If we can send a man to the moon, we can ensure the viability of essential resources – such as energy and water – in an unpredictable future affected by climate change. A recent report released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), The Water-Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities, attempts to plan for this uncertainty… Keep reading →

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

Carbon capture has been slow to fulfill the hopes held for it by a wide range of powerful energy policy players – from the Natural Resources Defense Council to the International Energy Agency – who see the technology as crucial in the fight against global warming. But its prospects in the United States got a boost… Keep reading →

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The same GPS technology that guided smart bombs during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 is now in your smart phone and there are numerous additional examples of technology borne from US Defense Department innovators – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – that exploded (pardon the pun) into mainstream commercial applications. Well, if it worked… Keep reading →

Scottish Windfarm Starts Producing Electricity

DOI has scheduled a lease sale for approximately 80,000 acres in the Maryland Wind Energy Area, estimated to support up to 1,450 MW of commercial wind generation. On July 3, 2014, the Department of Interior (DOI) announced that approximately 80,000 acres offshore Maryland will be offered for commercial wind energy development in an August 19… Keep reading →

Riffgat Offshore Wind Farm Nears Completion

The U.S. Department of Energy is back in the renewable energy-generation loan game. Not with a headlong dive, mind you. More like a toe in the water. The DOE this week conditionally agreed to a $150 million loan guarantee for the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts, which aims to be among the first offshore wind… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The recent US Commerce Department ruling to allow two companies to export minimally processed condensate turned many energy industry heads and raised questions about whether the US was moving toward relaxing the 39-year oil export ban. This editorial clearly lays out the situation’s complexity and calls for more adroit policy in the face of new… Keep reading →

A liquified natural gas (LNG) tanker sit

The geographic location of proposed LNG export facilities in North America will determine the global markets they will serve, as well as the long-term buyers that will guarantee revenues to help secure project financing. Each proposed facility will have unique opportunities and challenges, but distance to market may be the primary consideration for securing Asian… Keep reading →

2013 Consumer Electronics Show Highlights Newest Technology

“We will be driven by the philosophy that data is an important national resource.” In 2007, when Barack Obama was running for president, it cost roughly 44 cents to store a gigabyte of data. This year, as President Obama approaches the second half of his second term, the cost to store a gigabyte of data… Keep reading →

A liquified natural gas (LNG) tanker sit

The development of U.S. natural gas resources is having a transformative impact on the U.S. energy landscape, helping to improve our energy security while spurring economic development and job creation around the country. The Administration continues to take steps to ensure the safe and environmentally sustainable supply of natural gas. The Natural Gas Act directs the Department… Keep reading →

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There is a great deal of focus on the US LNG export permitting process, with many LNG export proponents grumbling about delays in receiving required approval from the Department of Energy and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. And while there are legitimate issues associated with obtaining necessary permits – primarily delays in the process can impede… Keep reading →

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