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Czech reactor shuts down because of faulty cooling pump


  • Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

One of the two reactors at CEZ's Temelin nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic was shut down Thursday after a cooling water pump malfunctioned, said spokesman Vaclav Brom. The country's nuclear re… Read More

House passes spending bill boosting fossil-energy funds, lowering renewable energy


  • Politico Pro (subscription required)
  • Hill, The

The House passed a fiscal 2015 energy and water spending bill that increases funding for fossil energy programs and cuts funding for renewable energy by about $111 million. The bill puts $27.3 billion… Read More

Ill. ethanol plant celebrates 10 years


  • Daily News (Robinson, Ill.)

The Lincolnland Agri-Energy ethanol plant in Illinois will celebrate 10 years of operations Saturday. Co-founder Robin Guyer said the project couldn't have happened without the hard work and support o… Read More