Monthly Archives: November 2011

BHP Billiton: Review of Diamonds Business

YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — BHP Billiton announced today that it is reviewing its diamonds business, comprising the Group’s interests in the EKATI Diamond Mine and the Chidliak exploration project in Canada. BHP B…  More »

Oil prices near the $100 mark again

Oil prices are flirting with $100 per barrel again after a private survey found that American consumer confidence rose this month to the highest level since July.  More »

AARP Deeply Disappointed in Draft Idaho Energy Plan

Utility Co.’s Beat Out Consumers as Plan Passes Out of Interim Committee Absent Key Consumer Protection Measures – Ignoring Public Input BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Round one in the debate over Idaho’s draft Energy Plan has g…  More »

Goolsbee calls Keystone XL pipeline critics naive

People in the U.S. opposing TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL pipeline are being “naïve,” said Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.  More »

Independent Expert Study Confirms Johnson Controls Battery Plant is Not the Cause of Elevated Blood-Lead Incidents in Kangqiao Area in Shanghai

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — An independent investigation, conducted by the Lead-acid Battery Sub-Commission of the China Electric Equipment Industry Association, has indicated that Johnson Controls could not be the cause of the elevated bl…  More »

EnergySavvy Launches New Energy Efficiency Program Software and Expands Customer Roster

SEATTLE, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — EnergySavvy announced the general availability of Program Optix, its new software application for utilities running energy efficiency programs, and added two new software clients: the City of San Francisco …  More »

Transocean stocks falling on plan to sell shares to retired debt

Transocean Ltd., the world’s largest offshore oil driller, fell as much as 6.3 percent after announcing it would sell shares to finance a $1.7 billion repurchase of convertible notes.  More »

LifeSensors Announces Bioethanol Development Collaboration with USDA, ARS

MALVERN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global Biofuel Enzymes market to exceed US$900 Million by 2017. LifeSensors co-develops improved strain of baker’s yeast for cellulosic biomass; retains IP and licensing rights. SUMO adds value.  More »

Utility Cost-to-Serve Analysis: A Growing Priority

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Utility Cost-to-Serve Analysis: A Growing…  More »

Electric Utility Industry Executives Meet to Move toward a More Sustainable Supply Chain

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Electric Utility Industry Sustainability Supply Chain Alliance (The Alliance) hosted its inaugural Utility Alliance Sustainability Forum, in Phoenix, AZ at the Phoenix Sheraton Downtown wit…  More »

UTSA solar project may shine with info

The 170-kilowatt solar grid split between two roofs at the main campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio is not groundbreaking for the power it will generate or the money it will save.  More »

Caterpillar Foundation Partners With Water.org to Expand WaterCredit in India, Indonesia

PEORIA, Ill., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced that the Caterpillar Foundation and Water.org announced a $3 million partnership to reach more than 218,000 people with clean water and sanitation over the next three…  More »