Energy

Renewables Dominate New U.S. Generating Capacity

Renewables Dominate New U.S. Generating Capacity

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 13, 2017 (ENS) – In 2016, for the second year in a row, the majority of new generating capacity installed in the United States came from renewable energy sources, according to the latest issue of the Federal...

 

U.S. To Review Oil-by-Rail Flammability Risk

U.S. To Review Oil-by-Rail Flammability Risk

  NEW YORK , New York, December 13, 2016 (ENS) – The federal government will take action on a petition by the state of New York seeking to close a loophole that currently allows highly flammable crude oil to be shipped by rail through...

 

U.S. Army Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Permit

U.S. Army Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Permit

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 4, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s assistant secretary...

 

Australia Invests in Both Big Solar and Big Coal

Australia Invests in Both Big Solar and Big Coal

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, December 4, 2016 (ENS) – To accelerate Australia’s rollout of big solar, the first funding agreement from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, ARENA, was signed Friday. The new agreement...

 

Hot Chernobyl Reactor Enclosed in New Safe Confinement

Hot Chernobyl Reactor Enclosed in New Safe Confinement

  KIEV, Ukraine, November 30, 2016 (ENS) – Thirty years after the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, the radioactive remains of the power plant’s destroyed No.4 reactor have been safely enclosed following one of the world’s most ambitious...

 

Army to Evict Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

Army to Evict Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

  CANNONBALL, North Dakota, November 28, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has sent a letter informing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe that on December 5, it will “close” all lands north of the Cannonball River,...

 

Police Crack Down on Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

Police Crack Down on Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

  MANDAN, North Dakota, November 20, 2016 (ENS) – North Dakota police and Morton County sheriffs are dealing tonight with what they are calling “an ongoing riot” in connection with the Dakota Access Pipeline. Authorities...

 

Open Data Initiative: Taiwan Power Crisis Avoidable

Open Data Initiative: Taiwan Power Crisis Avoidable

  By Shuchen Chang TAIPEI, Taiwan, October 31, 2016 (ENS) – Premier Lin Chuan’s June order to power up the mothballed No. 1 reactor at the Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei City was prompted by a power shortage that was deliberately...

 

141 Water Protectors Arrested at Dakota Pipeline Protest

141 Water Protectors Arrested at Dakota Pipeline Protest

  MANDAN, North Dakota, October 28, 2016 (ENS) – Law enforcement officials in riot gear arrested 141 people at a demonstration on private land against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, owned by Energy Transfer Crude Oil...

 

Fueling U.S. Truck Fleets Is Destroying the Amazon

Fueling U.S. Truck Fleets Is Destroying the Amazon

  OAKLAND, California, October 28, 2016 (ENS) – U.S. imports of crude oil from South America’s Amazon rainforest are driving the expansion of oil operations into some of the most pristine regions, devastating unique biodiversity...

 

Alabama Pipeline Leak Bypassed, Fuel to Flow Again

Alabama Pipeline Leak Bypassed, Fuel to Flow Again

  BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, September 20, 2016 (ENS) – Gasoline is expected to begin flowing again Wednesday through a temporary bypass on a damaged pipeline in Alabama owned by Colonial Pipeline, one of the country’s biggest pipeline...

 

Australia’s Rules for Giant Adani Coal Mine “Inadequate”

Australia’s Rules for Giant Adani Coal Mine “Inadequate”

  CANBERRA, Australia, September 12, 2016 (ENS) – The Adani Group is moving ahead with its A$16 billion Carmichael coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, despite a new report by conservation groups that finds the conditions...

 

Sioux Battle Dakota Access Pipeline in Court, on Site

Sioux Battle Dakota Access Pipeline in Court, on Site

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2016 (ENS) – A federal judge Tuesday declined to halt construction on a part of the Dakota Access oil pipeline route west of Lake Oahe that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has recently identified as sacred...

 

Fracking Near Peace River Dams Scares BC Hydro

Fracking Near Peace River Dams Scares BC Hydro

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, August 21, 2016 (ENS) – Senior BC Hydro executives have worried for years that earthquakes triggered by fracking operations in search of natural gas could damage its two big dams on the Peace...

 

World’s First: Solar Plane Circles the Earth

World’s First: Solar Plane Circles the Earth

  ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 26, 2016 (ENS) – The solar-powered electric plane Solar Impulse 2 made history just after midnight today by completing the first circumnavigation of the Earth powered only by energy from the...

 

Innovative Motor Fuel Chemist Wins Global Energy Prize

Innovative Motor Fuel Chemist Wins Global Energy Prize

  MOSCOW, Russia, July 22, 2016 (ENS) – Russian chemist Dr. Valentin Parmon has won the 2016 Global Energy Prize for his work with new generation catalysts for the production of diesel and other motor fuels, fuel production from plant...

 

Canadian Court Kills Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

Canadian Court Kills Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, July 1, 2016 (ENS) – Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal Thursday overturned the permits for Enbridge’s controversial Northern Gateway Pipelines project after the court found that the government...

 

TransCanada Asks $15 Billion for Keystone XL Rejection

TransCanada Asks $15 Billion for Keystone XL Rejection

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 28, 2016 (ENS) – This weekend, TransCanada moved forward with a lawsuit against the United States under the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, seeking US$15 billion in damages due to President Barack...

 

Texas Pipeline Indicted for California Beach Oil Spill

Texas Pipeline Indicted for California Beach Oil Spill

  SANTA BARBARA, California, May 17, 2016 (ENS) – Plains All-American Pipeline has been indicted by a grand jury on 46 criminal charges related to a May 2015 oil spill in Santa Barbara County. A Plains All-American Pipeline employee...

 

Coal Slide Pushes Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

Coal Slide Pushes Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

  ST. LOUIS, Missouri, April 13, 2016 (ENS) – The world’s largest private sector coal company, Peabody Energy, today filed for bankruptcy protection, citing “unprecedented” factors affecting the global coal industry. “Industry...

 
 
 
 

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