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WY Governor Blasts EPA's Coal Proposal

May 14, 2014 4:15 pm | by BEN NEARY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming, the nation's leading coal-producing state, is calling on the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposal to require new coal-fired power plants to employ carbon-capture technology.                 

Big Island Geothermal Plant Cited

May 14, 2014 9:47 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A geothermal plant on the Big Island of Hawaii has been cited by the Environmental Protection Agency for 14 violations, accused of failing to properly maintain and monitor its operations.                                

Nebraska Biodiesel Plant To Resume Production

May 12, 2014 10:44 am | by Beatrice Daily Sun | News | Comments

An idle biodiesel plant in southeast Nebraska will soon be renovated and resume producing fuel near Beatrice.                                    

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New Consol CEO Takes The Reins

May 8, 2014 11:07 am | by ANYA LITVAK, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | News | Comments

The transfer of power at the Cecil company's annual meeting put DeIuliis in charge of a quickly transforming company. In the past two years, Consol Energy Inc. sold off more than half of its coal mines and its barge business, replaced its top-level management, cut company headcount by 30 percent and repositioned itself as an exploration and production company first and foremost.

NV Energy To Close Coal Power Plants

May 2, 2014 10:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

NV Energy is planning to close three of its Reid Gardner coal-fired power plants this year and completely end the use of coal power plants by 2019.                            

The company that operates a southeastern Pennsylvania nuclear plant says it may decide within a year to shut down some of its 11 nuclear power stations if a way to make them profitable can't be found.

Exelon Buys Pepco Holdings For $6.83B

April 30, 2014 11:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Energy provider Exelon is buying Pepco Holdings Inc. for $6.83 billion to create a large electric and gas utility in the Mid-Atlantic region.                              

3 Injured In Power Plant Fire

April 30, 2014 11:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

City of Bryan spokeswoman Mary Lynne Stratta said Wednesday that one worker remains hospitalized following the fire at a Bryan Texas Utilities plant.                              

Economists Back Increased Oil & Gas Exports

April 29, 2014 10:48 am | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Whether to allow more exports of U.S. oil and natural gas has become a matter of political debate in Washington. But to economists, the answer is clear: The nation would benefit.                      

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Corn Grinding For VA Ethanol Plant To Begin

April 28, 2014 10:39 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A partner in a revived ethanol plant in Hopewell plans to begin grinding corn for the operation this month.                                                         

Vermont Biotech Plant Wins Approval

April 28, 2014 10:21 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Plans to build a biotechnology facility in northern Vermont that could employ up to 500 people have taken a big step forward with the approval of the project by the Newport city development review board.                              

Fracking: Through The Lens

April 25, 2014 2:19 pm | by BRENNAN LINSLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The hydraulic fracturing operation, also known as "fracking," and others like it pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, mixed with fine sand and chemicals, deep underground to split the rock, and make the oil — and dollars — flow. In this photo essay, we look inside a walled-off fracking facility, one of many sites reversing decades of declining oil production in Colorado.

Rapid City Courts Energy Business

April 25, 2014 10:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Economic development officials believe the southwestern South Dakota city of Rapid City is in a prime spot to lure more energy-related businesses — even though it's not in the heart of energy territory.                   

Arch Coal Writes Off Coal-To-Liquid Project

April 24, 2014 10:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Arch Coal Inc. has written off as a loss its total $57.7 million investment in a planned coal-to-liquids plant in southern Wyoming but continues to maintain its equity interest in the project, according to a company spokeswoman and a recent report to federal regulators.

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A couple of weeks ago one of Chevron's fracking well pads exploded and caused a deadly fire in a small town in Pennsylvania. Since, the apology letters and coupons for free pizza have met with a great deal of internet scorn. Is there a "right" way to apol

The Challenge Of Energy Consumption Control

April 24, 2014 1:00 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

In a time when both regulations and money are tight, companies can't afford not to keep track of their energy consumption. Chem.Info sat down with Kevin Price, an EAM Product Director at Infor, to talk about some solutions to the challenges posed by maintaining energy usage sustainability.

Utility Says It Is Committed To Plant Site Reuse

April 23, 2014 10:28 am | by The Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI | News | Comments

Officials with Consumers Energy said they're committed to helping find a new use for the site of a coal-fired power plant in western Michigan that's scheduled to close in two years.              

Oil Below $102 As U.S. Crude Supplies Seen Rising

April 23, 2014 10:14 am | by Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press | News | Comments

By early afternoon in Europe, U.S. crude for May delivery was down 22 cents to $101.53 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Tuesday, the Nymex contract fell $1.90 to settle at $101.75.          

PG&E Pleads Not Guilty In Fatal Pipeline Blast

April 21, 2014 3:57 pm | by GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Twelve States Produced 80% Of 2013 Wind Energy

April 21, 2014 12:42 pm | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

In 2013, 12 states accounted for 80% of U.S. wind-generated electricity, according to preliminary generation data released in EIA's March Electric Power Monthly report.                             

Energy Boom Drives A Wedge Between Political Parties

April 21, 2014 12:30 pm | by NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country. Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, with the proposed Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline a major wedge. Some deeply conservative areas are allying with conservationists against fracking, the drilling technique that's largely responsible for the boom.

Corn Waste Fuel Not A Cleaner Alternative

April 21, 2014 12:27 pm | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

Calpine Sells 6 Plants For $1.57B

April 21, 2014 11:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Calpine Corp. said Monday that it has agreed to sell six of its power plants to privately-held LS Power Equity Advisors for $1.57 billion.                                      

NorthWestern $900M Dam Deal Nixed By Consumer Counsel Changes

April 18, 2014 10:37 am | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | News | Comments

NorthWestern Energy would have to walk away from a $900 million deal to buy 11 hydroelectric dams in Montana if forced to make changes recommended by the state Consumer Counsel, an executive for the South Dakota-based utility said Thursday.

Spokane Takes Over Waste-To-Energy Plant

April 17, 2014 10:21 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Spokane is taking over operation of the city incinerator that burns waste to generate electricity.                                          

Tiny Plants As The Future Of Nuclear Energy

April 17, 2014 10:07 am | by LORI HINNANT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, according to the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency.

New Natural Gas Project In Jamaica

April 16, 2014 10:45 am | by DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Hong Kong-based company has been granted a license for what would be a major new power project in Jamaica, the Caribbean island's energy minister announced Tuesday.                          

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