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Leading States Tackling Fugitive Emissions Head On

Russian Gas Supplies Through Ukraine Turned Off

You see something once, and it might just be an anomaly. See it twice, maybe coincidence. But when you see it a third time – that’s a pattern. A trend. With Ohio’s move last week to control “fugitive” emissions from oil and gas operations, that’s what we’re seeing – a rapid trend from leading states to control… Keep reading →

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Originally Posted on TheEnergyCollective.com On the coast of India’s Gulf of Kutch in Western Gujarat, near a small town called Mundra, an iconic fight against Tata Power’s Mundra coal plant is brewing. This fight has become the epicenter of a ‘rousing struggle’ against coal expansion – and a microcosm of India’s election politics. A small group of local fisherfolk are opposing… Keep reading →

Wisconsin Lawmakers To Debate Bill That Would Cripple Wind Energy In State

Long known for its boom or bust tendencies, the U.S. wind energy industry outdid itself in 2013. Capacity additions fell off a cliff, dropping more than 90 percent from 2012 and hitting their lowest level in a decade – but by the end of the year, new projects were under construction at a record-breaking clip.… Keep reading →

Energy Secretary Moniz Delivers Address On Energy Supply And Exports

DOE has released a five-year Strategic Plan outlining priorities to address the nation’s energy, security, economic, and environmental challenges. On April 7, 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE) released its Strategic Plan for 2014-2018 to advance its mission of enhancing U.S. security and economic growth through transformative science, technology, and market solutions to address energy,… Keep reading →

Wisconsin Lawmakers To Debate Bill That Would Cripple Wind Energy In State

A new report by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory analyzes the effects the production tax credit (PTC) could have on the continued growth of wind power and, in turn, on the domestic wind energy manufacturing industry. The report notes that the PTC has been critical to the development of the wind power industry and… Keep reading →

Tax Preparers Work Night Shift As Tax Deadline Nears

With tax reform on the agenda in Washington this year, the oil & gas industry is paying close attention. One idea is to eliminate a provision that allows companies to write off intangible drilling costs. The industry argues this tax incentive allows them to continually invest in capital-intensive drilling programs and the country’s oil and… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

On Monday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a remarkable new projection showing that given certain conditions and with the right policies in place the United States could reach energy self-sufficiency within two decades. It’s the first time EIA has projected that net imports’ share of liquid fuels consumption could reach zero – basically, that domestic production would… Keep reading →

FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit - Day 2

By Bryan Borzykowski Last June, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway surprised a number of investors by sinking more than $500 million into Suncor Energy (NYSE: SU), one of Canada’s largest oil-and-gas companies. To Americans, it may have seemed like just another one of the Oracle’s undervalued plays, but it got a lot of long-suffering Canadian energy… Keep reading →

Parliament Reconvenes In Baghdad?s Gree Zone

An oil export agreement between Iraqi Kurdistan and central government leadership in Baghdad is expected in days according to reports. The two sides have been meeting at a conference in Turkey. A new pipeline is being constructed that is expected to transport 1 million barrels of oil per day from Kurdistan to Turkey for export… Keep reading →

Storm Eases Over Windfarms

Last week The Pew Charitable Trusts released their “Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race?: 2013 Edition“. This report examined the investments made globally in the renewable energy sector, as well as the breakdown of new renewable power generation capacity added. These are important and interesting trends to follow as the renewable energy sector continues to… Keep reading →

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