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The Future of Electricity: High Level of Investment Needed Across the Board

The Future of Electricity: High Level of Investment Needed Across the Board

The electricity sector and its incumbent electricity companies are undergoing an unprecedented, challenging but nevertheless critical transformation – a transition towards a more climate-resilient, less carbon-intensive power system which ends up “closer to the customer”. The widespread penetration of renewable energy sources into the electricity supply mix along with a constant push for more innovative… Keep reading →

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As complex as the energy industry is, and as sophisticated as the equipment that governs this business may be, there is no reason why customer service should be any less efficient, timely and secure than it is for any other enterprise. The shopping experience, regardless of the product in question, should be as seamless as… Keep reading →

Central Utah Anchors State's Coal Mining Industry

  The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s hearing on EPA’s coal ash rule centered on compliance mechanisms to incorporate federal requirements into state programs. The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on January 22, 2015 to consider the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule to regulate disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCR) from electric… Keep reading →

A liquified natural gas (LNG) tanker sit

Given the number of LNG export licenses issued to projects that are likely to proceed, Black & Veatch has now raised its forecast for LNG exports by 2020 from the U.S. and Canada to 10 to 14 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). “Tens of billions of dollars in capital are targeted for the seven… Keep reading →

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A new University of Michigan study has revealed that the average American consumer factors personal concern, primarily income, into their attitudes about energy. “Americans are just as concerned about energy’s impact on the environment as they are about its affordability, according to first-year results of the University of Michigan Energy Survey. Consumers also express much… Keep reading →

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Energy Department Recognizes City of Roanoke, VA for Leadership in Better Buildings Challenge ROANOKE, Va. – As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department recognized the city of Roanoke, Virginia for its leadership. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, Roanoke has committed to 20 percent savings… Keep reading →

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Wyoming state regulators have reached an agreement with oil and gas industry officials for greater public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. In 2010, Wyoming became the first state to require companies disclose the chemicals used in fracking to regulators, but the information did not have to be released to the public. The new… Keep reading →

Report Claims 20 Percent Of US's Energy Could Come From Wind Power

The U.S. wind power industry said on Wednesday that it had a solid 2014, with 2,500 turbines capable of producing 4,850 megawatts put into operation, a big jump from 2013’s piddling gain of 1,098 MW. Plus, as the year drew to a close, nearly 100 projects totaling 12,700 MW were under construction. Pretty picture, right?… Keep reading →

San Francisco Career Fair Helps Military Veterans Find Jobs

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, geology,… Keep reading →

Massive Solar Electricity Plant Provides Power To California Homes

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System had a good November, and by the end of the month the controversial “power tower” plant in the Mojave Desert had topped 400,000 megawatt-hours of electricity generation since beginning operation in January 2014. New data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that the three ISEGS units pumped out… Keep reading →

Oil Prices Fall To Lowest Level In Four Months

Who Will Rule the Oil Market? The New York Times (Daniel Yergin): A historic change of roles is at the heart of the clamor and turmoil over the collapse of oil prices, which have plummeted by 50 percent since September. For decades, Saudi Arabia, backed by the Persian Gulf emirates, was described as the “swing producer.” With… Keep reading →

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