All Posts Tagged With: "fossil fuels"
Fueled partly by billions in government incentives, the industry is creating millions of solar panels each year and, in the process, millions of pounds of polluted sludge and contaminated water. To dispose of the material,
the companies must transport it by truck or rail far from
their own plants to waste facilities often far away.
This significant win for clean energy has gone mostly unnoticed in the press. If anything, the story has been the opposite: recent reports herald the decline of wind, and for a year the media has made a big deal out of the demise of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra.3Oct2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The biggest issue comes with adapting these new resources. Aside from the fact that it would be a major pain for companies to make the switch, cost is the real problem. Building fossil fuel plants and resources, as well as actually using them, is a cheaper option for most big businesses.20Aug2012 | admin | 1 comment | Continued
While visiting a solar farm in Boulder City, the President expanded on his “all-of-the-above energy” strategy; one in which solar energy features heavily. He took a tour of Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility, the largest solar panel based facility in the country.22Mar2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
While jobs overwhelmingly top the list of national concerns,
the majority of Americans care about energy issues. More than three quarters of those surveyed said they are worried about a lack of progress in developing better ways to use energy efficiently and develop renewable sources.
Yet it will only be achieved with federal policies that expand access to domestic oil and gas resources and reduce the regulatory burden on producers, Chevron CEO John Watson said in a speech this week in Houston.1Sep2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Industry executives are responding to allegations they are sitting idle on drilling leases covering tens of millions of acres while the cost of crude is climbing. “It is a convenient way to detract attention from policies that undermine the mission of supplying Americans with the energy they need,” said API’s Erik Milito.1Apr2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
In order to rapidly advance the knowledge base and encourage professional development, the Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) was established as the world’s first multidisciplinary intensive CCS summer program.30Mar2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
“There’s no place in the country that captures this all-of-the-above approach quite like Wyoming,” Salazar told reporters on a conference call, noting oil-and-gas development in the state as well as its major coal production.23Mar2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The study, which was meant to quantify the economic impact of stalled energy projects due to regulatory burdens, found that there are more renewable energy projects currently caught up in red tape than projects in the fossil fuel industry.11Mar2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued