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CenterPoint in power struggle over transmission line plan

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An unlikely group of landowners, GOP officeholders and environmentalists have teamed up to fight the company’s five-county power line proposal. CenterPoint says the line is necessary to improve the reliability of Houston’s electric grid.

First Folding Glass Wall System to Meet Passive House Standards

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First Folding Glass Wall System to Meet Passive House Standards
NanaWall Systems launches the first folding glass wall system to meet the Passive House Standards of the Passive House Institute. The NanaWall glass walls with triple glazing and foam are …
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Halliburton case can go forward, high court says

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The Supreme Court made it easier for some investors to press securities fraud suits, ruling for shareholders who accuse Halliburton Co. of misrepresenting its financial condition while under Dick Cheney’s leadership.
The justices on Monday unanimously …
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BP aims to salvage Rosneft deal

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BP signaled it is beginning preparations to sell part of its stake in its conflict-plagued Russian venture TNK-BP to Rosneft in a bid to save a landmark cooperation deal with the Russian state oil company. (Via W$J)
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Family accused of stealing millions from energy firm

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Harris County prosecutors say a former accountant and several members of her family stole more than $13 million from a Houston oil and gas company over 10 years.
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Rising Sun Energy Center Becomes BPI Affiliate, Offers Green Jobs Training Curriculum for License Nationwide

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BERKELEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Green jobs and energy efficiency training curriculum now available for license from Berkeley nonprofit Rising Sun Energy Center

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California American Water Funds 2011 Environmental Grant Program

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CORONADO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–California American Water announced today the recipients of its 2011 Environmental Grant Program awards. Two projects located within its California service areas will be supported by grants totaling $10,000.00. The fi…
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Taseko Pursues Federal Approval for New Prosperity, Submits Revised Project Description

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VANCOUVER, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Taseko Mines Limited (TSX: TKO; NYSE
Amex: TGB) (“Taseko” or the “Company”) has submitted a revised project
description to the Federal Gov…

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Shell's refinery in Deer Park. (Houston Chronicle: John Everett)

Shell targets Marcellus for new ethylene plant

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Shell officials say they want to capitalize on the region’s natural gas boom to meet growing demand for plastics and petrochemicals.
Vogtle muclear plant in Waynesboro, Ga. (AP file photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

Feds: 4 in 10 nuke plants don’t run severe-accident drills

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U.S. reactors are getting closer scrutiny from regulators following the partial meltdown of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan. While all reactor owners have severe-accident plans in place, Nuclear Regulator Commission inspectors found only 61 percent of the plants periodically include the guidelines in their emergency drills.