5 energy lessons from D.C.’s $7 billion mega-utility merger

April 5, 2016 by  
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The battle over the Pepco-Exelon Merger, which would create the nation’s largest utility, reveals more consolidation and rate fights and on the horizon.

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Why sustainability reporting is a key tool for savvy managers

April 5, 2016 by  
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The Dow Jones Sustainability Index provides one example of how digging for useful data and benchmarking performance can pay dividends.

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Local and State Governments Sue BP for Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Costs and Economic Losses

February 7, 2013 by  
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Last we heard from BP , the oil giant had agreed to pay $4.5 billion  in penalties for its role in the Deepwater Horizon blowout that spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for several months in 2010. But that could be just the beginning for BP, as the company has just been hit with a new $34 billion claim from local and state governments to account for economic losses related to the gusher. BP has already paid out about $58 billion for the environmental disaster, and the latest blow could bring that total above $90 billion. Read the rest of Local and State Governments Sue BP for Deepwater Horizon Clean Up Costs and Economic Losses Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , bp fines , bp sued , british petroleum , deepwater horizon , environmental destruction , environmental disaster , gulf of mexico , oil spill , water pollution

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BP to Pay $4 Billion, Plead Guilty to Manslaughter as Deepwater Horizon Settlement is Finalized

January 30, 2013 by  
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A federal judge has approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty for manslaughter and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster . The oil giant could end up paying billions more for the environmental destruction that followed the 2010 catastrophe , which caused more than 200 million gallons of crude oil to spew into the Gulf of Mexico causing massive harm to marine animals, birds and sea life while and polluting the shorelines of several states. Read the rest of BP to Pay $4 Billion, Plead Guilty to Manslaughter as Deepwater Horizon Settlement is Finalized Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bp oil spill , BP oil spill penalty , deepwater horizon oil spill , environmental destruction , Gulf Coast oil pollution , gulf of mexico disaster , national fish and wildlife foundation , offshore oil drilling , oil drilling , oil pollution , oil spill , U.S. Justice Department oil spill , U.S. National Academy of Sciences

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BP to Pay $4 Billion, Plead Guilty to Manslaughter as Deepwater Horizon Settlement is Finalized

January 30, 2013 by  
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A federal judge has approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty for manslaughter and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for its role in the Deepwater Horizon disaster . The oil giant could end up paying billions more for the environmental destruction that followed the 2010 catastrophe , which caused more than 200 million gallons of crude oil to spew into the Gulf of Mexico causing massive harm to marine animals, birds and sea life while and polluting the shorelines of several states. Read the rest of BP to Pay $4 Billion, Plead Guilty to Manslaughter as Deepwater Horizon Settlement is Finalized Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bp oil spill , BP oil spill penalty , deepwater horizon oil spill , environmental destruction , Gulf Coast oil pollution , gulf of mexico disaster , national fish and wildlife foundation , offshore oil drilling , oil drilling , oil pollution , oil spill , U.S. Justice Department oil spill , U.S. National Academy of Sciences

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Transocean Pleads Guilty to Gulf Oil Spill and Agrees to Pay $1.4 Billion in Fines

January 3, 2013 by  
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The US Department of Justice announced today that Swiss company Transocean Ltd, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank in 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion for the oil spill that spewed millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico . Under the settlement, the company will plead guilty to violating the Clean Water Act, and it will agree to pay $1 billion in civil penalties and $400 million in criminal fines. The announcement comes just six weeks after BP agreed to pay $4.5 billion in damages for the massive oil spill. Read the rest of Transocean Pleads Guilty to Gulf Oil Spill and Agrees to Pay $1.4 Billion in Fines Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BP , bp oil spill , deepwater horizon , Department of Justice , DoJ , environmental destruction , gulf of mexico , Gulf oil spill , gusher , oil spill , Transocean

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Enormous Underground River Discovered in the Amazon

August 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: EduardoDuarte / cc The sprawling Amazon rainforest is easily one of the most fascinating and mysterious regions on the planet, what with its dark, dense vegetation that stretches across the horizon like an unimaginable vast sea of green, home to an untold number of undiscovered species — but the depths of the Amazon’s secrets just got a whole lot deeper. According to a team of Brazilian scientists, over 2 miles beneath the region’s lush surface lies an enormous underground river which runs nearly the entire length of the Amazon river…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Urinal of the Future Will Know Your Health, Makes Suggestions

August 3, 2011 by  
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Image credit Wired I love the Wired magazine series “Found ” which “represents our best guess at what lies over the horizon, from touchscreen windshields to organ farming.” They nailed it with this one, a “you-rinal” that analyzes your urine, determines the state of your health, and feeds appropriate google ads for just what you need to fix your physical and mental issues…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Deepwater Horizon Oil in Gulf Traveling Up the Food Chain

November 9, 2010 by  
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We recently learned that BP, who we all know for causing the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico , has also been overlooking safety on their pipeline operation in Alaska and on their other massive gulf rig the Atlantis . The gulf response is still in full effect and though it was proven in late August that more than 79% of the oil was still floating in the Gulf, the US government opened some of the coastal waters to fishing. While workers are still toiling away cleaning coastal areas we’re finding out that nature has its own crafty ways of soaking up oil

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How Obama Could Use the Gulf Oil Disaster to Buoy Renewable Energy

May 3, 2010 by  
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Amid the depressing news that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is still not contained nor getting better — over two week after the disaster started — there may be a little green ray of hope.

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