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Largest U.S. Solar Farm On Superfund Site Is Online

April 18, 2014 2:19 pm | by Rick Callahan, Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations.                 

Tiny Nuclear Power Plants Hold Promise

April 17, 2014 8:22 am | News | Comments

Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts...

Manchin Wants Mines To Tout Coal

April 15, 2014 2:01 pm | News | Comments

The Democratic senator leading the fight against the White House's strategy to fight climate...

Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

April 15, 2014 11:59 am | by Pete Yost, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for...

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Couple Gets $1.3M Wind Turbine Settlement

April 14, 2014 2:10 pm | by Wilson Ring, Associated Press | News | Comments

The construction and operation of what has become the Kingdom Community Wind project generated fierce opposition from a number of people who claimed the project marred the pristine ridgeline for no environmental benefit.         

Panel: Cost Of Fighting Global Warming 'Modest'

April 14, 2014 7:52 am | by Karl Ritter, Associated Press | News | Comments

The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said.             

Gov. Brewer Signs Arizona Manufacturer Tax Cut Law

April 11, 2014 4:02 pm | by Bob Christie, Associated Press | News | Comments

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates sales taxes on electricity and natural gas purchased by manufacturers and mining smelters.                

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Ikea Buys Ill. Wind-Energy Project

April 11, 2014 10:42 am | by David Mercer, Associated Press | News | Comments

IKEA insists the project, which has not yet been built, is more than public relations. The company believes that, long term, wind energy will help the company's bottom line, Chief Financial Officer Rob Olson said.         

Swiss Unveil New Solar Plane

April 9, 2014 10:00 am | by John Heilprin, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Swiss team planning to complete the first round-the-world solar flight next year has unveiled a new version of the plane they say can remain in the air indefinitely.               

A Tiny Power Generator That Runs On Spit

April 4, 2014 9:27 am | by A'ndrea Elyse Messer, Penn State | News | Comments

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications, according to an international team of engineers.                        

Ethanol Producers Unhappy With Rail Service

April 4, 2014 8:22 am | by Josh Funk, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ethanol producers say clogged rail lines and other shipping problems have forced them to reduce production of the fuel and contributed to higher prices.                  

MBT Manufacturing Newswire: Wireless Electricity, Digital Paper & Airbag Jackets

April 3, 2014 2:30 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

In this episode of MBT's Manufacturing Newswire, we'll discuss the latest on wireless electricity and Sony’s Digital Paper. We'll also talk about the new auto safety regulation and take a look at airbag jackets.          

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Washington Gas Blast Threw Steel Pieces 300 Yards

April 3, 2014 8:16 am | by Jeff Barnard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities said the explosion that hit a liquefied natural gas storage facility in Eastern Washington earlier this week threw 250-pound pieces of steel up to 300 yards through the air.           

Gov't: New Regulations To Make Power Plant Work Safer

April 2, 2014 8:28 am | News | Comments

Assistant Labor Secretary David Michaels says the update to 40-year-old safety standards could save nearly 20 lives and prevent 118 serious injuries each year.                 

Exxon: 'Highly Unlikely' World Limits Fossil Fuels

April 1, 2014 12:43 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Exxon and environmental groups differ on what would cost more — severely restricting fossil fuel consumption or not doing so and allowing more carbon dioxide to build in the atmosphere.              

Tests Show More Workers Contaminated At Nuke Dump

April 1, 2014 11:00 am | News | Comments

The Department of Energy says tests show four more workers were contaminated with low levels of radiation during a leak at federal government's underground nuclear waste dump.              

4 Hurt, 200 Evacuated After Washington Plant Fire

March 31, 2014 2:23 pm | News | Comments

Authorities say four workers were injured and about 200 residents were evacuated after a large explosion and fire Monday morning at a natural gas processing plant in the eastern Washington town of Plymouth.              

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White House Plan Aims To Cut Methane Emissions

March 28, 2014 2:30 pm | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

Experts say methane leaks can be controlled by fixes such as better gaskets, maintenance and monitoring. Such fixes are also thought to be cost-effective, since the industry ends up with more product to sell.            

Japan Nuclear Worker Dies In Mudslide

March 28, 2014 8:13 am | News | Comments

A worker died Friday at the Japanese nuclear plant devastated by the 2011 tsunami after getting buried in a mudslide, in the first death from an accident during efforts to control and decommission the facility.        

GOP: Administration Stonewalling On Wind Farm Bird Deaths

March 27, 2014 8:05 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration is refusing to turn over documents related to enforcement of environmental laws at wind farms where dozens of eagles and other protected birds have been killed, House Republicans charge.         

Japan Nuke Worker Life Gets Recorded As Manga

March 25, 2014 8:27 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Tatsuta said "1F" is not about taking sides on the debate over nuclear power, but simply a story of what it's like to work there.                        

Report: Inexpensive Natural Gas Is Boosting Manufacturing Jobs

March 21, 2014 12:50 pm | by The United States Conference of Mayors | News | Comments

Through 2020, the report projects that energy intensive manufacturing employment will expand by more than 1 percent annually nationwide, with 72 percent of those jobs coming in metro areas.            

Businesses Fight Over Indiana Energy Program

March 21, 2014 8:30 am | by Rick Callahan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Honeywell and Ingersoll Rand, which both have operations in Indiana, warned in a joint statement this week that it would "set the state back years," if Pence signs the legislation.            

New Mexico Nuclear Waste May Go To Texas

March 21, 2014 7:48 am | by Betsy Blaney and Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | News | Comments

With the government's only permanent nuclear waste dump shuttered indefinitely by back-to-back accidents, officials are making plans to ship radioactive waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory to rural West Texas.       

Power Board Approves Ohio Wind Farm

March 18, 2014 3:50 pm | News | Comments

The state has approved a wind farm with 176 turbines and associated electric transmission facilities to be located in western Ohio.                    

N.J. Mulls Ban On Fracking Waste

March 18, 2014 10:04 am | by Wayne Parry, Associated Press | News | Comments

A state Senate committee advanced a bill on Monday that would prohibit the treatment, discharge, disposal or storage of any wastewater, solids, sludge or other byproducts resulting from hydraulic fracturing.        

Activists Occupy French Nuke Plant

March 18, 2014 8:16 am | News | Comments

Police have surrounded a nuclear plant in eastern France after more than 60 Greenpeace activists occupied it Tuesday to protest the nation's reliance on atomic power.               

Breathing Battery Could Power Next-Gen Electric Vehicles

March 17, 2014 3:28 pm | by Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The main difference between lithium-ion and lithium-air batteries is that the latter replaces the traditional cathode — a key battery component involved in the flow of electric current — with air. That makes the rechargeable metal-air battery lighter with the potential to pack in more energy than its commercial counterpart.

Hyundai Overstated Mileage For Revamped Sonata

March 17, 2014 9:15 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The South Korean government said the mileage of the upcoming Sonata was 12.1 kilometers per liter (28.4 miles per gallon) instead of the 12.6 kilometers per liter (29.6 mpg) Hyundai said on March 4.              

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