Energy

Quebec Begins Five-Billion-Dollar Hydro-Electric Project
January 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Robert Melnbardis, Reuters

Quebec began construction of a C$5 billion ($4.2 billion) hydro-electric project Thursday that will add 883 megawatts of generating capacity to the provincially owned utility's power network, officials said.

Rampant Gold Mining Polluting Huge Tiger Reserve in Myanmar
January 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

The military junta is allowing gold mines to pollute the world's largest wild tiger reserve in northwest Myanmar, and has promoted development that is destroying ethnic Kachin communities, a report released Wednesday alleges.

Bush Lifts Oil and Gas Drilling Ban for Alaska Bay
January 10, 2007 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

President Bush lifted a ban Tuesday on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Bristol Bay, an area known for its endangered whales and the world's largest run of sockeye salmon.

Pennsylvania State Agency Refuses to Publish Tough Pollution Rule
January 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Marc Levy, Associated Press

An obscure state agency is blocking the implementation of new restrictions on mercury pollution by refusing to print the rule in a record of administrative actions.

Portuguese Entrepreneur Finds His Own Answer to Energy Problems
January 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

As the European Commission urges the continent to move away from traditional energy sources and adopt a lifestyle that cares for the environment, Eduardo Rocha is one step ahead.

Conservationists Say Oil Hunt Damages Congo Park
January 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Christian Tsoumou, Reuters

Oil exploration activities, including underground explosions, are seriously damaging Congo Republic's most diverse ecological zone in violation of national park legislation, conservationists say.

Oil Plunges Four Percent on Mild U.S. Weather
January 4, 2007 12:00 AM - Matthew Robinson, Reuters

Oil prices dropped 4 percent to below $59 Wednesday as mild weather in the U.S. Northeast cut fuel demand in the world's biggest heating oil market and signs emerged that investor interest in commodities was flagging.

Is the Yucca Dump Doomed?
January 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Lisa Friedman, Daily News, Los Angeles

While supporters vow to plow forward with plans for a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain, Nev., critics hope Democrats will be able to kill the project -- which would take highly radioactive material transported through the Southland -- when they take control of Congress this month.

Red Cross Official: Pipeline Leak in Lagos Neighborhood
December 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Katharine Houreld, Associated Press

Fuel was leaking from a pipeline in a poor Lagos neighborhood Thursday, but the Red Cross said its earlier report of an explosion was mistaken.

Democrats Want to Redistribute Big Oil Money to Conservation, Renewables
December 27, 2006 12:00 AM - H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press

House Democrats in the first weeks of the new Congress plan to establish a dedicated fund to promote renewable energy and conservation, using money from oil companies.

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