Albuquerque delays decision on solar proposal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Leaders in New Mexico’s largest city have put off a decision on whether to join dozens of other communities that have set goals to get more of their electricity from renewable resources, a movement that has swept cities from the U.S. and Canada to Germany.
Aquion powers ahead with its safe, simple energy storage batteries
MT. PLEASANT – When Dr. Jay Whitacre set out to expand on the promise of solar and wind energy, he decided to take a simple approach to a critical challenge: finding an efficient way of storing the excess energy produced by the renewables for later use.
IMF expects $500B revenue loss for Mideast oil exporters
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Oil exporting countries in the Middle East lost a staggering $390 billion in revenue due to lower oil prices last year, and should brace for even deeper losses of around $500 billion this year, the International Monetary Fund said April 25.
125 square miles off New York coast dedicated for wind power
NEW YORK – Federal officials on March 16 dedicated more than 125 square miles in the waters off the coast of Long Island for the development of commercial wind energy, pushing forward a renewable energy proposal initially created by New York utilities.
EIA: Gas liquids production seen increasing through 2017
U.S. production of hydrocarbon gas liquids – a group of products including ethane, propane, butanes and natural gasoline – is expected to increase from 3.86 million barrels per day in 2015 to 4.33 million b/d in 2017, according to the Energy Information Administration’s Short-Term Energy Outlook.
A lesson from Good Ol’ Charlie Brown
Linus Van Pelt, you recall, is the intellectual kid with the blue security blanket as well as Charlie Brown’s best friend in the comic strip, “Peanuts.” Linus believes in The Great Pumpkin, who comes each Halloween to “the most sincere pumpkin patch” to deliver gifts. Every year Linus promotes The Great Pumpkin to his friends, only to be disappointed when it unfailingly fails to appear.