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Iguacu Falls A Finalist In New Seven Wonders Of Nature Contest

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works announced today that the three agencies have extended their partnership to advance hydropower development for an additional five years. The renewal agreement signed today commits the agencies to a specific, ambitious agenda for hydropower, building… Keep reading →

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It’s Okay to hate solar. I don’t, but I can see why some people might. It is after all a form of insurance – and who likes insurance? Solar is our planet’s insurance policy. While technology can help hedge against the negative impacts on the environment as a result of climate change, solar does it… Keep reading →

Polar Vortex Weather System Brings Artic Temperatures Across Wide Swath Of U.S.

Amid the continuing public discussion over improving the safety of crude oil delivered by rail, it’s important that everyone – the energy industry, railroads, regulators, policymakers – stay focused on the facts and the science. This is key to making meaningful improvements to freight rail transportation – which already delivers 99.998 percent of materials like… Keep reading →

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Continued low oil prices keep the leaders of many oil-producing states awake at night, but few feel the pressure as keenly as Nigerian authorities. Dienzani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s oil minister and current OPEC president, pled for an emergency meeting to discuss oil production cuts last month. Though such a meeting is unlikely to occur, Alison-Madueke’s proposed… Keep reading →

One World Trade Center Deemed Tallest Building In North America

These are exciting times. New York’s ‘Reforming the Energy Vision’ (REV) has paved the way for change of unprecedented proportions. New York regulators are preparing the state for a future in which rooftop solar installations are ubiquitous and the rumbling staccato of gasoline-fueled automobiles is replaced by the relative silence of electric vehicles. While more… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

The Bureau of Land Management contends that its new rules are consistent with state regulations and industry standards, but stakeholders believe that the rules are unnecessary or simply miss the mark.

Obama To Deliver Major Climate Change Speech

During his State of the State address, Governor Brown proposed a goal of 50 percent renewable energy on California’s electric grid by 2030. Since then, State Senators and Assembly Members have introduced bills to turn the goal into law. The bills are quite clear on the 50 percent goal, but scant on details, raising the… Keep reading →

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

Insight for Industry – Capital-Intensive Wind Energy Projects Will Rely on Streamlined Processes and Supportive Policies Continued wind industry growth depends on near- and long-term actions that can facilitate continued cost reductions, add transmission capacity, and streamline permitting activities to complement government policies. Domestic wind deployment has increased in recent years despite low natural gas… Keep reading →

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

The pace of change in the utility industry is accelerating. Recent digital innovations and new regulatory frameworks are laying the foundation for a future where renewable energy will be abundant and well-integrated into our grid. Last year, the New York Power Authority (NYPA), as part of Governor Cuomo’s “Reforming the Energy Vision, launched its Strategic… Keep reading →

Seven Nuclear Power Plants Go Offline

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz stated his department’s commitment to reopening the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository in New Mexico.”Moniz made assurances to a U.S. Senate subcommittee during a hearing Wednesday in Washington, D.C. He says reopening the troubled facility would be done safety, with worker safety in mind. A container stored at the… Keep reading →

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