Tag: Energy


Winter is coming. And this is a problem as according to the latest official statistics, one French citizen out of five has trouble paying his / her heating bills or is feeling cold at home in winter. And as a Read more…


Household size — the number of people living together under one roof — has been shrinking worldwide, and the trend could have major consequences for resource consumption, new research finds. Although global population growth has been somewhat curbe…


A Brazilian judge has ordered a suspension of the controversial Belo Monte dam project, saying that local indigenous people who will be affected by the massive hydroelectric project were not sufficiently consulted during the environmental assessment process. In a ruling Read more…


Renewable sources of energy provided a greater share of U.S. domestic energy production than nuclear during the first nine months of 2011, according to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In its latest monthly energy revie…


Mexico City has announced plans to close one of the world’s largest open-air garbage dumps as part of an initiative to convert more of the city’s waste into reusable materials or energy. By the end of the year, garbage trucks Read more…


As the last days of the year wind down, Congress scurries around to finish its unfinished business, almost always with "surprises" for the regulated community.  The House appropriations committee issued a final version of the 2012 Omnibus spending bill last week.  It Read more…


Only a few people, a dozen or so at most, have English language adjectives named after them that are in common parlance: Jeffersonian democracy, Keynesian economics, Dickensian England, etc. While I haven’t done a study on the subject, I would Read more…


I just received this terse question from a reader: “What’s the ROI (return on investment) on solar thermal?” I responded, hoping to prompt more discussion: “That’s an interesting but impossible question to answer. What is the nature of your interest Read more…


My Dad and I have a running joke when we’re in the car together. “Look,” he’ll say. “Gas is cheap. It’s down to $3.39.” Cheap, he means, compared with the month before when it was $3.79 per gallon. The joke Read more…


In many parts of the world, including areas of India, central Asia and the Sahara desert where the climate is arid and the landscape barren, these standing crops can soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into Read more…


The inventor of the iPod has developed a smart thermometer that can program itself based on your behavior patterns, knows when you’re not home, and Nest LabsNest Learning Thermostat optimizes temperatures to minimize energy use. The Nest Learning T…


Applied Materials is a capital equipment producer that services a number of manufacturing industries, including semiconductor, TFT LCD display, solar (thin film and crystalline), and glass. There are four primary groups of Applied Materials – Energy and Environmental Solutions, Display, Read more…


ConocoPhillips Company is an American-based multinational energy corporation that has their headquarters in Houston, Texas. It is the fifth largest private sector energy corporation around the globe.


Japanese researchers are developing a new system that they say could ultimately power electric vehicles (EVs) for travel across “unlimited” distances without the hindrance of heavy batteries. While based on railway infrastructure in which individual cars are powered through overhead Read more…

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