Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

03/07/2014

Spring Forward On Sunday

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. . .

03/04/2014

New Gas Rules Will Lower Emissions

The Obama administration is moving forward with a dramatic reduction in sulfur in gasoline and tighter emissions standards for cars, arguing the move will eventually save thousands of lives per year.  The oil and gas industry warns the Environmental Protection Agency rules are unnecessary and will drive up gas prices.. . .

02/21/2014

Nebraska Judge Shuts Down Keystone XL Pipeline

A Nebraska judge on Wednesday struck down a law that allowed the Keystone XL oil pipeline to proceed through the state, a victory for opponents who have tried to block the project.  Lancaster County Judge Stephanie Stacy issued a ruling that invalidated Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman’s approval of the route.. . .

02/03/2014

Is Obama Going To Approve The Keystone XL Pipeline?

Oh the pandering that goes on in Washington.  Will he or won’t he approve the Keystone XL pipeline?   According to the press coming out of the White House, President Barack Obama still wants to hear from other federal agencies before deciding whether to accept the State Department’s finding that the. . .

01/15/2014

CA Doubles Solar Installations In 2013

California installed more megawatts of solar energy in 2013 than it did in the last 30 years combined, the California Solar Energy Industries Association reported.  ”It took California over 30 years to build 1,000 MW of rooftop solar, hitting that landmark in early 2013. Today, California is closing out the. . .

01/13/2014

NJ Rejects Gas Pipeline Through Pinelands

A New Jersey agency tasked with protecting the ecologically fragile Pinelands region narrowly defeated a proposal Friday to run a 22-mile natural gas pipeline through it.  The decision delighted environmentalists, who had turned out by the hundreds to oppose the plan over the past six months. But it disheartened business. . .

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. . .

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