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Shawnee Academy on market again for $1.5M

biofuel

The former Shawnee Academy property, purchased in the summer by the owner of a Nebraska biofuel plant, is once again for sale. Tydd Rohrbough, owner of Cornhusker Energy Lexington LLC, purchased the 39-acre property for $357,500 at an auction in July. The property is now listed for sale for $1.5 million, said Spiros Bilianis, an agent with Coldwell Banker Commercial ...

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SOCAR able to produce gasoline and diesel fuel meeting Euro-3 ecological standard

gas

The processing capacity of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) is able to produce gasoline and diesel fuel meeting Euro-3 ecological standard, Director of Standardization and Certification Institute of State Committee for Standardization, Metrology and Patents Sabig Abdullayev said at a press conference on Jan.15. This became possible thanks to the work carried out in the units of refineries, ...

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Commercial geothermal plant touted

Geothermal plant

ANIMAS — A hot water resource tapped first for growing roses, then for raising fish, is now supplying New Mexico’s first commercial-scale geothermal electricity. Cyrq Energy Inc. has turned the key on its $43 million geothermal power plant Lightning Dock. Chief Executive Nick Goodman, Gov. Susana Martinez and electricity provider Public Service Company of New Mexico are touting the project ...

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Power bills skyrocket

High bills

ELIZABETHTOWN — The controversy over a big increase in National Grid bills this month sparked outrage Tuesday from some Essex County lawmakers. Electricity prices jumped 50 percent or higher last month statewide, the hike blamed on cold weather and increased demand for natural gas. Many National Grid customers got their bills at the end of last week, fueling protests to ...

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Drilling-tax proposal’s effects on state revenue are unclear, tax commissioner says

Tax on oil

The state tax commissioner says the impact on Ohio taxpayers of a tax plan for the state’s burgeoning oil and gas industry — sold as a way to reduce Ohioans’ taxes — cannot be predicted. “The bill has some significant components that would have unpredictable impacts on state revenues,” Tax Commissioner Joe Testa told The Dispatch. “Specifically, the net-proceeds model ...

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City will talk turbines at a special meeting

wind turbine

A letter explaining the city’s concerns about a potential hydroelectric power plant on the Monongahela River next to the Morgantown Lock and Dam will be the focus of a special meeting of the Morgantown City Council scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday. In 2011, Free Flow power began the lengthy process of getting the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval to ...

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NH congressional delegation wants to know Northern Pass’ alternative routes

reviewing options

All four members of the New Hampshire congressional delegation on Monday reiterated their request to the U.S. Department of Energy for disclosure of the alternative routes that will be considered as part of the Northern Pass environmental impact statement. The state’s two senators and two representatives first asked for the disclosure in September, two months after Northern Pass partners, which ...

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Ethanol producers campaign against proposed cut to Renewable Fuel Standard

corn field

Neither icy nor wind-blown roads have stopped Dave Frederickson, Minnesota’s Commissioner of Agriculture from doing what he wants the Post Office to do. He wants to see no fewer than 100,000 letters delivered to Gina McCarthy, director of the Environmental Protection Agency urging her to drop the proposal to reduce the renewable fuels standard. “Wrongheaded and wrong directed,” said Frederickson ...

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China helps to develop solar and wind energy in Laos

Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) — Hydrochina International Engineering Co Ltd has agreed to assist with a master plan study on wind and solar energy potential in Laos, working in the interests of overall renewable energy development. A memorandum of understanding on the development of a wind and solar development plan for Laos was signed in Vientiane on Monday, between the Lao ...

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