A Washington state-based contractor is suing the Chinese parent company of a defunct polysilicon maker over a failed $700 million plant in eastern Idaho that had been expected to supply the solar energy industry but never produced anything.
ABB’s Power Conversion business has introduced the PCS100 UPS-I and PCS100 AVC power protection devices, which are inverter-based systems that protect sensitive industrial loads from voltage sags and other disturbances.
Figures for the pipelines that take gas out of the Marcellus show that in the first six months of the year, Pennsylvania produced about 1.5 trillion cubic feet of gas, with projections for a year-end total of about 3.2 trillion cubic feet. That yearly number translates into the equivalent of about 550 million barrels of oil.
America's only plant for disassembling and assembling nuclear weapons will soon be home to the largest federally owned wind farm. Ground was broken Tuesday for a wind farm that will have five turbines located on 1,500 acres east of the Pantex Plant, about 18 miles northeast of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle.
Temperatures and storms are getting more extreme, according to federal data, and that increases stress on the grid by creating spikes in demand or knocking out lines or power plants. Some regulators and policymakers are increasingly worried about cyberattacks that could target systems that manage power plants or grids.
How much money is the status quo costing your business? When you look at how you do business and how that impacts your electricity usage and spend, you start to realize that sometimes ‘business as usual’ can be taking away from your bottom line.
During the height of last month's heat wave, millions of people in northern New England were urged to conserve energy, and some utilities fired up expensive, dirty sources of power to meet demand. But at the same time, at least two wind farms in Maine and Vermont were ordered to reduce the amount of electricity they provided.
The industry group says Iowa's plants produced 56.7 million gallons of biodiesel during the second quarter of 2013. The plant's production of 99.5 million gallons during the first six months also was a record. The group says Iowa Department of Revenue records show nine of Iowa's 12 biodiesel plants reported production.
Coastal waters off California are getting more acidic. Fall-run chinook salmon populations to the Sacramento River are on the decline. Conifer forests on the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada have moved to higher elevations over the past half century.
The European Commission, the 28-nation bloc's executive arm, had only days ago agreed to a settlement over China's alleged practice of selling its panels below cost, a practice known as dumping. But complaints over Beijing's alleged state subsidies were never settled.
General Electric Co. is permanently scrapping plans to build the largest solar factory in the U.S. near Denver. The factory was to have been bigger than 11 football fields and have an annual capacity of 400 megawatts. State officials said it would create 350 jobs.
Niagara Falls manufacturer JBI Inc. this week announced an agreement with Crayola to take in castoffs from schools and the crayon-maker and convert them to fuel. As part of Easton, Pa.-based Crayola's "ColorCycle" program, Crayola will pay the shipping for schools to send any brand of used markers to JBI.
Cuba's first solar farm opened this spring with little fanfare, though it has already more than doubled the country's capacity to harvest energy from the sun. The project is one of seven such farms in the works and it shows a possible road map to greater energy independence in cash-poor Cuba.
The rig, owned by Hercules Offshore and operated under contract to Walter Gas & Oil, spewed gas July 23 that eventually ignited. The fire damaged the Hercules 265, which was within days of wrapping up its drilling contract. No injuries were reported and 44 workers were evacuated before the fire began.
The ELF, or "Organic Transit Vehicle," can go for 1,800 miles on the energy equivalent of a gallon of gasoline. It does not require the insurance, repair and car maintenance costs of the average vehicle. Besides the cost of the occasional new tire, the ELF runs completely off what it costs to charge its battery.
The settlement comes after negotiations that began in June when the EU announced that duties averaging 47 percent on Chinese-made solar panels, cells and wafers would come into effect in August. The EU said then that China was selling its products in the EU market at below-cost prices and harming the European solar panel industry.
Halliburton spokeswoman Beverly Blohm Stafford said Thursday that the company received what's called a civil investigative demand from the Justice Department's antitrust division during the April-to-June quarter regarding pressure pumping services and is responding to the request.
With the discovery of shale gas reserves in Brazil and plans to auction drilling rights there, a delegation is visiting Pennsylvania to see how its drilling boom has turned the state into one of the leading natural gas producers in the U.S.
I am a huge proponent of eating your vegetables. Numerous studies show that getting adequate nutrition through plant-based foods can ease or reverse so many physiological aches and pains – as well as keep your hair, skin, nails, and teeth looking better; reduce your risk of heart disease – the list goes on.
Camarillo, Calif-based Power-One, Inc. has been acquired by ABB in an all-cash transition valued at approximately $1 billion. The transaction has already received the required antitrust approvals, which means the companies are hoping to complete the transaction by the end of this week. Today, the terms of the acquisition means Power-One will be purchased for $6.35 per share of Power-One common stock.
Energy harvesting technology enables batteryless automation devices and systems to make buildings more energy-efficient based on sustainable, resource-saving technologies that eliminate the need for batteries. This makes the difference for OEMs when deciding on wireless technologies.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. will fight Southern California Edison's allegations of gross negligence in the design and manufacture of steam tubes built for the San Onofre nuclear power plant, which has been permanently shut down due to excessive wear in the tubes.
The Motor Decisions Matter campaign is not just about motors anymore. After 12 years of promoting the benefits of sound motor management in commercial and industrial facilities, the MDM campaign is increasing its scope to motor-driven systems — a savings opportunity that is worth billions of dollars.
If the construction of new coal-fired power plants is going to come to an end, maybe we can start building more Ivanpahs instead. Ivanpah is a Piute term meaning “good water,” and is the name of a giant solar-energy project not too far from where Interstate 15 crosses the California-Nevada line on its way to Las Vegas.
The powerful earthquake that rocked Japan in 2011 set off tremors around a West Texas oil field, according to new research that suggests oil and gas drilling operations may make fault zones sensitive to shock waves from distant big quakes.