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Federal grant program announced to help regions where coal jobs disappeared

Mar 30 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Bill Estep Lexington Herald-Leader - Communities in Kentucky hit by a downturn in coal or power-plant jobs could get help with economic development under a program announced Friday. More...

Garbage-to-electricity project at East Manatee landfill saving county power costs at sewage treatment plant

Mar 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Claire Aronson The Bradenton Herald - A garbage-to-electricity project at the Lena Road Landfill has offset the power costs of a neighboring wastewater plant by 152 percent in its first year. More...

Dan River spill costs Duke Energy execs

Mar 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Bruce Henderson The Charlotte Observer - Duke Energy's coal ash spill into the Dan River cost its chief executive about $600,000 in pay last year, according to a securities filing Thursday. More...
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Blankenship defense again asks for trial to be postponed

Mar 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Wendy Holdren The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va. - Defense attorneys for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship are requesting a scheduling conference to address the upcoming trial date. More...

Power's on for half of $375M Montana Power Station in far East El Paso County

Mar 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Vic Kolenc El Paso Times, Texas - The power was turned on last week for half of El Paso Electric's new Montana Power Station in far East El Paso County. More...

SAIC Discusses Oil and Gas Issues at Niobrara Infrastructure Development Summit

SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) - Vice President Jeffrey Spearman and Project Manager Andrew Foley, both in the Oil, Gas & Chemicals Segment of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), will chair and moderate at the 3rd Annual Niobrara Infrastructure Development Summit, to be held in the Magnolia Ballroom in Denver, Colo. more...

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By Harry Valentine
On: March 11, 2015
The nation of South Africa has long been the leading economic power of Sub-Saharan Africa. At the present day, the nation generates some 90% of its electric power from coal, including a recently built new more...
By Dennis Wamsted
On: February 27, 2015
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the newly installed Senate majority leader, is fond of lambasting the Obama administration for its 'war on coal' and its impact on his Kentucky constituents. more...
By Kevin Clark
On: February 26, 2015
In many shale plays, the composition of the "flowback" from fracking sites are a complex combination of water, extraction chemicals, soluble and insoluble gases, oil, as well as proppants (small particulates, typically sand or ceramic). more...
By Bob Ashworth
On: February 23, 2015
In a survey in 2014 it was reported that coal mining jobs had fallen by 8.3%, based on data provided by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.1 These job losses reflect the effects of more...
By Richard Goodwin
On: February 20, 2015
Horizontal Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing, represent technology developed in the 1980's, are responsible for extracting Shale Gas and Shale Oil [Unconventional Liquid Hydrocarbons] from previously non-productive shale formations about one mile below the surface. more...

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Jailtime threat for energy market manipulators

By Kevin Burke - Submitted by 247 Home Rescue People found to have rigged wholesale electricity and gas prices could find themselves behind bars, more...
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Coalition Opens Applications for £25m Central Heating Fund

By Kevin Burke - Local authorities in the UK can now apply for a cut of the £25 million Central Heating Fund in a scheme that more...
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Ofgem calls on gas network companies to do more to fight fuel poverty

By Kevin Burke - Gas network operators need to do more to reduce levels of fuel poverty, the UK's energy regulator has said. Ofgem more...
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