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APR Energy Signs Contract for Peaking Power Plant in Australia

  APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, today announces contract signature for a peaking power plant in Port Hedland, Pilbara, Western Australia.

ARENA Supporting Bright Ideas in Solar R&D

  The Australian Government today announced $21.5 million funding for 12 cutting edge R&D projects that will keep Australia at the forefront of solar research.

MARAD Evaluates Natural Gas v. Conventional Fuel Emissions

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) informs it has released a study that evaluates total fuel cycle emissions for natural gas versus conventional marine fuels.

Unmanned Aircraft Makes USCG Icebreaker Landing

Coast Guard and National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration researchers report the successful landing of an unmanned aircraft system on the flight deck of Coast Guard Cutter 'Healy',

Storm Surge Halts Vessel Operations at Long Beach

Two cargo terminals at the Port of Long Beach announced Wednesday, Aug. 27, that they were suspending vessel operations for the day because 10- to 15-foot high

Governors Write Obama for Mississippi River Funding

Governors seek President Obama’s support for upper Mississippi River commercial navigation locks and ecosystem The Governors of the five Upper Mississippi River States of Illinois,

Iraq's Southern Oil Exports Fall in August

Iraq's oil exports from its southern terminals so far in August have fallen by about 140,000 barrels per day, according to loading data and industry sources, dropping

WR Launches On-stack Scrubber Emission Monitor

WR Systems (WR), the U.S.-based maritime technology company, is launching a new variant of its laser-based-emissions monitor at the SMM 2014 Fair in Hamburg. Called the Emsys-iS,

Legislation Signed for Ports Upgrades

Today, Governor Brown signed AB 2395 Legislation. The bill was co-authored by Bonnie Lowenthal chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee and the Select Committee

Northern Sea Route Opens Earlier than Last Year

Northern Sea Route (NSR) eastern passage opens two weeks earlier than last year; Global Ice Center predicts NSR to remain open for six weeks The Global Ice Center at Weathernews Inc.

Pine Galaxy to Arrive SF Bay Wednesday

The disabled mixed-products tanker Pine Galaxy is expected to arrive in San Francisco Wednesday morning. The ship is being towed by commercial tug to San Francisco Bay.

US Court Rules for Groups Defending Historic Site from Coal Mining

A U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday in favor of environmental groups fighting to protect the site of a historic 1920s-era labor battle between miners and companies

Exxon Mobil to Pay $1.4m Penalty for Louisiana Oil Spill

An Exxon Mobil Corp unit has agreed to pay $1.4 million to resolve U.S. government claims over a 2012 crude oil spill in Louisiana, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

Trojan Marinex BWTS Earns USCG AMS Acceptance

Trojan Marinex ballast water treatment system receives U.S. Coast Guard AMS acceptance for all water qualities Trojan Technologies’ Trojan Marinex ballast water

DNV GL’s Arctic Map Shows Complex Risk Picture

The world’s need for energy is driving interest in further industrial activity in the Arctic, yet the region’s conditions are highly variable depending on the type of activity,

North Dakota's Bakken Well Count Eclipses 15,000

The number of wells drilled in North Dakota has eclipsed 15,000 for the first time, underscoring the breakneck development of the state's Bakken shale formation,

Spot Prices Fall on Cool Weather, More Hydro

Cooler weather that cut air conditioning demand and more renewable supply pushed central European day ahead power lower on Tuesday as good supply from the Balkans

Japanese Court Rules Against Nuclear Operator

Japan district court rules Tepco responsible for woman's suicide. Tepco ordered to pay 49 mln yen ($472,000) compensation. The operator of Japanese nuclear reactors

Statoil: Aasta Hansteen Moving Boundaries

Aasta Hansteen and Polarled are moving the boundaries for technology, deep waters and ripple effects on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). "Aasta Hansteen

Slim Chance of EU Cutting Reliance on Russian Gas

The following statement was released by the Fitch rating agency:   Europe is unlikely to be able to reduce its reliance on Russian natural gas for at least the

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