Monthly Archives: November 2011

Ernst & Young LLP Expands Its Americas Climate Change and Sustainability Services Team with Key Leadership Appointments

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Ernst Young LLP announced today the appointment of Brendan LeBlanc as an Executive Director in Americas Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) and Chris Walker as an Associate Director. Based in the firm’s Boston and…  More »

Morgan Solar Inc. Closes B Round at USD $28.8 Million, with USD $9.8 Million Investment From Enbridge Inc.

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – November 29, 2011 – Morgan Solar Inc. announced today it has secured a USD $9.8 million (CAD $10 million) investment from Enbridge Inc., a North American leader in oil and natural gas delivery with expanding int…  More »

Democratic aides cite report in saying EPA air rules won’t threaten electric reliability

The EPA has strongly rejected concerns the rules would cause electric reliability problems. EPA officials have cited 40 years of Clean Air Act rules that haven’t caused a single incident.  More »

Molex Ruggedized SC/APC Connector and Cable Assemblies Optimize Signal Transmission in Harsh Environments

LISLE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Molex SC/APC indoor- and outdoor- rated cable assemblies and SC/APC 4.80mm connectors help customers and system integrators meet datacom and telecom design challenges.  More »

Albracht Achieves 371 bu/acre Corn Yield With Stoller Products Under Extreme Texas Conditions

Texas farmer, Steven Albracht reported 371 bu/acre on corn fields treated with StollerUSA technology.

Hart, Texas (PRWEB) November 29, 2011

Texas grower, Steven Albracht is finishing up harvest on his 2,000 acre farm in the Texas panhandle. This year, Albracht reported 371 bu/acre on corn fields treated with StollerUSA technology. The 19 bu/acre increase, over control plots, was achieved in severe drought conditions, high temperatures and no rainfall during a five month period.

Albracht’s program started with a seed treatment application of Bio-Forge® ST to select hybrids planted in twin rows at a planting population of 48,000. Fields quickly dried ...

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Report raises concerns about future electric reliability in Texas

Growth in electricity demand will outstrip capacity additions in the Texas electricity system in the coming decade, reducing excess capacity and raising the risk of reliability problems as soon as 2013, a new analysis suggests.  More »

BP violated Alaska spill probation, government says

BP Plc, still facing fallout from the 2010 explosion of its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, is fighting a U.S. bid to revoke its probation over a five-year-old spill in Alaska following a more recent pipeline rupture.  More »

BP’s Macondo legal troubles may last until 2014

BP Plc’s legal proceedings over the Macondo well that caused the worst U.S. oil spill may last into 2014, Citigroup Inc. said, citing the company’s lead lawyer.  More »

GM’s Volt battery threatens to knock sales off target

When General Motors Co. (GM) announced plans in June 2008 to build the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, executives called it a “moon shot” intended to rocket past Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) in technology leadership. Now the car is a flash-point for concern.  More »

Chinese solar companies reject US trade complaint

Leaders of China’s solar power industry rejected a U.S. trade complaint that they receive unfair government support and said Tuesday possible sanctions would hurt American consumers and development of clean energy.  More »

Utilities may need to build plants under EPA rules, group says

Utilities may need to build high-voltage electric lines and power plants to cope with pending U.S. pollution regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency, a grid watchdog said.  More »

FuelFix Newslinks |11.29.11|

BP, Transocean and Halliburton facing new fines. Alberta study disputes oil sands concerns. And are companies bypassing the electrical grid?  More »