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Woman Hanging on Shell Ship Since Friday Ends Drill Protest

May 26, 2015 5:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The woman who had been hanging off the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended her dayslong protest north of Seattle on Monday morning.

Reactor Back 2 Online Weeks After Fire at NY Nuke Plant

May 26, 2015 4:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A reactor that was shut down during a transformer fire two weeks ago at a suburban New York nuclear power plant has returned to service.

Despite Price Slump, it Still Pays Big to be an Oil CEO

May 26, 2015 4:53 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Oil prices have crashed and the industry has laid off around 100,000 workers — but many oil CEOs are still sitting pretty.


Solar Plane Faces Most Difficult Leg of Journey

May 26, 2015 9:59 am | by BBC News | Videos | Comments

The first round-the-world solar-powered flight, known as the Solar Impulse Two, is setting out for the nonstop six-day leg of its journey from Asia to Hawaii.

Once Vilified, BP Now Getting Credit For Gulf Tourism Boom

May 26, 2015 9:47 am | News | Comments

Visitors bob in surf where oil once washed in, and some restaurants have 90-minute waits for dinner on the weekend.

Ancient Bacteria Sweat Fuel Under New Mexico's Desert Sun

May 22, 2015 3:33 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Under the desert sun of New Mexico, scientists have engineered ancient bacteria to produce carbon-neutral ethanol using just the sun, waste carbon dioxide and non-potable water. The fuel that results could one day be cheaper than oil.

What do You Really Get For a $7,000 Tesla Home Battery?

May 22, 2015 3:16 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

The reason for all the excitement is because of what batteries like these might someday do.

Drone's Eye View of Tesla's Massive Battery Factory

May 22, 2015 9:38 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Tesla is building what will be the world's largest battery factory. New drone footage taken in the desert of Nevada shows how far construction has moved along.


5 of The Most Dramatic Photos From California’s Oil Spill (So Far)

May 21, 2015 4:58 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Up to nine miles of coastline in Santa Barbara have been transformed.

Report: Switching Trucks to Natural Gas Could Worsen Climate Change

May 21, 2015 3:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Despite its clean-burning reputation, a newly released study suggests that fueling transport trucks with natural gas could actually worsen their climate impact.

State of Emergency Declared in California Oil Spill

May 21, 2015 10:00 am | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Authorities say as many as 105,000 gallons may have leaked out of a busted pipeline.

Study Unlocks Mystery Behind Microbial Methane Production, Corrosion

May 21, 2015 9:53 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Scientists at Stanford University say they've solved the mystery of how microbes generate methane, potentially paving the way for sustainable chemical production.

Strike Continues At Texas Refinery Following Union Vote

May 21, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The months-long strike at a massive Texas oil refinery will continue after union workers this week rejected the latest contract proposal.


Report: Larger Turbines Could Enable Wind Energy in All 50 States

May 21, 2015 9:38 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The report argues technological advancements that already greatly reduced the cost of wind power will soon substantially increase its production capacity.

How Does Shell’s Environmental Record Stack Up?

May 20, 2015 5:06 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Blogs | Comments

Before we pack our parkas and head north, let’s review the reality behind a some of Shell’s environmental record and see how the company’s rhetoric stacks up to its history in dealing with disasters.

California Concerns Grow Over Oilfield Operations Near Water

May 20, 2015 10:55 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | News | Comments

California regulators on Monday expanded their list of thousands of state-permitted oil and gas wells where below-ground injections may be contaminating drinking-water reserves.

Fuel Company Settles Claims Over Air Emissions in 3 States

May 20, 2015 10:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Marathon Petroleum Corp. will pay a fine of nearly $3 million and spend another $2.8 million on pollution controls at its distribution terminals in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

NRC Probing Appearance of Water After Fire at Nuclear Plant

May 20, 2015 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators are investigating why water accumulated in a room of critical electrical equipment after a transformer fire at the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

Obama Frames Global Warming as National Security Threat

May 20, 2015 9:27 am | by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press | News | Comments

With the Republican-led Congress indifferent to Obama's entreaties, the president has been doing what he can to combat climate change through executive orders to cut greenhouse gas emissions and through the powers of persuasion.

'Sunshine State' or Not, Florida Badly Behind on Solar Power

May 19, 2015 5:25 pm | by JASON DEAREN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Residents of the Sunshine State are finding that harnessing Florida's abundant solar power is no simple task.

How One Company Could Save The Fracking Industry

May 19, 2015 5:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

If a Denver company has its way, foreign competitors may not be able to undercut U.S. drilling operations for much longer.

Report: US Carbon Emissions From Electricity Expected to Increase

May 19, 2015 5:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The most conservative projection showed carbon dioxide levels from the nation's power sector rising by 2 percent between 2013 and 2040.

Texas Ban on Local Fracking Restrictions Signed into Law

May 19, 2015 9:59 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The move ends months-long efforts by the oil industry and its supporters to curb local authority over oil and gas drilling.

Duke Plans to Build Natural Gas-Fired Plant in Asheville

May 19, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The project also includes installing solar generation at the site. It should be complete by the end of 2019.

Proposed Methane-Processing Plant Converts Cow Manure to Gas

May 18, 2015 4:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lincoln Renewable Gas has proposed bringing a methane-processing plant to Salisbury that would supply 40 percent of Middlebury College's heating needs.

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