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Energy News Roundup: Samson Debt, Ashland Power Rates & Google’s Solar Splash

Energy News Roundup: Samson Debt, Ashland Power Rates & Google’s Solar Splash

  Samson Resources Corp., owned by private-equity firm KKR & Co., is working with restructuring advisers, as the steep decline in oil and gas prices complicates its efforts to stem losses and manage debts. “The Tulsa, Okla., company is working with law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s restructuring practice and Blackstone Group LP’s restructuring advisory… Keep reading →

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Energy Department to Help Tribes Advance Clean Energy Projects and Increase Resiliency WASHINGTON – As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help tribal communities nationwide enhance their energy security and build a sustainable energy future, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy… Keep reading →

Crude Oil Exports: A View from the 114th Congress

Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

The 114th Congress convened January 3 with energy at the top of its agenda. Both the House and the Senate kicked off the new session with approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. That was just the start. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the new Chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee, has promised comprehensive energy legislation based on her Energy 2020 agenda.

Let’s Talk About Solar Power And Equity

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We need to have “the talk” about solar power and equity, because ignoring uncomfortable questions will invite misinformation and bad decisions. We need an informed dialogue about how local solar power can impact low-income communities and communities of color in the U.S. We need to talk about “all the good things, and the bad things,… Keep reading →

New Zealand v Sri Lanka - 2nd Test: Day 4

The energy industry is a seemingly nonstop engine (or drill) of innovation, extracting oil and natural gas in specific locations – and by all manner of ways – once deemed impossible. But these advances below ground, no doubt a triumph of engineering and technology, may soon pale before the strides above ground: The aerial mastery of the… Keep reading →

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It’s been a long, hard winter for wave energy, with reports of failure and retrenchment streaming out of Europe. But, hey, it’s still summer Down Under, and Australia has delivered a rare sunny wave story. The question is whether the Carnegie Wave Energy system near Perth – it officially began piping energy to the grid… Keep reading →

Anniversary Of Nuclear Disaster At Three Mile Island Marked Near The Site

Low demand, depressed wholesale prices & low cost shale gas are to blame  In late December 2014, Entergy Corp. announced that Yankee nuclear power plant would cease operation after 42 years of service during which it generated 171 billion kWhrs of carbon-free electricity – more than 70% of Vermont’s electricity total demand since 1972. Bill… Keep reading →

F-16 Flies Over New York City

The US Department of Defense recently announced its latest round of annual jet fuel contracts and the bill came to almost $4 billion. That’s down about 20 percent from the last time the DOD awarded similar contracts and the military can thank cheaper crude oil for the discount. The US Air Force conversion from military-specific… Keep reading →

New Combined Electricity Project Connect Spain and France

Adam Stein (left) and Tom Arnold (right) became friends at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and together co-founded TerraPass, a pioneering greenhouse gas management company. This business partnership continues today at Gridium, where Adam is President and VP of Product, and Tom is CEO. Buildings use Gridium software to operate more efficiently,… Keep reading →

Goldman Sachs Executive's Editorial Casts Wall Street In Critical Light

Goldman Sachs is seeking to raise capital for a new fund to invest in the debt of troubled companies in the energy sector. “The fund, being raised by Goldman’s asset-management business, will invest mostly in high-yield corporate credit, the document shows. Known as the Energy Investment Opportunities Fund, it will also buy investment-grade credit and… Keep reading →

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  An air-source heat pump can provide efficient heating and cooling for your home, especially if you live in a warm climate. When properly installed, an air-source heat pump can deliver one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. This is possible because a heat pump moves… Keep reading →

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