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Carbon Cap & Trade Versus Energy Efficiency

February 11, 2014 2:48 am | by Carbon Lighthouse | Blogs | Comments

There is a lot of talk about carbon cap-and-trade and energy efficiency. Carbon cap-and-trade is hailed as a market mechanism for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and energy efficiency is one of the most profitable investments most companies can make. Efficiency is also a great way to reduce energy consumption and hence carbon emissions as well. So what happens when you combine a carbon cap-and-trade with energy efficiency?

California Running Out Of Gas

February 7, 2014 11:31 am | by MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Californians were urged to voluntarily cut their electricity use after frigid weather across the U.S. and Canada caused a shortage of natural gas at Southern California power plants.                

The Next Generation Of GeoThermal: The Future Of Energy?

February 4, 2014 4:30 pm | by Garret Hering, GreenBiz.com | Blogs | Comments

In the United States geothermal power development is limited to hydrothermal sites, highly concentrated in the West, which adds up to only 0.33 percent of the country's electricity generating fleet. But there may be a solution to geothermal power's geographic limitation, which could open up the way for this subterranean resource to play a much greater role in energy systems of the future.

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A group representing hundreds of companies working in North Dakota's oil patch told state regulators on Wednesday that the industry plans to significantly decrease the amount of natural gas being burned off and wasted as a byproduct of oil production.

ND Announces Natural Gas Capturing Goal

January 30, 2014 10:40 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

A group representing hundreds of companies working in North Dakota's oil patch told state regulators that the industry plans to significantly decrease the amount of natural gas being burned off and wasted as a byproduct of oil production.

New Power Plant Brings Jobs To OH

January 29, 2014 10:58 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Florida based energy company says it plans to spend more than $500 million on a natural gas-fired power plant in southwest Ohio that could mean jobs for 400 people in the area.

Informational meetings are being held in several North Dakota cities this week to update farmers on the effort to develop a biofuel sugar beet industry in the state.

Developing Biofuel Beets In ND

January 28, 2014 10:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Informational meetings are being held in several North Dakota cities this week to update farmers on the effort to develop a biofuel sugar beet industry in the state.

Fire-Damaged Natural Gas Plant Reopens

January 28, 2014 10:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A natural gas processing plant in West Virginia's Northern Panhandle has reopened four months after it was damaged by a fire.

Xcel Energy says it expects one of three natural gas pipelines knocked out by an explosion in Canada will be back at full capacity by Monday afternoon.

Damaged Pipeline Expected To Be Operational Today

January 27, 2014 10:58 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Xcel Energy says it expects one of three natural gas pipelines knocked out by an explosion in Canada will be back at full capacity by Monday afternoon.

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State agencies in North Dakota are monitoring natural gas supplies in the eastern part of the state, after a pipeline explosion in the neighboring Canadian province of Manitoba, Gov. Jack Dalrymple says.

Propane Shortage Feared After Pipeline Explosion

January 27, 2014 10:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

State agencies in North Dakota are monitoring natural gas supplies in the eastern part of the state, after a pipeline explosion in the neighboring Canadian province of Manitoba, Gov. Jack Dalrymple says.                                      

The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas — a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks i

Natural Gas Train May Prove Cheaper

January 24, 2014 11:22 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas — a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping.

Biomass Plant Dispute Heads To Court

January 24, 2014 11:04 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A legal dispute over a proposed $150 million wood-burning power plant in Springfield is scheduled to be heard in March.                                     

Boeing Developing Aviation Biofuels

January 20, 2014 10:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Aircraft maker Boeing Co., Etihad Airways, the oil company Total and others say they will work together on a program to develop an aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates.

BP plans to create a separate, more competitive business to manage its onshore oil and gas assets, including its shale operations, in the 48 contiguous U.S. states.

World Energy Demand To Jump 41% By 2035

January 16, 2014 12:41 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil giant BP forecasts world demand for energy to grow by 41 percent by 2035, driven by growing consumption in the booming economies of China and India.

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NY Energy Plan Falls Short On Fracking

January 9, 2014 11:18 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

New York's newly released energy plan calls for increased use of renewable energy and clean technology and anticipates reduced utility bills and a more flexible distribution grid, but takes no position on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the fertile Marcellus Shale.

Turning Hog Waste Into Biogas

January 9, 2014 11:02 am | by JIM SALTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Developers of a renewable biogas project in remote north-central Missouri are hoping to turn hog manure into energy.                                              

Turning Wastewater Methane Into Fuel

January 7, 2014 11:13 am | by KJCT-TV ,Grand Junction ,Colorado | News | Comments

The Grand Junction City Council is moving forward with a project that would take methane gas produced at the Persigo Wastewater Treatment Facility for fuel.

Mitsubishi Evaluating AR Turbine Plant

December 27, 2013 2:37 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitsubishi is evaluating its completed but unopened $100 million wind turbine factory in Fort Smith now that the company has settled a technology lawsuit with General Electric Co.                               

Universities Receive $10M To Study Biofuels

December 26, 2013 12:39 pm | by MARTIN KIDSTON, Missoulian | Articles | Comments

If 1 ton of woody debris can produce 50 gallons of fuel, how many gallons of fuel could 42 million acres of dead and dying forests produce? Funded by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a consortium of five universities, joined by research labs across the Northern Rockies, is looking for ways to turn that mass of dead timber into a carbon-neutral fuel source.

Shell Extends Option On PA Cracker Plant

December 26, 2013 10:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A company closing its western Pennsylvania zinc plant says Shell Chemical LP has extended and amended an option agreement to purchase the site, which Shell might use for an ethane cracking plant.

Virginia Bio-Fuel Plant To Open In 2014

December 23, 2013 4:13 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The owner of a bio-fuel plant in Hopewell, VA has decided to open the facility instead of dismantling it.                                                                                                 

One Step Closer To Clean Coal

December 23, 2013 3:48 pm | by GSE Systems | News | Comments

Global energy services solutions provider GSE Systems, Inc. is currently working on Phase II of a multi-phase project with Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group to supply an engineering simulator for the first-of-a-kind power plant design, FutureGen 2.0 project, which will be a near-zero emissions coal-fueled power plant using oxy-combustion technology.

Large Shale Reserves Promise Pump Market Growth

December 23, 2013 1:51 pm | by Frost & Sullivan | News | Comments

Greater political acceptance of shale gas exploration and the growing need among European countries to be energy independent is expected to result in the growth for the pumps market.                                             

American Energy And Manufacturing Competitiveness

December 23, 2013 12:28 pm | by U.S. Department of Energy | Videos | Comments

At the American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit top CEOs, including Chad Holliday of Bank of America and Eric Spiegel of Siemens USA, discuss the advantages that the U.S. offers for manufacturing, including the largest market in the world, low energy costs and a strong technology infrastructure. 

Solar Energy Gets A Boost In NY

December 23, 2013 11:08 am | by GEORGE M. WALSH, Associated Press | News | Comments

An array of shimmering panels covering 3 acres in New York's Finger Lakes is a sign of the state's latest push to catch up to its neighbors in the Northeast that have set the pace in recent years for promoting solar energy.                 

Still No Fracking Decision In NY

December 17, 2013 10:22 am | by MICHAEL GORMLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would decide whether New York should allow hydraulic fracturing for natural gas by Election Day next year — maybe.                                                        

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