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Shell and Mitsubishi to Start Capturing Natural Gas from Iraqi Oil Fields

Shell and Mitsubishi to Start Capturing Natural Gas from Iraqi Oil Fields

Apr 11, 2013 at 16:27 | James Burgess

Extracting crude oil from wells around the world also releases large amounts of natural gas which, whilst a valuable source of energy in of itself, is often burned at the…

Obama to Scrap Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Increase Spending on Clean Energy Tech?

Obama to Scrap Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Increase Spending on Clean Energy Tech?

Apr 10, 2013 at 16:44 | Joao Peixe

On Wednesday President Barack Obama announced his budget plan for the next fiscal year, due to start at the beginning of October. The US government will dramatically boost its spending…

ExxonMobil to Pay New Hampshire $286 Million over Contamination Charges

ExxonMobil to Pay New Hampshire $286 Million over Contamination Charges

Apr 10, 2013 at 16:43 | Charles Kennedy

ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) has been found guilty of contaminating groundwater supplies in the state of New Hampshire, and was ordered by the jury to pay a total of $236 to…

Genel Energy Make Large Discovery in Kurdistan

Genel Energy Make Large Discovery in Kurdistan

Apr 10, 2013 at 16:42 | Joao Peixe

After promising initial tests it seems that Genel Energy have made a major discovery in the Chia Surkh region of Kurdistan. Chief Executive Officer, Tony Hayward, has said that they…

Hose Fails Under Pressure at Repsol Well Spraying Oil Over Arctic Snow

Hose Fails Under Pressure at Repsol Well Spraying Oil Over Arctic Snow

Apr 10, 2013 at 16:42 | James Burgess

This winter Repsol has drilled three exploratory wells on the North Slope of Alaska, in the Colville River Delta, all part of ambitious plans to set up drilling operations in…

Nanowire Ink Increases Solar Panel Efficiency by 25%

Nanowire Ink Increases Solar Panel Efficiency by 25%

Apr 10, 2013 at 16:40 | Editorial Dept

This week, Sweden based Sol Voltaics has announced that it intends to commercialise its new product that it believes could be a real game changer for the solar industry. The…

Spain’s Shale Hopes Take a Blow as Northern Region Bans Fracking

Spain’s Shale Hopes Take a Blow as Northern Region Bans Fracking

Apr 09, 2013 at 16:24 | James Burgess

Early estimates suggest that Spain has huge shale gas reserves, some of the largest in Europe, but the Spanish public are worried that the fracking technique used to extract the…

Cornell Plan for a 100% Renewable New York by 2030 would Cost $382 Billion

Cornell Plan for a 100% Renewable New York by 2030 would Cost $382 Billion

Apr 09, 2013 at 16:24 | Charles Kennedy

Last month Robert Howarth, an ecology professor from Cornell University, suggested that the state of New York could generate half of its energy needs from wind turbines, and the other…

Number of Oil Spills Expected to Rise if Keystone XL is Rejected

Number of Oil Spills Expected to Rise if Keystone XL is Rejected

Apr 09, 2013 at 16:23 | Joao Peixe

President Obama is expected to make his decision on the Keystone XL pipeline by September this year. Support for the pipeline would eventually see a 2,000 mile pipe carrying 830,000…

Over 1,000 European Companies Call for an End to Solar Trade War with China

Over 1,000 European Companies Call for an End to Solar Trade War with China

Apr 09, 2013 at 16:22 | Joao Peixe

The European Commission has recently launched an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against Chinese solar manufacturers following a series of complaints from European solar manufacturers.Depending on the outcome of…

Apple Headquarters to Produce 8MW of Solar Power

Apple Headquarters to Produce 8MW of Solar Power

Apr 08, 2013 at 17:28 | Joao Peixe

Norman Foster is one of Great Britain’s most prolific architects, and his work is in high demand around the world. Whilst his buildings are rarely cheap, the new Apple headquarters…

Paris Marathon Generates Energy from Runners Footsteps

Paris Marathon Generates Energy from Runners Footsteps

Apr 08, 2013 at 17:27 | James Burgess

Sunday’s Paris marathon was a great success, and this year, thanks to the installation of energy-harvesting tiles, clean energy was actually generated from the event.178 of the flexible…

GE to Buy Oil Pump Makers Lufkin for $2.98 Billion

GE to Buy Oil Pump Makers Lufkin for $2.98 Billion

Apr 08, 2013 at 17:25 | Joao Peixe

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has announced that it will buy the oilfield pump maker Lufkin Industries for $2.98 billion, as part of its strategy to increase its presence in the…

World’s Largest Waste-to-Energy Power Plant to Run off London’s Fat

World’s Largest Waste-to-Energy Power Plant to Run off London’s Fat

Apr 08, 2013 at 17:24 | Charles Kennedy

A deal, worth more than £200 million over 20 years,  has been made to use cooking waste and fats from thousands of London restaurants and food companies to create energy…

Fuel Consumption has Fallen more than 20% in the UK Due to High Oil Prices

Fuel Consumption has Fallen more than 20% in the UK Due to High Oil Prices

Apr 05, 2013 at 17:37 | Joao Peixe

Petrol stations in the UK have noticed the volume of fuel that they sell fall significantly over the past five years as high prices have forced people to buy more…

Scientists Close to Building Nuclear Fusion Powered Rocket

Scientists Close to Building Nuclear Fusion Powered Rocket

Apr 05, 2013 at 17:36 | James Burgess

Current rockets used to travel into space are flawed. They have limited fuel capacity, making long distance spaceflight impossible, have a relatively low top speed, and cost exorbitant amounts to…

Explosion Possible at the Most Contaminated Nuclear Site in the US

Explosion Possible at the Most Contaminated Nuclear Site in the US

Apr 05, 2013 at 17:32 | Charles Kennedy

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington is the most contaminated nuclear site in the US. First developed in the 1940’s as part of the Manhattan Project that saw the construction…

Ex-Enron CEO Negotiates Early Release with US Justice Department

Ex-Enron CEO Negotiates Early Release with US Justice Department

Apr 04, 2013 at 17:36 | Charles Kennedy

CNBC has reported that the former CEO of Enron, Jeff Skilling, is currently in talks with the Department of Justice to formulate an agreement that may see him released from…

New Electric Super Car Does 0-100Km/h in 2.8s and Goes for 500km

New Electric Super Car Does 0-100Km/h in 2.8s and Goes for 500km

Apr 04, 2013 at 17:35 | James Burgess

Rimac Automobili is an automobile manufacturing company that specialises in producing high-performance electric vehicles, drivetrains, and battery systems. Estabilished in Zagreb, Croatia in 2009 it initially began as a hobby…

Prince Alwaleed Concerned over Saudi Arabia’s Reliance on Oil Revenues

Prince Alwaleed Concerned over Saudi Arabia’s Reliance on Oil Revenues

Apr 04, 2013 at 17:34 | Joao Peixe

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the billionaire investor, chairman of Kingdom Holdings, and nephew of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, has been noted saying that his country’s economic dependence on oil…

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