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Hawaii

Hawaii fights with Kniks of Solar Power

There’s no other better spot than Hawaii, when it comes to having a look at the problems of turning the electric grid green. With 21 per cent of its energy now originating from renewable sources like wind turbines and solar panels; Hawaii has turned into a research center for those planning on reinventing the grid. […]

Sunrun

San Francisco-based Sunrun Inc. Files for an Initial Public Offering

Sunrun Inc. – a San Francisco-based US solar energy company that provides solar energy to homeowners filled for an initial public offering of its common stock on Thursday. The deal was filled with US regulators, making a bid to become the second-largest leader of residential solar energy in the US, SolarCity Corp. The company told […]

US Crude Oil Prices

US Crude Oil Prices decline to $60 per barrel

U.S. crude oil prices decline to $60 per barrel Thursday, extended huge losses after a two consecutive sessions. The US government data showed an incredible increase in inventories of refined fuels like gasoline. The benchmark US oil contract – for August delivery, ended at $59.70 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The global […]

Federals

Federals Fund $150 Million to Aid California’s Drought Projects

On Wednesday, Federal officials said that it is funding $150 million to shore up California’s drought projects. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the agencies’ funding continues to aid people to relive the country’s top agriculture producing state dealing with the fourth dry year. The US Federal agencies incorporate $130 million funds that […]

Energy-saving bulbs

Energy-saving bulbs capture momentum in the realm of semiconductors

A material used to make energy-saving bulbs is capturing momentum in the realm of semiconductors. KKR & Co. is the most recent to place a bet. The big private-value firm, mainly known for funneling cash from other financial investors into buyouts of well-established companies is planning to declare on Monday that it is using its […]

Williams

Williams disclaims $48 billion unsolicited offer from Energy Transfer

On Sunday, Natural-gas pipeline giant – Williams Cos. disclaimed an unsolicited buyout offer from Energy Transfer Equity L.P. worth of $48 billion, but is open to other offers. The company said that it approached about an all-stock deal worth of $64 per share that is – 33 per cent premium to where its shares closed on Friday. Energy […]

Renewable Energy Source

Growth of Renewables Surpassed Fossil Fuels in the Power Sector

A new study shows that the growth of renewable energy has surpassed fossil fuels in the power sector a year ago, with a record 135GW of capacity, added from solar, hydropower, wind, and other renewable sources. That is more than the generating capacity of over all nuclear reactors in the US and marginally not exactly […]

Portland City

Portland City Adopts a New Way to Compensate For Green Project

Cleaning up pollution and cutting down greenhouse gases don’t come at cheaper rates. To make it simpler, the city of Portland is ready to adopt another approach to back environment friendly projects called – Green Bonds. On June 24, the City Council asked permission from city staff to develop proper guidelines to sell Green Bonds. A […]

The U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Rig

The U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Slumped By Seven

According to Houston-based – oilfield service company – Baker Hughes Inc. said that the number of rigs exploring for the U.S. oil and natural gas has declined by seven this week to 868, scoring 26th straight week of declines. On Friday, the company said that about 222 explored for natural gas, 642 rigs were seeking […]

EPA

EPA Studies Say Fracking Does Not Harm Drinking Water

Every year, oil and gas companies are fracking in more than 25,000 wells across the United States, which include injecting gallons of water mixed with chemicals deep underground with a high pressure to crack shall rock and releasing trapped fuel. However, this has raised issues in the oil and gas production, but has also led […]

carbon emissions

Oil and Gas Companies back global agreement to curb carbon emissions

As a global agreement to back climate-warming, carbon emissions draw closer and oil and gas companies are talking about coal as a crucial part of the solution, altogether with renewable energy source like, solar power and wind. In December, Six European oil and gas companies including BP and Royal Dutch Shell wrote a letter to […]

Aviation News

Environmental Protection Agency defines new rules to curtail Emissions from Aircrafts

The Obama administration will define new rules to curtail emissions from airplanes, expanding a quest to undertake climate change, which includes a series of significant regulations on vehicles like, trucks, power plants, and cars. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to report early on Friday by adding to its statement that greenhouse gas emission from […]

Energy News

European energy groups approached UN government for backing carbon pricing system

For the first time six leading oil and gas companies have been banded together to ask –The UN to agree and help device, and plan to stop global warming at the end of the year. Chief Executive Officer of the six energy group wrote an official letter to the top UN official- in charge of […]

Solar Energy News

Solar Energy: The most popular source of energy in Australia

A survey conducted by Ipsos found that solar energy is the most popular source of generating electricity in Australia, more than three times the backing of nuclear and coal power. The survey received 1200 audience poll across the nation, and found that solar panels on the roof top were supported by around 87 per cent […]

Electric Vehicles, and Clean Tech Investments

U.S Positioned as the World’s Top Nation in Electric Vehicles, and Clean Tech Investments

Next 10’s Green Innovation Index, International Edition for the first time has analyzed, and ranked US’ economy and energy performance among the world’s 50 largest leading greenhouse gas emitting nations. The Next 10’s report charts US’ gross domestic product, gas emissions, renewable energy generation, energy productivity, clean tech innovations, and other key metrics. Currently, the […]

IEA and World Bank to Invest Money at Renewables

IEA and World Bank to Invest Money at Renewables

Recently, World Bank and IEA announced plans to spend more on renewables, as they think that enough money is not invested in such renewable source due to which industries often point out of having lower gains in their profit margins. So, IEA and World Bank came up with an alternative to spend more money in […]

Wind Turbines

Advocacy group urges to have wind turbine rules to protect birds and other species

Last year, a golden eagle was seen flying over a wind turbine, a wind farm located at Converse County, Wyoming state of U.S. After this, an advocacy group claimed weak federal policies that are allowing wind energy industries to locate wind turbines in regions where birds are fatal to collision. Especially, in the eastern Michigan’s […]

Duke Energy

Duke Energy pleads guilty to causing coal-ash pollution, agrees to pay $102 million in fines

Duke Energy, the nation’s largest utility corporation, pleaded guilty on Thursday to nine breaches of the federal Clean Water Act for the illegal discharge of potentially toxic coal ash at five North Carolina power plants and for failing to monitor the equipment conditions in several power plants there. The company also agreed to pay $102 […]

Apple

Apple Pledges to Boost Its Renewable Energy Goal

On Monday, CEO of Apple Inc. Tim Cook pledged to generate sufficient amount of energy through renewable energy source in China’s manufacturing plant, to power its global operations. Apple, is partnering with WWF which happens to have one of the largest energy manufacturing plants in Sichuan province of China. The company has disclosed a new […]