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2008-08-22 00:00:31

EDITOR'S NOTE: If high gasoline and diesel fuel prices aren't putting enough of a dent in your pocketbook, experts predict it will cost you more money to heat your home this winter - as much as 50 percent more, particularly if your home is heated by natural gas. At the same time, concerns about global warming may drive electricity prices higher as well. Niel Ellerbrook, chairman and CEO of Vectren Corp., appears this week on "Newsmakers," a weekly interview program produced by WNIN- PBS9...

2008-08-07 09:00:57

Hydrogenics Corporation (TSX: HYG)(NASDAQ: HYGS), a leading designer and manufacturer of hydrogen electrolyzers and fuel cell systems, has been selected by Powertech Labs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BC Hydro, to provide an electrolyzer for a community hydro-hydrogen-diesel system serving the community of Bella Coola, British Columbia. By adding zero-emission hydrogen generation, storage and power generation, the Bella Coola project expects an increase in the proportion of electricity...

2008-08-05 15:00:39

American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE): WHAT: As the national debate intensifies about how America can meet its growing energy demand while remaining environmentally responsible, discussions are just now really getting underway as to how we can grow and diversify our domestic energy portfolio. Laying claim to the promise of "hydrogen" is an important component. With today's focus on $4 a gallon gasoline, most Americans probably are not aware that coal can provide a...

2008-07-30 15:01:07

Hydrogen Energy International LLC, a joint venture of BP Alternative Energy and Rio Tinto, today announced plans to file an AFC (Application for Certification) before the California Energy Commission on Thursday, July 31, 2008, for a proposed hydrogen fuel production facility and power plant in Kern County, California. The filing initiates a comprehensive regulatory review process and, upon approval, grants permission for the construction of the nation's first industrial-scale low-carbon...

2008-06-30 12:03:07

TXCO Resources Inc. (Nasdaq:TXCO) today announced the promotion of Gary S. Grinsfelder to the position of President of the Company. James E. Sigmon retains the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Grinsfelder was Vice President of Exploration for TXCO before being named President. Grinsfelder, 58, is a geologist with more than 30 years of industry experience. He joined the Company in April 2007 via its acquisition of Output Exploration LLC of Houston, where he served as...

2007-01-19 15:50:00

Researchers have synthesized a new class of aluminum-hydrogen compounds with a unique chemistry that could lead to the development of more powerful solid rocket fuel and may also, in time, be useful for hydrogen-powered vehicles or other energy applications. An article about this research, led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins and Virginia Commonwealth universities, is published in the Jan. 19 issue of the journal Science. The team also included scientists at University of Konstanz and...

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2006-09-22 01:25:00

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army and General Motors Corp. are collaborating to help the military learn more about the uses of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, a potential aid for soldiers on future battlefields. The Army received the keys Thursday to a Chevrolet Equinox fuel cell vehicle, beginning a year of tests to see how the hydrogen power might support the armed services. The vehicle will be used at the Marines' Camp Pendleton, Calif., base and the Army base at Fort Belvoir, Va. "Everything we're...

2006-02-02 08:15:00

By Simon Webb-ANALYSIS LONDON (Reuters) - The United States must put more energy efficient cars on the highway and raise taxes on gasoline if it wants to kick its addiction to oil from the volatile Middle East, analysts said on Thursday. President George W. Bush mentioned neither energy efficiency nor tax in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, when he said "America is addicted to oil" from the Middle East and needs to slash imports from there by more than 75 percent by 2025. A cut in...

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2006-02-02 08:15:00

By Simon Webb-ANALYSIS LONDON -- The United States must put more energy efficient cars on the highway and raise taxes on gasoline if it wants to kick its addiction to oil from the volatile Middle East, analysts said on Thursday. President George W. Bush mentioned neither energy efficiency nor tax in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, when he said "America is addicted to oil" from the Middle East and needs to slash imports from there by more than 75 percent by 2025. A cut in imports of...

2005-12-13 00:05:00

By Timothy Gardner NEW YORK -- Democrats launched a plan on Monday for energy independence by 2020 that seeks to relieve historically high oil and gas prices by cutting reliance on foreign sources of energy. New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid Pennsylvania's Gov. Ed Rendell said greater use of renewable energy, mass transit and domestic fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel could cut oil and gas imports. A plan they unveiled on Monday is called Energy Independence 2020....


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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