Denver-based Luca Seeks to Capture Natural Gas from Wyoming Coal Deposits
November 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Steve Raabe, The Denver Post

Gas-producing bacteria munching on Wyoming coal may be a key solution to the nation's energy future, a Denver company claimed Tuesday.

Wiscasset, Maine, Project Seeks to Produce Fuel Cells for Electricity
November 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Tux Turkel, Portland Press Herald, Maine

The Chewonki Foundation has started construction on a $240,000 demonstration project designed to use renewable energy to generate hydrogen and power fuel cells for electricity production.

Solar Homes Win City Council Approval in Gilroy, Calif.
November 17, 2004 12:00 AM - Serdar Tumgoren, The Dispatch, Gilroy, Calif.

A project to construct Gilroy's first solar-powered homes received final approval from city council Monday night.

North Carolina Sues Tennessee Valley Authority Over Power Plant Emissions
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn.

North Carolina's attorney general announced plans Monday to sue the Tennessee Valley Authority to try to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.

Montgomery, N.Y., Recycling Facility Plans Garbage-to-Energy Plant
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Alice Kenny, The Times Herald-Record, Middletown, N.Y.

Hoping to cash in on soaring natural gas prices, Taylor Recycling Facility plans to create a first-of-its-kind garbage-to-energy plant that it says would help the environment, create inexpensive gas and give the company a financial windfall.

Environment Officials Use Cask Woes to Aid Utah Nuclear Waste Fight
November 16, 2004 12:00 AM - Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah environmental officials have launched a new line of attack on the proposed high-level nuclear waste storage site on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation, 45 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

Soft Energy Pathfinder: Who Needs Oil, Anyway?
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

Amory Lovins drives a hybrid that gets 64 miles per gallon and lives in a solar-powered house that is so energy-efficient he's able to grow bananas in an indoor jungle high in the Colorado Rockies.

Huge Demand Forces Toyota to Delay U.S. Sales of new Lexus Hybrid SUV
November 15, 2004 12:00 AM - Kyodo News International, Tokyo

Toyota Motor Corp. has been forced to delay the launch of the Lexus RX400h, the world's first luxury hybrid sport utility vehicle, in the United States until April next year due to soaring demand.

Recycled Shipping Containers Make a Big Splash in Virginia Construction Scene
November 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Jody Snider, Daily Press, Newport News, Va.

The steel cargo shipping containers routinely unloaded at ports like the Port of Hampton Roads one day could be used in the construction of homes, businesses and even office buildings.

European BlueHeat Gizmo Proves Adept at Saving Gasoline During Maine Winters
November 14, 2004 12:00 AM - Larry Grard, Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine

It's not just the cold. Like most of us in the United States, Canadians and Europeans have always dealt with frigid winters.

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