Energy

The New Oil Cartel Threatening OPEC

The New Oil Cartel Threatening OPEC

  By Irina Slav NEW DELHI, India, July 5, 2018 (ENS) – When reports emerged that India and China are in talks about forming an oil buyers’ club, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, was too busy with...

 

Nuclear Fusion Reactor in France 55 Percent Complete

Nuclear Fusion Reactor in France 55 Percent Complete

  SAINT PAUL-LEZ-DURANCE, France, July 3, 2018 (ENS) – There may be lingering disagreements among China, the European Union, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the United States, but there is one complex project these seven entities...

 

Canada Rescues Embattled Kinder Morgan Pipeline Project

Canada Rescues Embattled Kinder Morgan Pipeline Project

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 31, 2018 (ENS) – The Government of Canada has agreed to purchase the controversial Kinder Morgan Canada Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, TMEP, for...

 

World-First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Sets Sail

World-First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Sets Sail

  ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, April 30, 2018 (ENS) – The world’s only floating nuclear power unit, the Academik Lomonosov, Saturday left St. Petersburg, where it has been under construction since 2009, and headed to its base in...

 

Giant New Solar Array Powers L.A. Convention Center

Giant New Solar Array Powers L.A. Convention Center

  LOS ANGELES, California, April 11, 2018 (ENS) – The Los Angeles Convention Center, managed by AEG Facilities, has plugged in its new 2.21 megawatt solar array, making the City of Los Angeles number one for the most installed solar...

 

Building The World’s Largest Solar Project

Building The World’s Largest Solar Project

  NEW YORK, New York, March 28, 2018 (ENS) – Saudi Arabia wants to pour US$200 billion into solar to build the world’s largest solar project. The Saudi sovereign wealth fund and SoftBank Group Corp. of Japan jointly announced...

 

Pipeline Fight Reaches Canada’s Highest Court

Pipeline Fight Reaches Canada’s Highest Court

  BURNABY, British Columbia, Canada, March 27, 2108 (ENS) – The City of Burnaby is taking its battle with Texas-based energy giant Kinder Morgan to the Supreme Court of Canada in an apparent attempt to halt a pipeline expansion that...

 

Trump Opens U.S. Outer Continental Shelf to Drilling

Trump Opens U.S. Outer Continental Shelf to Drilling

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 4, 2018 (ENS) – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today infuriated environmentalists by proposing to make over 90 percent of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf’s total acreage and more than 98...

 

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...

 
 
 
 

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