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Energy

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 (www.JointOilSandsMonitoring.ca). The new portal represents the next

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Measuring Landscape Disturbance of Gas Exploration in Allegheny and Susquehanna Counties

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 Signs 5-Year Service Agreement with Texas Pipeline Surveillance Company

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

Secretary Salazar Finalizes Plan Promoting Responsible Oil Shale and Tar Sands Research, Demonstration and Development

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

Groundbreaking Findings on Global Biodiversity, Alternative Energy

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

Mapping the Wind as Part of DOE Offshore Wind Demonstration Project

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

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