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Ex-Builder Proves Business, Greenies Do Mix
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Anthony Fensom, The Daily Yomiuri

Environmentalists and builders. To most they are as compatible as bulls and china shops, but Ian Kiernan is living proof that they are not always opposites.

Closures Threaten U.S. Energy Supply
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Hugh Aynesworth, The Washington Times

Hurricane Katrina shut down almost all of the energy production in the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the nation's short-term energy future. Oil workers congregating here said Katrina seemed certain to have demolished some of the infrastructure.

Biofriendly's Green Plus Selected by Direct Fuels for Low Emission Diesel Formulation in Texas
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Biofriendly Corporation announced today that its Green Plus diesel fuel enhancer has been selected by Direct Fuels to formulate Texas Low Emission Diesel.

Thor Power Corporation Says Product Could Cut U.S. Electrical Consumption by 33%
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

The TREZIUM System, introduced today by David Bonner, Chief Executive, Thor Power Corporation, cuts the electrical cost of air conditioning and other commonly-used motors almost in half.

Plug-In Hybrids to Remain Rare Despite Amazing Mileage, Says ABI Research
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Though it would probably void the warranty, owners have been known to modify their hybrid vehicles to run longer solely on electric power and to charge their batteries from electric mains.

ThermoEnergy Announces Start of $750,000 Federal Climate Change Grant Program
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

ThermoEnergy Corporation announced the start of a $750,000 federally funded program designed to fast track development of its patented new zero air emission technology known as the ThermoEnergy Integrated Power System, or TIPS process.

AltWheels to Host Panel Discussions on Newest Transportation Alternatives
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Record high gas prices. Global warming. Dependence on foreign oil. What’s the answer? Hear from the experts on the challenges and solutions coming down the pipeline.

Willie Nelson’s Biodiesel is Now Available in Austin, Texas
August 31, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Legendary musician and biodiesel pioneer Willie Nelson today announced that “BioWillie” is now available at a retail pump in Willie’s home town of Austin.

Wildfire Claims 988 Acres of Malawi Forest
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A wildfire raging for over 10 days has claimed about 400 hectares (988 acres) of pristine Malawi forest, officials said Monday. Authorities have not established the cause of the blaze sweeping through the Zomba Plateau, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) east of the commercial capital, Blantyre.

Jellyfish Cause Shutdown of Swedish Nuclear Reactor
August 30, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A Swedish nuclear power plant shut down one of its three reactors Monday because of an abnormal accumulation of jellyfish in the cooling system. The Oskarshamn plant in southeastern Sweden, which supplies about 10 percent of the country's electricity, uses water from the Baltic Sea in its cooling tanks.

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