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GE Brilliant Wind Turbines Heading Down Under As Part Of $350MM Boco Wind Project

Wind Energy Down Under

Fifty-eight GE 1.7-100 and nine 1.6-100 Brilliant wind turbines will be heading to Australia as part of a Downer EDI-GE Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) wind farm engineering and procurement contract (EPC). In addition to generating some 113 MW of clean, renewable electricity – enough to supply at least 40,000 homes – bringing the Boco Wind Farm project to fruition ...

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Quebec explosion highlights risk of oil transport – KXNet.com

oil transport

By MATTHEW DALY Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) – The deadly explosion of a runaway oil train in Canada highlights the risks that come from transporting oil, no matter the method.Spills from rail cars occur more frequently than from pipelines, but tend to be smaller. And pipelines can be built to avoid population centers and fragile ecosystems, while trains travel routes where ...

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$71 million approved for Oil Patch communities

71 Million Approved for Infrastructure Projects

BISMARCK – Twenty Oil Patch communities will receive $71 million in energy impact grants for assistance with water-related projects. Grants approved Thursday by the Board of University and School Lands include:• $5 million to expand Crosby’s water supply and wastewater treatment systems.• $10 million to expand New Town’s water treatment plant, water and sewer system upgrades and street improvements. • ...

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Maersk Drilling gets $58 mln rig contract

Maersk Drilling Gets new Contract

COPENHAGEN, July 9 |  Tue Jul 9, 2013 2:40am EDT COPENHAGEN, July 9 (Reuters) – Danish oil and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk has received a jack-up rig contract from Danish energy group Dong Energy worth about $58 million. The rig, Maersk Resolve, will be used for drilling operations in the Danish North Sea, with the duration of the contract expected ...

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Incendiary Investment – Montana Energy Review

Amid grass-laden prairie and craggy Badlands, oil wells beam like giant medieval torches in the cerulean North Dakota sky. These candles of industry produce upwards of 700,000 barrels of oil each day from the shale reservoirs deep beneath the earth. Simultaneously, these North Dakota rigs are burning off an estimated 30 percent of their natural gas byproduct into the air, ...

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U.S. mulling solar trade agreement with EU, China

Thu Jun 6, 2013 3:55pm EDT WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) – The United States, China and the European Union have had initial discussions on a possible “global” agreement to resolve solar energy disputes, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. “There have been some initial discussions with both the European market and China about how to deal with this on ...

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US Oil reserves rise 45%

The Bakken petroleum system and other tight, unconventional plays were largely responsible for a 45 percent rise in U.S. oil reserves over the past five years, according to a recent study by accounting firm Ernst & Young. Investments in the U.S. oil and gas sector also reached their highest level in almost a decade, the study revealed. The Ernst & ...

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