The Dow Falls On Poor Economic Data In The Housing And Job Market

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Government is announcing that a group of Chinese cyber actors, known publicly as APT 10, is carrying out a campaign of cyber-enabled theft targeting global managed service providers, cloud service providers, and their clients.  APT 10 is operating on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security. Over the past four… Keep reading →

U.S. Government Releases Over $5 Billion In Aid For Home Heating Bills

As debates continue over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and its ethanol mandates, let’s remember that when the RFS was enacted more than a decade ago it was supposed to jumpstart a commercially viable cellulosic ethanol industry – ethanol made from the leaves, stems and other fibrous parts of a plant. This has not happened. Far… Keep reading →

The EPA Proposes Stricter Standards For Smog Limit

As the world races to adopt cleaner fuels and implement carbon-reducing strategies to combat a warming climate, the Trump administration is moving feverishly to severely weaken federal methane emissions regulations across the entire oil and gas industry. The Trump EPA’s current proposal to weaken the New Source Performance Standards 2016 methane rule will add 480,000 tons of… Keep reading →

Gulf Coast Still Reeling From Aftermath Of Hurricane Katrina

Thanks to Midwest utilities, regulators and a pair of unprofitable power plants, electricity customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana will get a lump of coal this holiday season. The owners keep running these plants at a big loss – projected at over $5 billion – resulting in higher electricity prices and polluting power that isn’t… Keep reading →

German Summit On Electric Mobility

With the Edison Electric Institute celebrating 1 million electric vehicles on U.S. roads with a forum event in Washington, D.C., let’s talk, again, about some EV realities – which is important as the buzz around EVs grows. Let’s discuss subsidies, real consumer costs, emissions and batteries. Who’s Being Subsidized for Buying EVs? This is a thorny… Keep reading →

New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US

With mounting concern about the state of the climate and increasing speculation about natural gas’ role in decarbonizing energy markets, oil and gas companies face growing scrutiny from the public and investors. Some companies are stepping up with pledges to reduce emissions of methane from their worldwide operations. But there’s a catch. As our new… Keep reading →

The Dow Falls On Poor Economic Data In The Housing And Job Market

Awards Will Support Development of Advanced Software for DOE Supercomputers WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to provide $24 million in new and renewal research awards to advance the development of sophisticated software for computer-based design of novel materials. The awards are aimed to take advantage of the DOE national laboratories’ growing… Keep reading →

Picture taken on February 2, 2012 in Bru

Oak Ridge’s Summit and Lawrence Livermore’s Sierra Rank #1 and #2 in TOP500 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories are now home to the fastest supercomputers in the world, according to the new TOP500 List, a semiannual ranking of the world’s fastest computing systems. The IBM Summit system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory… Keep reading →

Domestic Oil And Gas Production

The credibility of recent industry methane commitments is under the microscope. One year ago, many of the world’s top oil and gas companies publicly committed to support methane policies and regulations to reduce emissions from the global oil and gas industry. But today, serious doubts are emerging about whether the companies will keep their promise in the… Keep reading →

Texas Oil Companies Work To Adapt To Falling Oil Prices

EPA likely will need to take the lead in rescuing U.S. consumers from the potential negative impacts of the federal ethanol mandate, given the shrinking chance that Congress will pass significant reforms to the broken Renewal Fuel Standard (RFS) program. That’s the view of the natural gas and oil industry, which continues to warn of… Keep reading →

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