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2008-09-05 12:00:35

By editorial FORMER VICE PRESIDENT Al Gore's latest challenge to the nation is a call for the United States to launch a major campaign to produce all of the country's electricity with carbon-free sources in 10 years. He compares his proposal to earlier successful federal programs to build the interstate highway system and to put a man on the moon. Gore may be overly optimistic in thinking the U.S. can produce all the electricity it needs without burning any fossil fuels in just a...

2008-09-04 21:00:32

By Teresa Sharp The federal government will present ceremonial checks to Supervisor Timothy Horanburg today in Town Hall, representing loans totaling $3 million to convert an old fire hall into a town hall and to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant. The town has borrowed $1.6 million from the Agriculture Department's Rural Development Agency to turn the former Miller Hose Fire Company building at 2737 Main St. into the town hall. It has borrowed another $1.6 million from the agency to...

2008-09-04 03:00:22

By Parker, Harry W Industrial energy costs have increased recently relative to industrial construction costs in a shift that will affect energy investment, production, and use. For at least 4 decades, energy and construction costs have changed at nearly identical rates, as shown in the trend line in Fig. 1, which plots a data series dating back to 1930. The relative increase in energy costs apparent in the 2007 data point is only the second major upward departure from the trend to have...

2008-09-02 00:00:25

By DAVID JOHNSON Engineering group Goodwin has unveiled profits of almost pounds10 million on the back of rising oil costs and spiralling demand for energy in China and India. In the year to the end of April the Stoke-on-Trent manufacturer made pre-tax profits of pounds9.82 million - up from pounds7.04 million the year before. Now the group has formed a joint venture with a Brazilian industrial minerals company and the new outfit - named Goldstar Brazil - is building a plant just north...

2008-08-28 18:00:46

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is planning to build a small power plant to turn a natural gas compressor station's waste heat into electricity. North Dakota's Public Service Commission has approved the project. MDU says the plant will generate about 7.5 megawatts of electricity. Commissioner Tony Clark says the electricity will have a similar price to MDU's more conventional power sources. The power plant will be built near Glen Ullin, about 50 miles west of Bismarck. It will use waste...

2008-08-27 09:01:20

Green Star Alternative Energy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GSAE) is pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent with both Notos d.o.o. and Sirius Regulus d.o.o. The LOI outlines the bases for the acquisition of these privately held Serbian companies. Green Star's management believes this merger to be an ideal step in fulfilling the new corporate strategy. It provides the company with a strong energy development presence in Europe that will lead to rapid expansion in the region. There...

2008-08-26 03:00:51

Text of editorial by Reza Amrollahi headlined "The fate of electricity and winter" published by Iranian newspaper E'temad website on 20 August During spring and summer of this year, our people patiently adapted themselves to electricity cuts resulting from incorrect planning and remained silent because they had experienced droughts and electricity shortages before. However, they had never experienced so much hardship and the country had never suffered such a tremendous loss as enumerated...

2008-08-25 12:00:56

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Studio 7 Media, LLC, a full service technology development and design firm, announced today the introduction of its new, proprietary DVD3(TM) authoring technology, which allows studios and DVD manufacturers to combine three separate disc formats - set-top DVD player, Mac and PC - on a single disc. Studio 7 Media's DVD3(TM) application is the first technology to achieve this milestone while retaining full Mac OS X functionality and breaking through the...

2008-08-24 09:00:33

ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSIONER REPUBLICANS RICK FOWLKES Age: About 60 Occupation/employer: Structural engineer, Fowlkes Enterprises Inc. Family: Wife, Linda; three children; five grandchildren Religion: Christian Residence: Mesa Education: Master's degree in business administration with focus on management; bachelor's degree in civil engineering. Political experience: Never held elected office before. Why are you running? Fowlkes: To work for ALL ratepayers and keep...

2008-08-24 09:00:33

ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSIONER DEMOCRATS SAM GEORGE Age: 46 Occupation, employer: Self-employed in investment and consulting Family: 14-year-old son Religion: Greek Orthodox Residence: Paradise Valley Education: B.A. from Marquette University Why are you running? George: To get a Democratic majority on the Corporation Commission and implement a strategy to make Arizona the Persian Gulf of solar energy, while stabilizing electricity rates, protecting consumers from...


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