Posts Tagged ‘Energy’
A Nebraska judge has issued a temporary injunction barring TransCanada from using eminent domain to force landowners to sell rights allowing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on their property. A group of landowners affected by the eminent domain claims filed a lawsuit last month in Holt County District Court and vow to keep. . .
A plateau on the Arctic Ocean floor, where thousands of Pacific walrus gather to feed and raise pups, has received new protections from the Obama administration that recognize it as a biological hot spot and mark it off-limits to future oil drilling. Hanna Shoal rises from the shallow Chukchi Sea. . .
Annual air travel emits more than 650 million metric tons of carbon pollution, equivalent to the pollution from 136 million cars, making the increased use of sustainable biofuels critical to reducing the industry’s carbon footprint. According to a first-of-its-kind scorecard released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the industry. . .
President Obama will propose protecting 1.4 million acres of the Arctic from oil and gas drilling. The administration plans to propose designating the area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, the highest level of federal protection under which oil and gas drilling is banned, according to a statement. . .
The White House is proposing an initiative to help convert 1.5 million light posts in the United States to more efficient technologies. The announcement will be made as part of the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. The administration’s plan calls for 1.5 million. . .
For the first time electricity generated from wind and solar farms has become competitive against fossil fuels. Public utility companies are now buying solar and wind outputs at price points near and below conventional power sources, like natural gas, coal, and nuclear. Public utility executives say the trend has accelerated. . .
What exactly is President Obama’s message on the environment this week? First he lifts the moratorium for the drilling of oil along America’s East coast, and then he tells the West coast that the wildfires that are burning up the western states is due to global warming. The President is. . .
The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. This past Friday’s announcement is the first real step toward what could be a transformation in coastal states, creating thousands of. . .
After the US EPA announced their plan to cut US power plant emissions 30% by 2030, the European Union (EU) reacts, praising the Emission Performance Standard (EPS) for its vision while serving as a “positive signal” to other countries. ”This proposed rule is the strongest action ever taken by the. . .
A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxides, mercury and carbon dioxide since 2000, with CO2 emissions decreasing 13 percent between 2008 and 2012. The findings show that the industry is already shifting. . .
A Department of Energy study suggests America’s rivers are a vast untapped hydropower resource, and developing many of them could help combat climate change by using renewable energy, to reduce reliance on coal-fired power plants that emit climate-changing greenhouse gases. In all, undeveloped rivers and streams in the U.S. have. . .
Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have now proven that it’s possible to power engines instead with a cheap, convenient supply of fuel: seawater. Scientists have spent nearly a decade laboring to turn the ocean into fuel. The breakthrough, demonstrated in a proof-of-concept test, was made possible by a specialized. . .
This past Saturday buildings in New York City’s shiniest intersection turned off lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in observance of Earth Hour, an annual event aimed at promoting energy conservation. DNAinfo reports One Times Square, the building where advertisers shell out nearly $23 million a year to shine their. . .
Get Ready, Daylight saving time is upon us again, and we’ll lose an hour of sleep on Sunday, March 9. The biannual time jump will begin at 2 a.m. local time in participating places and last until Nov. 2, when clocks will fall back an hour. Most with smartphones. who have. . .