Judge blocks Navajo coal mine expansion

A federal judge has blocked efforts by a Navajo Nation coal mine to expand operations within its permitted area in northwestern New Mexico.

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Greenpeace group leaves Arctic offshore rig after six-day stay

Six Greenpeace activists opposed to offshore drilling in the Arctic have abandoned a Seattle-bound drill rig they boarded in the Pacific Ocean six days ago, the organization said.

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AEP set to close 6 coal-fired power plants in May

American Electric Power is preparing to close six coal-fired power plants in four states on May 31 to comply with stricter federal emissions standards.

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US safety board: Oil train tank cars need upgrades

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Crude oil storage at Cushing, but not storage capacity utilization rate, at record level

This volume is the highest on record, but not the highest percent of storage utilization, as working storage capacity at Cushing has also increased over time.

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Who pays for solar power? Utilities, energy firms disagree

One of the more recurring disagreements before the legislature's Energy Committee at a recent meeting centered on whether residents with solar panels are really paying for all they get from the power grid.

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Halliburton says it has cut 9,000 jobs in wake of oil price drop

Apr 21, 2015 Halliburton executives disclosed the job cuts Monday on a conference call with investors. 

Statoil teams up for offshore exploration in the Barents Sea

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Hess ranked top oil and gas company on 2015 Best Corporate Citizens List

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Latest Energy News - Power

Utility defends plans to replace power from San Juan plant with a mix of more coal, natural gas, nuclear and solar power

Utility defends plans to replace coal power from San Juan plant

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Siemens introduces VersiCharge SG, the first Wi-Fi-enabled, cloud-based electric vehicle charging station for residential use

VersiCharge SG: Wi-Fi-Enabled, Cloud-Based EV Charging Station

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amp Trillium to Open Dalton, Georgia's First CNG Station This Summer

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Dynapower Expands Energy Storage Capacity at Headquarters Micro-Grid by Adding 375 kW/250 kWh of Microvast Batteries

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Dynapower Expands Energy Storage Capacity at Headquarters Micro-Grid by Adding 375 kW/250 kWh of Microvast Batteries

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Wison delivers stick batch for oil refinery project

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Lukoil talks refining and processing in Brussels

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Dempsey: US focusing airstrikes to protect Beiji oil refinery

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says Is...

Port of Longview working on crude oil refinery proposal

The Port of Longview says it's working with an energy company on a propo...

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New oil discovery in Kuwait

Kuwait Oil Co. has discovered four new oil fields. 

Pacific Rubiales announces oil exploration success offshore Brazil

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Nuclear Power Generation

CPUC arm says evidence of secret deal-making in a nearly $5 billion settlement for the closing of a nuclear plant should see at least $648 million returned to customers

Advocate wants $648M payout for 'inappropriate' nuclear plant talks

CPUC arm says evidence of secret deal-making in a nearly $5 billion sett...
Iran's seismological center says a magnitude-4.1 earthquake hit at 1:36 p.m. local time Monday

Magnitude-4.1 quake strikes near Iran nuclear power plant

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GE Hitachi Nuclear marks delivery of its 500th Ultra Control Rod Blade blade with recent shipment to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

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One of two reactors has been shut down at a nuclear power plant in western Pennsylvania after a pump that supplies nonradioactive water to steam generators shut down.

Beaver Valley nuclear reactor down after pump fails

One of two reactors has been shut down at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Powe...

Coal Fired Generation News

Utility defends plans to replace power from San Juan plant with a mix of more coal, natural gas, nuclear and solar power

Utility defends plans to replace coal power from San Juan plant

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For the second year in a row, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States have increased, according to the Energy Information Administration

EIA: US energy-related CO2 emissions increase in past two years

For the second year in a row, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissi...
Georgia Power is shuttering coal and oil powered units throughout the state as part of larger effort to meet current and future Georgia Environmental Protection Division pollution regulations

Georgia Power shutters power units to meet state regulations

Georgia Power is shuttering coal and oil powered units throughout the st...

University of Colorado keeps oil and gas, coal investments

The school's governing Board of Regents on Thursday rejected a request f...

Gas Fired Generation News

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BLM taking public comments on western Wyoming gas processing plant

The facilities would be built on a mix of state, federal and private lan...
OHL Industrial and SENER sign $477 million deal to build Empalme I combined cycle power plant in Mexico

OHL, SENER to build combined cycle power plant in Mexico

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Lukoil talks refining and processing in Brussels

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Renewable Energy

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Atlantic cleared to begin build on utility scale solar power plant

Atlantic Wind & Solar announces receipt of a Notice to Proceed (NTP)...
SunPower breaks ground on 86 MW Prieska solar power plant in South Africa's Northern Cape province

SunPower breaks ground on 86 MW Prieska solar power plant

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Yingli to develop 50 MW solar power plant in China

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Halliburton says it has cut 9,000 jobs in wake of oil price drop

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Hess ranked top oil and gas company on 2015 Best Corporate Citizens List

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Virtus Oil and Gas announces contract signing and well timing update

A drilling contract has been signed with Energy Drilling LLC to drill th...

Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling

With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthqu...

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Siemens introduces VersiCharge SG, the first Wi-Fi-enabled, cloud-based electric vehicle charging station for residential use

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Energy Storage Systems: Fostering US-Russia energy innovation

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RES developed and will construct the six megawatt (MW) energy storage project that will be owned by Sumitomo Corporation.

RES announces utility-scale energy storage project in Ohio

RES developed and will construct the 6 MW energy storage project that wi...
Power-to-Gas project converts electricity from renewable sources to hydrogen and methane; and tests use of existing natural gas pipelines to store surplus power

SoCalGas launches first power-to-gas project in US

Power-to-Gas project converts electricity from renewable sources to hydr...

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Argentina sues companies drilling off Falkland Islands

Filmus says the companies are performing illegal acts by drilling near t...

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Decade-old oil spill getting attention in Gulf of Mexico

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