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Renewable Energy Sources Accounts For 13 Percent Of US Electrical Generation
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 16, 2009
Electrical generation from non-hydro renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, wind) continues its rapid growth according to the latest figures released by the Energy Information Administration in its "Electric Power Monthly" report. For the 12-month period ending April 30, 2009, non-hydro renewables accounted for 3.18 percent of electrical generation; conventional hydrop ... read more

Renewed World Energies Introduces Innovative Microalgae Production Facility
Georgetown SC (SPX) Jul 16, 2009
Six years ago, Richard Armstrong and Tim Tompkins, determined and passionate to thwart American dependency on foreign oil, embarked on a new venture. The lack of viable alternatives and the challenges confronting the substitute energy resources available at that time prompted Richard and Tim to develop a practical alternative. Richard, an electrical engineer, and Tim, a chemical and mechan ... more
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    Sinopec ex-chief given suspended death penalty: state media
    Beijing (AFP) July 15, 2009
    The former head of Chinese oil giant Sinopec was sentenced to death Wednesday after being found guilty of corrupt practices over many years, but he will likely not be executed, state press reported. A Beijing court handed down the sentence after finding Chen Tonghai guilty of graft amounting to 195.7 million yuan (28.8 million dollars) when he served in top Sinopec ranks from 1999 to 2007, ... more

    Steel price talks on despite Rio Tinto arrest: trade ministry
    Beijing (AFP) July 15, 2009
    Negotiations between China's steel mills and foreign iron ore producers are continuing, a government spokesman said Wednesday, despite the arrest of Rio Tinto's point man here. "As far as we know, iron ore price talks are still going on," commerce ministry spokesman Yao Jian told journalists. "Given that iron ore prices are continuing to rise sharply... it is justified for Chinese steel ... more

    Superconductivity: Which One Of These Is Not Like The Other
    Washington DC (SPX) Jul 16, 2009
    Superconductivity appears to rely on very different mechanisms in two varieties of iron-based superconductors. The insight comes from research groups that are making bold statements about the correct description of superconductivity in iron-based compounds in two papers about to be published in journals of the American Physical Society. The 2008 discovery of high-temperature superconductiv ... more

    US 'concerned' on China-Vietnam sea tensions
    Washington (AFP) July 15, 2009
    A US official voiced concern Wednesday about tensions between China and Vietnam over the resource-rich South China Sea and pledged to defend US oil companies operating in the region. But State Department official Scot Marciel said the United States would not take sides on the myriad island disputes involving China and its neighbors including Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam. Testifying ... more

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    System created to make paper biosensors
    Hamilton, Ontario (UPI) Jul 15, 2009
    Canadian scientists say they've created a technology similar to inkjet printing that can be used in making paper-based biosensors to detect harmful toxins. McMaster University Associate Professor John Brennan and his research team say they've developed a method of printing a toxin-detecting biosensor on paper. The biosensor can be used to detect toxins that can cause food poisoning or ... more

    Recession driving Americans online
    Washington (AFP) July 15, 2009
    More than half of adult Americans have been hard hit by the recession and two-thirds have turned to the Web for help in coping and understanding the downturn, a survey published Wednesday found. The Pew Internet and American Life Project said that 52 percent of American adults have suffered a major economic loss during the recession including 35 percent who have seen their investments lose ... more

    Pioneers In Solar Tracking Technology
    San Francisco CA (SPX) Jul 16, 2009
    ADES continues to improve products and services to increase the efficiency of our customers' investments. Our new dual axis solar tracker design has been specially adapted to new markets with more efficient shipping, better land use (1 MW on 3.5 ha / 8.6 acres), a patented traction system "traction clamp", and an improved elliptical shape and lowered height to decrease shadowing. ... more

    Obama's Ghana trip underlines oil reserve
    Accra, Ghana (UPI) Jul 15, 2009
    U.S. President Barack Obama's landmark visit to the West African state of Ghana on June 10-11, his first trip as president to the continent of his ancestors, held a special resonance for Big Oil and American businessmen. Ghana, one of the most democratic countries in a continent where despots and tyrants still proliferate, is on the cusp of oil wealth - and the United States wants it. ... more

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  • High-tech Israeli-Palestinian firm defies barriers
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  • Setback for Japan in LNG project
  • Australia PM pledges to help Rio 'spy' detained in China
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