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Spirit Of Cooperation Frays In Fracking Debate

January 10, 2014 8:49 am | by Tammy Webber, Associated Press | News | Comments

After environmentalists, lawmakers and the oil industry got together last year to draft Illinois' first regulations for hydraulic fracturing, the rest was supposed to be easy. The unusual collaboration was praised as a potential model for other states and a rare example of political foes finding common ground on a complex issue.

Top 10 Biofuels & Biobased Predictions For 2014

January 9, 2014 8:43 am | by Biofuels Digest | Articles | Comments

Despite a continuing array of technologies being developed in the EU, and some pretty substantial assists from national and regional authorities in terms of supporting commercial-scale in Canada, the EU and Australia, the hot markets will continue to be in Asia, the US and Brazil.

From Promising Biofuels Pitch To Federal Custody

January 8, 2014 2:28 pm | by Phuong Le, Associated Press | News | Comments

The indictment in December alleges that the CEO received millions of dollars in deposits from investors to build and operate plants in Slovenia, India and Canada. Instead, the indictment alleges, he spent that money, using a $1 million for a home in Kennewick and $65,000 for furnishings and other personal expenses.


Innovative New Explosion-Proof Light Fixtures

January 8, 2014 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

 Larson Electronics recently introduced its EPLC2-HB-2X150LED-RT explosion-proof high bay light fixture that brings energy-efficient and powerful light to hazardous locations. The compact LED design means they are idea for replacements of bulky older fixtures.

EU Makes Carbon Pollution More Expensive

January 8, 2014 11:19 am | News | Comments

The European Union says it is beefing up its carbon trading system to make it more expensive for utilities and other businesses to burn fossil fuels. EU officials on Wednesday voted for a proposal that ended a year of bickering over how to amend what is Europe's prime tool in the fight against climate change.

Temporary Rebound Expected For Coal Mining In 2014

January 8, 2014 8:08 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

Low prices for natural gas have been largely to blame for coal's decline in recent years. But that pressure began to ease in 2013 as gas prices rose and coal regained some of its once-dominant share in the electricity generation business, the EIA said.    

Natural Gas Exports: Slow Walk Or 'Danger Zone'?

January 8, 2014 3:19 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some large manufacturers that use natural gas say the department is moving too quickly to approve gas exports, pushing the United States into a "danger zone" that could raise prices and harm the economy. Environmental groups worry that tentative approval of several large export projects may accelerate a fracking boom they say could harm public health and the environment.

Most Innovative Companies #10: Aggressive Grinding Service

January 7, 2014 2:20 pm | Articles | Comments

Coming in at #10 is Aggressive Grinding Service, headquartered in Latrobe, Penn., which was selected because of their unique business model — by attaching themselves to the region's shale gas boom, and being stationed right in the heartland of the Marcellus hotspot, they've achieved enormous success.


Tesla Station To Bring Electric Cars To Wyoming

January 7, 2014 11:01 am | by Mead Gruver, Associated Press | News | Comments

In the least populated county in the least populated state, old Ford and Chevy pickup trucks roam — and rule — the roads. Finding a Tesla, the sleek and pricey all-electric car, around these ranching towns is about as likely as spotting the mythical jackalope.

Toyota Ups Orders For Hydrogen-Powered Car In U.S.

January 7, 2014 9:33 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The car, which Toyota calls FCV for now, uses hydrogen as fuel for a battery and emits only water vapor as exhaust. Toyota said the car will go on sale in the U.S. in 2015. Rival automakers Hyundai and Honda have also said they'd start selling cars with that technology in the U.S. that year.

Odds Dim For Fisker Production In Former Del. GM Plant

January 3, 2014 8:51 am | by Randall Chase, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Hybrid Technology LLC, owned by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li, is seeking to buy Fisker's remaining assets in bankruptcy after paying $25 million for DOE's outstanding loan, resulting in a loss to U.S. taxpayers of $139 million, but would then sell the former General Motors plant meant for production.

Company Shows Interest In Near-Bankrupt Fisker Assets

January 2, 2014 9:26 am | News | Comments

A company has filed a proposal to buy the assets of Fisker Automotive, days before a hearing planned in the electric vehicle maker's bankruptcy. The proposed agreement between Fisker and Wanxiang America Corp. was filed Monday in bankruptcy court. A hearing on a possible sale of Fisker's assets is scheduled for Friday in Wilmington.

Ford To Unveil Solar Hybrid Concept Car At CES

January 2, 2014 9:20 am | News | Comments

The C-MAX Solar Energi Concept car uses a gasoline engine combined with a gizmo that acts like a magnifying glass to concentrate the sun's rays on the vehicle's roof-mounted solar panels. The automaker says the vehicle's estimated combined city-highway mileage is 100 miles (160 kilometers) per gallon.


Ethanol From Corn Scraps Plant Starting In 2014

December 24, 2013 11:12 am | News | Comments

An ethanol plant that will make the fuel from corn cobs, leaves, and husks is on track to start production early next year. The plant located in Emmetsburg is a joint venture of Sioux Falls, S.D.-based POET and Royal DSM, and a biotech company based in the Netherlands. It is designed to make 20 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year.

Solar Energy Projects Finally Getting Boost In N.Y.

December 23, 2013 10:20 am | by George M. Walsh, Associated Press | News | Comments

One aim of NY-Sun is to help meet goals for increasing the share of the state's energy needs covered by renewable sources, now dominated by hydropower. Another is to close the gap with other states that moved more aggressively and quickly to encourage development of solar.

To Clean Up Coal, Obama Pushes More Oil Production

December 23, 2013 8:08 am | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | News | Comments

To help the environment, the government allows power companies to sell the carbon dioxide to oil companies, which pump it into old oil fields to force more crude to the surface. A side benefit is that the carbon gets permanently stuck underground.

Louisville Neighbors Sue Over Coal Plant Ash

December 18, 2013 11:51 am | by Dylan Lovan, Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of Louisville residents who say coal ash from a nearby power plant drifts into their lungs and homes have sued the utility company. The neighbors are seeking class-action status against LG&E and its Allentown, Pa.-based parent company, PPL Corp., alleging violations of federal environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act.

Top 13 In 2013, #4: Teslas Catch On Fire, Musk Rebuts

December 17, 2013 1:00 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, | Articles | Comments

On October 2, a video showing the front of a Tesla Model S engulfed in flames went “viral” and hit the airwaves of the 24-hour news channels. Speculation was abound, with many claiming that the fire was proof of the inherent dangers of housing so much electrical potential in such a small space. Tesla came back swinging.

Final Uranium Fuel From Russia Arrives In U.S.

December 11, 2013 9:43 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States and Russia are marking the end of a 20-year program to convert highly enriched uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear weapons into fuel for U.S. power plants.The final shipment arrived in Baltimore this week. The shipment was loaded last month from St. Petersburg, Russia.

BPA's Vancouver Test Lab Recreates Lightning

December 10, 2013 8:19 am | by Eric Florip, The Columbian | News | Comments

The Bonneville Power Administration can create lightning on demand in a little-known laboratory at Vancouver's Ross Complex substation. It's one way the federal power marketing agency can make sure that some 15,000 miles of power lines on the regional grid won't succumb to the forces of nature.

Environmentalists, Unions Seek To Fix Gas Leaks

December 9, 2013 7:51 am | by Kevin Begos, Associated Press | News | Comments

Unions and environmentalists have found one point of agreement in the bitter debate over the natural gas drilling boom: fixing leaky old pipelines that threaten public health and the environment. It's a huge national effort that could cost $82 billion. 

Sustainability: A 3PL’s Role in Your Green Supply Chain

December 6, 2013 9:58 am | by Jamie Wyatt, COO, Linkex | Articles | Comments

The supply chain is getting greener and discussions about sustainability are cropping up in more calls and conferences than ever before. What this means for you is that the “green-ness” of your supply chain will soon be a deciding factor for your manufacturer and shipper partners as well as your other customers.

Gov't. To Extend Authorizations For Eagle Deaths

December 6, 2013 9:51 am | News | Comments

The Obama administration is letting companies seek authorization to kill and harm bald and golden eagles over 30 years without penalty. The reason is to aid in renewable energy development. The wind energy industry asked for the change. It will provide legal protection for wind farms and other projects that get a permit and do everything possible to avoid killing eagles.

GM Using Landfill Gas To Power Fort Wayne Plant

December 6, 2013 8:16 am | News | Comments

The project will increase the use of gas from a landfill about nine miles away that began in 2002 when the factory began using it to create steam for the 4,000-worker factory that assembles Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks.    

Summit Pushes Chemical Manufacturing In Miss.

December 6, 2013 7:45 am | by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Mississippi should seize an opportunity to compete for energy-thirsty economic development, economist David Dismukes suggested Thursday at the Governor's Energy Summit.A Louisiana State University professor, Dismukes was hired by the Mississippi Energy Institute to look at opportunities that might arise from the U.S. boom in natural gas production.

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