Monthly Archives: January 2012

BIO Thanks USDA, Congratulates Fiberight and Partners on Forward Progress in Commercializing Advanced Biofuels

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BIO congratulates Fiberight on receiving a conditional loan guarantee for construction of a cellulosic biorefinery. BIO thanks USDA for loan guarantee to ensure capital flows to new technology.  More »

Republicans’ plan could bypass Obama for Keystone XL approval

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton said he hopes to take the decision about the Keystone XL pipeline out of President Barack Obama’s hand, and the pipeline may be attached again to the payroll tax holiday.  More »

Riverside Honored for Sustainable Activities

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –The City of Riverside has achieved “Silver” status as a California Green Community for its commitment to sustainability. Riverside is one of only four cities to be honored by California Green Communities for its efforts….  More »

Latitude Solutions, Inc. Announces Strategic Realignment of Corporate Management and Board of Directors

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –Latitude Solutions, Inc. (“LSI” or the “Company”), trading symbol OTC: LATI.QB announced today that the Company has implemented strategic changes to its Board of Directors and management team. The following directors were…  More »

KB Home Now Offering Net-Zero Energy Homes in Colorado

MORRISON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KB Home is now offering its net-zero energy home, the ZeroHouse 2.0 at select communities in the Denver market.  More »

Natural gas company suspends drilling in east Ky.

A natural gas company has suspended all new drilling operations in an eastern Kentucky county, saying falling prices for the commodity forced the move.  More »

More ND oil will be railed with no US pipeline

State and industry officials say North Dakota oil drillers increasingly will rely on trains to move barrels of crude to market with the Obama administration’s decision to reject plans for the planned Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.  More »

Canadian columnist says blame TransCanada for Keystone denial

There has been a lot of finger pointing since President Barack Obama formally rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, but Calgary Herald columnist Licia Corbella said TransCanada should get some of the blame.  More »

AVEC to Launch New IT Product on Nationally Syndicated "Radio America" Sunday

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — AVEC Corporation (“AVEC”) (OTC Markets: announced today it will begin the launching of a new “Information Technology” product Sunday night on the nationally syndicated radio program “R…  More »

Anyone want a Keystone?

Keystone seems to be on everyone’s minds this week, but for some, the name conjures up a few different thoughts.  More »

Feds Give Idaho $5.1 Million More To Help Fight Soaring Utility Bills

Idaho’s Low-income Elderly Eligible for Funds to Pay Utility Bills as Energy Rate Hikes Hit Households Statewide BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The New Year finds Idahoans facing higher energy bills – from Idaho Power’s $34 million rate hike, to Rocky…  More »

3 hurt in fiery well site explosion near Pearsall

Authorities say three workers have been injured in a fiery explosion at a South Texas well site that destroyed an oil tank.  More »

7-Eleven, Inc. Completes Transaction With ExxonMobil

DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –7-Eleven, Inc. announced today that it has completed the transaction with ExxonMobil to acquire retail interests in 51 North Texas sites. The transaction concluded Jan. 20; terms of the deal were not disclosed. (Logo:…  More »

GOP ramps up probe of EPA, DOE on fracturing

House Republicans are ramping up their investigations into the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy regarding hydraulic fracturing and its safety.  More »

LUMEnergi Wins Building Operating Management 2012 Top Products Award

NEWARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LUMEnergi’s innovative NetLight was chosen by Building Operating Management readers as a 2012 Top Product. The NetLight product line is shaping the future of energy efficiency for commercial buildings  More »