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27 min ago | Macworld UK

Carmakers put Apple's CarPlay in the slow lane

Some car manufacturers are delaying their rollout of CarPlay, the software platform from Apple that synchronizes an iPhone to a vehicle's infotainment system.


Related Topix: iPhone, IHS, Volvo XC90, Volvo, SUV

2 hrs ago | York Press

EDF Energy breached complaint handling rules, watchdog Ofgem found

EDF Energy is the latest of the Big Six energy companies to pay out millions after an investigation by watchdog Ofgem found it had breached complaint handling rules.


Related Topix: Scottish and Southern Energy

4 hrs ago | KFVS12

Heat suspected in SW Missouri power outage

The National Weather Service says extreme heat may have caused damage to a substation transformer that caused a large power outage in southwestern Missouri.


Related Topix: Weather, Christian County, MO, Empire District Electric

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Business Journal

PG&E Ceo: San Bruno explosion fines won't bankrupt us

The chief executive officer at Pacific Gas & Electric says the fines levied after the 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno won't bankrupt the utility.


Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Explosion

Business Journal

Valero signs major commitment on $400 million pipeline

File photo of Valero Energy Corp.'s Memphis refinery. The company has signed a major commitment with Plains All American to access the company's new 440-mile pipeline from Cushing, Okla., to Memphis.


Related Topix: Plains All Amern Pipeline L, Oil & Gas, Cushing, OK


TVA board votes to retire Memphis coal plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority's board voted Thursday to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural-gas facility, marking another step by the nation's largest utility to reduce its reliance on coal.


Related Topix: Tennessee Valley Authority, 9, Tennessee, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Stockwell Day joins company planning to build B.C. bitumen refinery

Stockwell Day has joined the leadership team of a Vancouver company that's planning to build a $10-billion bitumen refinery on the West Coast.


Related Topix: Enbridge, Oil & Gas

Business Journal

SMUD to extend energy-efficiency programs to save businesses money

For a third year, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District expects to extend a pair of energy-savings programs that can help businesses save money.


Related Topix: Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Wall Street Journal

Why Chinese Smartphone Makers Are Going Global

Chinese smartphone makers are increasing their presence in the global market. This year, we've already seen Lenovo Group and Huawei Technologies gain global market share, posing a threat to market leader Samsung Electronics Coolpad , a smartphone maker based in Shenzhen, plans to spend millions of dollars this year to promote its brand in Southeast ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Lenovo, Huawei Technologies, Oil & Gas, Samsung, Cellphones, Cell Phones, Electronics

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Kansas files complaint against Westar Energy

Kansas regulators have filed a complaint against Westar Energy Inc., alleging the utility is charging unjust and unreasonable electric transmission rates.


Related Topix: Westar Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Man arrested after weeklong robbery spree

A Calgary man has been charged with multiple counts of robbery after a weeklong crime spree spanning gas stations, liquor stores, a bank and a pharmacy.


Related Topix: Canada, PetroCanada, Oil & Gas

NewsCenter 25

Power failure leads to raw sewage in Flint River

Michigan authorities say that Flint is discharging raw sewage into the Flint River because a municipal pump station lost electrical service.


Related Topix: Flint, MI, Environmental, Environmental Quality, Waste Management, CMS Energy, Autos


Canada's Couche-Tard makes short-list in $16 billion Sinopec unit sale: sources

Canadian retailer Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc and China's Tencent Holdings Ltd are among suitors short-listed to buy a $16 billion minority stake in China's Sinopec Sales, the world's largest fuel retail network, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.


Related Topix: Alimentation CoucheTard, Retail, Real Estate, Equity Inns, China Petroleum and Chemical, Oil & Gas

CBS Local

NC Lawmakers Reach Compromise On Coal Ash Measure

State House and Senate leaders said Tuesday that lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation to make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps across North Carolina.


Related Topix: Duke Energy, North Carolina, Eden, NC, Henderson, NC

Connecticut Post

First Reserve's American Energy sinks $2.5 billion into Texas oil fields

A Greenwich private equity firm is expanding its presence in the energy sector after agreeing to buy 63,000 acres in the southern Permian Basin in Texas for $2.5 billion.


Related Topix: Texas, Chesapeake Energy, Oil & Gas

Tue Aug 19, 2014


Woodside posts jump in profit to $US1.1b

Woodside Petroleum has increased half-year net profit by 27 per cent and says it is confident about gas demand despite a large number of new projects coming online.


Related Topix: Oil & Gas, Woodside Petroleum

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Authorities identify 2 killed in Tuscaloosa County helicopter crash

According to the Chief Deputy Ron Abernathy with the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the helicopter crashed near Watermelon Road and Blue Creek Road on Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: Tuscaloosa County, AL, Tuscaloosa, AL, Alabama Power, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

WHNT-TV Huntsville

2 dead in helicopter crash near Tuscaloosa

TV reports the two died when the aircraft went down about 20 miles northeast of Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Tuesday morning.


Related Topix: Tuscaloosa, AL, Alabama Power

Pa. fines gas driller for losing control of well

State environmental regulators have fined a gas drilling company for allowing natural gas to escape a well in northeastern Pennsylvania.


Related Topix: Cabot Oil and Gas, Oil & Gas, Susquehanna County, PA

Business Journal

Pepco and Exelon promise jobs, fewer outages and 'customer...

Chicago-based Exelon Corp. has agreed to pay $6.8 billion for Pepco Holdings Inc., a major power provider in the D.C. region.


Related Topix: Pepco Holdings, Omnium, Exelon, New Jersey


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