• May 15, 2014 | Ferdinand E. Banks
    A Wall Street Journal analysis of global data has apparently resulted in the claim that the United States (U.S.) will soon surpass Russia as the largest (combined) producer of oil and natural gas in the world.
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    May 13, 2014 | Julia Young
    Efficiency is a key criterion when it comes to making a decision regarding the purchase of any electrical equipment. While it is important that the electricity that we consume is efficiently used, it is also important that the energy is produced in an efficient manner. This becomes all the more important when we are looking to generate electricity at our homes using solar panels. But how do you measure the efficiency of a solar panel and why it is important?
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    May 09, 2014 | Bryan Leyland
    Wind power has been around for thousands of years. More than 300 years ago large areas of Holland and the Fens in the UK were drained using wind driven pumps. Because they were expensive to build and operate and the wind often did not blow when it was needed, they were replaced by low pressure steam driven pumping engines that, by today's standards, were inefficient and extremely expensive.
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    May 08, 2014 | Richard Goodwin
    The application of horizontal drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing to extract shale gas and liquid hydrocarbons is directly responsible for development of these unconventional energy and chemical resources.
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    May 06, 2014 | Devon Bass
    Texas is a large and growing producer of natural gas. The U.S. has seemly overnight become a natural gas giant and Texas is the largest producer of natural gas in the U.S. Just a decade or so ago, the country was investing billions of dollars to put in place the infrastructure and facilities to import natural gas on a massive scale.
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    May 02, 2014 | Bryan Leyland
    The enthusiasm for new renewable energy technologies started off with the oil scare of the 1980s and restarted with the advent of the belief that man-made carbon dioxide was causing dangerous global warming. Worldwide hundreds of billions of dollars are now being spent on subsidizing wind and solar power and promoting marine power technologies based on waves, tidal currents and tidal barrages.
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    Apr 30, 2014 | Steven Ferrigno
    With a resurgent Russia throwing its weight around militarily and commercially, unconventional energy could give Europe some much-needed leverage. In January 2009, households across Southeastern Europe were plunged into freezing cold.
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    Apr 29, 2014 | Davis Swan
    In a previous article, I stated my belief that the pure electric vehicle was the way of the future and that this sector of the automobile industry would grow more or less continuously for the foreseeable future. I decided to do a bit more investigation into how quickly that could happen given trends in vehicle sales over the past few years.
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    Apr 28, 2014 | Camilo Patrignani
    These days, a $40 million dollar equity financing deal might not seem groundbreaking in America's power markets. But for the keen analyst of distributed solar energy, that same investment may just herald a shift toward the future of project financing.
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    Apr 25, 2014 | Dean Schiller
    A few years ago, the smart grid industry had almost entirely written off the in-home display (IHD) for energy management. Several companies had introduced products that were pulled from shelves shortly thereafter due to poor sales. Media coverage pointed to high costs, complicated hardware, and low adoption rates as the downfall of these systems.