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Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

VisualEyes Provides a Forecasting Boost to the Energy Industry

Lightning, strong winds, snow, freezing temperatures, fog and heavy rain are just some of the meteorological challenges facing those managing energy-production facilities, such as windfarms. Forecasting favourable and unfavorable weather is vital for safety within the industry, as well as helping to improve economic efficiency. To help the energy industry meet these challenges, the Met

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Remote Real-Time Monitoring of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

Over the last 25 years, deep-water oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico has increased significantly. With the move into greater water depths and with deeper wells being drilled, operations can experience higher pressures, increased temperatures, and greater uncertainty. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends how

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Interior Department Takes Next Step in Comprehensive Review of Federal Coal Program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior today launched the next step in the comprehensive review of the federal coal program to identify and evaluate potential reforms to ensure the program is properly structured to provide a fair return to taxpayers and reflect its impacts on the environment, while continuing to help meet the nation’s

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

BLM Takes Key Steps to Expedite Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and spur renewable energy development on public lands, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced key milestones in implementing the Western Solar Plan with the release of mitigation strategies that will expedite the safe and responsible development of solar energy zones in

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

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