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Tesla Batteries Behind Florida Solar Project

May 29, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Tesla's highly-touted power storage system is being put to use by a new solar panel system in Florida.

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Ohio Company Sentenced For Dumping Wastewater From Drilling

May 29, 2015 4:35 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company was accused of ordering workers to pour toxic sludge and brine containing diesel oil, benzene, toluene, barium and chlorides into a storm sewer that reached a Mahoning River tributary.

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Scientists Use New Tool to Analyze Industrial Explosions

May 29, 2015 4:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The process could enable improved evaluations of a wide range of incidents.

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Report: Bulk Chemicals Expected to Lead Industrial Energy Consumption

May 29, 2015 4:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The U.S. Energy Information Administration's annual energy outlook anticipated that the industrial sector's energy demand would outpace all other sectors through 2040.

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EPA Curbs Ethanol Requirement as USDA Seeks Higher Blends

May 29, 2015 4:19 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Obama administration on Friday proposed reducing the amount of ethanol required in gasoline, along with a grant program to promote higher ethanol blends at the gas pump.

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Federal Agency Dings Shell For Oil Rig Mishap in Arctic

May 29, 2015 3:56 pm | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks permits for exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast, a federal agency has concluded the company underestimated risk the last time it moved drill rigs to Arctic waters.

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Ashland to Divest Industrial Biocides Assets to Troy Corporation

May 29, 2015 3:53 pm | Comments

"This divestiture reflects our continued focus on driving growth within the higher-margin core businesses where we offer greater value to our customers," said Luis Fernandez-Moreno, Ashland senior vice president and president of Ashland's Chemicals Group.

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Wisconsin Governor: Obama Power Plant Rule 'Unworkable'

May 29, 2015 3:48 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Wisconsin will not comply with the president's plan without "significant and meaningful changes," Walker said.

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Response by Operator of Broken Oil Pipeline Faces Scrutiny

May 29, 2015 9:34 am | by BRIAN MELLEY and MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press | Comments

What was done that day to detect and stop the spill and protect some of the most fabled coastline in California has come under scrutiny, as officials continue cleaning up the mess created by a leak estimated at up to 101,000 gallons while trying to figure out what went wrong.

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10 Injured in Ammonia Gas Leak at Panhandle Chemical Plant

May 29, 2015 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Borger police Lt. Brandon Strope says the 10 people, all employees, were taken to Panhandle hospitals by ambulance and helicopter.

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AkzoNobel to Build Thai Coatings Plant

May 28, 2015 5:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The nearly 1.3 million-square-foot facility, located in the province of Chonburi, will begin production in the third quarter of 2016 and will support an initial annual capacity of 45,000 tons.

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Fired Nuclear Plant Worker Charged With Terroristic Threats

May 28, 2015 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A search of his car found 6 pounds of the explosive Tannerite, lighter fluid, propane, 500 rifle rounds, nine shotgun shells and leg irons.

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Study: EPA Could Be Overstating Health Benefits of Air Regulations

May 28, 2015 4:32 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Federal regulators could be significantly overstating the public health benefits of air quality rules, according to a recent study by Indiana University researchers.

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Chemists' Discovery Could Lead to Greatly Improved Energy Storage

May 28, 2015 4:26 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Canadian researchers this week announced the discovery of a battery reaction that could pave the way for the "holy grail of electrochemical energy storage."

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Never Mind Peak Oil Supply — Are we Approaching Peak Oil Demand?

May 28, 2015 4:17 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

One expert cautions that the current gulf between oil supply and demand could be just the beginning.

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Croatian Dilemma: Oil in The Adriatic, or Tourism

May 28, 2015 10:37 am | by DUSAN STOJANOVIC, Associated Press DARKO BANDIC, Associated Press | Comments

"This is a high-risk problem," Fries said in a warm breeze that stirred the sea's mirrored surface. "No one wants to swim or dive in a sea with pipelines, oil platforms and tankers."

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