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Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

The 2014 US Midterm Elections significantly altered the balance of power in the US Congress. As a result, energy policy from now on ranks high on the upcoming Republican majority’s legislative agenda. Indeed, Republican leadership is wasting no time with both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate prepared to take up and… Keep reading →

Organic compounds in produced waters from shale gas wells

The severe drought in California, water-intensive drilling programs needed to increase oil and gas production from shale plays and focus on the energy-water nexus are motivating companies to reduce their water requirements and re-use water needed to hydraulically fracture wells. A new Rice University study conducted detailed analysis into produced water from 3 major US… Keep reading →

Navy Launches First Drone From Aircraft Carrier

This piece is short on details, but reports scientists have found a way to do gas-to-liquids on the high seas at a cost of around $3 to $6 per gallon. “For us in the military, in the Navy, we have some pretty unusual and different kinds of challenges,” said Cullom. “We don’t necessarily go to… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The amount of water it takes to produce energy – commonly known as the water-energy nexus – is becoming increasingly important as companies, policymakers and environmental groups seek ways to reliably deliver electric power and transportation fuels in an age of climate change-induced extreme weather. The hydraulic fracturing well completion process can require as much… Keep reading →

Farmland Tapped For Oil In The Midwest

To mark this year’s World Water Day, UNESCO and UN Water released the 2014 World Water Development report highlighting the key role that water and energy play in economic development. According to the report, some 768 million people do not have access to an improved source of water, while 2.5 billion people do not have… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

National Geographic is running a special energy series and a recent article highlights steps companies and environmental groups are taking to reduce the impacts associated with shale gas and oil development. “Natural gas is a potential energy bounty for the country, and development is probably inevitable,” said Ben Ratner, a project manager for the nonprofit… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Oil and gas companies have discovered most of the world’s “easy oil,” but face extreme pressure from shareholders and Wall Street to consistently increase production and replace reserves, which takes them further offshore and closer to the poles. And as petroleum resources are increasingly developed in outpost locations with unconventional methods, the key to making… Keep reading →

Crown Prince Naruhito Visits Renesas Technology Corp

The year 2013 marked a new era for sustainable energy and cleantech. Innovative sustainable technologies have started to mature and are getting closer to mainstream acceptance. Growing pains are over for many of these technologies and they can now simultaneously reduce cost and the energy intensity of products and production processes, while also improving the… Keep reading →

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

There are many technologies on the market to clean up by-products from oil and gas production. The success of these and the regulations surrounding them are key in the controversy over things like groundwater pollution from hydraulic fracturing etc.. MIOX, a company that specializes in disinfectant systems, recently held a webinar to discuss their Blackwater… Keep reading →

Brisbane Faces Some Of The Worlds Highest Water Costs

Water wars in the western US and around the world are predicted with increasing frequency as climate fears grow, debilitating droughts persist and human population growth climbs steadily higher. Concerns about fresh water supplies coming under pressure and the increasing cost of supplying fresh water to people, crops and livestock seem to grow more urgent… Keep reading →