Energy

Global Warming Worries to Boost Renewables
February 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle, Reuters

Three decades after former U.S. President Jimmy Carter experimented with solar panels on the White House roof, grim U.N. warnings about climate change may kick-start wider global use of renewable energy.

Lack of Water in Yangtze Creates Shortage for One Million People
February 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Falling water levels in China's Yangtze River have left 1 million people short of drinking water, state media reported Monday. A severe drought has caused the water level in China's longest river to plunge over the last two weeks, severely cutting water-pumping capacity, Xinhua News Agency said.

Dung Power at U.S. Ethanol Plant
February 26, 2007 12:00 AM - Carey Gillam, Reuters

The frosty-breathed cattle jostling for position at a feeding trough in rural Nebraska are not quite as typical as they appear: their manure is being captured in a new bid to quench America's thirst for ethanol.

U.S. States with Renewable Power Standards
February 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Twenty-three of the 50 U.S. states have established "renewable portfolio standards" that, depending on the state, are either guidelines or rules regarding the share of renewable power generation of electricity delivered to customers.

New Zealand Demands Japan Prioritize Move of Stricken Whaler from Antarctic Coast
February 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Ray Lilley, Associated Press

New Zealand demanded Friday that Japan explain why its oil-laden whaling ship has not yet been moved away from the pristine Antarctic coast eight days after being crippled by fire.

Bush Touts Ethanol Plan on N.C. Laboratory Tour
February 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

President Bush toured a laboratory working to convert wood chips to ethanol Thursday, touting his plan to boost U.S. use of the home-grown fuel fivefold over 10 years.

Legislation Aims at Brighter Future for Solar Power
February 23, 2007 12:00 AM - Sarah Breitenbach, Frederick News-Post

Heather Iager, a dairy farmer in Libertytown, Maryland, wants to go green, but even in a county that's home to one of the nation's largest solar manufacturing plants, she's finding it difficult.

Cleanups of Leaking Fuel Tanks Lag; Job Could Cost $12 Billion
February 23, 2007 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

It will cost at least $12 billion to clean up contamination from tens of thousands of gasoline storage tanks that are leaking underground, congressional auditors say. Some 117,000 faulty tanks await cleanups, according to the latest figures current as of September 2005.

Green Limo Line at Oscars Gets Longer and Sexier
February 22, 2007 12:00 AM - Mary Milliken, Reuters

From a plug-in hybrid car to the sexy electric Tesla Roadster, celebrities wanting to make a green statement on the way to the red carpet of the Oscars will have plenty of environment-friendly rides this Sunday.

Nine States Sue over Mercury Emissions, Questioning Rule on Cement Plants
February 21, 2007 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Michigan and eight other states sued the Bush administration Tuesday, saying the White House failed to adequately regulate emissions of mercury and other pollutants at cement plants.

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