT Letter: RMP should use Blue Sky money for wind energy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57676967-82/energy-sky-blue-mountain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57676967-82/energy-sky-blue-mountain.html.csp">Letter: RMP should use Blue Sky money for wind energy</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T05:56:45.625-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 05:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Melanie Florence’s letter of March 11 protesting SB208 (it deserves protesting) touches on another area that may also deserve protest: Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky Program (“SB208 lets Rocky Mountain Power overcharge solar users,” Forum). I enrolled in Blue Sky early, believing my contributions were supporting the development of renewable energy, specifically wind energy — the signature picture is a (presumably) power-generating windmill! When I discovered my funds might be being entirely u...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57676967@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:56:45 MDT U.S. consumer prices tick up just slightly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57697424-79/prices-percent-inflation-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57697424-79/prices-percent-inflation-billion.html.csp">U.S. consumer prices tick up just slightly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Economics Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T10:56:57.301-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Cheaper energy kept U.S. consumer prices in check last month, despite a big rise in the cost of food, the latest sign that inflation is tame. The consumer price index rose 0.1 percent in February, matching January’s increase, the Labor Department said Tuesday. In the past 12 months, prices have risen just 1.1 percent, down from 1.6 percent in January and the smallest yearly gain in five months. Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, core prices rose 0.1 percent last mont...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576974242014-03-18T10:56:57.301-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-18T10:56:57.301-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57697424@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:56:57 MDT Utah’s oldest coal mine aims to expand into an uncertain future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57666963-90/coal-mine-sufco-forest.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57666963-90/coal-mine-sufco-forest.html.csp">Utah’s oldest coal mine aims to expand into an uncertain future</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T21:48:18.845-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After two years of “supplemental” study, the U.S. Forest Service has issued a new environmental review of a proposed coal lease that could keep Utah’s oldest and most productive mine operating for an additional nine years. The Sufco Mine has been pulling high-quality coal from under the southern Wasatch Plateau since 1941 and has been a crucial economic driver for Sevier and Emery counties. The mine operates on the Sevier side of the county line, about 30 miles southeast of Salina. The Greens ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57666963@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:48:18 MDT Foreign Policy: In light of Ukraine, Europe takes another look at fracking http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57681978-82/energy-gas-europe-fracking.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57681978-82/energy-gas-europe-fracking.html.csp">Foreign Policy: In light of Ukraine, Europe takes another look at fracking</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Keith Johnson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Foreign Policy</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T17:27:01.381-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 05:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Keith Johnson Foreign Policy WASHINGTON — Russian leaders, especially Vladimir Putin, have spent years trying to persuade European countries to hold off on expanding shale gas production for the simplest of reasons: Such a shift would pose a long-term threat to Russia’s energy dominance over Europe. But the Russian invasion of the Crimean peninsula is giving Europe new enthusiasm for fracking — and potentially bringing about the exact outcome Russia has spent years trying to avoid. The Old...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57681978@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:27:01 MDT Fire at New Mexico nuke dump was preventable, report says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57681449-68/fire-waste-nuclear-wipp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57681449-68/fire-waste-nuclear-wipp.html.csp">Fire at New Mexico nuke dump was preventable, report says</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JERI CLAUSING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T08:15:09.789-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 08:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albuquerque, N.M. • The truck that caught fire a half mile underground at a southeastern New Mexico nuclear waste dump was 29 years old, improperly maintained and operating without an automatic fire-suppression system, according to a report to be released Friday. The report also will detail deficiencies in emergency training and responses at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad. “It was preventable,” Ted Wyka, a Department of Energy official who led the investigation, told a comm...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57681449@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:15:09 MDT Senate Keystone hearing called ‘fact-free debate’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57679002-68/oil-pipeline-keystone-carbon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57679002-68/oil-pipeline-keystone-carbon.html.csp">Senate Keystone hearing called ‘fact-free debate’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer A. Dlouhy</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Hearst Newspapers</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T19:52:02.097-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WAashington • The fight over Keystone XL moved to the Senate on Thursday, as fans and foes of the pipeline battled over its link to climate change, the economy and U.S. security. But little was resolved during a two-hour Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the issue that only served to underscore the sharp divisions over TransCanada Corp.’s $5.4 billion project. University of Alberta energy policy professor Andrew Leach described it as a “largely fact-free debate.” “Both sides (are) p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57679002@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:52:02 MDT Oil drops to almost $98 on China economic slowdown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57670236-79/oil-barrels-china-crude.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57670236-79/oil-barrels-china-crude.html.csp">Oil drops to almost $98 on China economic slowdown</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PABLO GORONDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T13:58:07.828-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 01:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The price of oil dropped below $98 a barrel Wednesday as the possibility of a deeper economic slowdown in China fed expectations of weaker demand and a report showed a rise in U.S. oil supplies. By early afternoon in New York, benchmark U.S. crude for April delivery was down $2.29, or 2.3 percent, to $97.74 a barrel. On Tuesday, the oil dropped $1.09 to close at $100.03. Brent crude, used to set prices for international varieties of crude, was down 80 cents to $107.79 on the ICE Futures exchange...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576702362014-03-12T13:58:07.828-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-12T13:58:07.828-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57670236@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:58:07 MDT