Scientists have scoured cow rumens and termite guts for microbes that can efficiently break down plant cell walls for the production of next-generation biofuels, but some of the best microbial candidates actually may reside in the human lower intestine, researchers report.
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An energy company is seeking federal approval for a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts that has already garnered significant local opposition.
A U.S. senator said he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program.
The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced today.
Duke Energy plans to invest $500 million in solar power to meet North Carolina's requirement that more of its electricity come from renewable energy.
Sponsors of a proposed railroad that would open Montana's huge coal reserves to new mining must turn over documents about the project's economics to a conservation group that's opposed to the line, according to a Wednesday decision by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board.
A state commission has approved a plan to allow an extra $3.5 million for Westar Energy for upgrades to a coal plant.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can't force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state's legal challenge to federal regulations plays out in court, an appeals court panel ruled Tuesday.
Chesapeake Energy has been ordered to stand trial in a racketeering case that accuses it of leasing land to thwart competitors and then canceling the deals when the competition ended.
Duke Energy has entered into a $1.2 billion agreement with ElectriCities to buy back minority stakes in several North Carolina power plants.
Plans by New England officials to expand natural gas have drawn fights in the past year among energy companies, environmentalists and local and state officials. Now, a lawyer who represents a pipeline company, manufacturers and two organized labor groups is accusing environmental advocates of abandoning their early support for cleaner energy and trying to block pipeline projects.
A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped 2 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.46, bringing the decline to 25 cents over the last 11 weeks.
The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands to gain $950 million to spend any way it wants.
Plans for a $5 billion Tesla automobile battery plant upstaged an announcement Thursday that a northern Nevada biofuel production plant would receive a federal loan guarantee for a little under 40 percent of its $266 million cost.
Richard Quest and Chris Faulkner CEO of Breitling Energy discuss energy independence in the U.S. and a possible solution.
The opening of one of the nation's first commercial size cellulosic ethanol plants is drawing royalty along with top federal and state officials to Emmetsburg.
Pembina Pipeline Corp. is buying the Vantage pipeline system and Mistral Midstream Inc.'s interest in the Saskatchewan ethane extraction plant for $650 million.
Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners have proposed building a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project by UTZ Certified has proven that is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills.
An energy company has resumed production at an ethanol plant in Indiana along the Ohio River that was shut down more than two years ago by its previous owner.
The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline was $3.45/gallon (gal) this past Monday, the lowest price on the Monday before Labor Day since 2010.
A Pennsylvania company that makes parts for power generation equipment is opening a new plant in Summerville, investing almost $8 million and creating 45 jobs.
There’s an old saying in the biofuels industry: “You can make anything from lignin except money.” But now, a new study may pave the way to challenging that adage.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comment on a proposed permit for a northwestern New Mexico power plant.
General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells.
When Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Biomass Steam Plant opened in 2012, it was supposed to save the lab money while also cutting pollution. But the plant had to be shut down after just a year and a half when a systems check found that some parts were already failing.
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