Energy

California and Mexico sign energy & climate agreements

The governments of California and Mexico have signed a bilateral agreement to develop and deploy renewable energy technologies.

The agreement, which calls the two governments to work together in the field of clean energy, was signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown and Mexico's Secretary of... read more

California’s ultra-green energy policies aren’t devoid of drawbacks

While California often boasts about its success in the field of renewable energy and environmental policy, some experts argue that the Golden State and others have failed to detect the "futility and delusion" embodied in its ultra- green energy policies.

Prof. Joel Kotkin, a fellow at... read more

CPUC found Culpable in PG&E’s 2010 Pipeline Explosion

San Bruno mayor wants California Public Utilities Commission President and PG&E executives to resign. Officials of San Bruno recovered some e-mails from CPUC president's office which reveals some cozy and illegal communication with the executives of PG&E.

41 private e-mail... read more

Average gas price in US has fallen 9 cents in past two weeks

According to the latest statistics released by Lundberg Survey on Sunday, the past two weeks have witnessed a 9-cent plunge in average gas prices in the US; with the national average cost for one gallon of gasoline dropping to $3.57.

As per the latest Lundberg Survey, average cost of gas... read more

Oil Prices go below $102 a Barrel

After spiking on lower US inventories and problems in Ukraine and Middle East, the price of oil witnessed a slump on Friday. The price went below $102 a barrel to continue the downtrend for the second consecutive day.

In electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, benchmark US... read more

Creating all-purpose renewable energy infrastructure in California is feasible: study

It is technically as well as economically feasible to convert California's existing all-purpose energy infrastructure to the one that is powered by clean, renewable energy, according to a fresh study by Stanford researchers.

Published in the recent edition of Energy, the study outlined a... read more

Environmental Campaigners admire World Council of Churches for Opposing Fossil Fuel Investments

The decision of the World Council of Churches to oppose fossil fuel investments has been referred as remarkable one by many environmental campaigners. The World Council of Churches represents 345 churches and ethical concerns have been cited as the reasons behind the decision by the WCC.

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France Supports GE Bid for Alstom

France has selected General Electric for as a partner for Alstom SA with a condition of 20 percent stake in the venture. Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg announced that the state would support GE bid for the Paris-based Alstom’s gas turbine operations.

France has rejected the offers... read more

California ill-prepared to face soaring oil imports risks: Safety Group

California should take additional safety measures to address the potential risks of increased oil transportation by rail as the state is currently ill-prepared for any such risk, the California Interagency Rail Safety Group said.

During a joint hearing of the Senate Natural Resources... read more

Gas prices in California remain stable despite turmoil in Iraq

According to the Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA), regular, unleaded gasoline in California has been more or less stable even in spite of the turmoil in Iraq; although the cost of one gallon of gas in the state has been more than $4 for the last 25 days.

Going by the figures... read more

Siemens, Mitsubishi finalizing joint bid for Alstom’s energy assets

German engineering giant Siemens AG and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. are reportedly finalizing an offer for stake in the power-generation business of France's Alstom SA.

A report published by the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung also said that Mitsubishi agreed to... read more

California leads U.S. in cutting carbon pollution

California leads other state of the U. S. in many fields, and one of them is surely reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Many research projects have indicated that the greenhouse gases are the biggest cause of unrelenting global warming.

The Golden State quickly hailed the U. S.... read more

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