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2009-07-02 01:36:06

The Indian government, only days away from presenting the budget, sharply hiked state-set gasoline and diesel prices effective Thursday. Gasoline prices went up by 4 rupees, or about 8 U.S. cents, a liter and diesel by 2 rupees, or about 4 U.S. cents, a liter, the Press Trust of India reported. There are about 3.8 liters in a U.S. gallon. After the increase, gasoline will cost about 93 U.S. cents a liter and diesel about 69 U.S. cents a liter in some major cities. The government, sensitive to...

2009-04-28 07:53:19

Solar energy could greatly improve standard of living in poor households in India / Women and children benefit most Solar energy has the potential to improve the living conditions of poor rural households in India as well as contribute to the country's future energy security, according to Professor Govindasamy Agoramoorthy from Tajen University, who is Tata-Sadguru Visiting Chair, and Dr. Minna Hsu from the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan. Their study1, looking at the benefits of...

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2009-04-27 14:35:00

Sun Night Solar, a Houston Texas based company, is changing the lives of children around the world with solar powered flashlights. "When you get the emails from children in the developing world. I got one in this morning from the South Pacific Islands, it's awe inspiring," says Mark Bent, CEO of SunNight Solar. The company has reached out to over 60 countries around the world. Bent saw the need for lighting during the 20 years he spent living and working in Africa as a military officer and...

2008-12-09 18:12:40

U.S. safety and health experts advise, Hang your stockings with care, but not if the fireplace is lit. Experts at the American Industrial Hygiene Association, headquartered in Fairfax, Va., suggest avoiding the danger of fire by taking the following precautions: -- Have chimney and fireplaces inspected and cleaned as necessary and always make sure the flu is open before lighting a fire. -- Burning only dry wood or manufactured fireplace logs. Do not burn evergreens, wreaths or wrapping paper...

2008-10-08 00:00:30

By AJ Panian Ligonier Council on Monday unanimously voted to approve an ordinance regulating the use of outdoor fuel-burning appliances by borough residents in accordance with state and federal standards. Borough Solicitor George V. Welty was quick to clarify that the move was not intended to ban use of any furnace, stove or boiler designed and constructed to burn oil, wood, coal or other fuels manufactured for placement outdoors for the heating of the living area of a structure....

2008-09-18 15:00:32

By ERIC RUSSELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF The cost of heating a home this winter is expected to be higher than at any time in recent memory. In preparation, many Mainers have tightened their homes through energy audits, and others have started using alternative heating methods, but the reality is that prices for oil, wood, wood pellets, kerosene and natural gas all have gone up. Prices for No. 2 heating oil, still by far the most widely used heating source in Maine, climbed steeply last winter...

2008-09-15 18:00:32

By ELISHA SAUERS Staff Writer With winter just around the corner, home heating-oil customers are already thinking about looming energy bills and many will find the going rates for filling their furnace or boiler tanks quite chilling. Heating oil is one of the more volatile markets of fossil fuels and is subject to drastic fluctuations in the short-term, due to speculators, weather and supply, according to energy experts. This season refinery plants are operating at 86 percent of...

2008-09-13 00:00:12

Pittsburgh Terminals Corp., based in Coraopolis, has established a Web site -- www.kerosenerecall.com -- to provide customers with accurate, up-to-date information about its recall of kerosene that was sold between May 1 and Aug. 19. All kerosene that was sold during this time in Western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, southwestern New York and northern West Virginia was recalled because it may be contaminated with gasoline. The Web site lists the location of all 27 kerosene recall collection...

2008-08-21 21:00:32

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh Terminals Corporation is urging the public to help notify members of the Amish community that the company has issued a recall of kerosene that may be contaminated with gasoline, creating a risk of fire or explosion. The company is making a special appeal on behalf of the Amish because they often use kerosene in stoves and lamps but, due to limited access to the media, may not be aware of the well-published news reports regarding the...

2008-07-14 12:00:55

By Meghan Carey, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Jul. 14--The cost of staying warm this winter is going to be costly -- even for those who don't heat with oil. Everything is increasing. Oil is up more than $2 a gallon over last summer and the cost of other petroleum products is increasing at similar rates. Natural gas is up, and electric heat just had one increase and expects another. As though that's not enough, the demand for wood is driving up the price of wood pellets....


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