Energy Solutions Forum

Sunset Lines Up With Manhattan's Street Grid

The nimble startup company behind New York Energy Week is rapidly growing alongside the innovative event series it launched last year. New York Energy Week creators, Energy Solutions Forum, just completed a corporate rebranding, taking the new name EnerKnol (for energy knowledge) that better reflects their core mission and flagship offering. Breaking Energy recently interviewed… Keep reading →

German Electricity Grid Insufficient For New Energy Needs

The New York State Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative aims to answer the question of how to proceed with New York’s energy future in the face of aging electric generating plants and the need for a more resilient energy infrastructure. Electric Bill for Average Household in a Representative NY Town (600 kWh) Overview The… Keep reading →

Amsterdam, Bicycle City

The Netherlands is a world leader with regard to engineering water-management solutions on an industrial scale. The country was created in the delta of three large rivers that flow into the North Sea and roughly two thirds of the nation’s GDP are earned below sea level. One of the world’s largest airports – Amsterdam Airport… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Energy industry stakeholders from across the globe are preparing to descend on New York City for New York Energy Week – the innovative event series launched by Energy Solutions Forum – and the mix of diverse participants brings a breath of fresh air to the energy conference format. Participants include representatives from the environmental community,… Keep reading →

President Obama, Officials Attend 9/11 Memorial Museum Opening Ceremony

The final solicitation under the 2012 NY-Sun initiative has made $60M available for 200kW+ solar PV systems. On May 13, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $60M in funding under the third round of NY-Sun Competitive PV initiative for solar projects at business, industry, and institutional sites that are large energy users. The funding opportunity,… Keep reading →

High Gas Prices Prompt Bush's Decision To Lift Ban On Offshore Oil Drilling

EPA’s proposed update for petroleum refinery emission standards includes benzene concentration monitoring for the first time. On May 15, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule updating toxic air pollution standards for petroleum refineries located near neighborhoods.  It is the first EPA proposal requiring monitoring of air concentrations for benzene around fence… Keep reading →

One World Trade Center Deemed Tallest Building In North America

DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge has added new partners and financial allies, expanding its energy efficiency efforts to more than one billion square feet of building space. On May 9, 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that its Better Buildings Challenge partners are on track to meet their energy performance goals, having achieved an annual… Keep reading →

Germany Plans 26 New Coal-Fired Power Plants

The Supreme Court upheld EPA’s air pollution rule that regulates cross-border emissions of 28 upwind states to address downwind states’ compliance with air quality standards. On April 29, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), reversing an August 2012 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals… Keep reading →

Shadows are cast from the inspection lad

In response to Superstorm Sandy, DOE has announced the first federal regional gasoline reserve to create one million barrels of gasoline storage in the Northeast. On May 2, 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced establishment of the first regional refined petroleum product reserve creating one million barrels of gasoline storage in the Northeast.  The action,… Keep reading →

Crude Oil Carrier Hijacked By Somali Pirates

U.S. petroleum product exports increased by ten percent from 2012-2013, reflecting a significant boost in domestic crude oil and natural gas production. On April 22, 2014, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report showing that 2013 U.S. petroleum product exports averaged 3.5 million barrels per day (MMbbl/d) increasing by ten percent from 2012 levels.… Keep reading →

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