Oct 14, 2017

U.S. regulators OK Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines

RICHMOND, Virginia AP A divided panel of federal regulators granted approvals Friday evening for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines, major East Coast projects. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's authorization had been widely expected by both supporters and opponents of the pipelines. The certificates ...

EPA moves to rescind Obama plan to slow global warming

/ Oct 7, 2017

EPA moves to rescind Obama plan to slow global warming

The Trump administration is moving to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. In a plan expected to be made public in coming days, the Environmental Protection ...

Fuel shortage looms as Japan fires up biomass energy

Sep 27, 2017

Fuel shortage looms as Japan fires up biomass energy

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As the sun sets on Japan's solar energy boom, companies and investors are rushing into wood-burning biomass projects to lock in still-high government subsidies. More than 800 projects have already won government approval, offering 12.4 gigawatts of capacity — equal to 12 nuclear reactors and ...

Nuclear experts head to China to test experimental reactors

Sep 22, 2017

Nuclear experts head to China to test experimental reactors

With scientists from Western nations finding it difficult to raise enough money to build experimental plants at home, China is becoming the testing ground for a new breed of nuclear power stations designed to be safer and cheaper. China National Nuclear Power Co. this month ...