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Toyota To Start Sales Of Fuel Cell Car

November 18, 2014 3:35 pm | by Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press | Comments

There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles.            

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'Red Warning Lights Are Flashing' For Global Economy

November 18, 2014 3:28 pm | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | Comments

The global economy's problems seem to be multiplying. Among major economies, only the United States and Britain are growing at decent rates, and how long that lasts depends on how much trouble their trading partners are in.     

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GOP Vows To Pass Keystone Later If Bill Fails Now

November 18, 2014 3:25 pm | by Dina Cappiello, Associated Press | Comments

Republican leaders vowed Tuesday to take up and pass a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline in Congress again next year if the Senate fails to advance the measure, or President Barack Obama vetoes it.        

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Solar Energy Co. SunEdison Buying Wind Power Co.

November 18, 2014 3:22 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Solar energy company SunEdison is adding some wind-fueled power to its business with a deal worth up to $2.4 billion.                      

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EnerG2, BASF Announce Multifaceted Partnership

November 18, 2014 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

EnerG2, a Seattle-based company manufacturing advanced carbon materials for next-generation energy storage devices, and BASF, the world's leading chemical company, have announced a strategic partnership.        

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Coal Residue Vaults Found In Upper Peninsula

November 18, 2014 11:11 am | by Ryan Jarvi, The Mining Journal (Marquette) | Comments

Two concrete vaults used to store tar residue and other impurities from a manufactured gas plant more than 100 years ago were recently found buried underground just north of the Shiras Steam Plant in south Marquette.      

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Fracking To Be Permitted In GW National Forest

November 18, 2014 11:07 am | by Brock Vergakis, Associated Press | Comments

Over the objection of environmental groups and Virginia's governor, a federal management plan released Tuesday will allow a form of natural gas drilling known as fracking to occur in parts of the largest national forest on the East Coast.  

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U.S. Producer Prices Rise In October

November 18, 2014 10:52 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Inflation picked up in October due to higher prices that U.S. companies received for new model cars, beef, pork, pharmaceuticals and electric power.                 

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Huge Solar Plant Lags In Early Production

November 18, 2014 10:40 am | by Michael R. Blood, Associated Press | Comments

The largest solar power plant of its type in the world — once promoted as a turning point in green energy — isn't producing as much energy as planned.                 

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Miss. Could Be Site For $1.2B Aluminum Mill

November 17, 2014 10:05 pm | by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | Comments

Mississippi appears to be the favored location for a proposed $1.2 billion aluminum mill that would hire 650 or more workers to supply aluminum for auto bodies. American Specialty Alloys announced plans to build the plant Monday.    

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California Accuses BP Of Inflating Natural Gas Prices

November 17, 2014 9:57 am | by Ellen Knickmeyer, AP | Comments

BP and its traders routinely manipulated prices to overcharge California as much as $300 million when it sold natural gas to the state, California and a fired BP employee allege. The BP employee, who had helped administer $2 billion in exclusive gas contracts with California, filed the case as a whistleblower.

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Bhopal Survivors Promised Additional Compensation

November 17, 2014 9:47 am | Comments

The government had claims for 5,295 deaths, 4,902 cases of permanent disability and 42 cases of severe injury relating to the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak. Activists have been calling for 22,917 deaths, 508,432 cases of permanent disability and 33,781 cases of severe injury to be included in the petition.

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Whiskey Fungus Lawsuit Gets Second Life

November 17, 2014 9:37 am | Comments

Dant Clayton makes and installs stadium seating, but says the whiskey fungus is destroying his inventory. In a matter of months, aluminum seating samples that can cost $25,000 to make are so covered with black spots that they can't show them to prospective clients.

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Cause Of Leak That Killed Four Plant Workers Still Unknown

November 17, 2014 9:22 am | Comments

DuPont officials said it's still not clear what caused a toxic chemical to leak from a valve at a suburban Houston plant, killing four workers and injuring a fifth. The workers were exposed early Saturday while responding to the leak that started around 4 a.m.

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Pot Auction Brings In $600K

November 17, 2014 9:16 am | Comments

Fireweed Farms sold about 300 pounds of pot to state-licensed processors and retailers. Bidding took place under a black tent fronted by tall heaters, and the event was monitored by at least two representatives of the Washington Liquor Control Board. Bidders could smell plastic bags before offering a bid, but consumption was forbidden.

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