Environmental

Green Groups Urge US to Drop Solar Trade Case against India

Environmental groups urged the United States on Wednesday to drop a challenge to India's massive solar program and said the World Trade Organization case would

Huge Iceberg Broken off Antarctica Heads for Open Ocean

Scientists are monitoring an iceberg roughly six times the size of Manhattan - one of the largest now in existence - that broke off from an Antarctic glacier and is heading into the open ocean.

The Future of Arctic Drilling: 90 Billion Barrels & Counting

Royal Dutch Shell announced at the end of January that it would suspend all drilling activity in Arctic waters off Alaska due to a “multibillion-dollar scaling back of new projects.

Offshore Oil & Gas: Brazil’s Northern Frontier

In an effort to spread out oil and gas production to other parts of the country and increase overall oil production, Brazil has finally intensified hydrocarbon

RINA Launches Notation for Eco-ships

International classification society RINA has launched a new voluntary notation to clearly identify new ship designs which meet eco-ship criteria. The Efficient

Soco to Begin Seismic Testing in Virunga Park

British oil company Soco International will start seismic tests this weekend in Democratic Republic of Congo's Lake Edward, an executive said on Wednesday, despite

Higher Green Power Supply Cuts Prompt Prices

European spot power prices eased on Wednesday on expectations of higher wind and solar power supply while demand was forecast to fall in the latter half of the week.

RWE Eyes Bigger Role in Energy Saving Business

German utility RWE plans to sell more energy saving products, its head of strategy said, as it strives to offset some of the losses made by its power plants across Europe.

Fishing Vessels Fit with Wärtsilä’s NOx Reducer

Wärtsilä said its new NOx Reducer will be fitted to two new fishing vessels under construction at the Celiktrans yard in Turkey. The ships are owned by HB Grandi,

Czech, Slovak Prompt Prices Fall; Hungary Gains on Outages

Steady solar power output drove Czech and Slovak day-ahead power prices lower on Wednesday while less supply due to power plant outages and limited import capacities pushed up Hungarian spot prices,

Enterprise to Build Texas Coast Ethane Terminal

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. says it plans to build a fully refrigerated ethane export facility on the Texas Gulf Coast. Enterprise has executed long-term

Ill-Considered Energy Policies Threaten US Navy: Report

The United States government has pursued energy policies based on “the mistaken belief in the unproven science that claims carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from burning

NCL Spotlights Eco-Smart Cruising Program

On Earth Day, Norwegian Cruise Line NCL) celebrated key achievements from the past year that, as a part of its Eco-Smart Cruising program, help preserve the world's oceans.

BP Gulf Spill Trial Set For January

  The high-stakes penalty phase of BP's trial over its role in the 2010 U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil spill will start next January, court officials said on Tuesday,

US EPA Cuts Target for Cellulosic Biofuel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday slashed its target for 2013 use of cellulosic biofuel to less than a million gallons, after the industry

DOS to Hold “Our Ocean” Conference

The U.S. Department of State will host the “Our Ocean” Conference - focused on sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and ocean acidification - on June 16-17, 2014, in Washington, D.

NOAA to Present Whale Shark Research

NOAA research biologist Eric Hoffmayer will share his insights on the habits and habitats of whale sharks in the northern Gulf of Mexico. His presentation, titled

BSEE’s Fesmire Participates in Arctic Drilling Panel

BSEE's Alaska Region Director Mark Fesmire participated in a panel discussion today in Washington, D.C. on applying lessons learned for drilling in the Arctic. During

Canada Says Keep Keystone XL Issue Alive with US

Far from giving up on the Keystone XL pipeline to the United States, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Tuesday Canada would keep the issue alive with the Obama

Cruise Industry Highlights Environmental Efforts

In commemoration of Earth Day, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today highlighted the extensive efforts of the cruise industry and CLIA member lines

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