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6/27/2016

TransCanada has filed an arbitration request as part of its efforts to recover $15 billion in damages due to President Barack Obama's Keystone XL pipeline rejection. The company is also suing the US in federal court in an attempt to have the rejection reversed.

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6/27/2016

The American Wind Energy Association has recognized three transmission initiatives with Excellence in Transmission Advocacy awards for expanding and improving the nation's transmission infrastructure. The awards recognize the winners' contributions to modernizing the power grid and moving the power generation industry to a low-carbon future.

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Utility Dive
6/27/2016

Nebraska is catching up to neighboring states in terms of wind development with new projects such as the 200-turbine Grande Prairie Wind Farm, say observers. Developers say the project has the potential to power 118,000 homes.

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KETV-TV (Omaha, Neb.)
6/27/2016

Seaweed can be used to make eco-friendly snacks, soap, supplements, and other products -- but some Maine producers say the sector is struggling with a "gold-rush mentality" and needs to scale back production to ensure the sector's long-term sustainability. "We need to step back and slow down a bit," says Shep Erhart, president of the Maine Seaweed Council.

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6/27/2016

Municipal leaders are increasingly taking the lead on boosting urban sustainability and are trying to build bridges between corporate and government players. "You've got a movement going down in these two realms and we're trying to find a way to bring them together," says Bob Perciasepe, president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.

6/27/2016

The uncertainty that will result from the UK's vote on Thursday to exit the EU is the "worst of all worlds for investment in energy," according to former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey. "For clean energy, where technology change is fast and where supportive frameworks are key, this uncertainty is even more damaging."

6/27/2016

Premature deaths from outdoor air pollution could rise from 3 million in 2016 to 4.5 million in 2040 unless the world acts now to curb greenhouse gas emissions, according to the International Energy Agency. The group's report said that every country should have goals in place for cleaner air quality.

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Reuters
6/27/2016

Driftwood LNG would like to construct a natural gas export terminal in Louisiana for the export of 26 million metric tons of gas per year. Driftwood intends to file a formal application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by March.

6/27/2016

Saudi Arabia Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said that when Saudi oil producers attempted to support the market by cutting production during previous market crashes, other producers would come in to take market share. "No matter what we do, ultimately markets win," said al-Falih.

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6/27/2016

The US oil rig count fell by seven rigs to 330 last week after three weeks of gains, according to Baker Hughes.

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