Energy

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...

 

Army to Evict Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

Army to Evict Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

  CANNONBALL, North Dakota, November 28, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has sent a letter informing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe that on December 5, it will “close” all lands north of the Cannonball River,...

 

Police Crack Down on Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

Police Crack Down on Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

  MANDAN, North Dakota, November 20, 2016 (ENS) – North Dakota police and Morton County sheriffs are dealing tonight with what they are calling “an ongoing riot” in connection with the Dakota Access Pipeline. Authorities...

 

Open Data Initiative: Taiwan Power Crisis Avoidable

Open Data Initiative: Taiwan Power Crisis Avoidable

  By Shuchen Chang TAIPEI, Taiwan, October 31, 2016 (ENS) – Premier Lin Chuan’s June order to power up the mothballed No. 1 reactor at the Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei City was prompted by a power shortage that was deliberately...

 

141 Water Protectors Arrested at Dakota Pipeline Protest

141 Water Protectors Arrested at Dakota Pipeline Protest

  MANDAN, North Dakota, October 28, 2016 (ENS) – Law enforcement officials in riot gear arrested 141 people at a demonstration on private land against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, owned by Energy Transfer Crude Oil...

 

Fueling U.S. Truck Fleets Is Destroying the Amazon

Fueling U.S. Truck Fleets Is Destroying the Amazon

  OAKLAND, California, October 28, 2016 (ENS) – U.S. imports of crude oil from South America’s Amazon rainforest are driving the expansion of oil operations into some of the most pristine regions, devastating unique biodiversity...

 

Alabama Pipeline Leak Bypassed, Fuel to Flow Again

Alabama Pipeline Leak Bypassed, Fuel to Flow Again

  BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, September 20, 2016 (ENS) – Gasoline is expected to begin flowing again Wednesday through a temporary bypass on a damaged pipeline in Alabama owned by Colonial Pipeline, one of the country’s biggest pipeline...

 

Australia’s Rules for Giant Adani Coal Mine “Inadequate”

Australia’s Rules for Giant Adani Coal Mine “Inadequate”

  CANBERRA, Australia, September 12, 2016 (ENS) – The Adani Group is moving ahead with its A$16 billion Carmichael coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, despite a new report by conservation groups that finds the conditions...

 

Sioux Battle Dakota Access Pipeline in Court, on Site

Sioux Battle Dakota Access Pipeline in Court, on Site

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2016 (ENS) – A federal judge Tuesday declined to halt construction on a part of the Dakota Access oil pipeline route west of Lake Oahe that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has recently identified as sacred...

 

Fracking Near Peace River Dams Scares BC Hydro

Fracking Near Peace River Dams Scares BC Hydro

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, August 21, 2016 (ENS) – Senior BC Hydro executives have worried for years that earthquakes triggered by fracking operations in search of natural gas could damage its two big dams on the Peace...

 

World’s First: Solar Plane Circles the Earth

World’s First: Solar Plane Circles the Earth

  ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 26, 2016 (ENS) – The solar-powered electric plane Solar Impulse 2 made history just after midnight today by completing the first circumnavigation of the Earth powered only by energy from the...

 

Innovative Motor Fuel Chemist Wins Global Energy Prize

Innovative Motor Fuel Chemist Wins Global Energy Prize

  MOSCOW, Russia, July 22, 2016 (ENS) – Russian chemist Dr. Valentin Parmon has won the 2016 Global Energy Prize for his work with new generation catalysts for the production of diesel and other motor fuels, fuel production from plant...

 

Canadian Court Kills Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

Canadian Court Kills Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, July 1, 2016 (ENS) – Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal Thursday overturned the permits for Enbridge’s controversial Northern Gateway Pipelines project after the court found that the government...

 

TransCanada Asks $15 Billion for Keystone XL Rejection

TransCanada Asks $15 Billion for Keystone XL Rejection

  WASHINGTON, DC, June 28, 2016 (ENS) – This weekend, TransCanada moved forward with a lawsuit against the United States under the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, seeking US$15 billion in damages due to President Barack...

 

Texas Pipeline Indicted for California Beach Oil Spill

Texas Pipeline Indicted for California Beach Oil Spill

  SANTA BARBARA, California, May 17, 2016 (ENS) – Plains All-American Pipeline has been indicted by a grand jury on 46 criminal charges related to a May 2015 oil spill in Santa Barbara County. A Plains All-American Pipeline employee...

 

Coal Slide Pushes Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

Coal Slide Pushes Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

  ST. LOUIS, Missouri, April 13, 2016 (ENS) – The world’s largest private sector coal company, Peabody Energy, today filed for bankruptcy protection, citing “unprecedented” factors affecting the global coal industry. “Industry...

 

Obama Halts Atlantic Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing

Obama Halts Atlantic Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 17, 2016 (ENS) – The Obama Administration is withdrawing the middle and southern Atlantic seaboard from its next five-year offshore oil and gas leasing plan after objections from the Pentagon and from coastal...

 

Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Permanently Sealed

Aliso Canyon Gas Leak Permanently Sealed

  LOS ANGELES, California, February 22, 2016 (ENS) – A gas well that had been leaking methane at the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon storage facility for nearly four months has been permanently sealed and taken...

 

17 U.S. Governors Sign New Energy Accord

17 U.S. Governors Sign New Energy Accord

  SACRAMENTO, California, February 16, 2016 (ENS) – A bipartisan group of 17 governors today signed the Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future – a joint commitment to pursuing modern electric grids, as well as cleaner...

 

Queensland Premier Sets Fund for Biofuels Development

Queensland Premier Sets Fund for Biofuels Development

  BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia, February 15, 2016 (ENS) – A Biofutures Industry Development Fund, intended to help first-movers in biofuels and the bioeconomy bridge the dreaded early stage funding gap that stands between them...

 
 
 
 

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