Bookmark & Share Subscribe to Feed

Energy/Natural Resources

ScienceDaily - Energy Policy News

  • World is embracing clean energy, says expert
    An expert argues that investment in renewable electricity now outstrips that in fossil fuels, and that increasing numbers of policies to improve the efficiency of energy use and to make energy systems more flexible are pointing to a global momentum i…
    - 12 days ago, 1 Feb 16, 5:30pm -
  • Computer scientist's software helps detect nuclear tests
    Machine learning software is helping the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization monitor the globe for evidence of nuclear tests. The International Monitoring System includes 149 certified seismic monitoring stations around the globe.
    - 17 days ago, 27 Jan 16, 6:30pm -
  • US electricity could be powered mostly by the sun and wind by 2030: Rapid, affordable energy transformation possible
    The United States could slash greenhouse gas emissions from power production by up to 78 percent below 1990 levels within 15 years while meeting increased demand, according to a new study.
    - 19 days ago, 25 Jan 16, 4:42pm -
  • Many clean-tech subsidies should be greater
    Governments often offer subsidies to consumers for clean-technology products, from home solar panels to electric vehicles. But what are the right levels of subsidy, and how should they be calculated? As a new paper shows, governments can easily make…
    - 23 days ago, 21 Jan 16, 5:16pm -
  • Assessment aims to maximize greenhouse gas reductions from bioenergy
    A study used a new method, never before applied to the energy sector, to assess the 'sustainability index' of various sources of energy, both conventional and renewable.
    - 23 days ago, 21 Jan 16, 5:16pm -
  • One-stop shop for biofuels
    A 'high-gravity' one-pot process for producing ethanol from cellulosic biomass has been developed by scientists that gives unprecedented yields while minimizing water use and waste disposal.
    - 25 days ago, 19 Jan 16, 8:12pm -
  • From poop to power
    What happens after you flush the toilet is becoming a big deal. In a new article, researchers propose a paradigm-shifting change in the treatment of wastewater, a shift they say could have a dramatic global impact. They outline ways to transition fro…
    - 31 days ago, 13 Jan 16, 9:27pm -
  • Second-generation biofuels can reduce emissions
    Second-generation biofuel crops like the perennial grasses Miscanthus and switchgrass can efficiently meet emission reduction goals without significantly displacing cropland used for food production, according to a new study. The researchers call it…
    - 33 days ago, 11 Jan 16, 5:10pm -
  • Renewable energy for state renewable portfolio standards yielded sizable benefits
    Billions in dollars in benefits come from reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and from reductions in other air pollution for state renewable portfolio standard policies operating in 2013, a new study estimates. RPS policies require utilities or other e…
    - 38 days ago, 6 Jan 16, 4:47pm -
  • Increasing liquefied natural gas exports 'marginally positive' for US economy
    Increasing the United States' export of liquefied natural gas above 12 billion cubic feet per day would allow the US to continue to provide a competitive advantage for domestic natural-gas-intensive industries relative to their counterparts overseas,…
    - 41 days ago, 4 Jan 16, 1:07pm -

EnergyFuse.org

  • Oil Storage Brimming as Supply Glut Continues 
    The industry is producing more oil than the world is consuming, and the extra crude is going into storage. Since the onset of the current market downturn in mid-2014, storage tanks around the world have been mopping up the excess oil, putting downwar…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:25pm -
  • In Swing States, Expect Energy Issues to Come to the Fore
    One thing we do know is that once the primaries are over, the general election will be largely determined by voters in a small number of swing states—some of which have large energy industries, or are strongly invested on energy issues.The post In…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 4:48pm -
  • Political Risks Cloud Iran’s Efforts to Entice Western Oil Firms
    Although Iran has diligently reformed its petroleum contract to attract IOCs, the OPEC country is still dealing with a volatile political and economic environment that could delay and possibly undermine new and longer-term investment.The post Politi…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 2:49pm -
  • Chart of the Week: Capital Expenditures for Selected Producers
    Stay on top of the latest developments in oil markets, geopolitical risk, and alternative fuel vehicles with the SAFE policy team's Chart of the Week.The post Chart of the Week: Capital Expenditures for Selected Producers appeared first on The Fuse.
    - 3 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 5:16am -
  • Bankruptcies Hit Alarming Levels in Oilfield Services Sector
    Against the backdrop of high debt, capex cuts, and more E&P bankruptcies, 2016 will be a slog for oilfield services, just like everyone else in the oil and gas industry.The post Bankruptcies Hit Alarming Levels in Oilfield Services Sector appeared f…
    - 4 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 3:36pm -
  • Why the Bolt is the Key to GM’s $500 Million Investment in Lyft
    Partnering with Lyft while launching the Bolt means that GM can now start building cars for the high utilization, passenger-centric demands of our autonomous future.The post Why the Bolt is the Key to GM’s $500 Million Investment in Lyft appeared…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 5:54pm -
  • Research: Oil Price Instability and Policy Uncertainty in an OPEC World
    The unexpected collapse in oil prices appears driven by the desire of some OPEC members to reduce competition by opening the spigots. Economists Morriss, Meiners and Yande examine the implications for the United States.The post Research: Oil Price I…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 3:56pm -
  • How Soon Will the Stars Align for OPEC?
    OPEC's demise has been greatly exaggerated: Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino’s recent world tour of major oil capitals and the associated price bumps is proof enough that OPEC can move markets just by talking about moving markets.The post…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 8:19pm -
  • Why the Dow Is Vulnerable to Weak Oil Prices
    A good bit of the linkage between oil prices and the Dow is the result of general market sentiment, psychology, and knee-jerk reactions. At the same time, however, the fallout from the pain in the energy sector is touching large segments of the econo…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 7:37pm -
  • Obama Proposes $10/bbl Oil Tax, Dead on Arrival
    Given the gridlock in Congress, the state of the economy, and the challenges faced by the domestic oil industry, the proposal fails to meaningfully advance solutions to move the country away from oil.The post Obama Proposes $10/bbl Oil Tax, Dead on…
    - 8 days ago, 5 Feb 16, 6:46pm -

U.S. Department Of Energy - News

  • Energy Department Requests Information on Biofuels & Bioproducts Process Pilot Verification Capabilities
    February 12, 2016Energy Department Requests Information on Biofuels & Bioproducts Process Pilot Verification Capabilities The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking input from industry, academia, national laboratories, and other biofuels and bioproduct…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Feb 16, 6:20pm -
  • Feb. 24 Tribal Webinar to Focus on Exploring Energy Markets
    February 12, 2016Feb. 24 Tribal Webinar to Focus on Exploring Energy Markets According to SelectUSA, the energy industry is the third largest in the United States, representing more than $700 billion in investment potential over the next two decades.…
    - 1 day ago, 12 Feb 16, 4:44pm -
  • President Obama Announces Program Tie-Ins to Combat Climate Change, Brings New Opportunities for Tribes
    February 12, 2016President Obama Announces Program Tie-Ins to Combat Climate Change, Brings New Opportunities for Tribes The White House is helping communities tackle climate change challenges by linking two new programs: Climate Action Champions and…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:40pm -
  • NREL Refinery Process Shows Increased Effectiveness of Producing Ethanol from Algae
    February 11, 2016NREL Refinery Process Shows Increased Effectiveness of Producing Ethanol from Algae A new biorefinery process developed by scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with funding from the U.S.…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 10:07pm -
  • Energy Department Announces New Asset Score Partnership Program
    February 11, 2016Energy Department Announces New Asset Score Partnership Program The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced partnerships with 21 companies, federal agencies, and state and local governments to promote the use of DOE's Buildin…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 6:30pm -
  • Energy Department Announces New Asset Score Partnership Program
    February 11, 2016Energy Department Announces New Asset Score Partnership Program The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced partnerships with 21 companies, federal agencies, and state and local governments to promote the use of DOE's Buildin…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 6:30pm -
  • White House Climate Resilience Initiatives Bring New Opportunities for Tribes
    February 10, 2016White House Climate Resilience Initiatives Bring New Opportunities for Tribes The White House is helping communities tackle climate change challenges by linking two new initiatives: Climate Action Champions and Resilience AmeriCorps.…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 8:41pm -
  • FY 2017 Budget Request Now Available
    February 10, 2016FY 2017 Budget Request Now Available The FY 2017 request for OE advances Administration and Secretarial priorities to safeguard and enhance the grid to address a range of vulnerabilities, including climate change, cyber threats, and…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 7:22pm -
  • Office of Indian Energy Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request
    February 9, 2016Office of Indian Energy Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs is proposing a Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget of nearly $23 million, or an increase of $7 million f…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 11:38pm -
  • CALiPER Publishes New Snapshot on MR16 Lamps
    February 9, 2016CALiPER Publishes New Snapshot on MR16 Lamps DOE’s CALiPER program has published a new Snapshot Report on LED MR16 lamps, which updates a similar Snapshot Report published in January 2014. In the past two years, LED technology has p…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 8:34pm -