There has been a flurry of meetings between biofuel backers and White House officials in advance of the release of the long-delayed targets for the use of renewable fuels this year, which are expected to reach the Office of Management and Budget for review within weeks.» Read More
BOSTON— Opponents of expanding a natural gas pipeline through northwestern Massachusetts rallied on Boston Common on Wednesday, asking Gov.
*Mozambique bets on India's growing demand for coal. LONDON, July 30- Rio Tinto has agreed to sell coal assets it bought through a $4 billion acquisition of Riversdale in 2011 for just $50 million to an Indian joint venture, ending its ill-fated venture in Mozambique's coal sector.
PITTSBURGH— More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants.
Alvin Kwock, Head of Emerging Technology Research at JP Morgan, says there is a lack of charging infrastructure for fuel-friendly cars in Asia.
OMAHA, Neb.— TD Ameritrade's new headquarters tower in Omaha has been recognized for its efficient design that includes numerous features to conserve energy. TD Ameritrade said Tuesday the U.S. Green Building Council gave the building its highest platinum rating for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
JUNEAU, Alaska— The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.
The agency is holding hearings this week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, with 2005 levels as the starting point. John Kinkaid, a Moffat County, Colorado, commissioner, told the EPA in Denver that the rules would devastate his area, home to a major power plant.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 28- California Governor Jerry Brown and Mexican environmental officials signed a pact on Monday aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an agreement that could eventually expand the market for carbon credits.
EPA regional administrator Jared Blumenfeld in San Francisco said a final decision didn't come easily and required flexibility. The final rule comes five years after the EPA gave notice that it was considering pollution controls for the plant.
Hardeep Walia, Motif Investing co-founder, says climate change, despite the naysayers, is getting worse. He advises investors on two approaches to profiting from the trend, or shorting the climate change motif.
Motif Investing has created a 25-stock index to give investors an opportunity to invest in climate change, explains co-founder Hardeep Walia.
LONDON— Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy— and pollution.
LUENEN, Germany— One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100- year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Coal mining's demise in Germany comes as the country is experiencing a resurgence in coal-fired power, one which the U.S. increasingly has helped supply.
The Environmental Protection Agency's latest proposal would further cut coal's share of electricity generation. In 2013, according to the 2014 BP Statistical Review of World Energy, it grew by 3 percent. The International Energy Agency expects global coal demand to grow 2.3 percent per year through 2018..
GENOA, Italy— The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped. The Concordia struck a reef when its captain sailed too close to Giglio Island off Tuscany's coast Jan. 13, 2012, and capsized, killing 32 people.
The first two reactors built after a 16- year lull, Southern Co.' s Vogtle plant in Georgia and SCANA Corp.' s VC Summer plant in South Carolina, are being assembled in large modules. The factory in Louisiana that constructed the prefabricated sections struggled to meet strict quality rules.
WILLISTON, N.D.— Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said Friday.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer.
The report recommended that the EPA partner with the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to improve oversight over methane leaks. The report also recommended the EPA develop a strategy to address the financial and policy issues that hinder reducing emissions from distribution pipelines.