Category: Energy

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Volvo using renewables, automatic lighting to reduce impact of major production site

March 4, 2020


Operations at a Volvo facility in Sweden are now running only on renewable energy, according to the firm. The Volvo Buses plant in the city of Boras — which has the capacity to produce around 10,000 bus chassis annually and […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

U.S. judge likely to approve Philadelphia refiner’s bankruptcy plan

February 13, 2020

Via: Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday said he was prepared to approve Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ bankruptcy plan which includes the sale of the largest East Coast oil refinery to a Chicago real estate developer for $252 million. […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

Department of Energy Awards $187M to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness

February 12, 2020

Via: Quality Magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced approximately $187 million in funding, including $48 million of cost share, for 55 projects in 25 states to support innovative advanced manufacturing research and development. These projects address high-impact manufacturing technology, materials, and […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Ten U.S. refineries emitted excessive cancer-causing benzene in 2019: report

February 6, 2020

Via: Reuters

The study is based on the first full year of data reported by U.S. refineries since a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule was implemented in 2018. The rule requires continuous monitoring of air pollutants around plants to protect nearby communities, […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Florida agrees to buy swath of Everglades to protect it from oil drilling

January 16, 2020

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – The state of Florida has reached a deal with a private real estate firm to buy a large swath of environmentally sensitive wetlands in the heart of the Everglades to spare the tract from oil drilling, the governor […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Future Opportunities in EV Charging, Forecast to 2030

November 18, 2019

Via: PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — As EVs continue to disrupt the power-mobility ecosystem, the role played by charging solutions in the 2020s will be crucial in how effectively the ecosystem develops.This will more so as utilities, technology solution […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

US Solar Companies Are Stockpiling a Massive Amount of Panels

November 13, 2019

Via: Industry Week

America’s rooftop solar installers are stockpiling massive volumes of panels and other equipment before a key federal tax credit for the industry starts shrinking next year. On Tuesday, Sunrun Inc. — the nation’s largest rooftop solar installer — said it’s […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Green groups sue Trump administration over California drilling plan

October 30, 2019

Via: Reuters

Two environmental groups sued the Trump administration on Wednesday over its plan to open up more than 720,000 acres (291,370 hectares) of federal land in California for oil and gas development. The lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club and the […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Oil vs Corn: U.S. lawmakers set hearing on fractious biofuels policy

October 29, 2019

Via: Reuters

The hearing set by the Energy and Commerce Committee will air out the grievances of two key political constituencies heading into next year’s election at a time President Donald Trump has been working hard to win them over. Trump’s Environmental […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Corroded pipe led to Philadelphia refinery fire -U.S. Chemical Safety Board

October 16, 2019

Via: Reuters

The pipe fitting gave way around 4:00 a.m. ET (0800 GMT) on June 21, releasing more than 3,200 pounds of highly toxic chemical hydrofluoric acid (HF) into the atmosphere, the CSB said. That led to three separate explosions that hurled […]