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April 6, 2012 Japan Shiga threatens to rain on nuclear restarts

Source: Reuters

Japan's western Shiga prefecture, one of the nation's biggest sources of drinking water, threatened on Friday to oppose the restart of nearby nuclear reactors unless the government met several demands designed to prevent a repeat...

April 5, 2012 Railroads Hit by Coal Concerns


After lower coal production forecasts by U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), railroads are again worried about the proposed regulation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for power plants across 27...

April 5, 2012 Exxon shareholder vote on fracking gets SEC nod

Source: Reuters

The Securities and Exchange Commission backed a shareholder resolution that will let Exxon Mobil Corp investors vote on requesting a report on the financial risks of the regulatory and community responses to fracking

April 5, 2012 W.Va. coal mine where blast killed 29 to be sealed

Source: AJC

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men two years ago Thursday will be permanently sealed with concrete, the mine's new owner said.

April 5, 2012 With right policies, U.S. can attain ‘energy independence'

Source: News Tribune

WASHINGTON – Call it Richard Nixon’s revenge. Amid election-year furor over high gasoline prices, something significant has happened to America’s energy outlook. We are steadily reducing our dependence on imported oil – a...

April 4, 2012 Fracking health studies take hold, with challenges

Source: Delaware Online

ALBANY, N.Y. -- While New York regulators have spent four years mulling the environmental impacts of shale gas development, the potential human health impacts have been given short shrift, according to health advocates.

April 4, 2012 New EPA Black Carbon Report Highlights Advancements in Clean Diesel Technology and Options to Upgrade Older Engines

Source: Sacramento Bee

WASHINGTON - "The United States will achieve substantial BC emissions reductions by 2030, largely due to controls on new mobile diesel engines. Diesel retrofit programs for in-use mobile sources are a valuable complement to new...

April 4, 2012 London clean energy talks to draw 22 countries

Source: Reuters

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, now seeking to coordinate a release of oil from emergency reserves to subdue prices, will co-chair a meeting of energy ministers from 22 big economies in London later this month on developing...

April 4, 2012 NYC ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ to Be Minivans With Phone Chargers

Source: Bloomberg

New York City (9315MF) (9315MF)’s next generation of yellow cabs will be minivans featuring sliding doors, antibacterial seats, airbags in the back and outlets to charge mobile phones.

April 3, 2012 Report: Fracking wells produce high yields

Source: Marion Star

COLUMBUS - Natural gas wells using the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing are producing at a much higher rate than traditional wells, according to the first look at production figures from nine active wells in the...

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