The bright yellow fields of oilseed rape are a familiar sight at this time of year, but for scientists what lies beneath is just as exciting. Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking at how to turn straw from oilseed rape into biofuel.
According to a new poll conducted on behalf of the National Mining Association, more than 75% of Americans are concerned that new EPA regulations - specifically geared toward coal power plants - will lead to higher electricity prices on the consumer end.
Chinese prosecutors say they are investigating two high officials at the National Energy Administration on suspicion of taking bribes.
Just as ethanol producers have been seeing the industry's most profitable months ever, the federal government is considering whether to lower the amount of the corn-based fuel that must be blended into gasoline.
Indiana regulators have approved Indianapolis Power & Light Co.'s nearly $670 million plan to upgrade two of its power plants as part of a push to meet tougher environmental regulations.
As much as I’m fascinated by the mechanics of the wind turbines, I recognize that some people find them hideous or loud, and, in fact, do not want to live near a giant fan. However, wind needs to be considered as an alternative source of energy. If there are complaints about the design or noise of traditional wind turbines, why not redesign them?
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.
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.
An idle biodiesel plant in southeast Nebraska will soon be renovated and resume producing fuel near Beatrice.
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 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.
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.
City of Bryan spokeswoman Mary Lynne Stratta said Wednesday that one worker remains hospitalized following the fire at a Bryan Texas Utilities plant.
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.
A partner in a revived ethanol plant in Hopewell plans to begin grinding corn for the operation this month.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.