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Tesla is World’s First Digital Car

Tesla is World’s First Digital Car

Elon Musk described the new Tesla Model D as a digital vehicle compared to conventional ICE autos which are analog mechanical machines. The Model D is an iterative upgrade of the Model S, but it presents two significant feature sets that demonstrate how the auto world is moving from the analog to the digital age… Keep reading →

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As Drilling At Relief Well Continues, Gulf Coast Toils Over Spill Recovery

U.S. Energy Exports to Top Imports by 2025, WoodMac Says Bloomberg: U.S. companies will export more energy than they import by 2025 as shale oil and gas production keeps climbing and the transportation sector becomes more efficient, Wood Mackenzie Ltd. said in a note today. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in hydrocarbon-rich layers of shale rock… Keep reading →

Both Candidates In Nat'l House Race For Virginia Teach At Randolph-Macon College

Oil and gas companies are on the hunt for top talent like never before, as they work to fill positions left vacant from retiring workers. The industry is preparing for this turnover – dubbed “The Great Crew Change” – by scouring college campuses, launching elaborate advertising campaigns and even poaching skilled workers from one another.… Keep reading →

Owner Of Empire State Bldg Objects To Proposed Nearby NYC Skyscraper

Clean energy finance is thriving in New York State. This week, Governor Cuomo announced the New York Green Bank’s first set of deals, totaling an impressive $800 million in clean energy investments across the state. The projects funded by this investment will yield an impressive annual reduction of 575,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, roughly equivalent to removing… Keep reading →

San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks

Union Pacific Railroad just announced handsome Q3 profits driven in large part by the US energy boom. Although crude oil shipments were down from the corresponding period last year, shipments of sand for hydraulic fracturing operations have been strong. Less expensive diesel fuel also helped the rail company’s bottom line. “Today you’re seeing lots of… Keep reading →

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Energy Department Announces $53 Million to Drive Innovation, Cut Cost of Solar Power WASHINGTON – Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced more than $53 million for 40 innovative research and development (R&D) projects that aim to… Keep reading →

PACE Yourself

Debate Continues into Future of UK Energy Generation

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans allow property owners to finance clean energy improvements to their properties generally secured by property liens senior to mortgages through tax assessments. Moody’s recently released a special comment expressing some concerns and not-so-subtle hints that it thinks that lenders and securitizers should take PACE programs seriously.

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

For a stark on-the-ground report from Williston, North Dakota – widely considered the hub of Bakken Shale oil & gas development – read this story written by Brooklyn-based freelance journalist Laura Gottesdiener. The piece provides a glimpse inside the North American oil & gas production boom that often gets lost in the maze of production… Keep reading →

Proposed Radioactive Waste Site in Nevada

The third volume of NRC’s safety evaluation report on the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository finds that DOE’s design meets its post-closure performance objectives. On October 16, 2014, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published Volume 3 of its Safety Evaluation Report (SER) on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) license application for the proposed underground geologic… Keep reading →

Strong Exports Force Coal Ships Bottleneck

Recently, the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned at the opening of the Caval Ridge coal mine in Queensland against the “demonization of coal.” According to the Sydney Morning Herald, PM Abbott stressed that “coal is good for humanity, coal is good for prosperity, coal is an essential part of our economic future, here in… Keep reading →

Bahrain, Home Of U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet

The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – represent Black & Veatch’s current focus in the Middle East. This is a fast-growing region. The demographic changes the GCC is going through – population growth, industrialisation and urban migration – are all stimulating demand for power.… Keep reading →

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