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Potash Plant Lawsuit Heads To Trial

March 24, 2014 10:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports jurors will be chosen starting Monday to hear arguments in a lawsuit filed by Mosaic Potash against Devon Energy Production Co.                             

Valero Buys Indiana Ethanol Plant

March 24, 2014 10:47 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Valero Renewable Fuels plans to begin production soon at an idled ethanol plant it has purchased at an Indiana port on the Ohio River, a spokesman said.                                  

Solar Rebates Advance In Main

March 21, 2014 11:21 am | by ALANNA DURKIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Maine residents would again have access to rebates for solar power systems on their homes under a measure endorsed by the state Senate, but Republican Gov. Paul LePage continues to fiercely fight any proposal that raises Mainer's utility bills.

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New Geothermal Plant Planned For Idaho

March 21, 2014 11:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A geothermal company says it plans to build a $150 million energy facility near Malta in south-central Idaho.                                            

Consol Energy Promotes DeIuliis To CEO

March 21, 2014 10:37 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Consol Energy Chairman and CEO J. Brett Harvey is shifting to executive chairman of the coal and natural gas company. President Nicholas DeIuliis is being promoted to CEO.

KY Lawmakers Push To Save Power Plant

March 21, 2014 10:22 am | by ADAM BEAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Faced with trying to save 80 eastern Kentucky power plant jobs or risking a 30 percent spike in electric bills, a Kentucky House panel chose the jobs, but not without a heated debate.

Barbados Builds A Waste-To-Energy Plant

March 20, 2014 9:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Guernsey-based company has signed an agreement with Barbados to build and operate a proposed waste-to-energy plant that could eventually provide as much as 25 percent of the Caribbean island's power.                  

Alternative Fuel Plant Goes Idle

March 18, 2014 4:41 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Alternative fuel manufacturer KiOR Inc. is putting its $225 million plant in Lowndes County in "idle" state until it can raise money for more research and plant improvements.                     

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MN Ethanol Plant Restarts After Fire

March 17, 2014 4:47 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Green Plains Otter Tail, a subsidiary of Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc., began producing ethanol Sunday. The plant was temporarily shut down after a fire in the plant's dryer system on March 10.            

Teco Energy, New Mexico Gas Co. Deal In Jeopardy

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

A Florida company making a bid to buy New Mexico Gas Co. will address concerns about layoffs and costs to consumers at a public hearing next week.                        

California regulators Thursday approved a plan for two utilities to develop replacement power to help fill the void left by the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, but environmentalists warned it could open the way for more dirty energy.

New Energy Planned To Replace CA Nuclear

March 14, 2014 10:33 am | by MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press | News | Comments

California regulators Thursday approved a plan for two utilities to develop replacement power to help fill the void left by the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, but environmentalists warned it could open the way for more dirty energy.

Natural Gas: A Geo-Political Tool Or Modern Weapon?

March 14, 2014 1:00 am | by Tom Kadala | Blogs | Comments

With the U.S. on the verge of entering the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine, Obama and Congress are eyeing natural gas exports as a way to rein in Vladimir Putin from reclaiming border territories. We are now faced with the choice to let natural gas serve as a geo-political tool to enable a global energy transformation or a modern weapon to settle disputes.

U.S. Gas Boom: A Tool Against Russian Coercion

March 12, 2014 9:30 am | by STEVEN R. HURST, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States, with its abundant supplies of natural gas, would seem to have an easy answer to Europe's fears that a strong response to Russia's rapid takeover the Crimea could prompt Vladimir Putin to shut down gas lines in Ukraine.

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AMO Offers $70M For Energy Efficient Manufacturing

March 11, 2014 4:53 pm | by U.S. Dept Of Energy | News | Comments

A new Advanced Composite Manufacturing Institute, one of six National Network for Manufacturing Innovation Institutes to launch in 2014, will receive up to $70 million over five years in Energy Department funding.                         

Fortum, UPM & Valmet Jointly Developing Advanced Biofuels

March 11, 2014 10:25 am | by Thomson Reuters | News | Comments

Fortum, UPM and Valmet have joined forces to develop a new technology to produce advanced high value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio liquids.                   

Natural Gas Industry Struggles To Keep Its Promises

March 11, 2014 10:08 am | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

America's plan to use more natural gas to run power plants, make chemicals, drive vehicles and heat homes may not go as smoothly as expected. While there's plenty of natural gas in the ground, the harsh winter revealed unpredicted obstacles to producing it.

Drilling Efficiency Drives Up Shale Production

March 11, 2014 9:47 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

The productivity of oil and natural gas wells is steadily increasing in many basins across the United States because of the increasing precision and efficiency of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in oil and natural gas extraction.

New Natural Gas Transfer Station, New Jobs In MA

March 10, 2014 11:14 am | by RIK STEVENS, Associated Press | News | Comments

A proposal to convert part of a shuttered North Country paper mill into a transfer station for natural gas could create more than 80 jobs and cut the town of Groveton's tax bills in half.

Fracking Enters The CA Governor's Race

March 10, 2014 11:12 am | by MICHAEL R. BLOOD, AP Political Writer | News | Comments

Long-time Governor Jerry Brown has placed climate change and environmental issues at the core of his re-election platform, but he's been dogged by those critical of his decision to allow fracking of oil and natural gas in California. He's being pushed to order a moratorium to block it.

Biofuel Beet Developers Looking For Farmers

March 10, 2014 10:56 am | by DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Backers of a proposed project in North Dakota that would turn a variety of sugar beets into ethanol have preached patience for the last five years. Now they're looking for a commitment from farmers to sweeten the deal.               

E85 Fueling Station Availability Increasing

March 7, 2014 9:59 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

The number of retail fueling stations offering motor fuel that can be up to 85% ethanol, known as E85, has grown rapidly since 2007.                                            

Wind Power Proposal Irks Midwestern Farmers

March 7, 2014 7:00 am | by Jim Salter, Associated Press | News | Comments

The windy plains of Kansas could be a treasure trove in the nation's effort to harness clean energy, but a major proposal to move wind-generated electricity eastward is running into a roadblock: Farmers who don't want high-power transmission lines on their land.

Biofuel Plant Destroyed In Fire

March 4, 2014 10:26 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A fire destroyed a Lewistown business that manufactures pet bedding and litter and biofuel pellets.                                           

VT: Keep Renewable Energy Out Of My Backyard

March 3, 2014 12:01 pm | by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Getting energy from the sun, wind and forests fits with Vermont's sense of itself as clean, green and independent. But when it comes time to build and live with the projects that make it possible, things can get complicated.              

Construction To Begin On Alternative Fuel Facility

February 27, 2014 10:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cool Planet Energy Systems will begin construction soon on its alternative fuel production facility at the Port of Alexandria.                                        

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