Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps form an impurity which, in turn, slows down key chemical reactions.
The Tennessee Valley Authority's board is scheduled to vote on a proposal to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural gas facility.
Harsh environments complicate the choice of power management system, especially if a device is to be deployed in a remote, inaccessible location. When long-term power is required, and battery replacement or recharging are not viable options, lithium chemistry is preferred due to its intrinsic negative potential, which exceeds that of all other metals.
Unanticipated economic benefits from the shale oil and gas boom could help offset the costs of substantially reducing the U.S.'s carbon footprint, Purdue agricultural economists say.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.
One of the biggest new electric transmission line proposals in decades is turning into a debate over fracking, renewable energy and the future of an aging energy grid.
Developers of a proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Marshall County are seeking the county's support of the project.
A new era of ethanol fuel production will begin in the next few months as Iowa refineries begin full operation using materials other than corn kernels.
Unsurprisingly, the United States Department of Defense is the largest consumer of energy in the United States. Much of that energy is consumed in harsh environments to power tanks, fighter jets, small hospitals and command outposts out in the field. In recent years, the government has identified alternative energy use as a means mitigate the expense and dangers of relying solely on fossil fuels to meet the DoD’s mission.
Check out how natural gas may hold the key to defeating the overwhelming pollution problem in China.
A group representing North Dakota's various energy sectors is recommending the state spend almost $1 billion over the next two years on roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
The Oneida Tribe of Indians is challenging a lawsuit seeking nearly $400 million over a stalled project to build a plant that would turn household garbage into energy.
A new technique that transforms stinky, air-polluting landfill gas could produce the sweet smell of success as it leads to development of a fuel cell generating clean electricity for homes, offices and hospitals, researchers say.
GE’s Digital Energy business released the results of its Grid Resiliency Survey, measuring the U.S. public’s current perception of the power grid, its experiences and future expectations. The survey was implemented following a very active 2014 winter storm season that led to several power outages, impacting millions of Americans.
Mississippi Power Co. says a key part of its $5.5 billion Kemper County power plant is operational.
Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas & Electric have announced that plans for a natural gas power-generating plant in western Kentucky won't go forward.
Regardless of your political leanings, it's hard to put a positive spin on the news that the government has failed to follow through with terror prevention inspections at high-risk chemical facilities. This revelation combined with recent EPA over-reaching calls into question what our government is really doing to protect American industry.
The potential for renewable energy development in the Southwest is tremendous, but two top officials in President Barack Obama's administration said Monday much work needs to be done to meet the challenges of exporting that power to market.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law on Monday new rules governing a historic opening of the state-run oil, gas and electricity industries to foreign and private companies.
An American employee of Texas-based energy company Apache Corp was killed last week in an apparent carjacking in the western Egyptian desert, officials said Sunday.
Oil and natural gas distributor Martin Midstream Partners said Monday it will pay $120 million to get full ownership of Cardinal Gas Storage Partners, which helps run four natural gas storage facilities in North Louisiana and Mississippi.
A variety of industry forces are driving the need among industrial companies for a comprehensive energy management system, but it’s profitability that’s ultimately motivating much of this activity. Organizations are realizing that sustainability initiatives alone can’t drive profitability. They’re finding that energy management efforts must be combined with efficient operations to effectively drive long-term financial growth.
The EPA, as well-intentioned as it may be, is often met with staunch opposition from the industrial sector and the political right. Backing the EPA, more frequently than not, are environmentalist and the left. But who’s right, and is there a clear winner?
A corn-fed ethanol plant in south-central Nebraska that has been idle since 2012 has reopened thanks to an improved market, a company executive said.