Archive for March, 2013

Water: The Big Issue for Fracking

Law firm McDonald Hopkins hosted a panel in February to discuss the water issues that anyone looking to harvest oil or natural gas by fracking will face. The panel consisted of three attorneys from McDonald Hopkins as well as several important figures in the oil and gas industry. Three major points that came up during […]

Natural Gas Climbs as Eastern U.S. Cold Blast Spurs Heating Use

Natural gas rose as much as 1.4 percent in early March after speculation that unusually cold weather on the east coast would increase demand for heating fuel. Forecasters from the MDA Weather Services predicted a week of colder weather, including waves of freezing weather, that could cause an increase in the pace natural gas is […]

How ARPA-E Is Working to Create the 21st Century Smart Grid

ARPA-E is an investment from the Department of Energy of over $770 million for cutting-edge energy technologies. The majority of that money has been used on renewable energy, biofuels, energy storage, and power electronics, but there is still quite a bit of ARPA-E funding dedicated to smart grid technologies. ARPA-E started a Green Electricity Network […]

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