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.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
India is set to replicate its information technology (IT) sector success in solar energy. With every known business entity exploring its own agenda in the solar energy sector, the country is already at the starting point of an energy revolution. All prominent Indian companies have either set up their wholly-owned solar energy subsidiaries or have
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Genscape, a pioneer in sophisticated and patented energy monitoring technology, and DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced the launch of their new jointly produced Energy Infrastructure Development Report. Published monthly, each report features high-resolution imagery of key energy production and distribution facilities worldwide, captured by DigitalGlobe’s leading
Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Residents of Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania are exposed to more toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants than in any other state, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). At the same time, the report found a 19 percent decrease in all air toxics emitted from power plants in 2010, the
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
The U.S. has a lot of untapped renewable energy, from wind in the Midwest to solar in the Southwest. These maps show where we could maximize our clean power resources. They show the renewable energy potential of every state in the country. The good news is that everywhere has resources to exploit, whether it’s solar
Friday, July 13th, 2012
The Chinese government has approved an ambitious plan to reduce the country’s reliance on coal and the intensity of its energy use by 21 per cent by the year 2015. The plan says the 12th five-year plan—a official blueprint for social and economic development targets— recognises that traditional high energy intensive industralisation is no longer
Monday, July 9th, 2012
Even with these impressive credentials, wood or more generally, forest biomass continues to hold untapped promise for reducing society’s dependence on fossil fuels and playing a critical role in the transition to a green economy. However, ensuring forest biomass can fulfil expectations and deliver an expanding source of sustainable and renewable energy is a delicate
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Exprodat has announced the release of Team-GIS Unconventionals Analyst, an ArcGIS Desktop extension for planning and managing shale oil, shale gas and coal bed methane projects. Using Team-GIS Unconventionals Analyst geologists, petroleum engineers and reserves analysts can ensure compliant reserves and reduce drilling costs. The application runs as an extension to Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop tool.
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
The U.S. Geolgoical Survey, along with the Wyoming State Geological Survey, have released a detailed energy map of southwestern Wyoming. The map captures details on coal and wind energy resources, along with the infrastructure to transport the energy. The project was developed as a component of the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative (WLCI).