Europeans may have been the first to test methods of getting clean energy from the ocean -- which include underwater turbines, wave floats and systems that work with water temperature -- but The Wall Street Journal reports that China is moving into the sector in a big way.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A California utility that invested in a Montana wind farm has accused the developer of fraudulently concealing that federal wildlife officials recommended the project get a permit in case it harms eagles.
San Diego Gas & Electric and a subsidiary of Spanish wind developer NaturEner filed dueling lawsuits in California and Montana stemming from a dispute over the wind farm near Cut Bank.
Hawaiian Telecom is looking to sign a 25-year deal with contractors TSWG Solar and Sunetric to install and maintain solar panels on 78 of its buildings around the state in a push to cut its energy costs, according to a filing with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports.
Boston-based Altaeros Energies is months away from deploying any of its high-altitude devices, called Bouyant Airborne Turbines or BATs, in Alaska, as it's in the early stages of applying for permits, a company official told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
Utility customers in Oklahoma who install solar panels or small wind turbines would pay a monthly surcharge under a measure set to be considered by the state House Utility and Environmental Regulation Committee Monday, which has already been approved unanimously in the state Senate, The Oklahoman reports.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa senators last week unanimously approved bills designed to encourage the state's production of wind and solar power, but a proposal to encourage more use of renewable fuels was delayed because of concerns about cost.
While the Senate voted 46-0 for the solar and wind bills, Republican leader Sen. Bill Dix sought a delay in the biofuels bill, which would temporarily increase the tax credit for E15, a fuel with 15 percent corn-based ethanol. Most fuel sold in Iowa has 10 percent ethanol.
As the fuel-cell maker is likely to announce a balance sheet in the black for first time in its 21-year history, the outgoing CEO of Ballard Power Systems, John Sheridan, told Bloomberg that the company has changed radically in the years since it was hit hard by the burst of a technology bubble back in 2000.
Kingston Chang, the General Manager for Tesla Motors' operation in China, has left the company after about a year in the post, Bloomberg reports, noting that the move comes not long after Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced his intention to expand operations there.
The one potential energy bill that could win enactment this year is expected to emerge in draft form as soon as this week from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden.
Wyden, D-Ore., had not tipped his hand on the exact timing of the a package of business tax breaks extenders or renewals that he has said should include the renewable energy Production Tax Credit, a key support for the wind industry that expired in December.
A White House spokesman Wednesday night challenged a report by Rolling Stone that President Barack Obama will decide against the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, saying on Twitter that "nobody knows" his thinking, National Journal reports.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe member Gary Dorr, at the protest camp against the Keystone XL project set up this week on the National Mall, told National Journal he worries about the effects any leaks from the proposed pipeline might have on the Ogallala Aquifer.
General Electric is set for its biggest-ever acquisition, looking to pick up the French firm Alstom, which builds power plants and trains, in a deal with a price tag of more than $13 billion, sources tell Bloomberg.
Benchmark U.S. crude for June delivery gained 18 cents to $101.62 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex Thursday, after falling the day before to the lowest close in more than two weeks, while Brent crude gained 9 cents to $109.20 in London, Bloomberg reports.
With just over six months to go until November elections, a poll commissioned by The New York Times finds Senate incumbents vulnerable in four important Southern states, with Republicans having the edge but victory not out of reach for Democrats.
Japan is protesting that limiting ships to 49 meters wide in the expanded Panama Canal would exclude the giant Q-Flex carrier, which would affect possible U.S. LNG export deals, The Wall Street Journal reports
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox handed over documents an environmental group had requested about the state’s decision to join in a protest over proposed fracking regulation on federal land, the Great Falls Tribune reports.
Rancher Cliven Bundy, in his well-publicized dispute with the Bureau of Land Management, has tapped into long-held Western resentment over extensive federal land ownership in the region, The New York Times reports.
A new ethane export facility along the Gulf Coast in Texas could handle 240,000 barrels per day and help relieve the growing glut of the liquefied gas, according to project developer Enterprise Products Partners, FuelFix reports.