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China factories going green, energy efficient

China moving toward green technology

SHANGHAI (China Daily/ANN) — Greener growth and energy efficiency will be the key words for the future development of China’s manufacturing sector in the face of growing pressure on resources and costs, a senior industrial official said on Tuesday. “At the moment, 70 per cent of Chinese cities couldn’t meet the new standard for air quality, while water and soil ...

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China’s natural gas industry set for strong growth

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BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) — China’s natural gas industry will continue to grow at a high speed through 2025 with clean energy-driven power generation showing increasing importance, bringing opportunities to both foreign and domestic companies. As the economy grows and the government carries out policies to raise clean energy use, China’s natural gas demand will increase at an annual rate of ...

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Shell plant hot topic at energy conference

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PITTSBURGH — Shell Oil Co.’s proposed cracker plant in Beaver County — and the wet gas it would utilize — was a hot topic of discussion Monday at the Pennsylvania Energy and Manufacturing Summit. Energy executives, elected officials and labor groups turned out for the second annual conference, sounding off on everything from the proposed cracker plant to job creation ...

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Exec: Fracking could change industry

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EFFINGHAM — An executive of the Illinois Oil & Gas Association told a group of local business leaders Friday that high-pressure hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, could “transform” an already robust energy industry in Illinois. “Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing may transform the industry,” said Brad Richards of the Illinois Oil and Gas Association. Richards, who lives in Fairfield, ...

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Summit project still moving forward

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THE WORLD IS WATCHING — and waiting for the ground to break on what is touted to be the cleanest coal gasification plant in the world. Officials with the Summit Power Group’s Texas Clean Energy Project insist the plans for construction are moving forward. The 400-megawatt plant is to be located on a 600-acre site in Penwell and is designed ...

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Texas oilman, fracking pioneer Mitchell dies at 94

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HOUSTON (AP) — George P. Mitchell leveraged a penchant for hard work, an appetite for risk and dogged persistence in the face of futility into a technological breakthrough that reshaped the global energy industry and made the wildcat oilman a billionaire. Mitchell, the developer and philanthropist who also is considered the father of fracking, doggedly pursued natural gas he and ...

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Hydrofracking seen as having heavy impact on society

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Even if natural gas wells are never drilled in the Glens Falls region, the process of hydraulic fracturing is going to have an impact on our economy, politics and environment. The process of extracting natural gas from deep rock formations using high-pressure water containing sand and chemicals is considered a bane to the environment by many. Many more believe it ...

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China to become global energy lab

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CHENGDU (China Daily/ANN) — China will become the world’s energy laboratory for decades to come, as the country continues to create a greener economy, experts said at the Chengdu Fortune Global Forum on Friday. “The transition from fossil fuels to green energy will take decades, but we can start with something such as natural gas,” said Sun Simin, chairman of ...

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