WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $98 million in funding for 40 new projects as part of OPEN 2018, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPAE) latest open funding opportunity. These funds will support some of America’s top energy innovators’ R&D projects as they seek to develop technologies to transform the nation’s energy… Keep reading →

Drone Photography Raises Questions About Privacy And Safety

The natural gas and oil industry’s use of drones to inspect facilities and operations is getting a boost from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Shell’s partner Avitas Systems received an FAA waiver to fly drones for civil use beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) with the assistance of a radar in Loving County, Texas (USA).… Keep reading →

Santa Ana Winds Stoke Wildfires In Southern California

As the landlord for a vast area of public land in Southeast New Mexico, one of the federal Bureau of Land Management’s primary responsibilities is to ensure the resources in that area are wisely managed to benefit the people of New Mexico. Why then is that agency moving forward on a plan that would waste… Keep reading →

EPA Proposes New Limits On Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants

Comments filed by the October 31 deadline show that industry overwhelmingly supports EPA’s proposed Affordable Clean Energy rule

Report Blames Human Activity For Global Warming

If you’ve been focused on recent reports of climate disaster, or on the Trump administration’s relentless attacks against environmental safeguards and climate science, you’re probably worrying we’re not making progress – at all. But look a little closer, right here in the United States, and you’ll see that people aren’t waiting around. Instead of giving in to… Keep reading →

Report Places Los Angeles At Top Of List For City With Worst Traffic And Smog

Last week EPA released its annual data from large emitters, called the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP). It is not a comprehensive account of all methane emissions (for that, check out our methane synthesis paperpublished earlier this year) but it does provided us with an important snapshot of 2017 oil and gas methane emissions. Reduction trend not nearly… Keep reading →

Can Blockchain Unlock A Sustainable Future?

Sun Blankets New York City, Ahead Of Cold Front Returning Despite Start Of Spring

Blockchain – a really high-tech “spreadsheet” or ledger used to record transactions securely – offers exciting potential for clean energy. With the rapid rise of distributed energy technologies — such as rooftop solar, batteries, smart energy devices, and electric vehicles — some analysts believe the market for blockchain applications in the energy sector is many times larger than it is… Keep reading →

Santa Ana Winds Stoke Wildfires In Southern California

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of New Mexico recently announced an agreement to create a working group to explore the regulatory landscape regarding potential new options for managing oil and gas wastewater. In 2017, New Mexico’s oil and gas operators produced nearly 38 billion gallons of wastewater – also known as “produced water.” In… Keep reading →


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing up to $30 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) under the second closing of the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE’s) Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies funding opportunity announcement. Selected projects will support the development of solvent, sorbent, and membrane technologies… Keep reading →

Journalists stand near a hand made elect

More than three years ago we posted a blog with the humorous cartoon below to highlight the distinctly unfunny risks that E15 gasoline can have for motorcycle-riding Americans. Unfortunately, as debate over ethanol mandates in the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) continues, those concerns remain. They’re heightened by the administration’s plan to facilitate year-round sales of E15,… Keep reading →

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