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  • Energy Department advances research on methane hydrates – the world’s largest untapped fossil energy resource

    The Energy Department today announced the selection of 14 new research projects across 11 states that will be a part of an expanding portfolio of projects designed to increase our understanding of methane hydrates’ potential as a future energy supply. Methane hydrates are 3D ice-lattice structures with natural gas locked inside, and are found both onshore and offshore – including ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Untapped wealth offshore - wind not oil

    As the high costs of heavy U.S. reliance on fossil fuels become clear, Oceana urges policymakers to invest more in the development of cheaper renewable energy choices. An Oceana analysis released today shows that offshore wind potential is so high off the U.S. Atlantic coast that investments in offshore wind power in Atlantic waters could generate about 30 percent more electricity than ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • African Energy Day

    Clarke Energy's Lamia Mokaddem, Export assistant at Clarke Energy in France participated at the Africa Energy Day at the COP 21’s African Pavilion, which took place on December 8th 2015 in Paris. This event allowed people to know and better understand the different economic and energy needs of Africa and also explored the issues related to global warming ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • WM expands renewable energy program

    Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WMI) has announced that it plans to use its expertise as the nation’s largest developer of landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) projects to partner with private and municipal landfill owners to develop the country’s untapped landfill gas resources. Waste Management is the first in the waste management industry to launch such a program. Waste Management’s third-party LFGTE ...


    By Waste Management Inc.

  • IBM, Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland Focus on Renewable Energy

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) are working together to understand and minimize the environmental impact of converting wave energy into electricity.  This project, the first to use real-time streaming analytics for monitoring ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • 3 Questions: World energy outlook

    You can read the original story in MIT News Fatih Birol, chief economist of the Paris-based International Energy Agency, is the lead author of an eye-catching new report projecting that the United States will become the world’s leading oil producer within a few ...

  • Reports show major potential for wave and tidal energy

    The U.S. Department of Energy has released two nationwide resource assessments showing that waves and tidal currents off the nation's coasts could contribute significantly to the United States' total annual electricity production. The new wave and tidal resource assessments, combined with ongoing analyses of the technologies and other resource assessments, show that water power, including ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Promoting Trans-Pacific cooperation in a New Energy Era

    The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and The National Bureau of Asian Research today released a report that provides policy recommendations to enhance trans-Pacific cooperation while also addressing environmental challenges. The 2013 Summit Report is based on findings of the Pacific Energy Summit, which took place in Vancouver in April ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EU looks to Russian gas to fill energy gap

    As the European Union works toward meeting its obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, switching from dirty, carbon-intensive coal to cleaner-burning natural gas has become a popular measure. At first glance, this makes perfect sense: Coal, particularly the kind still left in places like Germany, is highly polluting. Although widespread adoption of renewable energy is the ideal solution, ...

  • New Study Addresses Renewable Energy Market Barriers in Latin America and the Caribbean

    The region of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is already a global low-carbon leader in terms of power generation from hydrological and biomass resources. Declining costs, maturing technologies, and vast untapped potentials including geothermal, solar, and wind offer an unprecedented opportunity to further develop the market for other renewable energy sources in the region. Continuing to ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Canadian rivers: Solution to Northeast`s high energy prices?

    Plenty of raw electricity sloshes around in Quebec's rivers and reservoirs, promising relief for U.S. northeasterners, who pay the nation's highest power costs. But getting those electrons to smartphones and air conditioners in Boston, Hartford and New York City is another matter entirely. In review or under construction are five large-scale hydropower proposals that could pump thousands of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Light tight oil does not diminish the importance of Middle East supply, IEA says in latest World Energy Outlook

    Technology and high prices are opening up new oil resources, but this does not mean the world is on the verge of an era of oil abundance, according to the International Energy Agency<http://www.iea.org/>'s (IEA) 2013 edition of the World Energy ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • All island approach to open up renewables opportunities

    Ministers from the British Isles, Ireland, The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man today signed up to a historic deal to cooperate on exploiting the major wind and marine resource in and around the islands. The states involved agreed to co-operate in the All Islands Approach to energy at this afternoon’s British Irish Council in London. The All Islands Approach to energy resources ...

  • Tough 2020 targets boost interest for world bioenergy

    The recently proposed EU Renewable Energy and Climate Change package has put Sweden into the global energy spotlight. If adopted and achieved, Sweden would have the highest renewable energy share in the EU by 2020. Using 2005 as a baseline, the EU Renewable Energy and Climate Change package outlines target proposals for increasing the share of renewable energy in each member state. In the case ...


    By Elmia AB

  • New geothermal heat extraction process to deliver clean power generation

    A new method for capturing significantly more heat from low-temperature geothermal resources holds promise for generating virtually pollution-free electrical energy. Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will determine if their innovative approach can safely and economically extract and convert heat from vast untapped geothermal resources. The goal is to ...

  • China’s presence grows in unconventional gas and oil markets

    The state-owned China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) last month announced  a new joint venture with Encana, Canada"s largest producer of natural gas, to develop some of Encana"s holdings in the Montney and Horn River Shales. These are two of North America"s "Magnificent Seven" shale plays, containing ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Heat scheme hots up

    Umbrella company and holiday cottages are first two successful applicants to low carbon heating incentive Umbrella supplier Booth Brothers in Sheffield entered the history books today by becoming one of the first places in the UK to get the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive. Its offices, housed in an 18th century former corn mill in Penistone, will be kept warm through an ...

  • Solar thermal electricity: catching the eye of utility companies

    The American Southwest has some of the greatest solar resources on the globe, it yet remains largely untapped. This trend may be changing as solar technology matures, market forces shift and concern for climate change mounts. One of the most common arguments against large-scale use of renewable energy is that it cannot produce a steady, reliable stream of energy, day and night. Ausra Inc. does ...

  • Masdar to Develop 15 MW Solar Plant in Mauritania

    Masdar announced today the development of a 15-megawatt solar power project in Nouakchott, the capital city of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The plant will deliver 10 per cent of electricity capacity in Mauritania. Masdar is a renewable energy company based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, which has large and small-scale power projects around the world. ...


    By MASDAR

  • IEA finds Middle East still key source of oil from mid-2020s

    Technology and high prices are opening up new oil resources, but this does not mean the world is on the verge of an era of oil abundance, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2013 edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO-2013). Although ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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