Energy

On-Grid Solar Power Comes to Afghanistan

On-Grid Solar Power Comes to Afghanistan

  KABUL, Afghanistan, November 26, 2017 (ENS) – With about 300 sunny days every year, Afghanistan is well situated for solar power, and soon the country will be generating electricity with its first industrial-scale solar photovoltaic...

 

Keystone Pipeline Spill Complicates Nebraska Ruling

Keystone Pipeline Spill Complicates Nebraska Ruling

  PIERRE, South Dakota, November 17, 2017 (ENS) – TransCanada has shut down its Keystone pipeline after it sprang a leak early Thursday near the small community of Amherst in Marshall County, South Dakota. The pipeline carrying crude...

 

The $10 Trillion Resource North Korea Can’t Tap

The $10 Trillion Resource North Korea Can’t Tap

  By Nick Cunningham LONDON, UK, November 2, 2017 (ENS) – North Korea may not have proven petroleum reserves, but it’s estimated that the secluded belligerent nation sits on reserves of more than 200 minerals, including rare...

 

One Deep Sea Wind Farm Could Power Entire World

One Deep Sea Wind Farm Could Power Entire World

  STANFORD, California, November 1, 2017 (ENS) – The whole world could be powered by one deep-sea wind farm stretching across the North Atlantic Ocean, finds new research from doctors Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie...

 

Obama’s Clean Power Plan on Trump Chopping Block

Obama’s Clean Power Plan on Trump Chopping Block

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 12, 2017 (ENS) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is proposing to repeal the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electrical power...

 

Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Enviros for Terrorism

Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Enviros for Terrorism

  BISMARK, North Dakota, August 22, 2017 (ENS) – The owner of the Dakota Access oil pipeline today sued environmental groups, accusing them of inciting terrorism, fraud, racketeering and defamation in the course of their opposition...

 

Judge: Dakota Access Pipeline Permit Legally Flawed

Judge: Dakota Access Pipeline Permit Legally Flawed

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2017 (ENS) – A federal judge has ruled that the environmental review of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, DAPL, is insufficient and must be reconsidered. The ruling is being hailed as a major victory...

 

Pew Poll: Federal Regs Needed to Support Renewables

Pew Poll: Federal Regs Needed to Support Renewables

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 18, 2017 (ENS) – A new public opinion poll finds that the majority of Americans support government regulations as the best way to encourage use of renewable energy, while a minority believes the private marketplace...

 

Obama-era Methane Waste Rule Withstands Senate Attack

Obama-era Methane Waste Rule Withstands Senate Attack

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 11, 2017 (ENS) – By a two-vote margin, the U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to uphold an Obama-era regulation to control the the venting and flaring of the potent greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas wells on public...

 

13 Chase Banks Shut, 26 Arrested in Pipeline Protest

13 Chase Banks Shut, 26 Arrested in Pipeline Protest

  SEATTLE, Washington, May 8, 2017 (ENS) – Twenty-six activists were arrested today as local indigenous leaders and Seattle climate activists disrupted business at 13 Chase Bank branches across Seattle in a major escalation in their...

 

Trump Opens Offshore Continental Shelf to Oil Drilling

Trump Opens Offshore Continental Shelf to Oil Drilling

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 28, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump today signed an executive order that directs the U.S. Department of the Interior to study new oil and natural gas drilling off the coast of California, the Atlantic states,...

 

World Adds Record Renewables at Record Low Prices

World Adds Record Renewables at Record Low Prices

  FRANKFURT, Germany, April 7, 2017 (ENS) – The world added record levels of renewable energy generating capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 percent lower than the previous year, finds new research reported in the latest issue...

 

Enviros, Tribes Sue to Block Keystone XL Pipeline

Enviros, Tribes Sue to Block Keystone XL Pipeline

  GREAT FALLS, Montana, March 30, 2017 (ENS) – Six environmental groups today sued the Trump Administration for what they allege is “illegally approving a cross-border permit” for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone...

 

Trump Administration Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

Trump Administration Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 24, 2017 (ENS) – The Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs has issued a Presidential permit to TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, authorizing the Canadian company to construct, connect, operate, and maintain...

 

Tesla Powers Kauai With Solar Energy After Sunset

Tesla Powers Kauai With Solar Energy After Sunset

  LIHUE, Kauai, Hawaii, March 23, 2017 (ENS) – Hawaii’s first utility-scale solar farm that stores solar energy in giant battery packs and delivers it to homes after sunset has opened on the island of Kauai. The solar power...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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