ENERGY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ENERGY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Chevron’s search for plant-based fuels founders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58422062-79/chevron-watson-based-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58422062-79/chevron-watson-based-company.html.csp">Chevron’s search for plant-based fuels founders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joe Carroll</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T19:58:02.469-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 07:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chevron’s attempts to turn plants into alternative fuels for profitable, large-scale production have failed. The second-largest U.S. oil company by market value spent “significant sums” and assigned some of its best scientists to evaluate more than 100 kinds of feedstock and 50 techniques for converting them into fuels without success, Chevron Chairman and Chief Executive John Watson said Tuesday during an address to the Economic Club of Minnesota. “The smartest minds in my company and others ha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58422062@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:58:02 MDT BLM energy leases panned in Utah’s Uinta Basin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416172-78/blm-parcels-suwa-leasing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58416172-78/blm-parcels-suwa-leasing.html.csp">BLM energy leases panned in Utah’s Uinta Basin</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T22:11:25.114-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 10:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Once again, opposing camps in Utah’s energy-development debate say the Bureau of Land Management got a proposed lease sale wrong. Wilderness advocates contend at least 27 federal parcels of the 69 authorized for agency’s Nov. 18 sale should not be leased because they encroach on scenic lands that are vital to both wildlife conservation and recreation. The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) also argues rampant oil and gas drilling is degrading air quality in the Uinta Basin. Meanwhile, Uin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416172@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:11:25 MDT One dead in central Utah coal mine accident http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58419174-78/mine-amp-accident-west.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58419174-78/mine-amp-accident-west.html.csp">One dead in central Utah coal mine accident</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T14:11:17.72-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 02:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One worker died early Tuesday in a coal mining accident in central Utah. Gary Broadbent, spokesman for mine operator UtahAmerican Energy Inc., identified the victim as Alejandro Ramirez, 46, of Price. Ramirez worked for the company for six years, Broadbent said. A Carbon County sheriff’s dispatcher said the 911 call reporting the accident arrived at 1:35 a.m. from the West Ridge Mine near the community of East Carbon. Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene. No other miners were hurt. East...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58419174@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:11:17 MDT Corps halts review of Oregon coal export terminal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417399-79/coal-terminal-state-corps.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58417399-79/coal-terminal-state-corps.html.csp">Corps halts review of Oregon coal export terminal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NIGEL DUARA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T16:49:19.491-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Portland, Ore. • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian company that’s trying to get coal from the Northern Rockies to a hungry Asian market. Last month, Oregon state regulators rejected a proposed terminal on the Columbia River because it potentially would interfere with tribal fishing rights. On Monday, the Corps announced it had put its review on hold while a judge considers an appeal of the sta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584173992014-09-15T16:49:19.491-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T16:49:19.491-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417399@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:49:19 MDT In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413133-68/renewable-100-percent-power.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58413133-68/renewable-100-percent-power.html.csp">In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By WILSON RING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-14T15:03:02.106-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 03:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Burlington, Vt. • Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass. With little fanfare, the Burlington Electric Department crossed the threshold this month with the purchase of the 7.4-megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski River at the city’s edge. When it did, Burlington joined the Washington Electric Co-operative, which has about 11...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58413133@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:03:02 MDT U.S., E.U. levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58410656-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58410656-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp">U.S., E.U. levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T20:42:01.896-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia’s ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on Russia’s energy sector were carefully crafted to avoid impacting the country’s current production of oil and gas, a move that would raise global energy prices at time of weak economic growth. Russia is...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584106562014-09-13T20:42:01.896-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-13T20:42:01.896-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58410656@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:42:01 MDT US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409600-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409600-68/russia-sanctions-oil-exxon.html.csp">US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN FAHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T20:40:27.363-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 08:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing Russia’s ability to develop oil and gas projects. But the restrictions on Russia’s energy sector were carefully crafted to avoid impacting the country’s current production of oil and gas, a move that would raise global energy prices at time of weak economic growth. Russia is ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58409600@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:40:27 MDT US sanctions target key Russia economic sectors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406357-68/russia-russian-sanctions-companies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58406357-68/russia-russian-sanctions-companies.html.csp">US sanctions target key Russia economic sectors</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T09:23:02.043-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 09:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The United States hit Russia Friday with a new round of economic sanctions, levying penalties on Russia’s largest bank and expanding financing restrictions on major energy and defense companies. The sanctions were imposed in coordination with the European Union, which unveiled its own package of penalties hours earlier. Officials said the parallel penalties are aimed at punishing Russia for deepening its provocations in Ukraine, including sending forces and weaponry across the borde...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584063572014-09-12T09:23:02.043-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T09:23:02.043-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406357@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:23:02 MDT U.S. markets open lower, with energy stocks falling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58401976-79/percent-fell-energy-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58401976-79/percent-fell-energy-oil.html.csp">U.S. markets open lower, with energy stocks falling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE ROTHWELL and YOUKYUNG LEE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T15:52:31.102-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • U.S. stocks were mixed Thursday afternoon as investors mulled the outlook for interest rates, the latest sanctions against Russia and volatile energy prices. Health care stocks, the year’s biggest gainers, fell back. Lululemon, the high-end yoga apparel maker, surged after reporting income that beat expectations. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose a point, or less than 0.1 percent, to 1,996 as of 1:47 p.m. Mountain. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 26 points, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584019762014-09-11T15:52:31.102-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T15:52:31.102-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58401976@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:52:31 MDT Pot producers increase demand on power grid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398913-79/power-energy-grow-electricity.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398913-79/power-energy-grow-electricity.html.csp">Pot producers increase demand on power grid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PHUONG LE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T14:27:01.889-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 02:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • As more marijuana producers move their plants indoors over the next two decades, the grow operations in Washington state are expected to need as much electricity each year as what a small Northwest city consumes, according to an energy forecast by regional power planners. Demands on the Northwest electrical grid would grow further if Oregon voters pass a ballot initiative in November to legalize recreational pot use, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council said. The council, which...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583989132014-09-10T14:27:01.889-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T14:27:01.889-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398913@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:27:01 MDT Polish mission to seek food, gas deals in U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393160-79/gas-deals-mission-poland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393160-79/gas-deals-mission-poland.html.csp">Polish mission to seek food, gas deals in U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T09:49:01.534-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 09:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Warsaw • Poland’s Deputy Economy Minister says a mission she will lead to New York will seek deals in the food, gas and investment sectors. Ilona Antoniszyn-Klik said Tuesday that the visit Sept. 23-25 is to develop wide economic ties that could also be helped on by the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, currently being negotiated between the United States and Europe. At a time when Russian gas deliveries might be disturbed by a conflict in transit nation Ukraine, Poland is also se...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583931602014-09-09T09:49:01.534-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T09:49:01.534-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393160@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:49:01 MDT University of California signs major solar deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393158-79/university-solar-deal-system.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393158-79/university-solar-deal-system.html.csp">University of California signs major solar deal</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T09:43:02.11-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 09:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • The University of California says it has made one of the largest ever solar-energy purchases by a university system in the United States. The UC system, one of the largest public university systems in the nation, says the deal will provide enough solar power to offset 60 percent of the electricity use at five of the state’s 10 campuses, as well as some university medical centers. UC electricity manager Mark Byron said Monday that a 25-year deal with San Mateo-based Frontier Renew...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583931582014-09-09T09:43:02.11-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T09:43:02.11-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393158@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:43:02 MDT Monster Beverage asks court to void subpoena http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58390548-79/monster-according-company-drink.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58390548-79/monster-according-company-drink.html.csp">Monster Beverage asks court to void subpoena</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Chris Dolmetsch</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T17:44:01.563-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 05:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Monster Beverage Corp., the energy-drink maker that agreed last month to sell a 17 percent stake to Coca-Cola, asked a court Monday to block a subpoena issued by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman as part of a two-year- old probe into the company’s marketing practices. The company filed a petition in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan seeking to quash a subpoena issued last month seeking documents and the testimony of an employee of a Florida unit who oversees a team o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58390548@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:44:01 MDT Bloomberg View: Carbon tax could manage uncertainty over shale oil and gas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58388725-82/oil-carbon-price-gas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58388725-82/oil-carbon-price-gas.html.csp">Bloomberg View: Carbon tax could manage uncertainty over shale oil and gas</a></h4>