Energy & Fuel

"Rumors of a Cheap-Energy Jobs Boom Remain Just That"

"These are good times for Libbey, a 125-year-old American glassmaker that nearly went bankrupt four years ago. The company’s shares have risen to almost $20 from below $1, sales of its tableware are at a record high, and its energy-intensive factories saved more than $5 million in 2012 as natural gas prices fell."

Source: NY Times, 04/02/2013
April 3, 2013

DOE Webinars on State Energy Strategic Planning and Combined Heat and Power

The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will present two live webinars, April 3, 2013 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT: "State Energy Strategic Planning" and "CHP: Enabling Resilient Energy Infrastructure." Free registration required.

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"Court: EPA Can Stop Some Power Plant Modifications"

"TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Government regulators can try to halt construction projects at power plants if they think the companies didn't properly calculate whether the changes would increase air pollution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, marking the latest twist in a decades-long fight over the Clean Air Act."

Source: AP, 03/29/2013

Obama Admin Moves Ahead With Sweeping Rules Requiring Cleaner Gasoline

"The Environmental Protection Agency will move ahead Friday with a rule requiring cleaner gasoline and lower-pollution vehicles nationwide, amounting to one of President Obama’s most significant air pollution initiatives, according to people briefed on the decision."

Source: Wash Post, 03/29/2013


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