Generation

Enormous Blades For Offshore Energy

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

A new design for gigantic blades longer than two football fields could help bring offshore 50-megawatt (MW) wind turbines to the United States and the world. Sandia’s research on the extreme-scale Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor is funded by the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program. The challenge: design a low-cost offshore 50-MW turbine requiring a rotor… Keep reading →

The Oil Bust…Bankruptcy Boom?

Markets Surge Into Positive Gains For Year

Although the news is filled with stories of falling oil and gas prices and suggestions that a third of the exploration and production companies may file for bankruptcy, this most recent downturn may not produce the bankruptcy filing boom many anticipate.

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 →

Two Energy Visions

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It has been clear for months that the Obama administration has lost interest in a true “all-of-the-above” approach to the nation’s energy – one that is being led by surging oil and natural gas production right here at home. Consider: Despite multiple State Department reviews filled with science showing that rejection of the Keystone XL… Keep reading →

METHANE

The west is rightly known for mountain views and desert vistas. Many of these landscapes are managed by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on behalf of all Americans. But something else is a major part of the region as well – tens of thousands of oil and gas wells and… Keep reading →

Sun Blankets New York City, Ahead Of Cold Front Returning Despite Start Of Spring

The state is looking for an organization to help build a distributed energy marketplace.  If New York’s plan to overhaul its energy market is ever going to materialize, the state will need every stakeholder to get involved. One of the most crucial tasks will be running the platform to connect customers, third-party energy providers and… Keep reading →

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Imagine a mother reading a story to her child. They’re snuggled up in a chair, the soft lamplight illuminating their storybook as a cold winter wind blows outside the window. It’s a scene we often take for granted – a book, the light to read it by and a warm, comfortable home – yet all… Keep reading →

Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a comprehensive energy bill after majority Republicans rejected hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid to Flint, Michigan, to fix and replace the city’s lead-contaminated pipes. [Fox News] The US renewable energy industry installed 16 GW of clean energy in 2015, which is 68% of all new capacity… Keep reading →

Texas Gulf Coast Prepares For Hurricane Ike

Last week, GridWise Alliance released its 3rd Annual Grid Modernization Index (GMI), a ranking of every state’s progress toward modernization of our nation’s electric system – and Texas impressively placed third. The Alliance, a leading smart grid coalition which includes Environmental Defense Fund, based its assessment on state policies, customer engagement, and investment in advancing… Keep reading →

Here Comes The Sun: New CPUC Tariff Preserves Most Benefits For Rooftop Solar

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On January 28, 2016, the California Public Utilities Commission voted in a 3-2 decision to approve a new tariff that preserves net energy metering.

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