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  • Fukushima robot finds potential fuel debris hanging like icicles in reactor 3

    07/21/2017 11:24:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    japan times ^ | Kazuaki Nagata
    “From the pictures taken today, it is obvious that some melted objects came out of the reactor. This means something of high temperature melted some structural objects and came out. So it is natural to think that melted fuel rods are mixed with them,” said Takahiro Kimoto, a Tepco spokesman. “In that sense, it is possible that the melted objects found this time are melted fuel debris or probably around it,” he said, saying the utility will think about how they can be analyzed to determine if they are the former fuel rods. This is the first time Tepco has...
  • Indicted Saudi Gets $80 Million US Contract

    06/05/2008 12:19:13 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 6 replies · 136+ views
    ABC ^ | 6-5.08 | GRETCHEN PETERS
    The US military has awarded an $80 million contract to a prominent Saudi financier who has been indicted by the US Justice Department. The contract to supply jet fuel to American bases in Afghanistan was awarded to the Attock Refinery Ltd, a Pakistani-based refinery owned by Gaith Pharaon. Pharaon is wanted in connection with his alleged role at the failed Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), and the CenTrust savings and loan scandal, which cost US tax payers $1.7 billion. (ABC News Photo Illustration)The Saudi businessman was also named in a 2002 French parliamentary report as having links to...
  • On Earth Day, celebrate fossil fuels in Colorado and beyond

    04/17/2017 9:21:37 PM PDT · by 198ml · 10 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 4/17/17 | Gazette
    We love Mother Earth and look forward to Earth Day, April 22. These are exciting times for energy, as innovation improves the conversion of wind, solar and geothermal heat into power for our offices, homes and electric cars. Our lives improve as energy options increase. On a day we celebrate the Earth, it is reasonable for people to also acknowledge the role fossil fuels play in helping maintain and even improve our planet's condition. Fossil fuels continue providing most of our energy and will do so for generations to come. Without fossil fuels, we cannot build a single solar panel...
  • How The Ethanol Mandate Is Killing The American Prairie

    04/14/2017 12:54:16 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/13/2017 | William F Shughart II
    America's long war on fossil fuels is destroying the famed American prairie. According to a report by the Organic Consumers Association, 95% of the 240 million acres of prairie land that once blanketed the middle of our country, from Texas to North Dakota, already is gone. Only isolated pockets of prairie tall grass, some 35 million acres set aside for soil and wildlife conservation, remain. And that — largely in the Great Plains — is at risk of being destroyed. Among the factors most responsible for this tragic loss of our prairie heritage is the federal renewable fuel standard, a...
  • UN chief: Islamophobia is fueling terrorism

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that Islamophobia in parts of the world is fueling terrorism. "One of the things that fuel terrorism is the expression in some parts of the world of Islamophobic feelings and Islamophobic policies and Islamophobic hate speeches," Guterres said at a joint news conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. "This is sometimes the best support that Daesh can have to make its own propaganda," Guterres said...
  • Egypt says Saudis have cut off fuel shipments indefinitely

    11/07/2016 6:05:26 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 21 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | November 7, 2016 | Associated Press
    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Monday that Saudi Arabia has halted fuel shipments indefinitely, in a sign of lingering tensions following a dispute over the conflict in Syria. The move ratchets up pressure on Egypt as it implements austerity measures in the hope of securing billions of dollars in loans to stabilize its ailing economy. Cairo floated its currency last week and cut fuel subsidies, leading to across-the-board price hikes in the Arab world's most populous country. Egyptian Oil Ministry spokesman Hamdi Abdel-Aziz said that Saudi Arabia's Aramco, the world's largest oil company, stopped sending the fuel shipments to Egypt...
  • Pipeline Expected To Restart After Leak Triggered Surging Gas Prices In South (Alabama)

    09/20/2016 3:48:30 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    September 20, 2016 Associated Press A main gas line is expected to restart Wednesday with a temporary bypass after a leak and spill in Alabama led to surging fuel prices and some gas shortages across the South, a company official said Tuesday. The roughly 500-foot section of pipe that will serve as the bypass is now complete, and the company expects that will allow it to restart the main gasoline line, Colonial Pipeline spokesman Steve Baker told The Associated Press. "Tomorrow's restart of the main gasoline line is a key milestone," Baker said. "However, it will take a few days...
  • Alabama pipeline leak: What we know so far about the spill, gas shortages and more

    09/18/2016 5:43:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 55 replies
    AL.com ^ | 9-18-2016 | Dennis Pillion
    On the morning of Sept. 9, an inspector with the Alabama Surface Mining Commission was performing a routine monthly check of an old coal mine in Shelby County when he noticed "a strong odor of gasoline" as well as a sheen on the surface of one of the retention ponds. The gasoline he was smelling came from Colonial Pipeline's Line 1, an underground pipeline three feet in diameter that normally pushes 1.3 million barrels of gasoline per day from refineries in Houston to distribution centers across the Southeast and along the eastern seaboard. That 36-inch line, built in 1963, has...
  • Alabama, Tennessee, & Georgia Declare States Of Emergency As Gas Shortages Loom - Leak

    09/17/2016 4:17:14 PM PDT · by blam · 64 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden September 17, 2016 As Native Americans protesters face arrest in North Dakota for blocking the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, TheAntiMedia's Carey Wedler reports a gasoline pipeline spill is currently unfolding in the South. The leak has prompted Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to declare states of emergency. The Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Houston to New York, began leaking on September 9, spilling 250,000 gallons of gasoline, or 6,000 barrels. The pipeline was built in 1962, and the current leak in Helena, Alabama, is the largest one Colonial...
  • Researchers identify possible catalyst for converting methane to methanol at room temperature

    08/18/2016 10:55:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 18, 2016 | by Bob Yirka
    (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Belgium and the U.S. has identified the active site of an iron-containing catalyst that has raised hopes for designing a practically useful catalyst that might make converting methane to methanol a possibility. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the researchers describe their efforts, what they discovered and why they believe their findings may lead to a practical way to convert methane to a more efficient energy resource. Jay Labinger, with the California Institute of Technology offers a News & Views piece outlining the work done by the team in the same journal issue....
  • Breakthrough solar cell captures carbon dioxide and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

    07/29/2016 8:50:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 84 replies
    phys.org ^ | July 28, 2016 | Provided by: University of Illinois at Chicago
    Simulated sunlight powers a solar cell that converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into syngas. Credit: University of Illinois at Chicago/Jenny Fontaine ********************************************************************************************************************** Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into usable hydrocarbon fuel, using only sunlight for energy. The finding is reported in the July 29 issue of Science and was funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy. A provisional patent application has been filed. Unlike conventional solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity that must be stored...
  • Full-Scale Production of Plutonium Spacecraft Fuel Still Years Away

    05/17/2016 6:19:08 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 18 replies
    Space.Com ^ | May 17, 2016 | Mike Wall
    The United States has begun manufacturing nuclear spacecraft fuel for the first time in a generation, but full production of the stuff is still seven years or so away. In December, officials at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee announced that researchers at the site had generated a 1.8-ounce (50 grams) sample of plutonium-238, the fuel that powers deep-space missions such as NASA's New Horizons Pluto probe and Cassini Saturn orbiter.
  • Trumping Hydrocarbon Fuels and Consumers

    01/29/2016 11:55:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Donald Trump loves to tout his poll numbers. But if he's doing so well, why does he pander to Iowa's ethanol interests? The gambit might garner a few caucus votes among corn growers and ethanol producers. It certainly brings plaudits from renewable energy lobbyists and their political enablers. But it could also cost him votes in many other quarters - beyond the Corn Ethanol Belt and even in Iowa. The fact is, the 14.5-million-gallon-per-year ethanol mandate prolongs policies that are bad for consumers and the environment. And yet many presidential candidates and other politicians support it. The ethanol mandate forces...
  • LIVE Thread: The 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, Altoona, IA - Jan 19, 12:00 PM (CST)

    10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit in Altoona, IA on Jan 19, 2016 The Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadow 7:30 AM. Event registration begins 8:15 AM. Event Begins Mr. Trump is scheduled to speak after lunch This event is open to the public http://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule http://iowarfa.org/10th-annual-iowa-renewable-fuels-summit-program/
  • Could metal particles be the clean fuel of the future?

    12/20/2015 2:14:30 PM PST · by Lurkina.n.Learnin · 38 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | December 9, 2015 | McGill University
    Can you imagine a future where your car is fueled by iron powder instead of gasoline? Metal powders, produced using clean primary energy sources, could provide a more viable long-term replacement for fossil fuels than other widely discussed alternatives, such as hydrogen, biofuels or batteries, according to a study in the Dec. 15 issue of the journal Applied Energy. "Technologies to generate clean electricity -- primarily solar and wind power -- are being developed rapidly; but we can't use that electricity for many of the things that oil and gas are used for today, such as transportation and global energy...
  • India opposes deal to phase out fossil fuels by 2100 at climate summit

    11/30/2015 4:10:10 PM PST · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 24 November 2014 | Rupak De Chowdhuri
    India would reject a deal to combat climate change that includes a pledge for the world to wean itself off fossil fuels this century, a senior official said, underlying the difficulties countries face in agreeing how to slow global warming. Almost 200 nations will meet in the French capital on Nov. 30 to try and seal a deal to prevent the planet from warming more than the 2 degrees Celsius that scientists say is vital if the world is to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change. To keep warming in check, some countries want the Paris agreement to...
  • Fingerlakes March For Climate Justice This Sunday (Barf Alert)

    11/28/2015 8:34:58 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 31 replies
    Fingerlakes Times ^ | November 27, 2015 | David L. Shaw
    WATKINS GLEN — The Finger Lakes March for Climate Justice will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in downtown Watkins Glen. The march will begin with a rally at the marina and then marchers will go through downtown south to the foot of Watkins Glen State Park and back. Speakers will include Cornell University climate scientist Robert Howarth, Tompkins County Legislator Martha Robertson, Renovus Solar CEO Joe Sliker, solar energy expert Suzanne Hunt of Yates County and biologist and climate activist Sandra Steingraber of Trumansburg. Steingraber and Howarth will travel to France for the Paris Climate Summit soon after Sunday’s march.
  • Sanders: 'To hell with the fossil fuel industry'

    11/21/2015 3:35:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for Republicans to abandon the corrupting influence of the Koch brothers and other wealthy energy magnates. "This is a party that rejects science and refuses to understand that climate change is real," he said of GOP during the annual Blue Jamboree in North Charleston, S.C. "I understand if you stand up to the Koch brothers and the fossil fuel industry, that you'll lose your campaign contributions," the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate added. "[Climate change] is already causing devastating problems all over this world. To hell with the fossil fuel industry. Worry more about...
  • Duke Engines' incredibly compact, lightweight valveless axial engine

    06/23/2015 12:50:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    www.gizmag.com ^ | September 3, 2014 | By Loz Blain
    New Zealand's Duke Engines has been busy developing and demonstrating excellent results with a bizarre axial engine prototype that completely does away with valves, while delivering excellent power and torque from an engine much smaller, lighter and simpler than the existing technology. We spoke with Duke co-founder John Garvey to find out how the Duke Axial Engine project is going. The Duke Axial Engine is lighter, more compact and already slightly more powerful than a typical equivalent engine, even though this is just a prototype Duke Engines' 3-liter, five cylinder test mule is already making a healthy 215 horsepower and...
  • Ukraine battles deadly blaze after huge fuel depot blast near Kiev

    06/10/2015 1:18:18 PM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 9 June 2015 | BBC
    Emergency crews are continuing to battle a huge fire south-west of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, following a blast at a fuel depot. Four people were killed, including three emergency ministry employees. The fire at the depot, next to an army base near the town of Vasylkiv, sent huge plumes of smoke over the surrounding area. Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko warned that harmful substances in the air over the city exceeded maximum allowed levels. He urged residents with respiratory problems to limit their "exposure to the open air". The cause of the blaze about 30km (19 miles) from Kiev is being...