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E&H, four other Virginia schools to be powered by landfill gas

recycle gas

EMORY, Va. — It’s an energy source that otherwise would be trashed, but Emory and Henry College, along with other small colleges in the state, is taking advantage of it. The future of sustainable electricity at the college is landfill gas, the toxic methane that landfills routinely capture and flare off. E&H, Hollins University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College and Sweet ...

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Parnell introduces legislation on LNG project

liquid natural gas

Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday introduced legislation to move ahead on his proposal to make the state a financial partner with Alaska’s oil producers and pipeline company TransCanada in a liquefied natural gas project. The state already has signed commercial agreements with the industry players, and Senate Bill 138 aims to put that framework into law. The 49-page measure calls ...

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Renewable energy advocates push for change

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Moving to a cleaner economy will require greater investment in education, broader rollout of energy efficiency, green building programs and a level playing field that allows renewable power to compete with the fossil fuel sector, local policy makers, business leaders and others said Friday. The wide-ranging discussion, featuring more than two dozen representatives from industry, government and schools, came at ...

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A green option for Peco gas customers

carbon footprint

Residential customers who heat their homes with natural gas may be feeling rather comfy these cold winter days. But for those who feel a tinge of guilt about their carbon footprint, there’s a way to ease their conscience. Washington Gas Energy Services Inc. (WGES), a retail energy supplier from Herndon, Va., on Thursday announced a new product for Peco gas ...

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Water, energy ‘not cheap anymore’


ABU DHABI — Neither our water nor our energy can be considered cheap anymore and the significant increase in the price of natural gas in the GCC has made water costlier too, delegates at the closing conference session of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) and International Water Summit (IWS) in Abu Dhabi heard on Wednesday. Opening final day’s last ...

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Discord runs deep on new drilling rules


Four members of the Department of Environmental Protection presided over a divided house Wednesday night at Washington & Jefferson College. Every five minutes, either the left side of the room or the right would break into applause at the first southwestern Pennsylvania public hearing of the agency’s proposed new oil and gas regulations. Citizens who felt the regulations don’t go ...

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Iran shows off its energy facilities to media


Iran displays energy facilities to illustrate capabilities, entice international investors ASALOUYEH, Iran (AP) — Iran has taken international media on a tour of partially completed natural gas facilities and other elements of its energy sector to display its capabilities, just days after the easing of sanctions in an effort to entice foreign investors. Tehran could use outside expertise to further ...

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Portland Press Herald, Maine, Firewood shortage and higher fuel costs chilling for Mainers column

running out of fire wood

The coldest winter in more than a decade has depleted the Portland area’s supply of dry firewood, forced residents to pay more for heating fuels and prompted thousands statewide to seek financial assistance with paying heating bills. The number of Mainers requesting emergency heating assistance through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is more than twice what it ...

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Huntley & Huntley, Range Resources not deterred by slowdown in talks on drilling for gas at Deer Lakes Park

park equipment

Negotiations over a proposal to drill for natural gas under Allegheny County’s Deer Lakes Park have slowed but are not in danger of falling apart, a gas company official said. Michael Hillebrand, executive vice president of Huntley & Huntley, said the process has “bogged down” though not because of demands the county made. He would not offer more details about ...

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