Daily Archives: February 14, 2020

Business Leaders Speak In Favor Of Proposed NEPA Reforms At Denver Hearing

By Energy in Depth Leaders from across Colorado and the nation spoke in favor of proposed reforms of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) at a White House Council on Environmental Quality hearing in Denver held earlier this week.The law, which governs the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure development, hasn’t been updated since…

Draft Federal Data: Oil and Natural Gas Methane Emissions Continue to Fall

By Energy in Depth U.S. methane emissions continue to decline despite significant increases in oil and natural gas development, according to the latest Environmental Protection Agency data.EPA’s draft 2020 Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows that total U.S. methane emissions fell 1.2 percent from 2017 to 2018, continuing a trend that has seen these emissions reduced by…

Agency Report: Fracking Is Not Harming Streams in Pennsylvania

By Energy in Depth Pennsylvania’s shale industry is not having a negative impact on streams in the state, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the state Department of Environmental Protection. From the study:“No quantifiable relationships were identified between the intensity of [oil and…

Black Swift Technologies unveils new automated industrial inspection drone

By Billy Ludt Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, Colorado, announced the availability of the Black Swift E2 UAS, an American-made, advanced unmanned aerial system (UAS) specifically designed for automated industrial and structural inspections. Its advanced navigation enables the Black Swift E2 to conduct highly accurate, up-close inspections of infrastructures…

Big Oil is facing an existential struggle: FT

By Charley Rattan This article from the FT is likely to be of interest to the community:Opinion The FT ViewBig Oil is facing an existential struggleBP’s ambitious climate targets set a challenge for its global peersBP has been a laggard in the race among oil and gas majors to reposition themselves in the battle against…

Suzlon Energy Q3 loss widens to Rs 743 crore #IND

By National Wind Watch Suzlon Energy on Wednesday reported widening of consolidated net loss to Rs 742.91 crore in December quarter mainly on account of lower revenues. The company had reported a net loss of Rs 40.07 crore in the year-ago period. Total income from operations declined to Rs 672.99 crore in the quarter ended…

How community solar supports rural communities and farmers

By SPW This article was originally posted to SEIA’s blog and is re-posted here with permission. By David Gahl, Senior Director of State Affairs, Northeast, SEIA There are nearly 2 GW of community solar installed across the United States, supporting our rural communities by generating local revenue and helping states make progress toward their clean…

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