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Canadian PM Touts Keystone Pipeline

June 24, 2013 10:33 am | Comments

On a recent visit to New York, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke in favor of the Keystone XL, an $5.3 billion oil pipeline that would run from Alberta to Kansas. Harper focused on the jobs that would be created by such a project.


19-Year-Old Genius Sets Sites on Nuclear Power

June 21, 2013 9:46 am | by NBC News | Comments

Taylor Wilson has been dreaming about being a nuclear scientist since the age of 11 when he asked to build a nuclear reactor in his parents' garage. Now 19, Wilson has a number of scientific discoveries under his belt and hopes to revolutionize nuclear power.


Guided Radar Device for Level Measurement

June 20, 2013 10:10 am | by KROHNE | Comments

LEVEL MEASUREMENT: KROHNE has released the OPTIFLEX 2200. The device is a Guided Radar TDR Level Meter for measuring distance, level, volume and mass. Its modular design can make the device an economical and reliable solution for common applications.


Ash: A Valuable Byproduct

June 19, 2013 9:19 am | by Xcel Energy | Comments

Wes Reeves, a spokesperson for Xcel Energy, discusses the benefits of ash byproducts produced at Harrington Generating Station, a coal-fired generating station. The ash can be used in a number of processes in various industries and presents an additional revenue stream for Xcel.


After the Ark. Spill: The Future of the Oil Industry

June 18, 2013 9:45 am | by Al Jazeera | Comments

In the wake of a ruptured pipeline that coated an Arkansas town in oil over two months ago, residents are complaining about illnesses that could be related to the spill. Al Jazeera take a look at the environmental controls being placed on the U.S. oil industry and what their possible impact on public health could be.


Chevron CEO: Responding to Safety Concerns

June 11, 2013 10:00 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Chevron CEO John Watson discusses energy production in the wake of BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Watson says energy companies are taking a more proactive approach to safety, securing their systems and operations before government regulators come knocking.


Safety and the Future of Nuclear Energy

June 5, 2013 10:05 am | by PBS | Comments

Public uneasiness over the safety of nuclear power remains high in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. PBS NewsHour's Miles O'Brien takes a closer look at nuclear safety across the globe and takes a trip to the Indian Point Power Plant in Buchanan, N.Y.


Syrian War and U.S. Oil Production

June 4, 2013 9:59 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Government projections suggest that the U.S. may soon produce more oil than it exports. Jerry Seib of the Wall Street Journal discusses the possible connection between this development and the growing call for U.S. miliatry intervention in the escalating Syrian conflict.


West, Texas First Responder Discusses Ordeal

May 31, 2013 9:47 am | Comments

Robert Paine, a first responder to the deadly fertilizer explosion in West, Texas, discusses his experience in the wake of the disaster. Paine was shielded from the explosion and survived, having no memory of the explosion. Twelve firefighters were killed in the explosion.


Nuclear Still Booming as New Construction Stalls

May 30, 2013 10:18 am | by CNN Money | Comments

URS Corporation CEO Martin Koffel discusses the nuclear power industry's climbing profits despite little new construction. Koffel attributes the lack of new nuclear facilities to public concerns about safety and the lack of growth of U.S. energy consumption over the past five years.


Natural Gas Key to U.S. Jobs

May 29, 2013 9:44 am | by CNN Money | Comments

Analyst Meredith Whitney is the author of the new book, "Fate of the States," which she says is a roadmap for prosperity written for the middle class. Whitney tells Fortune that the flood of cheap natural gas in the U.S. will bring manufacturing jobs back to the country and revive the economy.


The Novartis Way

May 9, 2013 9:16 am | by CNN Money | Comments

Joseph Jimenez, the CEO of pharmaceutical giant Novartis, discusses the business strategies and operating practices that have led his company to success in developing breakthrough drugs, keeping the company one step ahead of its competitors.


GE Bets on Shale

May 2, 2013 9:02 am | by CNN Money | Comments

General Electric recently made a huge bet on shale, buying an oil and gas equipment company called Lufkin Industries for $3.3 billion. The purchase will boost GE's portfolio of U.S. energy businesses. Shares of both Lufkin and GE were up with word of the news.


Effects of Deepwater Oil Spill Still Felt in Florida

April 26, 2013 9:59 am | by NBC2 | Comments

Nearly three years after a deadly explosion aboard BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig that spilled nearly five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, businesses in Southwest Florida, especially those involved in fishing and tourism, are still feeling the sting.


Coal Stocks in a Slump

April 24, 2013 9:59 am | by CNN Money | Comments

In the face of industry challenges and amid a growing field of energy sources, coal is finding itself in a slump. Market trajectory of coal stocks has been generally downward, despite some positives such as a promising sales outlook from Walton Energy.



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