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EPA’s permits threat has industry scrambling

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The EPA told dozens of Texas refiners and chemical and plastic makers to begin taking steps to fix flaws in their air pollution permits in December or else. All but three of the 74 companies said they will bring the state-issued permits into compliance with federal law within the next year.
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Vestas wins 140MW wind turbine order in Poland

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Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has won an order from Germany’s Prokon Energiesysteme to supply turbines with a total generating capacity of 140MW for a series of wind energy projects in Poland.
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Dragon Oil completes Turkmen development well

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Dragon Oil, an oil and gas exploration and production company, has reported the completion and initial testing of the Dzheitune (Lam) 28/151 development well in Turkmenistan.
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Constellation Energy to sell 550MW gas-fired plant in US

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Constellation Energy has signed an agreement to sell the 550MW Quail Run natural gas-fired plant in West Texas to municipal utility High Plains Diversified Energy (HPDEC) for $185.3m.
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Eaton Completes Acquisition of Tuthill Coupling Group

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CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) today announced it has completed its purchase of the Tuthill Coupling Group, a division of Tuthill Corporation. The transaction was announced December 16, 2010…
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AES Announces Extension of $500 Million Stock Repurchase Program

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ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) today announced that it has extended its stock repurchase program of up to $500 million, which was introduced on July 7, 2010 and was set to expire on December 31, 2010. This amount inclu…
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AES Announces Extension of $500 Million Stock Repurchase Program

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ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) today announced that it has extended its stock repurchase program of up to $500 million, which was introduced on July 7, 2010 and was set to expire on December 31, 2010. This amount inclu…
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Green: On Our Radar: Bird Species at Risk From Wind Development, Group Says

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Golden eagles and whooping cranes are among the bird species at risk from rapid wind farm development, according to a conservation group.

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Oil’s surge in 2010 paves the way for $4 gasoline

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The price of oil is poised for another run at $100 a barrel after a global economic rebound sent it surging 34 percent since May. That could push gasoline prices to $4 a gallon by summer in some parts of the country, experts say.
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The Beard Company Announces Adoption of Major Restructuring Plan; Provides Operational Update

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Beard Company (Pink Sheets: BRCO) reported that, effective as of the close of business yesterday, its common stock will no longer be traded on the OTC Bulletin Board but will, for the near term…
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