Energy

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...

 

Obama Motivates 300+ Commitments to Solar, Energy Efficiency

Obama Motivates 300+ Commitments to Solar, Energy Efficiency

  MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, May 9, 2014 (ENS) – “Climate change is real and we have to act now,” said President Barack Obama today, announcing hundreds of commitments and executive actions to advance solar deployment...

 

Underground Options Open for New Hampshire’s New Power Line

Underground Options Open for New Hampshire’s New Power Line

  By Martin Laine CONCORD, New Hampshire, May 5, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy has released a list of alternatives under consideration for the controversial Northern Pass transmission line project in New Hampshire. The...

 

44 Greenpeacers Arrested at Rotterdam Arctic Oil Protest

44 Greenpeacers Arrested at Rotterdam Arctic Oil Protest

  ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, May 1, 2014 (ENS) – Early this morning, 80 Greenpeace activists confronted the tanker carrying the first shipment of oil from the Russian Arctic. During the demonstration, the Greenpeace ship Rainbow...

 

Crude Oil Train Explodes in Lynchburg, Virginia

Crude Oil Train Explodes in Lynchburg, Virginia

  LYNCHBURG, Virginia, April 30, 2014 (ENS) – A CSX train carrying crude oil derailed in downtown Lynchburg today, bursting into flames and sending a column of dense black smoke high into the afternoon sky. Oil spilled into the James...

 

Russia Ships First Arctic Oil, Fortifies Oil Defenses

Russia Ships First Arctic Oil, Fortifies Oil Defenses

  MOSCOW, Russia, April 29, 2014 (ENS) – Riding on his pride in the first export of Russian Arctic oil earlier this month, President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that allows oil and gas corporations to establish private armed security...

 

BC Town Blocks All-Canada Pipeline as Keystone XL Delayed

BC Town Blocks All-Canada Pipeline as Keystone XL Delayed

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, April 28, 2014 (ENS) – As Alberta’s new Premier Dave Hancock met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa today, the two leaders agreed that they cannot push the controversial Keystone XL oil sands...

 

Boots and Moccasins March Against Keystone XL Pipeline

Boots and Moccasins March Against Keystone XL Pipeline

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 27, 2014 (ENS) – Once deadly enemies, cowboys and Native Americans have joined forces to do battle against a Canadian corporation that wants to build and operate a 1,179-mile long pipeline from the Alberta...

 

U.S. Not Ready for Oil Spill in Arctic Waters

U.S. Not Ready for Oil Spill in Arctic Waters

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2014 (ENS) – The warming climate is melting sea ice, opening U.S. Arctic waters to shipping and oil and gas development, but the National Research Council warned today that U.S. personnel, equipment, transportation,...

 

Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Delayed Indefinitely

Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Delayed Indefinitely

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – To consider 2.5 million public comments and a route tied up in legal battles, the U.S. State Department today extended the time allowed for agency consultations on the controversial Keystone...

 

Momentum Builds to Restore Wind Energy Tax Credit

Momentum Builds to Restore Wind Energy Tax Credit

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 14, 2014 (ENS) – Last year, the U.S. wind energy industry chalked up a record number of projects and generating capacity under construction. By year end, private corporations invested billions of dollars, and...

 

Keystone XL Pipeline Fight Heats Up as Decision Nears

Keystone XL Pipeline Fight Heats Up as Decision Nears

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 11, 2014 (ENS) – Two large national public health groups today wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry, joining a request for an in-depth human health study on the Keystone XL  pipeline before the President...

 

Activists Scale ExxonMobil Rig 25 Years After Exxon Valdez Spill

Activists Scale ExxonMobil Rig 25 Years After Exxon Valdez Spill

  ØLEN, Norway, March 24, 2014 (ENS) – Today, on the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, Greenpeace climbers mounted a protest in Norway against an ExxonMobil rig scheduled to drill in the Russian Arctic this...

 

Loss of Crimea Changes Ukraine’s Energy Picture: Robert Bensh

Loss of Crimea Changes Ukraine’s Energy Picture: Robert Bensh

  KIEV, Ukraine, March 21, 2014 – Energy and energy security expert Robert Bensh explains how Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula will shape the oil and gas industry in an exclusive interview with James Stafford...

 

Obama Backs Off Expensive, Risky MOX Nuclear Fuel Facility

Obama Backs Off Expensive, Risky MOX Nuclear Fuel Facility

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 7, 2014 (ENS) – President Barack Obama’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2015 withdraws federal funding for a long-delayed project to turn weapons-grade plutonium into fuel for nuclear reactors. The Mixed...