Energy http://kgou.org en Study: Anti-EPA States Like Oklahoma Would Benefit Most From New Carbon Rules http://kgou.org/post/study-anti-epa-states-oklahoma-would-benefit-most-new-carbon-rules <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Oklahoma&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/06/12/court-losses-wont-deter-attorney-general-scott-pruitt-in-his-fight-with-the-epa/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">has been battling</a>&nbsp;the U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:24:38 +0000 Logan Layden 34061 at http://kgou.org Study: Anti-EPA States Like Oklahoma Would Benefit Most From New Carbon Rules Why Oklahoma’s Wind Energy Future Could Be Shaped By Osage County http://kgou.org/post/why-oklahoma-s-wind-energy-future-could-be-shaped-osage-county <p dir="ltr" style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Oklahoma is moving up the national ranks in wind-generated electricity. But as wind farms expand into northeastern Oklahoma, developers are facing a team of unlikely allies: oil interests and environmentalists.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:36:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 34041 at http://kgou.org Why Oklahoma’s Wind Energy Future Could Be Shaped By Osage County With New Safety Measures, Nuclear Reactors May Reopen In Japan http://kgou.org/post/new-safety-measures-nuclear-reactors-may-reopen-japan <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=With+New+Safety+Measures%2C+Nuclear+Reactors+May+Reopen+In+Japan&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NjY4NzQ2MDEyOTc4NzIzMThmMjJkMg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 editor 34033 at http://kgou.org Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System http://kgou.org/post/nuclear-plant-may-be-hot-water-over-its-cooling-system <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Nuclear+Plant+May+Be+In+Hot+Water+Over+Its+Cooling+System&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDI3MDk2MDEzMjA0NDE3NTExOWRjNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>The water temperature of some canals in South Florida has been rising. And that's a problem when the canals are used to cool a nuclear plant. The situation at the Turkey Point plant near Miami has federal regulators concerned. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Greg Allen 33994 at http://kgou.org Federal Money Flows To Oklahoma For Water Infrastructure Fixes http://kgou.org/post/federal-money-flows-oklahoma-water-infrastructure-fixes <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Over the past week, Oklahoma has secured more than $37 million in federal funding for dam improvements across the state and for water system repairs in communities with aging pipes and treatment plants.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:14:00 +0000 Logan Layden 33966 at http://kgou.org Federal Money Flows To Oklahoma For Water Infrastructure Fixes Australia Repeals An Unpopular Tax On Carbon Emissions http://kgou.org/post/australia-repeals-unpopular-tax-carbon-emissions Australia became the first country in the world to repeal a carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott made good on a campaign promise to get rid of the unpopular law.<p>The Senate voted 39 to 32 to eliminate the tax enacted by the previous center-left government two years ago. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 33575 at http://kgou.org Australia Repeals An Unpopular Tax On Carbon Emissions Why The OKC Coalition To Pump Water From Southeast Oklahoma Fell Apart http://kgou.org/post/why-okc-coalition-pump-water-southeast-oklahoma-fell-apart <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Oklahoma City has been&nbsp;<a href="http://www.okc.gov/agendapub/cache/2/0yjkixbwz3rofwzv3hfnyy45/151799307172014063759127.PDF" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="OKClink">pumping water out</a>&nbsp;of southeast Oklahoma along the Atoka pipeline for 50 years. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:41:47 +0000 Logan Layden 33573 at http://kgou.org Why The OKC Coalition To Pump Water From Southeast Oklahoma Fell Apart Coal-Burning Power Plant To Give New Life To Texas Oil Field http://kgou.org/post/coal-burning-power-plant-give-new-life-texas-oil-field Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>There is a coal-burning power plant outside of Houston that ranks among the nation's biggest emitters of carbon dioxide. With pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the plant is hoping to capture that CO2 and use it to boost energy production in an old oilfield. Houston Public Media's Andrew Schneider reports.<p>ANDREW SCHNEIDER, BYLINE: Two big energy companies, NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil & Gas, are announcing the start of construction of the world's largest operation for turning carbon dioxide into something useful. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 editor 33392 at http://kgou.org Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value http://kgou.org/post/leased-solar-panels-can-cast-shadow-over-homes-value Installing solar panels on a house to generate electricity often costs $20,000 or more, and many homeowners have turned to leasing programs to avoid those upfront costs. But most leases are for 20 years, and that can present problems if someone wants to sell the house before the lease is completed.<p>Peter Auditore of El Granada, Calif., was happy with the leased solar panels he installed a few years back. When he decided to sell, he found a buyer who also appreciated the environmental benefits of solar panels. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:31:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 33382 at http://kgou.org Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value Oklahoma Officials May Reconsider Keeping Oil Train Info Secret http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-officials-may-reconsider-keeping-oil-train-info-secret <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">In the wake of deadly derailments, fiery explosions and dangerous spills, the federal government&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dot.gov/briefing-room/us-dot-takes-new-emergency-actions-part-comprehensive-strategy-keep-crude-oil" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">in May&nbsp;</a>ordered railroads to share with state Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:04:37 +0000 Joe Wertz 33344 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Officials May Reconsider Keeping Oil Train Info Secret