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One Dead, Three Injured in Anadarko Oil Tank Explosion

By Lena Moffitt

An oil tanker in Mead, Colorado exploded, killing one and injuring three on Thursday. Authorities are continuing to investigate the cause of the explosion.

The death is the third fatality caused by Anadarko’s Colorado operations in just the past six weeks. On April 17, a home explosion in Firestone, Colorado was the […]

May 28 Green Energy News

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Faced with rising temperatures and a dearth of American leadership, scientists are investigating geoengineering , which would involve deliberate, large-scale interventions to cool the Earth’s climate. It can take many forms. Solar geoengineering is the most risky and controversial. One way to do it is to emulate the effects of volcanoes. [CleanTechnica]

May 27 Green Energy News

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“Soaring growth of solar power demonstrated in one chart” • Auke Hoekstra at the Technical University of Eindhoven, in The Netherlands, looked at successive revisions of predictions by the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook for solar adoption, measured in GW of capacity added per year. It seems they always get it wrong. […]

May 25 Green Energy News

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In an article in Science, researchers from Princeton University and the Union of Concerned Scientists found that a reliance on “faulty analysis” by US nuclear experts could result in a catastrophic fire that has the potential to force some 8 million people to relocate, and result in a staggering $2 trillion (£1.5 trillion) […]

May 25 Green Energy News

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Oil could converge to about $15 per barrel by the early 2040s when electric vehicles are expected to take a larger share, implying fossil fuels’ much shorter life span as the main fuel for transportation, according to an International Monetary Fund research paper. Renewable technology seems to have reached tipping point due to […]

May 24 Green Energy News

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“Study: Sea level rising 3x as fast since 1990 as figured before. Meanwhile, feds censor climate info.” • A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says sea level is rising three times as fast as it was before 1990. Trillions of dollars are at risk. Meanwhile, the Trump […]

ACEEE Statement: Proposed FY18 Budget Would Kill Jobs by Targeting Energy Efficiency Programs

Statement by Steven Nadel, ACEEE (The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ) Executive Director

For all the talk about increasing US jobs, the president’s budget takes a meat cleaver to the largest job creator in the energy sector: energy efficiency. It seeks crippling cuts to federal programs that transform waste into wealth […]

May 23 Green Energy News

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DTE Energy plans to build an additional 6 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2050 in Michigan, on top of the 1 GW it has built since 2009. The company also plans to invest in grid modernization as part of plans to cut its carbon dioxide emissions 80% by 2050. DTE’s chairman said […]

Offshore Oil Well Leaked for Months, Public Kept in Dark for a Year

THIS COULD HAPPEN ANYWHERE THAT THERE IS OFFSHORE OIL

Australia’s oil regulator is refusing to disclose the location and the company behind a 10,500 liter leak of petroleum into the ocean last year.

An Australian offshore oil and gas well leaked continuously into surrounding waters for two months in 2016 but information about […]

May 22 Green Energy News

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The EPA recognized the University of California as a leader in renewable energy, UC officials announced. The UC ranked sixth among all participants in the Green Power Partnership for its on-site generation of renewable energy. The EPA commended the University for using more than 112 million kWh of green power annually. [Daily Bruin] […]