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Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Oil and Gas Producers Look to Increase use of Earth Observation

The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers has set up a new body with the goal of increasing the industry”s use of Earth satellite and airborne imagery, a key tool that will improve emergency response and also make exploration and production more efficient.

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Esri European Wind User Group Finds New Uses for GIS

European wind energy professionals gathered in Dublin, Ireland, recently to discuss innovative ways to meet renewable-energy demands using the Esri ArcGIS platform. Members of the Esri European Wind User Group shared how they apply ArcGIS maps, apps, and tools to offshore and onshore wind-farm development, planning, engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Geoinformatics and Energy Experts Call for Clear Goals for Renewable Energy

In the latest issue of the journal “Information”, a group of scientists demonstrate that the transition of our energy systems also needs a strong integration of spatial planning strategies and mechanisms. Society has experienced that a ‘set-aside’ policy of areas which are not needed for agricultural production is not a sufficient strategy for nature conservation. 

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Caribbean Community Maps Out Renewable Energy Plan

The Worldwatch Institute is assisting the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in developing a Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) to provide a more strategic approach to implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in the region. The overall goals are to address the inadequate energy security of most CARICOM member states and to establish them

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

APG Flaring to be Monitored from Space in Russia

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Research and Development Center ScanEx plan to implement the project of satellite-based monitoring of associated petroleum gas (APG) flaring in the Russia.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Interior Releases First-Ever Comprehensive National Assessment of Geologic Carbon Dioxide Storage Potential

The United States has the potential to store a mean of 3,000 metric gigatons of carbon dioxide (CO2) in geologic basins throughout the country, according to the first-ever detailed national geologic carbon sequestration assessment released today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The assessment comes on the heels of a national plan to combat climate

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Mapping the Renewable Energy Revolution

Pakistan encapsulates the renewable energy challenge faced by many developing and emerging countries.  Despite abundant renewable resources – including solar, wind, hydropower and biomass – very little of this potential has been utilized.  At the same time, about a third of the country’s people do not have access to electricity.

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Platts Releases 2013 North American Shale Plays Map

Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider, has expanded its portfolio of maps with the release of its 2013 North American Shale Plays Map. Now in its second edition, this detailed, printed wall map presents in vivid color the key components of the burgeoning North American shale industry, depicting more than 80

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Land Management Rule Will Facilitate Renewable Energy Development on Public Lands

In support of the Administration’s strategy to develop environmentally responsible renewable energy on public lands, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is issuing a regulation that will facilitate right-of-way applications for lands with wind and solar energy development potential. The Final Rule to be published in tomorrow’s Federal Register will allow the BLM, when necessary

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

The Governments of Canada and of Alberta Launch New Online Portal for Accessing Oil Sands Environmental Monitoring Data

Canada’s Environment Minister, the Honourable Peter Kent, and Alberta’s Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Minister, the Honourable Diana McQueen, today announced that access to federal and provincial environmental monitoring data on air, water, land and biodiversity in the oil sands is now available through an online data portal ( The new portal represents the next

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