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February 8, 2011 Rapid Development of Offshore Wind Energy on the HorizonSource: Earth911
The Obama administration continued its push for further development of clean energy sources Monday, announcing a new plan to greatly expand America’s production of offshore wind energy.“Offshore wind energy can reduce greenhouse...
February 8, 2011 Drill rig operator Ensco to buy US rival Pride for $7bnSource: Telegraph.co.uk
Ensco is listed in New York but decided to move its headquarters to London in December. The combined $16bn company will create the second largest driller in the world and the group is likely to be based in London – a coup for the...
February 8, 2011 75% of Consumers Have a Favorable View of Solar and Wind Energy, According to New Survey from Pike ResearchSource: Business Wire
BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The future of the U.S. energy supply is a topic of fierce debate in the political and business arenas, and consumer opinion is a vital component of the broader discussion about the pros and cons...
February 7, 2011 What Should Congress Do With EPA's Carbon Rules?Source: National Journal
Should lawmakers delay, preempt, or defend President Obama's climate-change regulations? Various pieces of legislation were introduced last week to address greenhouse-gas emissions. Republicans in both chambers of Congress are...
February 7, 2011 US invests $27 million in reducing the cost of solar powerSource: Energy Efficiency News
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a $27 million funding award as part of a major new initiative to reduce the cost of solar power by around 75%. The ‘SunShot’ initiative aims to cut the cost of utility-scale...
February 7, 2011 Vitali seeking tax on natural gas drilling - DESource: Daily News
State Rep. Greg Vitali, D-166, of Haverford, plans to introduce legislation this week that would put a tax on natural gas extraction in the Marcellus Shale region. Vitali, a local champion for environmental issues, said in a...
Source: TD Bank
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, continues to WOW! its customers by becoming as green as its TD logo. Today, the bank announced it is building the first net-zero energy bank location in the United States. The new...
February 7, 2011 Justice Department says BP fund should be spent fasterSource: CNN
Washington (CNN) -- In a bluntly worded letter to the official who handles claims stemming from last year's Gulf oil spill, the Justice Department Friday urged changes to speed up the process and to pay more claims from BP's $20...
February 4, 2011 Shell Alaska drops plan for Arctic offshore drilling this yearSource: LA Times
Shell announced Thursday it would not conduct exploratory drilling in Arctic waters off Alaska this year after a ruling last month revoked federal clean air permits that would have allowed drilling ships and support vessels to...
February 4, 2011 How it Works: GE’s Expert on the Texas Blackouts & Smart GridsSource: R & D Magazine
When the summer sun is sizzling and air conditioners are running overtime, the threat of power outages are never too far away given the nations aging electrical grid. But the rolling winter blackouts that shut down power across...
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