Energy

In a Rush for Renewables: Energy
February 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Brett Clanton and Tom Fowler, Houston Chronicle

There's not much middle ground for Ted Turner when it comes to the future of energy in the United States. "What we need is a moratorium on all new coal plants, on all new carbon-producing energy power technologies, and work on replacing them with renewable alternatives," the billionaire founder of CNN said Wednesday.

House Bill Promotes Technology to Get Biofuels to Consumers
February 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Jim Abrams, Associated Press

Determining how best to speed ethanol and other alternative fuels from refinery to gas pump would rest with the government under legislation the House passed Thursday.

PM Says Australia Will Export Coal Despite Global Warming
February 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

Australia would not end its biggest single export, coal, as part of the government's strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Prime Minister John Howard said Thursday.

Hundreds of Endangered Turtles Die along Bangladesh Coast
February 8, 2007 12:00 AM - Tofayel Ahmed, Associated Press

Hundreds of endangered sea turtles have been found dead along Bangladesh's coast over the past two weeks, triggering concerns about pollution and local fishing practices, an official said Thursday.

Can Fish Farming Save Depleted Cod?
February 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Simon Rabinovitch, Reuters

Cod, a mainstay food from Britain to Brazil, all but disappeared from Canadian waters in the 1990s after years of overfishing, and scientists say a similar fate awaits the shoals of the North Sea.

Texas Issues First Lease for Geothermal Energy Exploration and Development along Gulf Coast
February 7, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Texas has awarded the state's first lease for geothermal energy production to a company planning to explore the renewable energy's potential along seven Gulf Coast counties.

Bush Seeks Extra U.S. Energy Research Funds in 2008
February 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Chris Baltimore, Reuters

The Bush administration Monday asked Congress for $4.4 billion in extra research funds in fiscal 2008 for high-tech areas such as supercomputers and turning wood chips into ethanol, even though Congress has not acted on the Energy Department's 2007 request.

Bush Proposes Large Increase for Parks Leading up to 100th Birthday Bash
February 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Jennifer Talhelm, Associated Press

National parks would get extra money next year to prepare for a big birthday bash -- their own. President Bush's 2008 budget, unveiled Monday, would give the National Park Service its largest-ever funding increase in preparation for the park system's 100th birthday in 2016.

Drought Triggers U.S. Water Wars, Pits Montana against Wyoming
February 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Matthew Brown, Associated Press

For eight years drought has choked the Bighorn River, chopping 30 miles (48 kilometers) off Bighorn Lake in recent summers and prompting tourists to go elsewhere. And now a U.S. senator from Montana -- anxious to tap the reservoir to feed a downstream trout fishery -- could end Lovell's recreational plans for good.

PM Says Australia Must Put Price on Carbon Emissions
February 5, 2007 12:00 AM - Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

Australia must place a price on carbon emissions to fight climate change, Prime Minister John Howard said Monday in an apparent softening on his refusal to join in global carbon trading.

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