GE: Fuel cell startup could spark a revolution (Video)

There’s more than one way to get energy out of natural gas. For decades, one of the most promising methods – and also most difficult to pull off ‑ has been the fuel cell.

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Achieving independence: US oil production

Continuing its remarkable pace, Bank of America confirmed that the United States is still the number one producer of oil worldwide.

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Regulators to discuss Oconee nuclear power station crack

Federal regulators scheduled a meeting to discuss a radioactive water leak that led to the shutdown of a South Carolina nuclear reactor.

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President Obama opens East Coast to oil and gas exploration

The Eastern Seaboard is being opened to offshore oil and gas exploration for the first time in decades with the Obama administration's approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.

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The New Face of Efficiency

At Lausward, part of the Düsseldorf harbor area, a landmark is taking shape.

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Great Plains shale tested for possible energy uses

Tests this summer on Pierre Shale that stretches across much of the Great Plains could help build the case for an underground lab and, if feasible, lead to energy production or underground storage in the rock formation.

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Duke Energy Progress to purchase the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Agency's ownership in certain nuclear and coal generating assets representing approximately 700 MW (Pictured: The single-unit, 900-megawatt Harris Nuclear Plant located near New Hill, N.C.)

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New report from the National Academy of Sciences says key lesson of Fukushima is the nuclear industry must focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios.

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved an agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam.

US Senate panel approves nuclear power agreement with Vietnam

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Nebraska’s two biggest utilities have been given more time to assess flooding hazards at two nuclear power plants.

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Domestic environmental measures prompt US coal export growth

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Duke Energy Progress to purchase the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Agency's ownership in certain nuclear and coal generating assets representing approximately 700 MW (Pictured: The single-unit, 900-megawatt Harris Nuclear Plant located near New Hill, N.C.)

Duke to purchase NCEMPA nuclear, coal generation assets

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The Japanese government has voiced its support for coal-fired power in developing nations, setting an annual investment target of $4 billion.

Japan aims for $4B annual investment in coal power overseas

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BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits

BP warned Tuesday that further international sanctions on Russia could h...

World Bank loans Kenya $50 million to improve oil industry management

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NTE Energy secures investment for three natural gas-fired generation projects totaling up to 1,470 megawatts and valued at over $1.1 billion.

NTE Energy secures investment for three gas-fired power plants

NTE Energy secures investment for three natural gas-fired generation pro...

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NextEnergy Solar Fund purchasing Ellough solar power facility

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SPI Solar subsidiary Xinwei has entered into agreements to build and transfer ownership of 71 MW of solar photovoltaic projects in China.

SPI subsidiary to build, sell solar projects totaling 71 MW in China

SPI Solar subsidiary Xinwei has entered into agreements to build and tra...
Siemens gearless technology for a nearshore turnkey project: Westermeerwind in Holland's IJsselmeer lake will feature 48 Siemens D3 platform wind turbines.

Siemens wins order for the Netherlands' largest near shore wind farm

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The U.S. Navy's interest in biofuels is part of its goal to generate 50% of its energy from alternative sources by 2020: nuclear energy, electricity from renewable sources, and biofuels.

Biofuels are included in latest U.S. Navy fuel procurement

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Power News: In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by

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Bankrupt power giant Energy Future Holdings has announced plans to auction its stake in power transmission business Oncor Electric Delivery Co.

Bankrupt Energy Future Holdings to auction stake in Oncor

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Maine utility regulators have approved a deal that gave Canadian utility Emera a stake in First Wind, the state's largest wind developer. (Pictured: First Wind’s 34 MW Bull Hill wind farm located near the Town of Eastbrook in Hancock County, Maine.)

Regulators OK Emera investment in First Wind

Maine utility regulators have approved a deal that gave Canadian utility...
Alstom wins contract worth approximately $30 million to supply a Static VAr Compensator system to FirstEnergy, enhancing reliability of the transmission network.

Alstom to enhance reliability of FirstEnergy’s transmission system

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Surveys explore U-boat, oil spill impact

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