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Energy

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Strengthening the Link: Sustainable Biomass & Forest Certification

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

New GIS Tool for Planning and Managing Shale Oil, Shale Gas and Coal Bed Methane Projects

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

Wyoming Launches a Detailed Energy Map

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).

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Fighting Global Energy and Water Shortage

Two of the biggest global issues are shortage of  clean energy and clean water. Despite of the present economic downturn, fossil fuels are not the answer to the ever growing energy need. While some new technologies offer possibilities for providing electrical energy there are few technologies that address the need for truly sustainable transportation fuels.

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Japan Claims Innacurate Maps Stopped it from Reporting Radioactive Plume

Investigations into the Japanese government’s failure to disclose the spread of radioactive material from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power point to inaccurate maps and lack of sensor data for the lack of communication.

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Germany’s Energy Revolution Hits Potholes

  When the German government decided last year to phase out nuclear energy by 2022, following the catastrophe at the Fukushima power plant in Japan, it was clear that the process would require extraordinary effort, not only in further developing alternative energy sources, especially renewables, but also in upgrading the country-wide electricity grid. Renewable energy

Monday, June 11th, 2012

New Report Ranks World’s Biggest Countries on Renewable Energy

U.S. production of renewable energy has increased by more than 300 percent in the past decade, but the United States still lags far behind Europe and Indonesia and is only slightly ahead of Mexico in the percentage of electricity it gets from renewable sources, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Geostellar Raises Funds to Help Turn Energy Consumers into Producers

Geostellar, providers of advanced geomatic technology to accurately determine the value of solar energy generation for property owners, today announced an investment from strategic, financial and economic development sources including NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), the State of Maryland and Flash Forward Ventures. The funding will accelerate the delivery of Geostellar’s

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Visualizing the Midwest’s Energy Supply

The new Power Almanac of the American Midwest, developed by World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Great Plains Institute, organizes data from 50 different sources and into an intuitive and interactive map of the Midwest’s energy supply system. At the Innovation Exchange, we have been exploring how visualization tools can help us understand how we

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

On Clean Energy, Time To Follow Where Google, GE, Buffett Lead

Google is backing it. So is Warren Buffett, America’s most-watched investor. GE, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers, is too. Each of these corporate icons is placing big bets and hundreds of millions of dollars on a future powered by wind and solar power. Apple just joined them, announcing plans to power its main U.S.

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