Newsflash: RWE Trading Starts supplying Ukraine with Natural Gas from Poland.
The eclipse began early on the morning of April 15 at approximately 2 a.m. EDT, and was spectacular. See the snapshot below!
Stay 'Up All Night' to Watch the Lunar Eclipse!... many of us will be doing just this with a total lunar eclipse. Depending on local weather conditions, the US will get a spectacular view looking into the sky as the moon's appearance will change from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and perhaps gray. The United States will not be able to witness a full lunar eclipse in its entirety again until 2019.Apart from the Eclipse, lots of news this week, each development of consequence for the future of energy!
In Washington, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell released a strategy to implement mitigation policies and practices at DOI. The purpose of this Order is to establish a Department wide mitigation strategy that will ensure consistency and efficiency in the review and permitting of infrastructure development (DOI Landscape-Scale Mitigation Strategy to Encourage of Smart Development and Conservation – Spotlight)
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Australia’s Minister for Industry, Ian Macfarlane, launched the 2014 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release. The Release comprises 30 areas across four basins in Commonwealth waters offshore the Northern Territory, Western Australia and the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands. Twenty six areas are available for work program bidding and four areas are available for cash bidding.
VIASPACE and its Nicaraguan partners are forming a company in Nicaragua to own and operate the Giant King Grass plantation and co-located 12 MW power plant. The company is named "EnergiaReino Verde" or in English "Green Kingdom Energy."
2G CENERGY received an order for a CHP cogeneration power plant to be installed at FORMET Industries, a subsidiary of MAGNA International with 316 manufacturing operations worldwide. Simultaneously, 2G CENERGY also signed a Product Support and Service Partner Contract with Gas Drive Global LP (“Gas Drive”) in Canada.
The company received a significant order in Canada for a 2G avus 800 natural gas cogeneration module to be installed in Ontario. 2G CENERGY secured the order after a thorough selection process conducted by MAGNA engineers. The natural gas fueled cogeneration system will provide clean electricity and thermal energy to FORMET Industries, a manufacturer of truck frame assemblies using hydro-forming technology.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its fifth report on Climate Change. The latest report shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades.
According to the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, it would be possible, using a wide array of technological measures and changes in behavior, to limit the increase in global mean temperature to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
However, only major institutional and technological change will give a better than even chance that global warming will not exceed this threshold.