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  • Reducing school bus pollution improves children's health
    Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in the school buses 25 million children ride every day could result in 14 million fewer absences from school a year, based on a new study.
    - 3 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 4:48pm -
  • Vehicle cost, lack of consumer information hinder purchases of plug-in electric vehicles
    Vehicle cost, current battery technology, and inadequate consumer knowledge are some of the barriers preventing widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, says a new congressionally mandated report.
    - 4 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 4:20pm -
  • Bioenergy: Genetics of wood formation
    To begin to understand poplar growth, a possible bioenergy crop, scientists built a robust high-throughput pipeline for studying the hierarchy of genetic regulation of wood formation using tissue-specific single cells called protoplasts.
    - 9 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 12:50pm -
  • Intellectual property in 3-D printing
    The implications of intellectual property in 3D printing have been outlined in two documents created for the UK government.
    - 10 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 12:33pm -
  • Homeland chemical security: U. S. chemical plants vulnerable to attack
    The slow implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards in the USA as part of homeland security and anti-terrorism measures is leaving chemical plants vulnerable and putting at risk the safety of American citizens, according to new…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 4:58pm -
  • Burying the climate change problem
    Burying the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, a byproduct of burning fossil fuels, has been mooted as one geoengineering approach to ameliorating climate change. Now, a team of researchers has reviewed the risk assessments for this technology and sugges…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Apr 15, 2:26pm -
  • Scientists a step closer to developing renewable propane
    Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in the development of synthetic pathways that will enable renewable biosynthesis of the gas propane. This research is part of a program of work aimed at developing the next generation of biofuels.
    - 16 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 12:35pm -
  • New report identifies possible next steps in US energy development
    The social, political, technical and environmental components of a methane economy have just been identified. The new report also addresses how industry, government and the public might best work together to advance common energy goals.
    - 19 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 9:16pm -
  • Shifts in electricity generation spur net job growth, but coal jobs decline
    In four years following the 2008 recession, the US coal industry lost more than 49,000 jobs, while the natural gas, solar, and wind industries together created nearly four times that amount, according to a new. Few of the new jobs were added in state…
    - 19 days ago, 7 Apr 15, 4:41pm -
  • Study of vehicle emissons will aid urban sustainability efforts
    Researchers have created DARTE (Database of Road Transportation Emissions), a new U.S. nationwide data inventory that can help to provide this crucial information.
    - 20 days ago, 6 Apr 15, 7:29pm -

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  • What to Know: Annual Energy Outlook 2015
    For the first time in several decades, the United States will become a net energy exporter, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced this week, as energy sent abroad begins to exceed consumption at home. Net natural gas exports coul…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 8:57pm -
  • Crude Prices, Hedging, and Missing the Forest for the Trees
    John Dizard has written an important opinion piece for the Financial Times, entitled “Much of the investing public will be sacrificed to the oil-money gods.” As headlines go, this one may be a challenge to parse. But the piece is well worth readi…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 1:36pm -
  • Cross Post: Self-driving cars put the ‘auto’ in automobile
    This piece originally appeared in The Detroit News on Friday, April 10, 2015. Recent life-changing innovations have conditioned us to rapid change. But one universal element of daily life has remained stubbornly stagnant: revolutionary advances in tr…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 1:36pm -
  • Report: Safe Arctic Drilling is Now Possible
    The United States has the technological capability to safely ramp up Arctic energy production, a federal advisory committee told Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz last week. If drilling operations were to begin in this decade, the Arctic’s immense new…
    - 17 days ago, 9 Apr 15, 9:48pm -
  • So Far, 2015 EV Sales Flat over 2014
    Following three years of sustained year-over-year growth, the first quarter of 2015 has been somewhat of a disappointment for electric vehicle advocates—sales are almost exactly flat, or even slightly below 2014 levels from Q1 2014. It’s normal f…
    - 18 days ago, 8 Apr 15, 6:08pm -
  • Iran Deal Skeptics Could Trigger Era of High Risk Premium for Oil
    Last week’s announcement of the framework of a deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of nations sparked mixed reactions in the United States, in Iran, and in U.S. allies in the Middle East, but all agreed on the momentous nature of the occasion. Hai…
    - 20 days ago, 6 Apr 15, 9:03pm -
  • A Challenging Outlook for International Shale
      The recent decision by state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corporation (Cnooc) to shelve its shale gas project in Anhui province is the latest sign that the shale revolution that transformed the U.S. energy industry is unlikely to replicate it…
    - 23 days ago, 3 Apr 15, 5:58pm -
  • Cross Post: USPS can lead fleet vehicle revolution
    By USAF Gen. Duncan McNabb (ret.) and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard (R) This entry originally appeared in The Hill on April 2, 2015 In July 1899, the United States Postal Service put into service its first electric-powered mail wagon in Buffalo, Ne…
    - 24 days ago, 2 Apr 15, 5:08pm -
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds Useful Buffer Against Low Oil Prices
    Norway is a unique example among the short list of the world’s most energy-rich states. As the world’s fifth-largest oil exporter—putting $40 billion into the state’s coffers every year—the Nordic country also boasts a vibrant and diversifi…
    - 27 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 10:31pm -
  • Petrobras Scandal Fuels Instability in Brazil
    The government of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is embroiled in a heated controversy that implicates the state-owned oil company Petrobras in a wide-ranging corruption scheme. Early last week, prosecutors filed charges against João Vaccari, tre…
    - 33 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 7:04pm -

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