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Tankers Leave Oil Refineries As Strike Action Looms

Finalized federal requirements for ethanol use in 2014, 2015 and 2016 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) are scheduled to come out later this year. As EPA completes work on them, the interests of American consumers should be put ahead of special ethanol interests. At the same time, policymakers should recognize that the RFS is… 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 →

Illinois Plant Produces Alternate Fuel

Over the past few years, scientists across the country have been revolutionizing the future of fuel. Biofuels researchers from the Department Energy’s National Laboratories and its partners have achieved some significant milestones, and there’s a lot more in the works. Check out what’s new: 1. THEY’RE GETTING A LOT CHEAPER.   Rapid advancements in biofuels… Keep reading →

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At the Department of Energy we are constantly looking for new ideas and creative solutions to combat some of our world’s biggest issues: nuclear security, climate change and energy security, to name a few. These challenges can only be met if we have all hands on deck with a diverse workforce from all different backgrounds… Keep reading →

Manufacturing To Be A Key Election Issue

Italian energy group Eni has claimed to have found one of the world’s largest natural gas fields off the Egyptian coast. [BBC News] A spike in oil prices helped energy shares reverse an early decline on Monday. [ABC/AP] An energy storage study claims that prices for battery technologies will plunge up to 60% over the next… Keep reading →

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A BMW manufacturing plant in Greer, South Carolina, demonstrated that fuel cells can be powered by fuel from a unique source: Garbage. In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, the Energy Department, BMW and project partners Ameresco, Gas Technology Institute and the South Carolina Research Authority powered some of the facility’s fuel cell forklifts with hydrogen produced on-site from… Keep reading →

Energy And Climate Happenings – Overview For The Remainder Of 2015

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The Obama Administration’s release of the final Clean Power Plan kicked off a busy second half of the year for climate and energy policy issues.

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

“Smart City” initiatives and technologies have already captured the imagination of the water industry. Slowly, they are starting to capture their investment dollars, too. Data sensors, smart metering and cloud-based analytics software offer water utilities unprecedented access to real-time information about consumption, system demand and pressure points, according to Jeff Neemann, Solution Lead for Smart… Keep reading →

Six Things The Private Sector Should Know About EPA’s Final Vapor Intrusion Guidance

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The cumulative impact of the EPA guidance is to require the generation of more data.

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 →

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