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Energy News Roundup: Encana Doubles Down, EU Nuclear Aid & Hermosa Rejects Oil Wells

Energy News Roundup: Encana Doubles Down, EU Nuclear Aid & Hermosa Rejects Oil Wells

Encana, the Calgary-based oil giant, has increased its investments in Texas Oil Fields despite a disastrous performance in the last 12 months following the steep decline in oil prices. “The timing was woeful, of course. Encana, led by new CEO Doug Suttles, bought its Texas oil at the top of the market, just before oil prices… Keep reading →

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Coal Mining In India's Jharia

India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set ambitious new targets for reducing coal consumption and scaling up renewables. India will double the tax on coal production, promote renewable energy projects and electric vehicles to balance out emissions from coal-fired power plants. “With regard to coal, there’s a need to find a balance between taxing… Keep reading →

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  The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance,… Keep reading →

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  The issue of hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) too often becomes a political dispute, which threatens to obscure a far more important matter for the energy industry as a whole: That fracking is a feat of engineering genius, an example of the working complexity of so many pumps, valves, meters, gears, gauges and systems; it… Keep reading →

'A World Without Petrol' Art Exhibition Launches In Sydney

Greenlots is a global electric vehicle (EV) charging and network management company based in Singapore and San Francisco. Greenlots is a leading advocate for open standards in EV charging and their SKY Smart Charging platform is the only enterprise management solution that enables demand response to help utilities manage power loads on the grid. Greenlots… Keep reading →

German Summit On Electric Mobility

The sudden decline in oil price has prompted some analysts to predict bad days ahead for electric and other fuel-efficient cars. While the price of oil may be low today, history teaches us that it will rise again. The true cost of our oil dependence remains high. Oil pollutes our air and water, is dangerously… Keep reading →

Europe Fears Cuts In Natural Gas From Russia

Despite the ongoing Ukraine crisis, a plethora of Western sanctions and a plummeting currency, amazingly Russian energy sector returns have risen by about 22 percent. “No other country comes close. Canada, another oil- and gas-heavy nation, has seen industry equity returns rise by just 1.8 percent this year, while the MSCI USA Index is up… Keep reading →

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March is Women’s History month. At Energy.gov we are highlighting the great contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM fields made by women throughout history, as well as highlighting the important work that women are doing in STEM fields today. Pam Fletcher is the executive chief engineer for electric vehicles at General Motors,… Keep reading →

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EPA’s new rules for limiting emissions of carbon dioxide for both existing power plants and proposed plants have prompted at least two substantive reports by public policy institutes focusing on the economic aspects of the proposals.

German Astronaut Alexander Gerst Aboard The International Space Station

Dr. Willie Soon, a prominent climate change skeptic who was recently accused of failing to disclose conflicts of interest in his funding issued a statement defending himself. “In recent weeks I have been the target of attacks in the press by various radical environmental and politically motivated groups. This effort should be seen for what… Keep reading →

Iran v Bahrain

Whether by advocating careful congressional action or simply waiting until a new administration is in place, those who question the president’s apparent Iran strategy will have several means of correcting course once an agreement is signed. The Obama administration and the rest of the P5+1 will likely agree soon on a limited-duration agreement with Iran… Keep reading →

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