Long-struggling power producer Dynegy Inc. filed for bankruptcy, joining its subsidiary that filed for Chapter 11 protection last year. The parent company will merge with its Dynegy Holdings unit as part of a plan to reorganize both companies. More »
Japan’s plan to start nuclear power stations for the first time since last year’s Fukushima disaster is stoking speculation that prices for liquefied natural gas have peaked after reaching a three-year high.
Sanctions on Iran are bolstering oil revenues for its ally Russia as refiners seeking replacement supplies trigger the biggest rally in Urals crude since President Vladimir Putin first came to power.
Parts of a plan for designating thousands of miles of energy corridors in 11 Western states will be revamped under a settlement reached by federal land managers, more than a dozen environmental groups and one Colorado county.
Cuba is proud of its success in using alternative energy to bring electricity to isolated hamlets like Ramon Gordo, 90 miles west of Havana. But scientists say the island, blessed with year-around sunshine and sea breezes but plagued with chronic energy shortages, could be doing much more on the national level.
China is expected to lead a jump in worldwide renewable energy production over the next five years, with total global power from green sources expected to grow 40 percent, the International Energy Agency said Thursday. More »
Guar is a plant grown mainly in northern India, where its seeds are harvested and then developed into a gummy substance that long has been an ingredient in a host of foods, cosmetics, drugs, explosives, fire retardant and paper.
The future of the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant could balance on an inescapable question: Is it worth the money to fix it? Engineers face a daunting task finding a solution for problems that knocked the seaside plant offline last winter. And even if they come up with a plan that fully addresses safety and operational issues, will it all make sense on a balance sheet? More »
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