Gas Leaks in Fracking Disputed in Study

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A peer-reviewed study by the University of Texas, sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund as well as nine different petroleum companies, supports advocates of hydraulic fracturing shale drilling (or fracking, for short) by concluding that leaks of the greenhouse gas methane resulting from the fracking process are actually smaller than the government estimated and way smaller than fracking opponents purported. … Read More

Our Fossil-Fueled Future – World Energy in 2040

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While it may be exciting to imagine what kind of mysterious super-fuels or efficient types of renewable energy the world will be running off of in the future, the United States Department of Energy came to a less exciting conclusion in their International Energy Outlook (IEO) assessment. This is a comprehensive prediction of what the world energy state will look … Read More

Christie, Energy Secretary Tout ‘Smart Grid’ Plan for NJ Transit

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the U.S. Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz, have announced a federal-state partnership in which the federal government will spend $1 million to develop a smart grid designed to keep NJ Transit’s trains running even during power outages. The system they implement is one that they hope can then be adopted for transit networks throughout the … Read More

Pepco to Exelon Seek Rate Hikes to Deter Power Grid Hacks

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Pepco Holdings Inc. and Exelon Corp. are two electric utilities among others who are seeking permission to raise their customer rates in order to recoup the costs of installing measures to protect the smart grid from hackers in order to meet the cybersecurity regulations developed by the Obama administration after the president gave an executive order for regulators to review … Read More

5 Reasons Why Residential Demand Response Matters

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The modern energy industry faces many diverse issues, ranging from increasing demand and rising energy costs to variable supply and environmental concerns. In order to address all of these issues, the industry as a whole must take a holistic approach as it transitions to a better grid model. The same holds true for the challenge of addressing demand response in … Read More

The Safest Energy Delivery System in the Nation

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AGA President and CEO Dave McCurdy recently appeared on the National Journal’s Energy Insiders blog to respond to the question the blog had previously raised about the risks of transporting energy. His response was that, according to the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), natural gas is the safest energy delivery system in the nation. This may be … Read More

Orange Unveils Smart Cities Strategy

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Urban landscapes are transforming and cities more than ever must focus their efforts on challenges such as optimizing power and transport, improving the quality of life for their citizens, as well as making the city itself attractive for businesses and tourists both. Linked to all of this is the idea of digital technology, which is a driver supporting the transformation … Read More

Siemens and Diamond Energy to Pilot Demand Response Technology

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Siemons and Diamond Energy, both of Singapore, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that details their commitment to partner on a multi-phase Demand Response program. The program will begin with a pilot project meant to show the feasibility of implementing such a system and the benefits that would come with it, and is focused on customized technology for Interruptible Load … Read More