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 and Wyoming.
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.
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 the rapid take-up of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, with the total now approaching 900,000 across the country. Read More
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 Port of Coos Bay. The scope of work for the grant will be finalized in the coming months with particular focus on public outreach, front-end engineering design, and initial project permitting. Project partners include Siemens Wind Power, Houston Offshore Engineering, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, MacArtney Underwater Technology, RPS Evan Hamilton, Herrera Environmental, Forristall Ocean Engineering, the American Bureau of Shipping and Det Norske Veritas.
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 the surface of the Earth, is being explored by the federal government and power producers as an option for the long-term storage of CO2.
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Canada - CoastGIS 2013 Conference: Monitoring and Adapting to Change on the Coast
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Germany - Munich Satellite Navigation Summit
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Italy - INSPIRE 2013: The Green Renaissance
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Italy - International Workshop at the Crossroad of Earth Information, Technology and Social Sciences
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Austria - RIEGL LIDAR 2013 International User Conference
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Portugal - 10th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition