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1st US tar sands mine set to open for business in Utah

...nation's first tar sands mine has become another front in the battle across the West between preservationists and the energy industry.U.S. Oil Sands has invested nearly $100 million over the last decade to acquire rights to about 50 square miles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-08-21/1st-us-tar-sands-mine-set-
Alternative-energy funds are better at absorbing oil's spill

...plan Monday that would cut carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent by 2030.- COSTS ARE COMING DOWN.The alternative-energy industry is getting closer to the point where the electricity that it produces is the same price as power generated from traditional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-07/alternative-energy-funds-a
Georgia led states in clean energy jobs during first quarter, according to report

Georgia's booming solar industry led to its rank as the No. 1 job creator in the clean energy industry during the first quarter of 2015, according to a report released Tuesday.Projects across the state totaled 2,870 job announcements...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-30/georgia-led-states-clean-e
US hiring jumps in May as businesses get bullish on economy

...exports and cheaper oil slashing into revenues for the energy industry.Construction, health care and hospitality companies...economy increasingly reliant on energy drilling. The energy industry has let go of workers and cut orders for pipelines and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-05/us-hiring-jumps-may-busine
Federal Reserve reports moderate economic growth

...business conditions around the country, the Fed said manufacturing activity held steady or increased, except in the energy industry. Some companies laid off workers and cut back on drilling activities in response to the big fall in oil prices over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-03/federal-reserve-reports-mo
Solar energy heats up in Georgia

...she said. The state was ranked 15th in installed solar capacity at the end of last year, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association."We haven't done as well at rooftops, distributed solar," Gayer said. "But Savannah is the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-30/solar-energy-heats-georgia
Fracking: US requires disclosure of chemicals for oil, gas drilling on public lands

...one-fourth of 1 percent of the cost to drill a well.Despite that assurance, the new rule drew immediate criticism from energy industry representatives and congressional Republicans, who warned it could disrupt the yearslong energy boom in the U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-20/fracking-us-requires-discl
As fight over Keystone XL drags on, oil industry vastly expands its pipeline network

...we're really positive on it in general," said Rob DeSai, an equity analyst with Edward Jones who focuses on the energy industry. "The oil that's being produced in the U.S., in many cases, it's basically in the middle of nowhere. You...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-15/fight-over-keystone-xl-dra
US economy shrank in winter but staging a spring rebound

...trade deficit wide. And cutbacks in oil drilling, a result of low energy prices, could depress spending in the energy industry."While the evidence of a second-quarter rebound hasn't been overwhelming, we still think that the outlook...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-29/us-economy-shrank-winter-s
Cheaper oil not aiding US economy

...money that I have, I save," Cimilluca says.For the economy, the technological breakthroughs that allowed the energy industry to power growth now help explain the slowdown. As the 2008-09 recession ended, companies used hydraulic fracturing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-25/cheaper-oil-not-aiding-us-