Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

12/24/2013

Familiar Light Bulbs Exiting With New Year

As of January 1, 2014, 60 and 40 watt incandescent bulbs will no longer be manufactured or sold in the United States.  Retailers will sell out what is on their shelves and not restock incandescents. George W. Bush signed the phase-out, which was called for by The Energy Independence and. . .

12/20/2013

Yellowstone Volcano Size Underestimated

The hot molten rock beneath Yellowstone National Park is 2 ½ times larger than previously estimated, meaning the park’s supervolcano has the potential to erupt with a force about 2,000 times the size of Mount St. Helens, according to a new study.  By measuring seismic waves from earthquakes, scientists were. . .

12/10/2013

Electric Range Anxiety Is A Non Event

Electric vehicles are gaining a wider acceptance here in the U.S.  Automotive sales data has put electric vehicle ownership at around five percent of total car sales this year.  That figure includes all electric and electric-gas hybrids like the Chevy Volt.  One of the strongest consumer concerns over electric vehicle. . .

12/04/2013

Keystone Pipeline Southern Leg To Open

The Obama administration has yet to approve the main leg of the contentious Keystone XL pipeline, but that won’t stop TransCanada from opening the southern leg of the pipeline next month.  The company filed papers with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday stating it plans to start the pipeline. . .

11/18/2013

Obama Praises U.S. Oil Production

U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday boasted of the nation’s progress in cutting dependence on foreign energy sources and lowering pollution levels, saying that the United States is now poised to control its own energy future.  In his weekly radio address, Obama noted that for the first time in nearly. . .

07/30/2013

Can CO2 Emissions Be Used To Create Electricity?

A new paper published this week in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters written by a team of researchers in the Netherlands,  describe how CO2 could be mixed with a fluid electrolyte, generating electrical energy in the process.  A press release from the American Chemical Society, which publishes the journal, calls. . .

07/18/2013

The Past And Future Of Nuclear Power

By Thomas Errath The Enola Gay displayed the largest demonstration of nuclear power to date by devastating the metropolis that was Hiroshima. Horror filled the eyes of both Japanese and Americans alike, but this did not stop the Soviet Union from breaking ground on a plant powered by this same. . .

06/24/2013

Tar Sands And The Keystone XL Pipeline

Today’s Guest Writer is Thomas Errath  The proposed Keystone XL Pipeline has come to the forefront of environmental issues that the United States currently faces. Not only will the implementation of the pipeline adversely affect our nation, but it will also devastate a large area in Alberta, Canada. While this pipeline. . .

05/09/2013

California Drilling Auctions Postponed

Federal land managers have postponed all oil and gas lease auctions in California until October, citing budget problems and low staffing as well as the toll of environmental litigation.  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently announced it would put off an auction planned for later this month for leases. . .

04/25/2013

Cutting Down Energy Consumption

By Guest Writer Amanda Green When you take control of your energy consumption you’ll not only be saving money each month but you’ll also be doing your part for the environment.  Taking your energy usage into account is a great way to start helping out the earth and many of. . .

04/12/2013

New LED Light To Replace Office Fluorescents

If you’ve worked in an office, you’re probably familiar with the soft glow of fluorescent tubes drifting from the ceiling. If Europe’s Philips brand is right, those lamps could soon be history.  Royal Philips NV, the Dutch consumer appliances giant, said Thursday that it has developed an LED light that. . .

03/22/2013

Native American Groups Plan To Block Keystone Pipeline

An alliance of Canadian and U.S. aboriginal groups vowed on Wednesday to block three multibillion dollar oil pipelines that are planned to transport oil from the Alberta tar sands, and said they are prepared to take physical action to stop them.  The Canadian government, faced with falling revenues thanks to. . .

02/28/2013

Shell Suspends Arctic Drilling For 2013

Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced Wednesday that it will suspend its offshore petroleum drilling program in the Arctic Ocean for 2013, taking a break to make sure it can do so safely.  The company announced it will “pause” exploration in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s northwest coast and in the. . .

11/13/2012

U.S. To Become Number One Oil Producer By 2017

The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s leading oil producer by about 2017 and will become a net oil exporter by 2030, according to a new report released on Monday by the International Energy Agency.  That increased oil production, combined with new American policies to improve energy. . .

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