Energy

Obama Halts Coal Leases on U.S. Public Lands

Obama Halts Coal Leases on U.S. Public Lands

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 15, 2016 (ENS) – No new coal leases will be issued on public lands while the Obama Administration conducts a comprehensive review of the federal coal program to identify and evaluate potential reforms, Interior...

 

India’s on a Mission to Convert Street Lights to LEDs

India’s on a Mission to Convert Street Lights to LEDs

  MUMBAI, India, January 11, 2016 (ENS) – India’s central government plans to switch all street lights across the country to energy-efficient LED bulbs by the end of 2018, saving US$6 billion a year, says Piyush Goyal, the Union...

 

COP21: Global Green Bank Network Debuts in Paris

COP21: Global Green Bank Network Debuts in Paris

  PARIS, France, December 7, 2015 (ENS) – Six green banks and two nonprofit groups today announced they are establishing a Green Bank Network to bring billions of dollars in new investments to support renewable energy and energy efficiency...

 

India Launches International Solar Alliance at COP21

India Launches International Solar Alliance at COP21

  PARIS, France, November 30, 2015 (ENS) – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the newly formed International Solar Alliance at the opening day of the COP21 climate talks in Paris, inviting 120 countries with...

 

Alberta Limits Tar Sands Emissions, Sets Carbon Price

Alberta Limits Tar Sands Emissions, Sets Carbon Price

  EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, November 23, 2015 (ENS) – Alberta’s new Climate Leadership Plan puts a price on carbon pollution for everyone, sets emissions limits for the oil sands industry and accelerates the transition from...

 

UK Proposes Replacing Coal-Fired Power Plants With Gas

UK Proposes Replacing Coal-Fired Power Plants With Gas

  LONDON, UK, November 18, 2015 (ENS) – The British government today proposed to close all coal-fired power stations by the year 2025 and switch the nation’s power generating fuels to natural gas and nuclear. Now, when the planetary...

 

Canada’s Trudeau Orders Tanker Ban on B.C. North Coast

Canada’s Trudeau Orders Tanker Ban on B.C. North Coast

  OTTAWA, Canada, November 13, 2015 (ENS) – Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today instructed his incoming cabinet members to work together to “formalize a moratorium on crude oil tanker traffic on British Columbia’s...

 

Obama Kills Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Obama Kills Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 6, 2015 (ENS) – TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is dead, at least for the remainder of President Barack Obama’s term in office. Today, after six years of research and protest demonstrations,...

 

TransCanada Blinks on Keystone XL Pipeline Proposal

TransCanada Blinks on Keystone XL Pipeline Proposal

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 3, 2015 (ENS) – TransCanada Corporation requested Monday that the U.S. State Department “pause in its review” of the Presidential Permit application for the Keystone XL pipeline.” In a...

 

Hurricane-Resistant House Wins Solar Decathlon

Hurricane-Resistant House Wins Solar Decathlon

  IRVINE, California, October 20, 2015 (ENS) – The team from Stevens Institute of Technology of Hoboken, New Jersey – inspired by Hurricane Sandy to design and create a net-zero home resilient enough to withstand hurricane-force...

 

Obama Cancels Arctic Oil Leases After Shell Pull-out

Obama Cancels Arctic Oil Leases After Shell Pull-out

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 18, 2015 (ENS) – “In light of current market conditions and low industry interest,” the U.S. Department of the Interior says it will cancel the two potential Arctic offshore lease sales scheduled...

 

Chinese and U.S. Governors Sign Clean Energy Pact

Chinese and U.S. Governors Sign Clean Energy Pact

  SEATTLE, Washington, September 23, 2015 (ENS) – In a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a bipartisan group of five U.S. governors Tuesday signed an accord with six Chinese governors to promote clean energy technology and...

 

Clinton Opposes Keystone XL Pipeline On Climate Fears

Clinton Opposes Keystone XL Pipeline On Climate Fears

  DES MOINES, Iowa, September 22, 2015 (ENS) – Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton today told a town hall meeting that she opposes the TransCanada Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. Addressing a crowd at Moulton Elementary...

 

Obama Champions Renewables at Clean Energy Summit

Obama Champions Renewables at Clean Energy Summit

  LAS VEGAS, Nevada, August 24, 2015 (ENS) – Banners and screens reading “National Clean Energy Summit 8.0 – Powering Progress” decorated the packed ballroom at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center in Las Vegas...

 

Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Slashed by U.S. EPA

Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Slashed by U.S. EPA

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 19, 2105 (ENS) – New standards to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas methane, volatile organic compounds and air toxics from the oil and gas industry were issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

 

EPA Sets First CO2 Standards for Existing Power Plants

EPA Sets First CO2 Standards for Existing Power Plants

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2015 (ENS) – Today at the White House, President Barack Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will release the administration’s final plan to combat climate change by limiting greenhouse gas emissions...

 

Former Exxon President On Mission to Clean Up Oil Sands

Former Exxon President On Mission to Clean Up Oil Sands

  By James Stafford TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, August 1, 2015 (ENS) – Canada has given oil sands a dirty reputation, but a breakthrough, commercially viable technology has caught the eye of a former Exxon Mobil president who is putting...

 

Shell Icebreaker Eludes Protesters, Leaves Portland

Shell Icebreaker Eludes Protesters, Leaves Portland

  PORTLAND, Oregon, July 30, 2015 (ENS) – Greenpeace activists who rappelled from the St. John’s Bridge in Portland and hung there overnight, today blocked Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling support icebreaker, the MSV Fennica, as...

 

San Francisco Plans World’s Largest H2 Fueling Station

San Francisco Plans World’s Largest H2 Fueling Station

  LIVERMORE, California, July 27, 2015 (ENS) – The world’s largest hydrogen fueling station is in the works for San Francisco. Plans call for it to serve fuel cell electric cars, buses and fleet vehicles in addition to a high-speed...

 

Obama Powers Up Solar Access for Low-Income Communities

Obama Powers Up Solar Access for Low-Income Communities

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 8, 2015 (ENS) – A new initiative to increase access to solar energy for all Americans, especially low-income and moderate-income communities, while expanding opportunities to join the solar workforce, was announced...

 
 
 
 

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