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Energy

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

BLM Seeks Comment on Draft Update to Measurement Standards for Oil Produced on Public Lands

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced a proposed rule today to update and replace its regulations governing the measurement of oil produced from onshore Federal and Indian leases. The requirements contained in the proposed rule reflect advances in measurement technology and critical updates in standards and practices. It also responds directly to concerns

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Renewables Successfully Driving Down Carbon Emissions in Europe

Feb. 17, 2015—Wind, solar, biomass and other renewable energy technologies continued to grow in 2013. New data shows they have been an important driving force in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Europe.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Global Energy and Carbon Intensity Continue to Decline

Washington, D.C., Dec. 17, 2014—Global energy intensity, defined as worldwide total energy consumption divided by gross world product, decreased 0.19 percent in 2013. Although this may not seem impressive, considering that energy intensity increased steeply between 2008 and 2010, this small decline continues a much-needed trend toward lower energy intensity, writes Haibing Ma, China Program Manager at

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Intermap Technologies Customizes InsitePro for Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Operators

DENVER, Nov. 18, 2014— Intermap Technologies, a leading provider of location-based solutions, today announced the availability of InsitePro for Pipelines — a customized version of InsitePro, Intermap’s natural catastrophe risk management software. InsitePro for Pipelines was created specifically for hazardous liquid pipeline operators throughout North America, enabling risk-based decision-making and improved environmental and regulatory compliance by providing

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Measuring Landscape Disturbance of Gas Exploration in Eight Pennsylvania Counties

Landscape change in Pennsylvania’s Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, and Warren counties resulting from construction of well pads, new roads and pipelines for natural gas and coalbed methane development is being documented to help determine the potential consequences for ecosystems and wildlife, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

New Competitive Leasing Policy to Encourage Solar and Wind Energy Development on Public Lands, Creates Greater Certainty for Developers

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 25, 2014 –  As part of President Obama’s comprehensive Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy resources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a new competitive leasing process by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to help spur solar and wind energy

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

ARENA Funds CSIRO to Map Wave Energy Potential in Australia

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency today announced $1.3 million funding for CSIRO to undertake an innovative wave resource mapping and modelling project.

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Offshore Wind Turbines Could Weaken Hurricanes, Reduce Storm Surge

Wind turbines placed in the ocean to generate electricity may have another major benefit: weakening hurricanes before the storms make landfall.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Mapping the Nation’s Wind Turbines

  Wind energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors of renewable energy in the United States.  About 3% of the total electricity in the United States was generated by wind turbines in 2012 (according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration), which is equivalent to the annual electricity use for about 12 million households.  The amount

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Application of Smart Grid Technology Requires Skilled GIS Professionals to Manage an Energy-Efficient Future

Geographic information systems (GIS) play an important role to help the utilities industry manage the smart grid for an energy-smart future. And that means there is a growing need for professionals with a solid foundation in GIS technology to monitor electrical distribution systems, analyze power usage and plan future load growth to meet the changing

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