Energy

Polluting Michigan Power Plants to Close December 2022

Polluting Michigan Power Plants to Close December 2022

  DETROIT, Michigan, May 27, 2020 (ENS) – DTE Energy has agreed to a date certain to close three polluting coal-fired power plans and the company will invest $7.5 million dollars to support environmental and sustainable improvements...

 

Oxford University Will End Fossil Fuel Investments

Oxford University Will End Fossil Fuel Investments

  OXFORD, England, May 12, 2020 (ENS) – Oxford University has announced its new plan to divest formally from the fossil fuel industry. The oldest university in the English-speaking world, teaching for nearly 1,000 years, Oxford has...

 

Pandemic Shock to Energy Industry Greatest in 70 Years

Pandemic Shock to Energy Industry Greatest in 70 Years

  PARIS, France, May 4, 2020 (ENS) – The global COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the global economy, forcing large parts of the world into confinement and “creating the largest shock to the global energy system in more...

 

Canada Gas Pipeline Protests Yield Rail Shutdown, Arrests

Canada Gas Pipeline Protests Yield Rail Shutdown, Arrests

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, February 14, 2020 (ENS) – Forty indigenous land and water protectors and non-indigenous activists were arrested in British Columbia and across Canada on Monday, while they were protesting a multibillion-dollar...

 

Rare Earth Elements Focus of U.S.-Australia Agreement

Rare Earth Elements Focus of U.S.-Australia Agreement

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2019 (ENS) – Officials from the United States and Australia today signed a memorandum of understanding pledging cooperation to secure a steady supply of the energy mineral resources essential for meeting...

 

Science in Action: Arctic Residents Embrace Renewables

Science in Action: Arctic Residents Embrace Renewables

  HANOVER, New Hampshire, November 12, 2019 (ENS) – Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College has accepted an invitation to partner with Qaanaaq, an Arctic hunting and fishing community in northwestern Greenland, as the residents...

 

Utilities Ask Court to Reinstate Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Utilities Ask Court to Reinstate Obama’s Clean Power Plan

  NEW YORK, New York, September 16, 2019 (ENS) – A coalition of public and private electric utilities have filed a petition in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s...

 

Comparing America’s Most Energy-Efficient Cities

Comparing America’s Most Energy-Efficient Cities

  WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2019 (ENS) – Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Washington, DC top the latest energy-efficiency scorecard from the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), which...

 

Trudeau Greenlights Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Trudeau Greenlights Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, June 18, 2019 (ENS) – Canada’s federal cabinet has approved the twinning of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline that will carry diluted bitumen from the oil sands near Edmonton, Alberta to Burnaby,...

 

Governments Cue Hydrogen for Global Clean Energy Role

Governments Cue Hydrogen for Global Clean Energy Role

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, June 1, 2019 (ENS) – Hydrogen is on the move. At the Clean Energy Ministerial meeting Friday in Vancouver, governments announced a new international hydrogen partnership under the leadership...

 

Indigenous Pipeline Protest Disrupts Trudeau Fundraiser

Indigenous Pipeline Protest Disrupts Trudeau Fundraiser

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, May 22, 2019 (ENS) – An Indigenous leader demanding that cancellation of the Trans Mountain pipeline interrupted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his speech today at a Liberal fundraiser...

 

Oregon Governor Signs Offshore Drilling Ban into Law

Oregon Governor Signs Offshore Drilling Ban into Law

  SALEM, Oregon, March 27, 2019 (ENS) – Oregon Governor Kate Brown, a Democrat, today signed a bill into law that creates a new line of defense against offshore oil and gas drilling that could undermine the coast’s thriving tourism,...

 

ExxonMobil Fined $616,000 for Fire That Killed Two

ExxonMobil Fined $616,000 for Fire That Killed Two

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 6, 2019 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency have settled with ExxonMobil Oil Corporation to resolve federal Clean Air Act claims arising from a 2013 fire at the company’s...

 

EU Invests €10 Billion in Lowering Carbon Dioxide

EU Invests €10 Billion in Lowering Carbon Dioxide

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, February 27, 2019 (ENS) – The European Commission Tuesday introduced The Innovation Fund, an investment program worth over €10 billion for low-carbon technologies in energy intensive industries. The program...

 

1,000+ Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

1,000+ Institutions Divest From Fossil Fuels

  KATOWICE, Poland, December 13, 2018 (ENS) – Over 1,000 institutions with managed investments worth US$$8 trillion have committed to divest from fossil fuel companies because they are driving the climate crisis. The announcement...

 

Federal Judge Bans Fracking Off California Coast

Federal Judge Bans Fracking Off California Coast

  LOS ANGELES, California, November 12, 2018 (ENS) – Conservation and Native American groups have won their fracking lawsuit against the Trump administration. A federal court has ordered the Trump administration to stop issuing permits...

 

Judge Blocks Trump’s Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

Judge Blocks Trump’s Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

  GREAT FALLS, Montana, November 9, 2018 (ENS) – A federal judge in Montana Thursday overturned the Trump Administration’s approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline and issued an injunction stopping all construction of the pipeline that...

 

Trump Plans to Export Fossil Fuels From Military Bases

Trump Plans to Export Fossil Fuels From Military Bases

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 19, 2018 (ENS) – Blurring the line between the public and private sectors, the Trump administration is pondering the use of West Coast military bases to ship U.S. fossil fuels to Asia under the guise of strengthening...

 

European Clean Energy Innovators to Get €100 Million

European Clean Energy Innovators to Get €100 Million

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 19, 2018 (ENS) – Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates knows that €100 million can fund a lot of climate-friendly, clean energy research by European innovators, so as founding chairman of a new investment...

 

Trump Removes Oil Train Safety Brake Requirement

Trump Removes Oil Train Safety Brake Requirement

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 25, 2018 (ENS) – Cost won out over safety, as the Trump administration Monday repealed an oil train regulation regarding the type of brakes the trains must have. Critics say the change will increase the...

 
 
 
 

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