Posts Tagged ‘Energy’
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. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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. . .
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. . .
Past arguments for Daylight savings time was to save energy. But, does Daylight Saving Time (DST) really conserve energy? Recent studies are beginning to shed some light on the efficiency of seasonally changing the clocks. Matthew Kotchen of the University of California, Santa Barbara has been studying the effects of DST. . .
With the next Presidential debate on the horizon the big question in the world of green is will they or won’t they talk about the environment. Will they discuss climate change? Or how about clean renewable energy? It seems that both candidates are shying away from discussing these issues at. . .
Going faster than light is impossible as we understand the universe. It is the ultimate limit of our environment. A warp drive is defined as a way to manipulate space-time itself to move a starship, taking advantage of a loophole in the laws of physics that prevent anything from moving. . .
The island of Santorini is one of the most visited Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. It is also an island that is sitting on a volcano that hasn’t erupted in over 3,600 years. But, in the last year, scientists have noticed increased sub-surface activity that could be pointing to. . .
Common household trash will be converted into ethanol for transportation fuel at a planned biofuel production facility in northern Nevada backed by a $105 million federal loan guarantee announced by the Obama administration Monday. The Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels project will help reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil and advance. . .
The U.S. is set to get its first tidal power turbines placed off the coast of Maine this summer. The TidGen Cobscook Bay project is located of the coast of Eastport, Maine. Turbines will be placed in 50-100 feet deep water to take advantage of the 100 billion tons of. . .
Current solar technology can only harness about sixty percent of the solar energy reaching the Earth. The other forty percent reaching the Earth lies in the near-infrared region of the light spectrum. That energy currently cannot be harnessed by conventional silicon based solar cells. But a new kind of all-carbon. . .
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued a report yesterday highlighting the top ten countries that invested the most in clean energy technology for 2011. The report shows that China continues to lead the world in clean energy technology manufacturing and investing. The U.S. took second place. The report also ranked. . .