energy

May 14, 2017

Many in the scientific community believe that if the American public were more informed about the science behind climate change and energy issues, people would hold views that aligned more closely with those of scientific experts. But how much people know about science only modestly and inconsistently correlates with their attitudes about climate and energy issues, while partisanship is a stronger factor in people’s beliefs, according to a 2016 Pew Research Center survey.

May 03, 2017

The nation’s top oil group wants the Trump administration to allow offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Bolstered by last week’s offshore drilling order from President Trump, the American Petroleum Institute (API) said Monday it wants regulators to consider allowing drilling in new tracts of the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico.

April 26, 2017

The number of patents issued in fields related to cutting carbon emissions climbed from 15,970 in 2009 to approximately 35,000 in 2014 and 2015, before slipping back slightly to about 32,000 in 2016, according to a new report issued today by the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution.

April 06, 2017

The Energy Storage Association joined with 52 private companies and business associations to deliver an important letter to leaders of Congress this week - that any dialogue on enhancing and rebuilding America's infrastructure must include consideration of advanced energy storage systems. Modernization and innovation on the electric grid can reap immense rewards in creating a more resilient, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable U.S. electric system.

April 05, 2017

Maryland officially became the second state to ban hydraulic fracturing on Tuesday. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Tuesday signed into law a bill preventing fracking, something the drilling industry had eyed for the state's share of the Marcellus Shale formation. Hogan's signature comes after a half-decade push from activists to ban fracking in Maryland.

March 28, 2017

Friday's approval of a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline is just the opening act of a renewed fight to get the project built.  Environmentalists who waged a years long war against the controversial project during the Obama administration have lined up to fight it again now. President Trump’s decision to give Keystone developer TransCanada a presidential permit does not clear the path for the $8 billion project.

March 24, 2017

The Trump administration is expected to approve a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as early as Monday.  A person familiar with the matter told The Hill Thursday that the White House is planning to issue a cross-border permit for the contentious Canadian pipeline project by Monday, confirming reports by Politico and The Associated Press

March 08, 2017

A stretch of the Gulf Coast near Houston features one of the largest concentrations of refineries, pipelines and chemical plants in the country, and cybersecurity experts say it's an alluring target for espionage and other cyberattacks. "There are actors that are scanning for these vulnerable systems and taking advantage of those weaknesses when they find them," said Marty Edwards, director of U.S. Homeland Security's Cyber Emergency Response Team for industrial systems.

February 14, 2017

Energy storage degradation in rechargeable batteries is a pretty serious problem that many of us put up with on a regular basis. It's why your iPhone seems to last forever when it's brand new out of the box but seems like it dies by lunchtime after a couple of years of use.

February 10, 2017

On December 1, 2016, my sister Taylore and I had the honor of attending the 3rd Annual MIE (Minorities in Energy Forum as STEM Ambassadors and Cyberjournalists representing my local HUD STEM Innovation Network in Hampton and the Global NetGeneration of Youth Community founded by Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein.

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