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Biomass Steam Plant Already Closed

August 25, 2014 4:42 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

When Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Biomass Steam Plant opened in 2012, it was supposed to save the lab money while also cutting pollution. But the plant had to be shut down after just a year and a half when a systems check found that some parts were already failing.

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New Pollution Trial Bid Denied

August 25, 2014 10:09 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A southeast Kansas town has lost its latest bid to retry a class-action lawsuit claiming BP of North America should do more to clean up industrial pollution from a refinery that closed in 1970.                      

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Court Declares More Than A Decade Of Coal Allocations Illegal

August 25, 2014 10:07 am | by Associated Press | Comments

India's Supreme Court said Monday that all government allocations of coal reserves to private companies from 1993 to 2010 were conducted illegally, and it will hold a hearing to decide whether to cancel them.                         

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Vectren Division Sale Costs 120 Mining Jobs

August 25, 2014 10:06 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Evansville-based Vectren Corp. says 120 southwestern Indiana coal miners will lose their jobs by month's end as the natural-gas utility completes the sale of its coal-mining subsidiary.                          

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Small Town Stresses Over Oil Transport Facility

August 25, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Residents in Powers Lake are concerned about a proposed oil transport facility that they say would be built too close to the city and the lake.                                      

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Thousands Of Coal Protesters Form Human Chain

August 25, 2014 10:00 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Several thousand people have formed a human chain across the German-Polish border to protest the expansion of open-cast mining for brown coal in the region.                             

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2 Killed And More Injured In Plant Explosion

August 25, 2014 9:58 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Police say two people are dead and more are injured after an explosion at a recycling plant in southern Illinois earlier this morning.                                       

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Emergency Response Plans Demanded As Part Of Chemical Spill Probe

August 25, 2014 9:55 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Regulators ordered a water company under investigation for its chemical spill response to produce emergency plans and information potentially protected by anti-terrorism laws.                     

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Environmental Crime Office Opens In ND

August 25, 2014 9:52 am | by JOSH WOOD, Associated Press | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency's law enforcement arm has opened an office in Bismarck so that it will have a bigger presence in the North Dakota's booming oil patch.                                

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U.S. Rig Count Down

August 25, 2014 9:49 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896.                                       

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Recycling The World's E-Waste

August 25, 2014 9:47 am | by CORINNE CHIN, Associated Press | Comments

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year.

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2 Hospitalized After Gas Explosion

August 22, 2014 10:35 am | by Jonathan Grass, www.al.com | Comments

Nearby buildings shook when a hydrogen tank outside Cimarron Composites exploded Thursday afternoon. Witnesses say it was amazing no one was seriously hurt, even workers who were standing nearby.                

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Coal Gas Boom in China Holds Climate Change Risks

August 22, 2014 10:28 am | by Jack Chang, Associated Press | Comments

The first of more than 60 coal-to-gas plants China wants to build are part of a controversial energy revolution they hope will help it churn out desperately needed natural gas and electricity while cleaning up the toxic skies above the country's eastern cities. However, the plants will also release vast amounts of heat-trapping carbon dioxide, even as the world struggles to curb greenhouse gas emissions and stave off global warming.

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Dynegy To Spend $6.25B on Plant Acquisitions

August 22, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners.                           

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Jury Rejects Oil Spill Claim Against Enbridge

August 22, 2014 10:02 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A Michigan jury on Thursday rejected two men's claims that Enbridge Inc. should compensate them for what they say are losses because of a 2010 oil pipeline spill into the Kalamazoo River system.                 

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