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India Generates Enthusiasm for Financing Renewables

India Generates Enthusiasm for Financing Renewables

  NEW DELHI, India, February 18, 2015 (ENS) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a conference of investors in renewable energy from India and across the world that his government is emphasizing renewables to light the homes of millions...

 

Fireballs Erupt as CSX Oil Train Derails in West Virginia

Fireballs Erupt as CSX Oil Train Derails in West Virginia

  CHARLESTON, West Virginia, February 16, 2015 (ENS) – Balls of fire blasted into the sky and at least one railcar landed in the Kanawha River this afternoon as a CSX freight train carrying oil derailed near the town of Mount Carbon,...

 

Fiery Oil Train Crash Lights Up Frozen Ontario Woods

Fiery Oil Train Crash Lights Up Frozen Ontario Woods

  TIMMINS, Ontario, Canada, February 16, 2015 (ENS) – A CN Rail freight train hauling 100 tank cars of crude oil derailed and caught fire in a remote area of northern Ontario over the weekend, the latest in a string of fiery incidents...

 

Arctic Oil On Life Support

Arctic Oil On Life Support

By Nick Cunningham WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2015 (ENS) – Oil companies have eyed the Arctic for years. With an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil lying north of the Arctic Circle, the circumpolar north is one of the last parts of the...

 

Obama’s Energy Dept. Invests $59 Million in Solar Innovation

Obama’s Energy Dept. Invests $59 Million in Solar Innovation

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2015 (ENS) – As more communities look to solar energy as a source of clean, renewable electricity, the Obama Administration is investing more than $59 million in solar energy innovation, Energy Secretary...

 

U.S. Senate Votes to Force Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

U.S. Senate Votes to Force Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2015 (ENS) – The new Republican-controlled Senate today voted for the first time to force U.S. approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Proposed by TransCanada, the pipeline would...

 

Obama’s Proposed Methane Emissions Cuts Ignore Existing Sources

Obama’s Proposed Methane Emissions Cuts Ignore Existing Sources

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2015 (ENS) – The Obama Administration today announced a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025, and a set of actions to put the United States...

 

Nebraska Court Upholds Keystone XL Pipeline Route

Nebraska Court Upholds Keystone XL Pipeline Route

  LINCOLN, Nebraska, January 9, 2015 (ENS) – TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline now has a legal route through Nebraska that would take the controversial pipeline through the sensitive Sand Hills region and...

 

China, Russia, US, Middle East Urged: Leave Fuels Underground

China, Russia, US, Middle East Urged: Leave Fuels Underground

  LONDON, UK, January 9, 2015 (ENS) – A third of the world’s oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80 percent of all coal reserves should remain in the ground and not be burned before 2050 if global warming is to stay...

 

New York State to Ban Fracking: ‘Reckless to Proceed’

New York State to Ban Fracking: ‘Reckless to Proceed’

  ALBANY, New York, December 18, 2014 (ENS) – As of early next year, New York State will be permanently off-limits to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for oil and gas. The decision follows the release Wednesday of a long-awaited...

 

Obama Bars Oil Industry From Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Obama Bars Oil Industry From Alaska’s Bristol Bay

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 16, 2014 (ENS) – President Barack Obama today designated the waters of Bristol Bay as off limits to oil and gas leasing for exploration, development or production. This action safeguards one of the nation’s...

 

RCMP Arrest Protesters at Kinder Morgan Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion

RCMP Arrest Protesters at Kinder Morgan Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion

  BURNABY, British Columbia, Canada, November 23, 2014 (ENS) – An 11-year-old girl was among those arrested Sunday as a crowd protested survey work by the Texas-based Kinder Morgan company for a tar sands pipeline expansion through...

 

Senate Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline Bill By One Vote

Senate Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline Bill By One Vote

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2014 (ENS) – A measure to force approval of the Keystone tar sands pipeline was defeated in the U.S. Senate today by a vote of 59-41. Sixty votes were needed for passage of the bill. All the Republican...

 

EU Funds Sustainable Energy: First in Africa, Next, the World

EU Funds Sustainable Energy: First in Africa, Next, the World

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 22, 2014 (ENS) – European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will tomorrow co-sign joint declarations in New York to reinforce energy cooperation with five African countries: Cabo Verde, Côte...

 

Dutch King to Attend Iowa Cellulosic Ethanol Refinery Opening

Dutch King to Attend Iowa Cellulosic Ethanol Refinery Opening

  EMMETSBURG, Iowa, August 21, 2014 (ENS) – His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, has announced that he plans to attend the opening of an Iowa cellulosic ethanol plant co-owned by a Dutch company. The POET-DSM Advanced...

 

Greenpeace Ship Freed by Russia Sails Into Amsterdam

Greenpeace Ship Freed by Russia Sails Into Amsterdam

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, August 11, 2014 (ENS) – The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise sailed back into Dutch territorial waters Saturday after more than 300 days in Russian custody. It had been nearly a year, to the day,...

 

Massachusetts Landowners Block Pipeline Surveyors

Massachusetts Landowners Block Pipeline Surveyors

  By Martin Laine BOSTON, Massachusetts, August 3, 2014 (ENS) – The proposed extension of a natural gas pipeline that would run the length of Massachusetts is meeting stiff resistance from a broad coalition of residents, local governments,...

 

Tar Sands Protesters Confront Eastern Governors, Premiers

Tar Sands Protesters Confront Eastern Governors, Premiers

  BRETTON WOODS, New Hampshire, July 15, 2014 (ENS) – More than 100 people rallied Sunday outside the annual meeting of the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers in Bretton Woods to call on the region’s...

 

New EPA Rule Cracks Down on Oil Refinery Air Pollution

New EPA Rule Cracks Down on Oil Refinery Air Pollution

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 15, 2014 (ENS) – To protect neighborhoods located near oil refineries, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to update the air pollution standards for refineries – standards that environmental...

 

Thousands of Canadians Protest Pipelines, Tankers, Tar Sands

Thousands of Canadians Protest Pipelines, Tankers, Tar Sands

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 11, 2014 (ENS) – A Vancouver beach was crowded Saturday with more than 1,000 demonstrators opposed to the Enbridge’s controversial C$6.5 billion Northern Gateway oil pipeline. Held at Sunset...

 
 
 
 
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