Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Landscape change in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny and Susquehanna counties resulting from construction of well pads, new roads and pipelines for natural gas and coalbed methane exploration is being documented to help determine the potential consequences for ecosystems and wildlife, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released today.
Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Synodon Inc. (“Synodon”) announces it has signed a five year Services Agreement with TAI Utility Services LLC (“TAI”), an aerial pipeline surveillance provider based in Dallas, Texas. Synodon will be the exclusive provider of aerial gas and liquids leak detection and auxiliary airborne integrity management services including, but not limited to, aerial photography analysis
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
As part of President Obama’s strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible development of the nation’s energy resources, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the Department’s final plan for encouraging research, development and demonstration (RD&D) of oil shale and tar sands resources on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in Colorado, Utah
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Innovative University of Maryland research went to print last week in two leading scientific publications. Faculty members and a Ph.D. student from theDepartment of Geographical Sciences (Behavioral and Social Sciences) highlighted their significant findings on the use of marginal lands for alternative fuel production and global biodiversity research.
Monday, December 24th, 2012
Principle Power, Inc. (Principle Power) is pleased to announce the award of a $4M US Department of Energy grant and up to $47M in total funding to support the WindFloat Pacific Demonstration Project, a 30MW floating offshore wind farm planned to be located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 15 miles due west of the Oregon’s
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
When it comes to forecasting where the sun shines longest, Australia’s energy authorities are stuck in the dark ages. For potential developers of large-scale solar power plants, radiation records are needed to bolster investment certainty as they try to secure finance from bankers or government agencies. The real urgency for hard numbers, though, is coming from
Sunday, October 7th, 2012
GE (NYSE: GE) Global Research announced it has signed a contract with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory system, to build a multi-point sensing system to monitor carbon dioxide (CO2) injected into geothermal containment wells. The use of these cavities, which extend 1-2 kilometers below
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
Alberta’s oil sands contain the third-largest crude oil reserve in the world, next to Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Managing this valuable resource requires responsible development. To support this, the ministry of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) created the Oil Sands Information Portal (osip.alberta.ca). The portal uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to make data
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
New research by the International Institute for Sustainable Development suggests that new oil and gas regulations can be designed to make a substantial contribution to Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. IISD climate, energy and partnerships vice-president David Sawyer said Canada’s emerging federal oil and gas GHG regulations should include flexibility within the sector and beyond to
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, announced an online mapping tool that enables users to find contaminated and degraded properties in California ideal for renewable energy redevelopment.