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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Solar Mapping to Shed Light on Rich Resource

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 to Develop Enhanced Sensing Capabilities for Underground CO2 Storage Wells

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

Web Map Provides Clear Picture of Oil Sands Industry Performance in Alberta

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 ( The portal uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to make data

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Flexible Oil and Gas Regulations Offer Opportunity for Canada to Reduce GHG Emissions

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

EPA Unveils Calif. Mapping Tool for Developing Renewable Energy Sources

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 Set To Replicate its IT Sector Success with Solar Energy

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 and DigitalGlobe Provide Expert Analysis of Nation’s Energy Infrastructure Using High Resolution Satellite Imagery

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

Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania Have Worst Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants

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

Maps Show The Incredible Potential Of Renewable Energy

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

China Aims for Sustainable Development

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

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