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Two Ohio coal plants to close

An electric utility company is closing two coal-fired power plants by next year, citing economic conditions. Dayton Power & Light, a subsidiary of utility giant AES Corp., announced on Monday the closure of the J.M. Stuart and Killen generating stations, following a monthslong review of the plants. They are the latest in a string of Read More…

EPA chief: Carbon dioxide isn’t a ‘primary contributor’ to global warming

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a “primary contributor” to climate change. “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact. So no, I would not Read More…

Colstrip power plant owner pushes for tax break to keep plant units open

Talen Energy is pushing Montana lawmakers for a tax break worth millions to keep two units of the coal-fired Colstrip power plant open, with one Republican leader saying Tuesday the units could close within the year without some form of assistance. House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, said the $10 million coal severance tax reduction proposed Read More…

Job Surge in Bakken

There has been a sudden surge in job openings in the Bakken – particularly for hydraulic fracturing and completion crews – as companies ramp up to put more wells on line in the first half of 2017, reports Oil Patch Hotline. Pay scales are running between $16 and $30 an hour. The number of job Read More…

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Deep Down Announces Fourth Quarter And Full-Year 2016 Earnings Conference Call And Webcast

HOUSTON, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Deep Down, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCQX: DPDW), will hold a conference call and webcast on Monday, April 3, 2017 to discuss the Company’s fourth quarter and full-year 2016 financial results. The teleconference will begin at 4:30 PM Eastern time (3:30 PM Central Time) and will be hosted by Mr. Ron Read More…

Global $2.58 Billion Plant Growth Regulators Market 2013-2025: In-depth Company Profiles of Key Players and Upcoming Prominent Players – Research and Markets

DUBLIN, Mar. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Plant Growth Regulators Market Analysis & Trends – Industry Forecast to 2025” report to their offering. The Global Plant Growth Regulators Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 4.9% over the next decade to reach approximately Read More…

Electric Power Distribution Automation Systems Market Analysis By Implementation (Substation Automation, Feeder Automation, Consumer Side Automation), By Application, By Region And Segment Forecasts, 2014 – 2025

NEW YORK, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The global electric power distribution automation systems market is expected to reach USD 23.7 billion by 2025, according to a new report conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. The rise in the adoption of smart grids & funding initiatives is projected to spur the demand for distribution automation Read More…

Global Smart Water Metering Market Analysis & Trends 2013-2016 & 2025: Advanced Technological Developments in the $8.7 Billion Smart Water Metering Industry – Research and Markets

DUBLIN, Mar. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Smart Water Metering Market Analysis & Trends – Industry Forecast to 2025” report to their offering. The Global Smart Water Metering Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 8.8% over the next decade to reach approximately Read More…

Sherwin-Williams to Announce First Quarter 2017 Financial Results on April 20, 2017

CLEVELAND, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) will issue a press release announcing its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 prior to the opening of the market on Thursday, April 20, 2017.  At that time, a copy of the press release and information regarding Sherwin-Williams’ financial condition, operating Read More…

Tri Global Energy Leads Texas in Wind Energy Development

DALLAS, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Tri Global Energy, the Dallas-based renewable energy company, continues as the leading developer of wind energy projects under construction in Texas, according to the U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2016 Market Report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the nation’s trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. With Read More…

In Lead-up to SoCalGas Pipeline Completion, CR&R Environmental Begins Using Carbon-Neutral Renewable Natural Gas

LOS ANGELES, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental today announced that renewable natural gas from CR&R’s anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, California is now being used to fuel CR&R’s waste-hauling trucks. The trucks are being fueled from special storage trailers while SoCalGas completes a 1.4-mile pipeline that will Read More…

Enel inicia la construcción de la mayor planta solar fotovoltaica del continente americano

ROMA y CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 29 de marzo de 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), a través de su subsidiaria de renovables en México, Enel Green Power México (“EGPM”), ha comenzado los trabajos de construcción de su planta de energía solar fotovoltaica Villanueva de 754 MW1 en Viesca, en el estado de Coahuila. Villanueva es la Read More…

Pierce named MPW's director of engineering and manufacturing

HEBRON, Ohio, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MPW Industrial Services has named Justin Pierce director of engineering and manufacturing, responsible for technology and fabrication capabilities companywide. Pierce began work at MPW in 2006 as a co-op employee while pursuing his degree in engineering management at Ohio University. Upon graduation and later that year, he accepted a Read More…

Appeals court decision places Colorado's environmental and economic goals at risk

DENVER, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley today said that Colorado is a national leader not only in producing oil and natural gas but also in protecting the environment.  “As the seventh largest producer of oil and natural gas in the country, a collaborative, successful regulatory process is a major Read More…

New White Paper Details Advanced Mixer Chilling Technology

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Linde LLC offers a new food industry white paper explaining the use and advantages of advanced mixer chilling systems that can help food processors chill products with improved food safety, high efficiency and repeatability while reducing costs. Titled, “Bottoms up: How better mixer chilling can improve your food process,“ Read More…

LyondellBasell to Host Investor Day 2017 on April 5, 2017

HOUSTON and LONDON, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) will hold Investor Day 2017 at the New York Stock Exchange on April 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. The program will feature presentations from CEO Bob Patel and other LyondellBasell executives highlighting corporate strategy, business plans and performance. Webcast AccessA live webcast Read More…

SEIA Launches National Consumer Education Campaign

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the solar industry, is launching a nationwide consumer education campaign to inform and protect solar consumers while further simplifying the process of going solar. Building on its comprehensive efforts over the last two years in the area of consumer Read More…

Kutak Rock Co-Authors Report for U.S. Department of Energy Detailing Federal Agency Options for Purchasing Power Produced by Small Modular Reactors

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new report created for the U.S. Department of Energy on financing small modular reactors (“SMRs”) highlights the role that federal agencies play as purchasers of power produced by SMRs. The report, Purchasing Power Produced by Small Modular Reactors: Federal Agency Options, is a collaborative work from Kutak Rock, Read More…

Pruitt says executive order coming Tuesday

With help from Ben Lefebvre, Eric Wolff and Darius Dixon IT’S COMING! After weeks of repeated delays, President Donald Trump is expected to sign the “energy independence” executive order directing his administration to undo a host of Obama-era environmental actions on Tuesday, according to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “This is an effort to undo the Read More…

More obstacles remain for Keystone

With help from Alex Guillén and Ben Lefebvre KEYSTONE GREEN LIT: The Trump administration early this morning granted a border-crossing permit authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, but TransCanada’s nearly decade-long fight to finish the 1,200-mile conduit is not quite over yet. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Twitter that President Donald Read More…

Two Ohio coal plants to close

An electric utility company is closing two coal-fired power plants by next year, citing economic conditions. Dayton Power & Light, a subsidiary of utility giant AES Corp., announced on Monday the closure of the J.M. Stuart and Killen generating stations, following a monthslong review of the plants. They are the latest in a string of Read More…

More big promises from Trump on coal

With help from Esther Whieldon, Alex Guillén, Eric Wolff and Darius Dixon TRUMP TALKS BIG ON COAL: Speaking at a campaign-style rally in Kentucky, President Donald Trump confirmed Monday his administration was “preparing” new executive action that he boasted would “save our coal industry.” The timing of that long-anticipated order, which saw its release date Read More…

Energy executive order may slip again

With help from Eric Wolff, Sara Stefanini and Darius Dixon EXECUTIVE ORDER STILL EXPECTED? In President Donald Trump’s administration nothing is certain until it happens. Sources familiar with the timing of a broad energy executive order told ME Sunday morning that it was still expected to be signed today, but signs now suggest the schedule Read More…

Massive cuts for EPA in Trump budget

With help from Annie Snider, Ben Lefebvre and Alex Guillén BUDGET DEEPLY SLASHES AGENCY FUNDING: President Donald Trump’s 2017 budget blueprint seeks a 31 percent cut to EPA funding, a 12 percent decrease at Interior and a 5.4 percent reduction over at Energy. In a clear expression of administration priorities, Trump’s outline zeros out or Read More…

Turn that car (regulation) around

With help from Daniel Lippman, Alex Guillén and Sara Stefanini U-TURN ON CAR RULES: President Donald Trump travels to Ypsilanti, Michigan today where he’ll direct EPA to reconsider its recent conclusion that automakers are capable of reaching the strict greenhouse gas limits that would have vehicles getting more than 50 miles per gallon on average Read More…

EPA chief: Carbon dioxide isn’t a ‘primary contributor’ to global warming

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a “primary contributor” to climate change. “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact. So no, I would not Read More…

Senior Republicans talk energy in Houston

With help from Darius Dixon, Eric Wolff, Ben Lefebvre and Alex Guillén SENIOR REPUBLICANS TALK ENERGY: The Senate’s number two Republican, John Cornyn, and Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski participate in an unscripted panel discussion this morning on energy during the IHS Markit CERAWeek conference in Houston. A spokeswoman told ME Murkowski would Read More…

Energy industry wary of border tax

With help from Darius Dixon, Nick Juliano, Esther Whieldon, Alex Guillén and Annie Snider ENERGY UNEASY OVER TAX STRATEGY: Washington’s eyes are locked firmly on the healthcare debate for the moment, but in the conference hallways and on escalators at the IHS Markit CERAWeek conference in Houston energy executives are growing increasingly concerned about President Read More…

Trump takes credit for Exxon announcement

With help from Daniel Lippman, Esther Whieldon and Anca Gurzu TRUMP TOUTS EXXON’S INVESTMENT: Count President Donald Trump as one of the biggest fans of Exxon Mobil’s announcement it will invest $20 billion into 11 chemical, refining, lubricant and liquefied natural gas projects in Louisiana and Texas. “Buy American & hire American are the principals Read More…

Zinke, Perry address their teams for first time

With help from Darius Dixon TRUMP’S ENERGY CABINET IS COMPLETE! Newly-confirmed Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Interior chief Ryan Zinke deliver their first remarks to agency personnel this morning, as President Donald Trump now has his energy and environmental Cabinet personnel fully installed. Zinke plans to address his employees from the fancy-sounding Bison Bistro on Read More…