An adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown says the well that has been leaking since October could be capped in days — sooner than the end-of-February target that had been set by the utility that owns the well.
The Noor I solar thermal power plant is the first phase of a project that's projected to provide more than a million Moroccans with electricity — even once the sun has gone down.
Science | Environment | Nation | EnergyNPR | Feb. 3, 2016 5:16 a.m.
Since October, a natural gas storage well near Los Angeles has been spewing hundreds of tons of methane gas each day. The leak isn't expected to be fixed for months.
Science | Environment | Nation | Energy | BusinessNPR | Feb. 3, 2016 5:07 a.m.
SoCalGas wrote about two air samples with high levels of the carcinogen — but not about 12 others, the AP reports. And the LA Times writes that efforts to cap the well appear to have destabilized it.
A well on the outskirts of LA has been spewing natural gas into the air for months. Once it's sealed off, regulators say, it can never be tapped again. Other new restrictions are also being imposed.
The backers of a failed biofuels project have proposed a $1.25 billion refinery and propane terminal at the Port of Longview on the Washington side of the lower Columbia River.
A drop in global oil prices saved U.S. drivers $100 billion last year. Good news, right? Not so, say some economists. The energy industry is now so big that cheap oil may actually hurt the economy.
Environment | Transportation | Water | EnergyOPB | Jan. 29, 2016 10:15 a.m. | Portland
Five different crude-by-rail projects have been proposed in Washington, including what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver. While the backers of such projects have said current declines won’t affect their plans, some existing operators in Oregon have not fared well in the current market.
Nation | Energy | Flora and Fauna | Entertainment | Science | HealthNPR | Jan. 28, 2016 1:10 p.m.
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