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Royal Dutch Shell said Friday it is selling its Australian gasoline stations and refinery to energy trader Vitol Group for 2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2.6 billion).

Shell Adds Third Major Discovery To Norphlet Play

July 15, 2014 9:58 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shell announces its third major discovery in the Norphlet play in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico with the successful Rydberg exploration well.                           

Chemists Develop Clean-Burning Hydrogen Fuel

July 15, 2014 9:31 am | by Rutgers | News | Comments

Rutgers researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a major cost barrier to make clean-burning hydrogen fuel – a fuel that could replace expensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuels.                        

Global Energy, Mining & Utilities Trend Report

July 14, 2014 4:35 pm | by Mergermarket | News | Comments

Q2 2014's global M&A targetting the Energy, Mining & Utilities (EMU) sector recovered from a subdued Q1. Deal value increased 68.8% to US$ 143.8bn with 400 deals, up from 345 deals at US$ 85.2bn Q1 2014 and marking the hitest valued quarter in over a year (Q4 2012 valued at US$ 190.4bn).

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New Jersey Approves Camden Tax Incentives

July 10, 2014 1:29 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

New Jersey officials have approved $260 million in incentives to bring a manufacturing facility and 395 jobs to Camden, a city that ranks among the most impoverished in the country.                    

Power Plant Component Maker Seeks Multi-Million Tax Incentive

July 9, 2014 2:20 pm | by GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that makes components for power plants is seeking a $260 million, 10-year New Jersey tax incentive to do business in Camden in a deal that would be the third-most lucrative business incentive package ever from New Jersey's state government.

3 Arrested At Power Plant Protest

July 8, 2014 10:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Three people have been arrested in a protest at a wood-burning power plant in Eugene, Oregon.                                        

Ameren To Close Meramec Coal Plant By 2022

July 8, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Ameren Missouri has told state regulators it will shut down the 61-year-old Meramec coal-fired plant in Oakville by 2022, or possibly sooner pending stricter rules on greenhouse gas emissions.                

New EPA Rule Won't Affect Power Plants

July 7, 2014 10:35 am | by ADAM BEAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

None of Kentucky's coal-fired power plants will close because of new emission standards released last month by the Environmental Protection Agency, a state official told lawmakers.                         

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Better On-The-Job Electrical Safety

July 7, 2014 1:00 am | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA | Articles | Comments

Electricity is a crucial component in commercial and industrial environments because many business processes rely on electric-powered equipment. The prevalence of electrical equipment in the workplace can become an occupational hazard without safety awareness and precautionary practices in place. 

Gas Prices Heading Into The Holiday Weekend

July 2, 2014 11:16 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

On Monday, June 30, the national average retail gasoline price was $3.70 per gallon. Although this is the highest average heading into the Fourth of July holiday since 2008, gasoline prices in 2014 have remained well below the spring peaks reached in each of the previous three years.

First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Facility Opens

July 2, 2014 9:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A farmer-owned ethanol plant in northwest Iowa is the first commercial facility in the state to make the fuel additive from something other than corn starch.                                  

Creating A New Battery That's Cheap, Clean & Organic

June 25, 2014 3:57 pm | by USC | News | Comments

The new battery – which uses no metals or toxic materials – is intended for use in power plants, where it can make the energy grid more resilient and efficient by creating a large-scale means to store energy for use as needed.           

Making Rum With Wind

June 20, 2014 1:00 am | News | Comments

Installed in 2010, two majestic, wind turbines now are a distinct part of the Bacardi landscape – and the environmental consciousness – at the world's largest premium rum distillery in Catano, Puerto Rico, just outside San Juan.             

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Energy Mapping Now Available On Mobile Devices

June 20, 2014 1:00 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

With the 2014 hurricane season now underway, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is making it possible for the public to track from all types of mobile devices the power plants, oil refineries and other critical energy infrastructure that are in the path of significant weather events.                                       

HSU Receives $5.8M Grant For Biomass Research

June 19, 2014 1:36 pm | by Humboldt State University | News | Comments

Humboldt State University, along with 15 regional partners, has received a $5.88 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct innovative biomass research.                          

Jet Fuel Made From Trees

June 16, 2014 11:31 am | by Future Farm Industries Cooperative Centre | News | Comments

Aircraft powered by biofuel made from Australian mallee trees is not only possible, but could be sustainable and give a boost to potential new regional industries, according to a report published by the Future Farm Industries Cooperative Centre (CRC).

Power Plant Debate Starts War Of Statistics

June 16, 2014 11:23 am | by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's new pollution limits for power plants have set off an avalanche of information about what the rules will cost, how they will affect your health and how far they will go toward curbing climate change.               

Pacific Future Energy Corp. Announces $10B Bitumen Refinery Project

June 11, 2014 10:15 am | by Pacific Future Energy Corp. | News | Comments

Pacific Future Energy Corporation announced today its plan to build and operate the world's greenest refinery on British Columbia's north coast.                                 

EPA's New Plan - Feasible & Economically Beneficial?

June 10, 2014 1:00 am | by Michael Obeiter and Kevin Kennedy, World Resources Institute | Blogs | Comments

The new rule intends to serve as a major step toward the United States achieving its 2020 emissions-reduction target and given current cost trends, even deeper reductions are possible by 2030. More importantly, there are opportunities for the final version of the rule to tap the full potential of efficiency and renewable energy throughout the country.

Blast Rocks Power Plant

June 6, 2014 10:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A huge explosion rocked Kosovo's main power plant Friday, causing casualties and damaging nearby houses.                                              

Scientists Provide New Insights Into Biomass Breakdown

June 6, 2014 9:45 am | by University of York | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of York are playing a key role in the quest for a better understanding of how a recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade hard-to-digest biomass into its constituent sugars.                         

Biomass Plant Proposed For Former Nuclear Site

June 4, 2014 10:18 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A biomass plant has been proposed to occupy the site of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, which is shutting down at the end of year.                        

Kentucky Plant Emblematic Of Move Away From Coal

June 4, 2014 10:16 am | by DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

In the shadow of Paradise Fossil Plant's aging smokestacks, where white steam and carbon dioxide rises into the sky, outdated coal-fired generators are being replaced with one that runs on natural gas.                           

Texas Attorney General Will Fight New EPA Rule

June 3, 2014 11:02 am | by BETSY BLANEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal mandate to slash carbon emissions nationwide could result in another lengthy legal battle in Texas after the front-runner to become the state's next governor said Monday he will fight the effort.                   

Carbon Rules Will Likely Mean Higher Power Bills In Iowa

June 3, 2014 10:57 am | by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration's ambitious plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants will likely lead to higher electric bills in Iowa, but drastic changes may not be needed because the state's utilities have invested heavily in wind power.

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