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Energy News Roundup: Sweden Turns Trash into Energy, New Methane Leak Technology and Petro Engineers in Demand

Energy News Roundup: Sweden Turns Trash into Energy, New Methane Leak Technology and Petro Engineers in Demand

Sweden burns about as much household waste as it recycles – 2 million tons – and generates energy from the garbage. The country’s waste to energy incinerators have spare capacity, causing them to occasionally import trash from other nations. [Video: Swedish Government] Environmental group EDF is teaming up with 7 oil and gas companies to… Keep reading →

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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,… Keep reading →

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Last winter’s unusually harsh weather drew down natural gas storage inventories well below five-year average levels and left the industry assessing the degree to which producers would replenish inventories ahead of heating demand season. With summer drawing to a close and roughly 12 weeks of injections remaining before estimated peak storage, analysts are predicting where… Keep reading →

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The moment you get home and turn on the television or pick up the newspaper, arresting headlines grab your attention. And water has been taking prime spot in breaking news – now more than ever before. Here’s just a small sample: “Texas drought forces a town to sip from a truck” (New York Times, 3… Keep reading →

HUSUM 2012 Wind Energy Trade Fair

The US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has recently released a report – prepared by the Brattle Group – on how Germany’s policies to support solar PV have made the country a world leader in deploying solar PV over the last decade. Most recent data from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) show… Keep reading →

E.ON IBU Worldcup Biathlon Annecy - Antholz-Anterselva: Day Four

The German government is providing the country’s largest utility E.ON loans to help competitively bid for global LNG supply as Berlin seeks to diversify gas import sources away from Russia. The loans strengthen E.ON’s credit rating and help the company compete with government-backed companies that LNG suppliers favor. “Those guarantees have in the past been… Keep reading →

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The DOE will act on LNG export applications involving non-FTA countries only after completing the National Environmental Policy Act review and halt its practice of issuing conditional authorizations. On August 15, 2014, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy published final revised procedures for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export decisions involving non-Free Trade… Keep reading →

Scottish Windfarm Starts Producing Electricity

This article is part of the Energy.gov series highlighting the “Top Things You Didn’t Know About…” series. Be sure to check back for more entries soon. 10. Human civilizations have harnessed wind power for thousands of years. Early forms of windmills used wind to crush grain or pump water. Now, modern wind turbines use the wind to… Keep reading →

President Barack Obama Holds Recovery Act Event In Nellis AFB

It’s no secret the US military seeks to increase its renewable energy production capacity as a way to reduce reliance on the sometimes unreliable civilian power grid while decreasing liquid petroleum consumption which is expensive and dangerous to transport. And unlike purely commercial renewable energy projects competing for high profit margins, the military is in… Keep reading →

Extended Drought Pushes Corn Prices To Record Highs

It’s not hard to find stories of fervent wind-energy opposition, despite public opinion polls that show widespread support. From Maryland to Scotland to Vermont to Ontario, proposed projects face claims that the giant turbines are bad for human health, slice and dice birds, explode bats, ruin views, torpedo property values, leak toxic fluids, are about… Keep reading →

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Q: How fast can I go? A: How much do you want to spend?  It seems like Renovo Motors, the just-unstealthed EV builder, wants to build really fast battery-powered cars. Like, 0-to-60-in-3.4-seconds fast. Elon Musk of Tesla certainly wants to build really fast performance cars. But Musk also wants to build a mass-market EV, move the world to solar power… Keep reading →

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