Energy & Industry

Report warns of illegal drilling on federal land
Report warns of illegal drilling on federal land
Outdated rules and budget shortfalls make it hard to catch.
Extraction taxes are on the ballot
Extraction taxes are on the ballot
North Dakota and Nevada voters might learn something from Wyoming.
The Latest: When wind and solar need reliable backup power
The Latest: When wind and solar need reliable backup power
Western grid operators can now buy backup power on a real-time, open market to smooth intermittent renewables.
The energy haves and have-nots
The energy haves and have-nots
Will rooftop solar owners get off the grid — and leave other power users in the dark?
KDNK Radio speaks with Judith Lewis Mernit
KDNK Radio speaks with Judith Lewis Mernit
California’s energy needs might mean development for small towns with big renewable resources.
The next energy boom to hit southeast Utah is “unconventional oil”
Locals resist a Bakkenization of the Beartooths
Locals resist a Bakkenization of the Beartooths
South-central Montanans oppose new drilling, forewarned by fracking’s impacts in other states.
Go West, clean megawatts
Go West, clean megawatts
Nevada stakes its renewable energy future on California.
Navajo Nation bets on coal
Navajo Nation bets on coal
A tribe digs into a dying industry.