DENVER (AP) — The Denver Post reports Colorado led the nation in the growth of wind energy manufacturing jobs in 2014.
By Kathy Chen and Dominique Patton BEIJING (Reuters) – China will ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of 2016, as it moves to tackle severe pollution of the country’s water supply. The long-awaited plan comes as the central government steps up its “war on pollution” after years of industrial development that have left one-third of China’s major river basins and 60
Jihadists from the Islamic State group broke into Iraq’s massive Baiji oil refinery, seized some of its facilities and are hiding among fuel storage tanks, officials said Wednesday. An Iraqi operation backed by coalition air strikes eventually broke the siege in October and retook the town of Baiji, just south of the refinery.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Exxon Mobil’s top lawyer said Wednesday that a heavily criticized $225 million pollution settlement with New Jersey was reasonable and that the nearly $9 billion initially sought by the state shouldn’t be used as a barometer because it was calculated using faulty methodology.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call for governors to defy proposed federal rules to limit pollution has been met with mostly silence, but leaders in downwind New England states and drought-stricken areas in the West are pushing back.
By Chijioke Ohuocha and Svetlana Burmistrova LAGOS/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Nigeria is in talks with Russia’s state-owned Rosatom to build nuclear power plants, as Africa’s most populous nation tries to end of decades of blackouts that has blighted its economy. Africa’s biggest economy has no experience in developing and operating nuclear power plants but has a gamma facility and small reactors producing around 30 kilowatts for research, Franklin Erepamo Osaisai, chief
By Peroshni Govender JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa has named preferred bidders for the fourth round of a series of renewable energy projects, that will add about 1,000 megawatts (MW) of power to its ailing grid, industry insiders said on Tuesday. Africa’s most advanced economy is committed to introducing green energy into its power mix, 95 percent of which is coal at the moment, to redress its chronic electricity shortages.
ConocoPhillips is preparing the sale of noncore oil and gas producing acreage in the United States, in the latest sign that oil majors are becoming more accepting of lower oil prices, according to people familiar with the matter. While the world’s oil and gas companies have been looking to buy assets on the cheap since oil prices plummeted, epitomized by Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s agreement earlier this month to buy
The drop in big oil companies’ profits in the past eight months isn’t just a function of lower crude prices – it also reflects strategic choices. A Reuters examination of corporate filings by some of the biggest players in the industry, including BP , Shell and France’s Total , shows the sensitivity of these companies’ earnings to changes in oil prices has risen in recent years. This means that for
A few years back, large-scale wind projects dominated the renewable energy discussion in Vermont as vocal opponents decried the destruction of pristine mountaintops and the details of construction plans …