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Renewable Energy

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  • New oil-train safety rules will put public back in the dark

    WASHINGTON Details about rail shipments of crude oil and ethanol will be made exempt from public disclosure under new regulations announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday. The department will end its requirement, put in place a year...
  • Oil tanker safety of interest to Naperville residents

    Oil tanker safety of interest to Naperville residents
    In June of 2009, seventeen tank cars of the Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad left the rails near Cherry Valley, Ill., dumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of ethanol into a Rock River tributary, causing one of the largest fish kills in Illinois...
  • US, Canada unveil rules to boost oil train safety

    Rail tank cars used to transport crude oil and many other flammable liquids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of a catastrophic train crash and fire, under sweeping new safety rules unveiled Friday by U.S. and Canadian...
  • House passes $35B bill for Energy Department, water projects

    House Republicans Friday passed the second of 12 spending bills for the upcoming budget year, a $35 billion measure funding the Energy Department and popular water projects constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers. But the 240-177 tally fell short of...
  • A little conservation goes a long way in Australia's Great Barrier Reef

    A little conservation goes a long way in Australia's Great Barrier Reef
    Experts have reported some good news about their long-running efforts to protect fish in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: A ban on fishing in one large portion of the reef has helped fish throughout the habitat. The protections also appear to...
  • Fee proposed on rail cars that haul oil, other flammables

    U.S. senators from six states on Thursday proposed that the government charge companies a special fee to ship oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids in older railroad tank cars that have been involved in fiery explosions. The fee would start at $175...
  • Iowa group looks to Moline's heavy use of alternative fuels

    Moline's use of alternative fuels to power its city fleet has caught attention across the border in Iowa. The (Moline) Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1AlLcvF) reports at least 80 percent of the western Illinois city's vehicle fleet runs on something other...
  • Japan proposes cutting emissions by a quarter by 2030

    Japan is proposing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 26 percent by 2030 amid international efforts to create a new framework for addressing climate change. The final draft of the government target, released Thursday, said Japan will aim to...
  • Gov. Brown's tough climate goals: Nation should follow California's lead

    Gov. Brown's tough climate goals: Nation should follow California's lead
    California has already adopted some of the world's most aggressive policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Now Gov. Jerry Brown has raised the bar even higher — setting a new, more ambitious target to reduce the pollutants that are responsible for...
  • Your Place: 'Green' renovations, hiring contractors gaining in popularity

    An American Express survey has uncovered the fact that more than half of all Americans are planning "green" renovations. At the same time, Colonial Pipeline Co. of Alpharetta, Ga., says that nearly half of all homeowners fail to call 811 to find out...
  • California ramps up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Building on California's ambitious effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called on the state to further slash its carbon footprint over the next 15 years. Brown set a new target of reducing emissions to 40 percent below...