A large excavator loads a truck with oil

The President of one of Canada’s biggest oil and gas producers warned the oil sands industry that they must cut costs or face a “death spiral”. The drop in oil prices is an “opportunity” for every part of the industry to cut costs and eliminate inefficiencies that crept into the system during years of high… Keep reading →

Extended Artic Temperatures Cause Propane Shortage In Midwestern States

The energy industry is in the midst of a digital renaissance, thanks to the union of mobile devices and real-time intelligence. The latter enables providers of propane, butane and home heating oil to streamline operations, save money and transform the way they do business. I refer, specifically, to that elusive ideal known as – that… Keep reading →

German Economy Showing Signs Of Recovery

Supercritical CO2 power cycles are gaining increasing attention in the engineering world. sCO2 is an ideal working fluid for use in power generating turbines because it offers high efficiency in a compact footprint and can be matched to many different heat sources. sCO2 power turbines could potentially replace steam cycles in a wide variety of… Keep reading →

Germany Victory Celebration - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

After having just won the World Cup title in soccer in Brazil, Germany raked in another title – this time outside the soccer stadium – as the world’s most energy efficient economy. So both instances illustrate the significance of efficient play. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranked in its 2014 International Energy… Keep reading →

Gotthard Frontman Steve Lee Killed In Motorcycle Accident

No congressional approval required President Obama can’t get much done working with Congress, but he’s on a roll when it comes to fuel standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Obama issued the first-ever heavy-duty fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards in August 2011, and will now draft a new set of standards to build on… Keep reading →

Popular Incandescent Bulbs Phasing Out In New Year

Energy consumers live in a time of rapid technology change, but if Digital Lumens has its way lighting consumers at least may rarely notice the adjustments except where they benefit. It would have been hard until recently to come up with a sector of industry less exciting for its world-changing possibilities than lighting. Major manufacturers… Keep reading →


During the State of the Union address, President Obama laid out his vision for the year ahead — calling it a year of action and highlighting how he will create opportunities to help American families succeed. Here at the Energy Department, we’re working to achieve the President’s goals by growing the clean energy economy — helping families… Keep reading →


Space heating is likely the largest energy expense in your home, accounting for about 45 percent of the average American family’s energy bills. That means making smart decisions about your home’s heating system can have a big impact on your energy bills. Our new Energy Saver 101 infographic lays out everything you need to know… Keep reading →

Hurricane Katrina Aftermath - Day 20

No doubt the Energy and Utilities industry has witnessed increasing complexity and significant challenges in recent years, centering around compliance issues, competitive pricing pressures, and business continuity. These issues, amongst others, will remain the focus for Board and Management’s corporate strategy and 2014 planning meetings around the world. Looking back on year 2013, and ahead… Keep reading →

World's Population Hits 7 Billion Mark

One thing that is very clear from political discussions about the burden higher gasoline prices put on US consumers is that there are few on Capitol Hill who are likely to push for higher gasoline prices. But Oregon state representative Earl Blumenauer is going against the grain, with a proposal to phase in a $0.15 per… Keep reading →

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