Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

Aug
2014
29

Biz Groups Say Labor, PLAs are Vital to Shale Gas Success in West Virginia

Biz Groups Say Labor, PLAs are Vital to Shale Gas Success in West Virginia
  While speaking at the annual West Virginia Chamber of Commerce meeting, natural gas executives praised labor unions as a vital partner in maximizing the positive impact of Marcellus Shale gas on the state’s economy.  With global demand expected to rise 65 percent by 2045, Randy Cleveland, President of XTO Energy, compared the state to...
Jun
2014
6

Labor-Backed Vogtle Plant Expansion, One of Nation’s Largest, Cruising Toward Completion

Labor-Backed Vogtle Plant Expansion, One of Nation's Largest, Cruising Toward Completion
  During testimony to the Public Service Commission, executives from the Georgia Power Company testified that construction of the Vogtle nuclear facility expansion is on schedule and on budget.  The project is being built under a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) with labor unions doing the lion’s share of the work.   The $14 billion...
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Apr
2014
17

UN Scientists Recommend Tripling of Nuclear Power, Renewable Energy to Fight Global Warming

UN Scientists Recommend Tripling of Nuclear Power, Renewable Energy to Fight Global Warming
  A group of 235 United Nations scientists are arguing that the world needs to triple its renewable and nuclear energy to avoid dangerous levels of global warming.  Their study, the most comprehensive from the UN to date, recommends increased nuclear reactors, renewable energy sources, and retrofitting of current power plants to include...
Mar
2014
26

Polls Show Opposition to Keystone XL is Elitist Democrat Viewpoint, Awful Election Strategy

Polls Show Opposition to Keystone XL is Elitist Democrat Viewpoint, Awful Election Strategy
  An article from The Daily Beast writer Lloyd Green argues that “Downton Abbey Democrats may cost the party the Senate,” noting that while the environmentalist elite oppose Keystone XL, the project has a broad approval rating that crosses party lines.   It is difficult to gauge whether the ire of environmentalists amounts to much...
Jan
2014
30

Trains, Pains and Autumn’s Mo’ Spills: Transporting Crude by Rail Isn’t Working

Trains, Pains and Autumn's Mo' Spills: Transporting Crude by Rail Isn't Working
  Detractors of the Keystone XL pipeline cite safety concerns as a main argument against its construction. The earth and the communities which pipeline construction would affect, they say, should not be subject to the potential dangers of a new transport mecahnism, no matter how effective it may be. So in the absence of a [&hellip...;
Dec
2013
18

Georgia Nuclear Unit Construction Experiencing Great Success Under Project Labor Agreement

Georgia Nuclear Unit Construction Experiencing Great Success Under Project Labor Agreement
  Construction of units 3 and 4 at the Vogtle nuclear project in Georgia is ahead of schedule according to Georgia Power officials, another hallmark success story for Project Labor Agreements (PLAs).  The nuclear units are the first to be built in the United States in nearly three decades and, as we reported last year, [&hellip...;
Nov
2013
18

Scientists Who Believe in Climate Change Pen Pro-Nuclear Power Letter to Environmentalists

Scientists Who Believe in Climate Change Pen Pro-Nuclear Power Letter to Environmentalists
  A recent letter from four top U.S. scientists to environmental groups argued that renewable energy will not be sufficient to meet future needs. It suggests an emphasis on safe nuclear power is necessary.   The letter was signed by James Hansen, a former top NASA scientist; Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution; Kerry Emanuel [&hellip...;
Jun
2013
26

Building Trades Praise Obama Climate Plan, Say Keystone XL Concerns Already Assuaged

Building Trades Praise Obama Climate Plan, Say Keystone XL Concerns Already Assuaged
  The following statement was issued Tuesday by Sean McGarvey, President of the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, in response to President Obama’s unveiling of his Climate Action Plan: “We commend President Obama for initiating efforts to address the issue of carbon pollution and climate change, while...
Dec
2011
28

San Diego Solar Farm Approved, But Renewable Energy Grant Program Is Set to Expire

San Diego Solar Farm Approved, But Renewable Energy Grant Program Is Set to Expire
A solar energy farm that will provide an extra 175 megawatts of energy for San Diego, CA was approved after a vote of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night. The project will help the state of California meet the standards set in 2008 when then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an executive order requiring energy [&hellip...;