Monthly Archives: January 2012

Keystone XL foes to “blow the whistle” on Big Oil’s influence on Congress

Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline will gather outside the U.S. Capitol today to “blow the whistle” on Congress — quite literally.  More »

What’s the State of America’s Biofuel Industry?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his annual State of the Union Address, leaders of some of the top biofuels companies in the country are offering their thoughts on the state of America’s biofuels industry in a special…  More »

Vistrian, Inc. Announces the Addition of NuvoSun to Our Growing Solar Manufacturing Customers Purchasing Vistrian’s FactoryLOOK and VistrianMES Manufacturing Intelligence Software Systems

MILPITAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vistrian has recently been selected by NuvoSun to provide its FactoryLOOK and VistrianMES software systems to their manufacturing operations.  More »

Baker Hughes 4th-quarter profit declines

The oilfield service company suffered a 6 percent profit decline in the closing months as 2011 as its North American hydraulic fracturing business struggled.  More »

Matt Dinsmore of Altman Vilandrie & Company to Speak at DistribuTECH 2012

BOSTON, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –At this year’s DistribuTECH conference the issue of ‘Renewables and the Grid’ will the major theme and focus as utilities transition more and more of U.S. electric power generation to clean, renewable energy resources. Matt Dinsmore, director of…  More »

IKEA Powers-up Solar Energy System at Cincinnati-Area Store

WEST CHESTER, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IKEA plugged-in the solar energy system today installed at its Cincinnati-area store in West Chester, Ohio. The 128,000-square-foot PV array consists of a 1,026-kW system.  More »

Earth Networks and EnergyHub Debut e5 Home Energy Demand Response Program Based on Neighborhood-Level, Real-Time Weather

GERMANTOWN, Md. & BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Earth Networks and EnergyHub are launching a new home demand response and energy efficiency program called e5(SM) that uses for the first time live neighborhood-level weather conditions and forecasts.  More »

HollyFrontier Corporation Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Webcast

DALLAS, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC) plans to announce results for its quarter ended December 31, 2011 on February 28, 2012, before the opening of trading on the NYSE. The company has scheduled a webcast conference on February 28,…  More »

BP denies Gulfport’s damages claim

BP has told the city of Gulfport, Miss., that it has no documents to support a claim for $11.8 million in compensation for community damages from the Deepwater Horizon oil-rig explosion and spill.  More »

BAE Systems and Caterpillar Sign 20-Year Agreement to Outfit Heavy-Duty Trucks with HybriDrive Parallel Systems

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BAE Systems and Caterpillar Inc. have signed a long-term supply agreement to collaborate on an energy efficient parallel hybrid propulsion system for heavy-duty trucks. Under the 20-year agreement, BAE Systems will …  More »

POWERGRID International Magazine Names Projects of the Year Award Winners at DistribuTECH 2012

TULSA, Okla., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The editors of POWERGRID International magazine (formerly Utility Automation Engineering TD magazine) and PennWell Corp. have announced four winners for the magazine’s annual Projects of the Year Awards program. (Logo:…  More »

GarrettCom® Managed Switch Family from Belden® Adds Gigabit Ports to Support Smart Grid Applications

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Belden Inc. (NYSE:BDC), a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is rolling out the GarrettCom brand’s enhanced IEC 61850-compatible, substation-hardened managed switch…  More »