Energy

Business News: GE Renewable Energy completes its 2018 hiring target of 100 new employees in Cherbourg

In June 2018, GE Renewable Energy announced its plan to recruit 100 employees for its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France, and today the company announced the completion of this target. The site is ready for the expected start of production in January 2019, beginning with the blade prototyping phase. … Continue reading Business News: GE Renewable Energy completes its 2018 hiring target of 100 new employees in Cherbourg

Consumer Tip: Ameren Illinois offers customers tips for saving energy and reducing monthly heating costs

COLLINSVILLE, IL – With cooler temperatures in the forecast, now is the time for consumers to take a look at their energy habits and identify areas where they could potentially save. Ameren Illinois reminds its customers of the following tips: Periodically replace the air filters for heating systems, clean air vents regularly and make sure … Continue reading Consumer Tip: Ameren Illinois offers customers tips for saving energy and reducing monthly heating costs

United States | U.S. Delegation to the G-7 Environment, Energy, and Oceans Ministerial in Halifax

United States | The Group of Seven (G-7) Environment, Energy, and Oceans Ministerial will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 19–21, 2018. The State Department delegation, led by Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and Fisheries William Gibbons-Fly, will include senior officers from the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific … Continue reading United States | U.S. Delegation to the G-7 Environment, Energy, and Oceans Ministerial in Halifax

NEW YORK | 2009 US Open champ del Potro, heat stop Isner in quarters

NEW YORK — John Isner doubled over and rested his elbows on his knees. He grimaced. He shook his head. He looked as if he wanted to be anywhere but where he was: falling further and further behind against Juan Martin del Potro in muggy, energy-robbing heat at the U.S. Open. Isner’s bid to become … Continue reading NEW YORK | 2009 US Open champ del Potro, heat stop Isner in quarters

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Asian Games close: Indonesia shows it’s the ‘Energy of Asia’

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia billed itself the “Energy of Asia” during the Asian Games, which closed Sunday in a ceremony emphasizing the country’s diversity and the ties linking the 11,000 athletes who competed for 45 nations. The opening ceremony two weeks ago was highly choreographed, but the athletes starred in most of the closing pomp … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Asian Games close: Indonesia shows it’s the ‘Energy of Asia’

WASHINGTON | US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S. The Department of Energy announced the policy shift in a memo made public this month. The memo comes in support of an administration proposal to freeze car mileage standards. The statement takes note of a shale oil boom that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

Missouri News: Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) breaks ground on the Mark Twain Transmission Project

The project will bolster the region’s energy reliability ST. LOUIS, MO – Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) – a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) – has begun construction of the Mark Twain Transmission Project, a 96-mile, 345,000-volt transmission line and substation to be built in northeast Missouri that will bolster energy … Continue reading Missouri News: Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois (ATXI) breaks ground on the Mark Twain Transmission Project

GE Renewable Energy to develop with Mass Energy Group its 1st wind farm project in Jordan

GE Renewable Energy will provide its latest generation of 3.6-137 wind turbines for a total capacity of 100 MW, enough to power around 150,000 homes It marks the first GE wind farm project in Jordan and the first renewable energy project by Mass Energy Group Holding Project underlines the commitment of GE Renewable Energy to … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to develop with Mass Energy Group its 1st wind farm project in Jordan

Missouri Senate Approves Measure that Allows Investment in Energy Infrastructure

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) The Missouri Senate approved a measure yesterday that will reform the state’s century-old regulatory environment by capping rates and allowing for grid modernization.  Senate Bill 564 will not only help make significant improvement to Missouri’s regulatory environment, it will also enable our infrastructure to be modernized under the current Public Service … Continue reading Missouri Senate Approves Measure that Allows Investment in Energy Infrastructure

Cancer from cellphones? New studies say no need to hang up

WASHINGTON /February 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but federal regulators and some scientists say don’t worry — it is safe to use your device. They still do. Previous studies of cellphone users had found little reason for concern, but … Continue reading Cancer from cellphones? New studies say no need to hang up

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s speech stretches on taxes, energy

WASHINGTON /January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  President Donald Trump took his penchant for inflated claims to his biggest stage Tuesday night, asserting in his prepared State of the Union speech that he signed the most consequential tax cuts in history, when his achievement was far from that, and declaring an end to a “war on … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s speech stretches on taxes, energy

Rockets’ Harden back at practice after 2 1/2 weeks

HOUSTON/January 17, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Rockets guard James Harden returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since he was injured Dec. 31 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Harden, who is coming back from a strained left hamstring, stepped onto the court, nailed a couple of corner 3-pointers and got quickly into the flow of warmups. … Continue reading Rockets’ Harden back at practice after 2 1/2 weeks

Peggy Cummins, star of noir classic “Gun Crazy,” dead at 92

NEW YORK/January 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Actress Peggy Cummins, who gave an indelible performance as the lethal, beret-wearing robber in the noir classic “Gun Crazy,” has died. Cummins, who retired from acting in the early 1960s, died Friday in London at age 92. Her friend Dee Kirkwood said that she died of a stroke. The erotic energy … Continue reading Peggy Cummins, star of noir classic “Gun Crazy,” dead at 92

Tax bill boosts oil, gas drilling _ and renewable energy

WASHINGTON / December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  The Republicans’ tax package would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while also supporting renewable energy such as wind and solar power — and even extend a hand to buyers of electric cars. An agreement by House and Senate negotiators would open Alaska’s Arctic … Continue reading Tax bill boosts oil, gas drilling _ and renewable energy

Westbrook triple-double keys OKC in 3OT thriller vs 76ers

PHILADELPHIA / December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Russell Westbrook said goodbye to a three-overtime thriller and trolled Joel Embiid with a smile and a wave. “I was telling him, ‘Go home,’” Westbrook said. Embiid irked Westbrook earlier in the game when the 76ers’ social media star waved goodbye toward the crowd once Oklahoma City center … Continue reading Westbrook triple-double keys OKC in 3OT thriller vs 76ers

EU approves Poland’s program to develop clean energy

WARSAW, Poland  /December 13, 2017 (STL.News)-The European Union has approved Poland’s 9.4 billion euro ($11 billion) plan for developing renewable energy sources, the EU’s executive body said Wednesday. Heavily dependent on its own coal for energy, Poland is among Europe’s top carbon gas emitters and is facing pressure and receiving incentives to shift toward clean … Continue reading EU approves Poland’s program to develop clean energy

With access to clean, modern energy, poorer countries look to power ahead through innovation – UN report

November 23, 2017 (STL.News) – Energy is key to global development, but the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations fare up to six times worse than their more industrialized counterparts when it comes to accessing the vital resource, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. In its 2017 report on the world’s 47 Least Developed Countries … Continue reading With access to clean, modern energy, poorer countries look to power ahead through innovation – UN report

Wind Power Contributing To South Dakota’s Economy

PIERRE, SD/November 22, 2017 (STL.News) As most people in rural South Dakota can tell you, the wind is almost always blowing.  Living on the prairie, windy days are inevitable.  It just comes with the territory – which is why it only makes sense for us to develop this fast resource and put it to good … Continue reading Wind Power Contributing To South Dakota’s Economy

Gardner Capital Breaks Ground on 10th Solar Farm in Missouri

10th solar farm in Missouri consisting of over 9,000 solar panels by Gardner Capital FARMINGTON, MO/November 5, 2017 (STL.News) – Gardner Capital, MC Power Companies, Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA), Farmington Industrial Development Authority (IDA), and the City of Farmington held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, October 10th at the future site of the new … Continue reading Gardner Capital Breaks Ground on 10th Solar Farm in Missouri

How to Keep Your Energy Costs Low And Your Home Cool

St. Louis, MO/August 16, 2017 (STL.News) – Keep Energy Costs Low: August is the last of the summer months. However, a St. Louis August can be a truly sweltering experience. Staying cool this month doesn’t have to mean forking over the lion’s share of your salary to the utility company in exchange for a cool … Continue reading How to Keep Your Energy Costs Low And Your Home Cool

Trump says US on brink of become net exporter of energy

WASHINGTON/June 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources. The White House is launching its “energy week” with a series of events focused on jobs and boosting U.S. global … Continue reading Trump says US on brink of become net exporter of energy

States, cities pledge action on climate even without Trump

June 1, 2017 (STL.News) If President Donald Trump withdraws support for the Paris climate change accord, will efforts in the U.S. to fight global warming dry up? Hardly. Dozens of states and many cities have policies intended to reduce emissions of greenhouses gases and deal with the effects of rising temperatures. And plans for more … Continue reading States, cities pledge action on climate even without Trump

White House adviser differs with coal-loving president

WASHINGTON/May 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The president’s chief economic adviser is casting doubt on the future of U.S. coal, saying it “doesn’t really make that much sense anymore as a feedstock,” directly contradicting President Donald Trump’s repeated promises to revive the struggling coal industry. Briefing reporters Thursday night on Air Force One, Gary Cohn singled … Continue reading White House adviser differs with coal-loving president

Trump signs order aimed at opening Arctic drilling

WASHINGTON/April 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Working to dismantle his predecessor’s environmental legacy, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at expanding drilling in the Arctic and opening other federal areas to oil and gas exploration. With one day left to rack up accomplishments before he reaches his 100th day in office, Trump … Continue reading Trump signs order aimed at opening Arctic drilling