Falling Oil Prices Ignite Concern Over Bakken Crude

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Gasoline prices have been falling steadily for months. Now a gallon may be purchased for substantially less than three dollars in many regions of the country. That’s welcome news for consumers, but environmentalists, regulators and first responders have been asking whether there are risks associated with this happy development that may not be obvious and which should be addressed.

California Continues To Lead U.S. In Green Technology

Gov. Jerry Brown of California has proposed ambitious new targets for increasing the quantity of renewable energy in state’s electric grid to 50% by 2030 from the current target of 33% by 2020. California is a leader in renewable power production and is already running into technical challenges managing the overproduction of renewable power. Four… Keep reading →

US President Barack Obama receives appla

In a State of the Union address that mostly skimmed over energy issues – remarkable, given the generational opportunities stemming from America’s ongoing energy revolution – President Obama still underscored the yawning disconnect between his all-of-the-above energy rhetoric and his administration’s failure to put that rhetoric into action. Talking about the need for infrastructure investment,… Keep reading →


This Summer, the EPA will propose rules to more widely require REC technologies to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas wells 40-45 percent by 2025. EPA Regulations Could Add Costs to Constrained Industry On January 14, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlined measures to reduce methane emissions and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in… Keep reading →


Analysts and economists are trying to figure out how falling oil prices impact various economic sectors. Many 401ks and pension funds invest in oil companies, but as long as funds are diversified they should not be hit too badly by the oil price decline. “But this is precisely why investment advisers tell us to diversify,… Keep reading →

Chinese Solar Manufacturer Supplies a Growing Domestic Market

The second big round of SolarWorld’s controversial trade cases ended in the usual fashion on Wednesday, with the U.S. International Trade Commission handing the Oregon-based unit of the German company a final victory that expands duties on Chinese solar manufacturers and penalizes Taiwanese companies that underpriced their solar products in the United States. The ITC… Keep reading →

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

Under pressure from greens, Amazon Web Services – the online retail giant’s market-leading cloud business – is moving to clean up its carbon act. AWS on Tuesday announced it would buy power under a 13-year contract from a wind farm that Pattern Energy will build in Indiana. The way some companies pay to get stadiums… Keep reading →

origin oil

This is the latest installment in our Energy Startup Series that gives executives at cutting-edge energy firms an opportunity to share insights and experiences about the energy industry, their careers and their companies.   Bill Charneski is president of OriginOil’s oil & gas division, where he has successfully led the deployment of the company’s proprietary Electro Water… Keep reading →

Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Ernest Moniz For Energy Secretary

Statement from Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on the 2014 Solar Job Census WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary Ernest Moniz issued the following statement today on the 2014 National Solar Jobs Census: “Solar power is a key component of our all-of-the-above approach to American energy, creating good-paying American jobs that support our growing clean energy economy. According to… Keep reading →

Wytch Farm Which Is The Largest Oil Field In The UK Is Put For Sale By BP

Oil Output Seen Rising, despite fall in Its Price NY Times: Even with oil prices continuing to plummet and oil companies decommissioning drilling rigs every day, the Energy Department on Tuesday projected that domestic crude production would continue to rise in 2015, although growth would slow. The forecast of even more American supplies on an… Keep reading →

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