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Idle NE Nuclear Plant Ready To Restart

December 5, 2013 12:28 pm | by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Nebraska utility that owns a nuclear power plant that has been idle since April 2011 says the troubled plant is now ready to restart, but federal regulators will make the final decision.              

Obama Orders Gov. To Triple Renewable Energy Usage

December 5, 2013 12:21 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.                      

Alberta Biogas Company Turning Manure Into Money

December 5, 2013 12:17 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

A company in southern Alberta hopes to turn manure and other farm waste into money, with government help.                                                                                         

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GM Uses Landfill Gas To Power Assembly Plant

December 5, 2013 11:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Corp. is spending $11 million at its Fort Wayne truck assembly plant to create a small power plant that would use landfill gas to supply 40 percent of the factory's electricity.                       

Oil Above $97

December 4, 2013 12:39 pm | by PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The price of oil rose above $97 a barrel Wednesday on expectations of a sharp fall in U.S. crude stockpiles. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for January delivery was up $1.06 to $97.10 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Shell Completes World's Largest Floating Facility

December 3, 2013 12:16 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it has completed building the hull of the world's largest floating facility, which has been constructed to process natural gas off the coast of western Australia.                                 

NY Nuclear Plant Shut Down

December 3, 2013 12:02 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Nine Mile Point 2 nuclear plant on Lake Ontario has been taken off-line after pumps that circulate water through the reactor shut off while being shifted to a lower speed.                                   

Ethanol Company Offered $6.3 Million In Incentives

December 3, 2013 11:59 am | by EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A long-anticipated $200 million ethanol plant that will turn grasses grown on North Carolina hog farms into motor fuel will go ahead, Gov. Pat McCrory's office said.                                  

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Recycling Snack Food Waste Into Energy & Fertilizer

December 3, 2013 11:31 am | by Heather Clancy, GreenBiz.Com | Blogs | Comments

As part of the zero-waste commitment for its manufacturing operation, PepsiCo's agriculture team in Turkey invested in anaerobic digestion technology several years ago to handle the organic waste created there.                        

NJ Nuclear Plant Shuts Down

December 2, 2013 12:36 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Hope Creek nuclear plant in southern New Jersey is offline after high moisture was found in the steam that spins the plant's turbine.                                                                  

PA Solar Mirror Plant Closed Permanently

December 2, 2013 12:30 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The owners of a bankrupt western Pennsylvania plant that manufactured solar power components have abandoned plans to reopen.                                                                    

Calpine Buys TX Power Plant For $625 Million

December 2, 2013 12:19 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Independent power producer Calpine is buying a power plant from MinnTex Power Holdings LLC for $625 million.                                                                                        

Seismic Testing For New Shale In Western PA

November 26, 2013 4:10 pm | by TIMOTHY PUKO, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | News | Comments

Three white trucks roll head-to-tail along Route 30 at about 1 mile per hour. Every 250 feet, they stop and slowly lower wood and metal pads to the road, then they shake. Some in the gas industry call this "getting elephants to jump at the same time." These are seismic testing trucks, sending vibrations 20,000 feet deep to get a picture of new areas for shale drilling.

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U.S. Gov. Seeks Public Comment On Drilling Plan

November 25, 2013 12:17 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal from an energy company to drill an exploratory well south of Rock Springs.                               

NJ Nuclear Plant Back Online

November 25, 2013 11:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant has been returned to service after crews completed some planned maintenance work there this week.                             

Gas Field Tank Explosion Injures 5

November 25, 2013 11:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion in a western Wyoming gas field has injured five workers, one of them critically.                                                                  

General Electric Closing NY Plant

November 22, 2013 12:12 pm | News | Comments

General Electric Co. said it will close a northern New York electrical capacitor plant that employs about 200 workers.                                    

House Speeds Pipeline Approval

November 21, 2013 1:21 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The House has approved a bill to speed approval of natural gas pipelines, the third bill passed this week to boost energy production in the U.S.                                                             

California Edison Refuses To Refund

November 21, 2013 12:55 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Southern California Edison will challenge a recommendation that it refund $74 million to customers who were charged operating costs for the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.                                                

Power Plant's Future Worries Southern IL Residents

November 21, 2013 12:47 pm | by JIM SUHR, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

As an effort continues to move Illinois away from coal-based energy, some here worry about the 36-year-old coal-fired plant's future — and the town that's reliant upon it.

Washington Speeds Up Drilling On Public Lands

November 21, 2013 12:36 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The House approved two bills aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas on public lands.                                                                                     

New Natural Gas Factory In ND

November 20, 2013 11:48 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Oklahoma energy company said it will build its biggest factory yet in western North Dakota to help capture and bring to market more of the natural gas that currently is being burned off as a byproduct of soaring oil production.                   

CA Recommends Refunds For Nuclear Shutdown

November 20, 2013 11:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

California regulators recommended $94 million in refunds for Southern California utility customers for reduced operating costs at the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.                                   

UT Refinery Expansion Approved

November 20, 2013 11:28 am | by PAUL FOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Another Utah refinery has received approval for a major expansion in a heavily populated corridor struggling to achieve federal air-quality standards and a group pushing Utah to crack down harder on polluters says it will try to block the effort in court.

AZ Uranium Mining Halted

November 20, 2013 11:19 am | by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The only two uranium mines operating in Arizona and an associated mill in southern Utah are set to cease operations temporarily as prices for the ore decline.                                          

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