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China needs to import more food to ease water, energy shortages: official

David Stanway BEIJING (Reuters) – China should boost imports of food so it can dedicate more of its scarce water supplies to energy production, especially in arid but coal-rich regions like Xinjiang and Ningxia, a senior environmental official said on Monday. Mu Guangfeng, the head of the environment impact assessment office at the Ministry of Environmental Protection, told a conference ...

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Energy lifts US manufacturing, refining sectors

Charts and Maps of America’s Amazing Shale Oil Revolution AEI Carpe Diem Blog: Below are four charts and two maps that help tell the story of America’s Amazing Shale Oil Revolution: 1. The Big Three. Yesterday, the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) updated its monthly “Drilling Productivity Report” with new estimates of oil production through August in America’s three, super-giant oil ...

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Texas posts third year of manufacturing gains bolstered by drilling activity

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ The Lone Star State added 31,198 industrial jobs to its ranks from May 2013 to May 2014, according to a manufacturers database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. The increase added up to a 2.5 percent increase statewide. There are now  22,567 manufacturers in Texas employing 1,236,617 people. “Manufacturing is booming in Texas, particularly in oil ...

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Oil and gas lead third year of industrial employment gains in Texas

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media For the third year in a row, industrial employment in Texas reported a gain and was led by the oil and gas industry. According to a press release by the Texas Manufacturers Register, a manufacturing database directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc., Texas now hosts 22,567 manufacturers employing over 1.2 million workers. Oil and ...

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SolarCity, an installer, to buy panel-maker Silevo

NEW YORK (AP) — SolarCity, one of the nation’s largest installers of rooftop solar systems, is buying Silveo, a solar panel manufacturer. It’s the latest in a string of moves by solar power companies to engage in a broader part of the solar market, from manufacturing panels and modules to developing and financing projects to installing and building systems. The ...

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US factory output rebounded in May after April dip


By Christopher S. Raugaber for the Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output rose in May at a solid pace, boosting hopes that the economy is expanding briskly after a dismal first three months of the year. Americans, buoyed by steady job gains, are buying more cars, while businesses are ordering more machinery and other equipment. Those trends are ...

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Shale revolution benefits us all

By Jennifer Diggins and Peter Moore | Guest columnists for The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. For decades, Americans have witnessed the decline of U.S. manufacturing as more jobs were shipped overseas. After shedding 6 million manufacturing jobs in the last 15 years, the U.S. still remains near the 50-year low that it hit in 2010. This loss of industry has taken ...

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Study: US manufacturers gaining competitiveness

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Paul Wiseman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers have grown more competitive over the past decade compared with factories in China, Brazil and most of the world’s other major economies. So says a new private study, which found that rising wages and higher energy costs have diminished China’s long-standing edge over the United States. So has a boom in U.S. ...

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