Energy

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...

 

Hundreds Arrested Protesting Keystone XL at The White House

Hundreds Arrested Protesting  Keystone XL at The White House

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 2, 2014 (ENS) – Police arrested more than 370 young people who tied themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. Called XL Dissent, the protest was...

 

State Dept. Review Clears Keystone XL Environmental Contractor

State Dept. Review Clears Keystone XL Environmental Contractor

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2014 (ENS) – The State Department Office of Inspector General has cleared the contractor that prepared the most recent environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline of allegations that the...

 

Duke Raked Over the Coals for 35 Million Gallon Ash Spill

Duke Raked Over the Coals for 35 Million Gallon Ash Spill

  WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, February 26, 2014 (ENS) – An estimated 35 million gallons of arsenic-contaminated water and ash has spilled into the Dan River since February 2, when a stormwater pipe broke beneath an unlined coal...

 

Nebraska Judge Voids Governor’s Right to Set Keystone XL Route

Nebraska Judge Voids Governor’s Right to Set Keystone XL Route

  LINCOLN, Nebraska, February 21, 2014 (ENS) – A Nebraska judge on Wednesday declared unconstitutional a state law that had allowed Governor Dave Heineman to approve the route the Keystone XL pipeline would take through Nebraska. Pipeline...

 

Vultures Threatened by Lesotho’s First Wind Farm

Vultures Threatened by Lesotho’s First Wind Farm

  MASERU, Lesotho, February 4, 204 (ENS) – A controversial wind farm proposed for Lesotho’s Maluti-Drakensberg region has received the green light from the Lesotho government. But BirdLife South Africa and its conservation partners...

 

State Dept. Admits Keystone XL Pipeline Climate Impact

State Dept. Admits Keystone XL Pipeline Climate Impact

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 31, 2014 (ENS) – In its final environmental review of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the U.S. State Department today acknowledges for the first time that the pipeline could “significantly...

 

Citizens With Cameras to Monitor TransCanada’s New Pipeline

Citizens With Cameras to Monitor TransCanada’s New Pipeline

  HOUSTON, Texas, January 22, 2014 (ENS) – Today, Texas residents picked up their cameras as the Canadian company TransCanada started operations on its new $2.3 billion pipeline carrying tar sands crude oil from Cushing, Oklahoma...

 

Enviros Sue Canada Over Species at Risk of Enbridge Pipeline

Enviros Sue Canada Over Species at Risk of Enbridge Pipeline

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, January 8, 2014 (ENS) – Five environmental groups are taking the Government of Canada to court today claiming that it has failed to meet its legal responsibilities under the Species at Risk Act...

 

Oil Cars Ablaze in New Brunswick Train Derailment

Oil Cars Ablaze in New Brunswick Train Derailment

  PLASTER ROCK, New Brunswick, Canada, January 8, 2014 (ENS) – A Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil and propane is still burning after it derailed and broke into flames Tuesday evening near a village in northwestern...

 

Unwanted Greenhouse Gas Could Boost Geothermal Power Output

Unwanted Greenhouse Gas Could Boost Geothermal Power Output

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, December 27, 2013 (ENS) – Researchers are developing a new kind of geothermal power plant that will lock away unwanted carbon dioxide, CO2, underground – and use the greenhouse gas in liquid form as...

 

Canadian Panel Approves Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

Canadian Panel Approves Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, December 20, 2013 (ENS) – The Joint Review Panel for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project today recommended that the federal government approve the multi-billion dollar pipeline, subject...

 

Russia Grants Amnesty to Greenpeacers, Gazprom Arctic Oil Flows

Russia Grants Amnesty to Greenpeacers, Gazprom Arctic Oil Flows

  MOSCOW, Russia, December 20, 2013 (ENS) – The Russian parliament has formally adopted an amnesty measure that will end legal proceedings against the Greenpeace Arctic 30. The Russian lawmakers Wednesday voted for an amendment that...

 

Armenia’s Greens Take On Hydro Schemes

Armenia’s Greens Take On Hydro Schemes

  By Gayane Mkrtchyan YEREVAN, Armenia, December 19, 2013 (ENS) – Environmentalists in Armenia say a strategy of building multiple hydroelectric stations to harness the country’s rivers is storing up problems for the future. Armenia...

 

Ontario Premier’s Bill Bans Coal-Fired Power in the Province

Ontario Premier’s Bill Bans Coal-Fired Power in the Province

  TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, November 22, 2013 (ENS) – Ontario is going coal-free. The largest coal-burning power plant in North America, Nanticoke Generating Station on the north shore of Lake Erie, will stop burning coal this year,...

 

Update: Some Greenpeacers Granted Bail in Arctic 30 Case

Update: Some Greenpeacers Granted Bail in Arctic 30 Case

  AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, November 20, 2013 (ENS) – Fourteen of the 30 Greenpeacers who demonstrated against Russian plans to drill for oil in the Arctic now have been granted bail – three on Monday, nine on Tuesday, and...