COLLEGIATE TEAMS SHOWCASE AFFORDABLE, ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOUSES IN GLOBAL COMPETITION AT ORANGE COUNTY GREAT PARK IN IRVINE, CALIFORNIA   IRVINE, CA – Collegiate teams involving hundreds of students from around the world have assembled at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif., to showcase their highly energy-efficient, solar-powered houses for the U.S. Department of Energy… Keep reading →

Pipeline Proposal Would Expand Reporting And Testing, Cost $22.4M Annually

OPAL Pipeline To Connect To Baltic Sea

In response to this year’s high-profile pipeline incidents, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is expected to finalize numerous proposed rulemaking measures regulating pipeline safety in the coming year.

House Votes On Full Passage Of Keystone Pipeline

Congressional Republicans are fuming after the White House threatened to veto a bill that would repeal the 40-year ban on crude oil exports. [Fox News] The House approved a bill Thursday to speed up energy development on Native American land and for Alaska natives. [The Hill] New research from Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance says that… Keep reading →

Government Report Cites Solar Industry Supports More Jobs Than Coal Industry

In 2014, the United States brought online as much solar energy every three weeks as it did in all of 2008. Demand for solar electricity is driving this growth in capacity as more customers explore options for powering their daily lives with solar energy. However, not every rooftop is able to host a solar energy… Keep reading →

borrego solar sceen grab

Innovative Program Provides Savings, Certainty for Small-Scale Solar Projects Boston, MA, Oct. 08, 2015— PowerOptions, the state’s leading energy-buying consortium, today announced it selected solar provider Solect Energy, the leading full-service commercial-scale solar developer and installer in Massachusetts, to lead its innovative Small Systems Solar program, providing savings and certainty for entities with smaller projects.… 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 →

power lines

GE is creating a company to house developing energy businesses which will focus on providing products and services in energy efficiency, renewable generation and storage. [The New York Times] Duke Energy is under fire in a complaint that accuses the company of being one of the worst polluters in the country. [The LA Times] Wind power is… Keep reading →

A Stealth Tool To Modernize The Electric Grid

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

Electricity regulators, clean energy innovators, and rappers have all lamented poor communication. And some have pushed for cleaner, cheaper, more reliable solutions for meeting our energy needs. This is particularly so with the much anticipated emergence of a new kind of non-event based, price-responsive demand response (DR), or flexible DR. Whereas traditional DR signals customers… Keep reading →

How To Win A Solar Decathlon

Cleveland's COOPs

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SOLAR DECATHLON 2015 IS JUST A WEEK AWAY — BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS A SOLAR DECATHLON, AND HOW DO YOU WIN? Let’s start with the basics. The Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition to create beautiful, affordable, energy-efficient solar-powered houses. The competition involves teams of students from colleges and universities… Keep reading →

Domestic Oil And Gas Production

On September 30, 2015, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) held a public information session regarding DEC enforcement of regulations relating to Petroleum Bulk Storage (PBS), petroleum spills management, and produced water (brine) handling by the oil and gas industry.

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