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  • Dept of Energy Approves Presidential Permit for Northern Pass Transmission Line Project (2,600 jobs)

    11/16/2017 5:08:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    US Department of Energy ^ | November 16, 2017
    Today, the Department of Energy issued a Record of Decision and approved the Presidential permit for the proposed Northern Pass Transmission Line project. The 192-mile above and below ground, alternating and direct current transmission system will deliver up to 1090 megawatts of low-emission, reliable hydropower from Quebec, Canada to Deerfield, New Hampshire while creating jobs, lowering energy costs, and reducing the carbon footprint across New England. Since it was first proposed in 2010, the $1.6 billion Northern Pass project has been subject to multiple layers of federal and state government permitting regulations, a nearly 4,000 page Environmental Impact Statement, and...
  • A Moving Experience

    11/16/2017 6:36:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Evidence that when Democrats rule taxes are never high enough can be found at any gas station in this once politically competitive state. Last month, the California gas tax was raised 12 cents a gallon. Regular gas at some stations is again approaching, and in some cities exceeding, $4 a gallon, a level not seen since natural disasters temporarily curtailed refinery production, and Gulf States manipulated prices. Republicans plan to put the gas tax issue on the 2018 ballot; hoping voters will roll back the increases. Some are not waiting for the next election, but are voting...
  • UPDATE: New ANWR legislation passes by vote of 13-10

    11/16/2017 8:02:32 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 23 replies
    KTUU ^ | 11/15/2017 | Leroy Polk
    Following spirited discussion on both sides of the issue, a vote was called at the Energy and Natural Resources committee hearing, regarding new legislation proposed by Sen. Murkowski. By a vote of 13 in favor and 10 opposed, the legislation passed out of the committee just after 8 a.m.
  • U.S. to Dominate Oil Markets After Biggest Boom in World History

    11/15/2017 12:20:50 PM PST · by Oatka · 51 replies
    Bloomberg via gCaptain ^ | Nov. 14, 2017 | Grant Smith
    <p>The U.S. will be a dominant force in global oil and gas markets for many years to come as the shale boom becomes the biggest supply surge in history, the International Energy Agency predicted. [snip] The boom will turn the U.S., still among the biggest oil importers, into a net exporter of fossil fuels.</p>
  • No one satisfied with new Vermont wind power sound rules

    11/14/2017 11:29:37 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 8 replies
    PennEnergy ^ | 11/13/17 | Wilson Ring, Associated Press
    An effort by Vermont utility regulators to settle the long-standing, contentious issue of how much noise neighbors of industrial wind projects should be subject to ended up upsetting both proponents of wind power and those who say the noise poses a health risk to people who live near turbines. Proponents of using industrial wind projects as part of Vermont's long-term goal of getting 90 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2050 say the new wind rules will make achieving that goal more difficult, if not impossible. "These rules will certainly have a chilling effect on wind energy in...
  • Ukraine Turns to American Coal to Defend Itself Against Russia

    11/10/2017 10:55:20 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 20 replies
    Te Daily Signal ^ | November 9, 2017 | Nolan Peterson
    As Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine nears its fifth calendar year—and as Ukraine’s infamously cold winter draws near—American companies are incrementally cutting into Russia’s de facto monopoly as a supplier of nuclear fuel and coal to Ukraine, thereby undermining a longtime coercive lever of Russian influence over Kyiv.
  • Chinese investment could begin to pay off within a year 'We're going full steam ahead, immediately'

    11/12/2017 7:58:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Exponent Telegram ^ | November 12, 2017 | Rusty Marks
    CHARLESTON — After news broke that state officials had brokered an $83.7 billion deal with China Energy Investment Corporation to invest in West Virginia’s shale gas and chemical industries, one of the first questions to come up was how soon the Mountain State might see the fruits of the agreement. “We’re going full steam ahead, immediately,” state Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher said in a telephone call from China. According to U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Thrasher and others familiar with the memorandum of understanding, ground could be broken within six to eight months on two gas-fired power stations to...
  • The New Age of Trump Oil

    11/10/2017 10:36:22 AM PST · by brownwill6767 · 12 replies
    Recently, President Donald J. Trump joined Energy Industry Executives, members of Congress, and Cabinet Officials at the Department of Energy to deliver remarks on unleashing America’s boundless capacity for energy production. “We’re here today to usher in a new American energy policy,” he declared. The President explained that his focus isn’t so much on “energy independence,” but rather dominance. In fact, the program is being called “American Energy Domination.”
  • China Energy to invest $83.7 billion in West Virginia

    11/09/2017 12:31:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WSAZ-TV ^ | November 9, 2017 | Staff
    BEIJING, China (WSAZ) -- China Energy Investment Corporation Limited has signed an agreement with the West Virginia Dept. of Commerce on an $83.7 billion plan to invest in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects in West Virginia. The Memoradum of Understanding was signed Thursday in Beijing, witnessed by President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. West Virginia Secretary of Commerce H. Wood Thrasher and China Energy President Ling Wen signed the MOU. "This is a great day for the state of West Virginia," Gov. Jim Justice said. "I’ve been saying for the last couple months that the tides...
  • Military training exercise to test local response to sustained power outages

    11/09/2017 8:44:42 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 34 replies
    WISC-TV ^ | 11/07/2017 | WISC TV
    News Military training exercise to test local response to sustained power outages Updated: Nov 07, 2017 12:14 PM CST MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin’s Department of Military Affairs is warning Columbia County residents of an increased law enforcement presence on the ground and in the air next week for a training exercise. The training in Columbia County and at Wisconsin’s Emergency Operations center in Madison starts Nov. 14, and is in conjunction with a national-level exercise, known as Grid Ex, that takes place Nov. 15-16, officials said. The public might see increased law enforcement presence and military personnel, including non-military unmanned...
  • Rumbling in Ankara (Turkey)

    11/08/2017 12:52:32 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | ANALYSIS/OPINION
    Mr. Erdogan clearly has big dreams. He made a deal during the summer with Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation to build three nuclear power plants. Since 2001 the government has declined to further invest in its dilapidated conventional power system, which is largely dependent on importing natural gas, as the supplier of nation’s electricity. The system is inadequate. The $20 billion deal with Moscow, in the works since 2010, would build the Akkuyu nuclear power plant — Turkey’s first nuclear plant ever — which is planned to be operational in 2023. Turkey is only the latest country to make a...
  • Renewable Energy – By Royal Decree!

    11/04/2017 4:46:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2017 | Paul Driessen
    In 2016, Missouri generated 96.5% of its electricity with fossil fuel and nuclear power, 1.6% with hydroelectric, and just 1.5% with wind and solar. The St. Louis Metro Area did roughly the same. But now, by royal decree, the St. Louis City Crown has made it clear, the climate must be perfect all year – and by 2035 the city will somehow, magically be powered by 100% “clean, sustainable” electricity. The Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution calling for this to happen – via tougher energy efficiency measures and a transition to wind and solar power. The decision was...
  • San Francisco Protest Tomorrow against CA Gas Tax increase!

    11/03/2017 6:20:14 PM PDT · by SFmom · 12 replies
    JOIN THE SFGOP ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH AT 2:00PM TO PROTEST THE GAS TAX INCREASE On the Divisadero side sidewalk of the ARCO station at the corner of Fell & Divisadero Streets. The California Republican Party is declaring Saturday, November 4, 2017 as #GasTaxtrophe Day! On November 4th, activists from across the state will gather in their communities to demonstrate against the Democrats' harmful new gas tax. We want everyone to know the California Democrats' gas tax is a #GasTaxtrophe.
  • Solar project to bring 10,000 jobs to South Carolina

    11/02/2017 10:09:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WHNS-TV ^ | November 1, 2017 | Savannah Sondov
    GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - Cypress Creek Renewables and Greenville Technical College have launched a solar job training program. The program is the first of its kind in the country, Adams and Reese LLP said in a press release. According to Adams and Reese LLP, Cypress Creek Renewables will invest over $1.5 billion to develop and build 2 gigawatts of solar energy in projects across South Carolina. The project will create 10,000 jobs, the law firm said. 600,000 homes will be powered with solar energy as a result of the project, Adams and Reese LLP said.
  • FBI Probing Puerto Rico Power Contract (Whitefish Energy)

    10/31/2017 10:47:41 AM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 31 2017 gmt | Andrew Scurria
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a decision by Puerto Rico’s power authority to award a $300 million contract to a tiny Montana energy firm to rebuild electrical infrastructure damaged in Hurricane Maria, according to people familiar with the matter. Agents from the FBI’s San Juan field office are looking into circumstances surrounding the deal that the public power monopoly known as Prepa signed with Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC, according to the people familiar with the matter.
  • Trump Takes Step Toward Energy Dominance with Largest Oil and Gas Lease Sale in History

    10/28/2017 1:20:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 27, 2017 | Nicolas Loris and Samantha Block
    President Donald Trump has vowed to make the U.S. more energy dominant than ever, and the Interior Department took an important step toward that goal this week. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Tuesday that his department is proposing the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States. In March 2018, the Interior Department will make nearly 77 million acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico available for the lease sale. “In today’s low-price energy environment, providing the offshore industry access to the maximum amount of opportunities possible is part of our strategy to...
  • Trump administration to offer 76M acres for offshore drilling, largest lease sale in U.S. history

    10/24/2017 8:28:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Trump administration is putting more than 76 million acres of federal water up for lease in the largest offshore drilling initiative in American history. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced the massive lease sale, slated for March 2018, on Tuesday morning, and said the move is a key component of the administration’s effort to tap U.S. energy reserves and reap the economic benefits that come along with them.
  • Syrian Kurds Cut Secret Gas Deal With Russian Forces

    10/22/2017 8:39:15 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Yahoo Noose & Propaganda ^ | October 21, 2017 | Oil Price.com Speculation Desk
    In a move that surprised many observers of the ongoing war for Deir Ezzor province, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) handed over one of Syria's largest gas fields to Russian forces on Thursday, possibly as the result of unprecedented direct talks between high ranking Russian officials and Kurdish leaders in Qamishli in northeastern Syria. Conoco gas plant (also locally called Al-Tabiya, which is the plant's main feeder field) lies on the eastern side of the Euphrates outside of Deir Ezzor city - which was recently liberated from ISIS as the Syrian Army and Russian forces approached from the west...
  • ICS ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Canada’s Proposed Tanker Ban in Northern British Columbia Waters

    10/21/2017 10:26:03 AM PDT · by Oatka · 10 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Oct 20, 2017 | gCaptain
    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says it is deeply concerned over proposed legislation that would ban crude oil tankers from operating in Canadian waters off Northern British Columbia. The Canadian Parliament is giving consideration to legislation that would have the effect of establishing a moratorium on the shipment of crude oil in the waters of Northern British Columbia. The proposed legislation is known as Bill C-48: An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia’s north coast. The ICS, representing the world’s national...
  • World’s First Offshore Wind Farm Retires: A Post-Mortem

    10/20/2017 1:59:35 PM PDT · by Twotone · 51 replies
    Global Warming Policy Forum ^ | October 18, 2017 | I.M.J. Kelly
    It consisted of eleven turbines, each with a capacity of 0.45 MW, giving a total export capacity for the wind farm of 5 MW. The hub height of each turbine was 37.5 m and blade height 17 m, small by today’s standards. Because of its date of construction, it would have been all but totally reliant on conventional energy for its manufacture and installation. The original stated project cost was £7.16 million in 1991, which is equivalent to approximately £10 million today.[2] During its lifetime, it delivered 243 GWh to the Danish electricity grid. This means that the actual amount...