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  • Christopher A. Smith Confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy

    Christopher A. Smith was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014, as the Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy. “Chris Smith’s depth of expertise and experience in the fossil energy field make him extremely well qualified for this position. I am confident that he will continue to serve the Department, President Obama and the nation with the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Impact of Fossil Fuel Subsidies on Renewable Energy

    The $548 billion USD that is paid annually in fossil fuel subsidies around the world is preventing a crucial transition to renewable energy sources. This is according to a new report released today from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fossil fuel and renewable energy subsidies on the rise

    Total subsidies for renewable energy stood at $66 billion in 2010, but are still dwarfed by the total value of global fossil fuel subsidies estimated at between $775 billion and more than $1 trillion in 2012, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org) for its Vital Signs Online service. Although the total subsidies for renewable ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Energy Department advances research on methane hydrates – the world’s largest untapped fossil energy resource

    The Energy Department today announced the selection of 14 new research projects across 11 states that will be a part of an expanding portfolio of projects designed to increase our understanding of methane hydrates’ potential as a future energy supply. Methane hydrates are 3D ice-lattice structures with natural gas locked inside, and are found both onshore and offshore – including ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • High-risk fossil fuel boom

    The most direct path to America's newest big oil and gas fields is U.S. Highway 12, two lanes of blacktop that unfold from Grays Harbor in Washington State and head east across the top of the country to Detroit. The 2,500-mile route has quickly become an essential supply line for the energy industry. With astonishing speed, U.S. oil companies, Canadian pipeline builders, and investors from all ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Society faces `grim` post-fossil fuel energy crisis, report warns

    Industrial society cannot be maintained at present levels in a future where renewable resources take over from fossil fuels, according to the report by two leading California-based think tanks. Jerry Mander, founder of the International Forum on Globalisation, which published the report this month, writes in the foreword: 'With fossil fuels fast disappearing, and their continuing supplies ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • President requests US$760.4 million for fossil energy programs

    President Obama’s FY 2011 budget seeks $760.4 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to support improved energy security and rapid development of climate-oriented technology. The request includes $586.6 million for Fossil Energy Research and Development, $138.9 million for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, $11.3 million for the Northeast Heating Oil Reserve and $23.6 million for the Naval ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Fossil Energy Announces New DAS for Clean Coal and Carbon Management

    The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy today announced the appointment of David Mohler as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal and Carbon Management. Mohler will bring to the Department extensive operational experience in nuclear and fossil energy power generation. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief technology officer for Duke Energy. In 2006, he led ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities Receive Funds for Fossil Energy Research

    Five fossil energy-related projects that will help maintain the nation’s energy portfolio while also providing educational and research training opportunities for tomorrow's scientists and engineers have been selected for funding by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The funding opportunity to enhance scientific and technical understanding of conversion and utilization of fossil fuels is ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Renewable energy now cheaper than new fossil fuels in Australia

    Unsubsidized renewable energy is now cheaper than electricity from new-build coal- and gas-fired power stations in Australia, according to new analysis from research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance. This new ranking of Australia's energy resources is the product of BNEF's Sydney analysis team, which comprehensively modelled the cost of generating electricity in Australia from different sources. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Overcome Limitation Of Fossil Fuels With Briquetting Press Machine

    Increasing number of companies and vehicles has drastically increased the consumption of fossil fuel. The problem here is limited availability of these resources. Though nature has gifted us with these resources to get solution for our requirements, but these can be helpful only till the time used in proper way. Today people just look at meeting with their requirements and are least bothered ...


    By Jay Khodiyar Machine Tools

  • Renewables can out-compete fossil fuels - study

    Dramatic falls in cost are making renewable energy increasingly competitive with fossil fuels in countries across the world according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Solar energy, for example, has already become cheaper than diesel generation in many situations, with clear benefits for communities far away from the electricity grid. Even so, renewable energy deployment ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Funds Awarded to Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Fossil Energy Research

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected four research projects that will provide educational and research training opportunities for minority students while advancing key technical areas in fossil fuel utilization. The annual funding opportunity titled Support of Advanced Fossil Resource Utilization Research by Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • From efficient water use to quitting fossil fuels – survey shows different approaches to resource efficiency across Europe

    Resource efficiency is a policy priority for Europe. However, across the region there are many different approaches to ‘doing more with less’, as shown by a survey of countries’ policies, carried out by the European Environment Agency (EEA). In coming years, societies will have to confront a huge challenge. While global population and economic production continue to ...

  • Investment falters as fossil fuels face ‘perfect storm’

    The world’s investors – both big and small – think primarily in terms of making good returns on their money. And, over the years, investing in the fossil fuel industry has been considered a safe bet. Yet maybe, just maybe, attitudes are changing – and fairly profoundly – as financial analysts warn that the industry faces “a perfect storm” as it enters ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Funding available for Cleaner Fossil Fuel Production

    The Alberta-based Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation CCEMC is offering up to $50 million in funding for projects that can reduce emissions from fossil fuel production and processing. Initial submissions are due by September 27. "Alberta has a wealth of energy resources and we are striving to find innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Renewed call for the removal of fossil-fuel subsidies

    A coalition of governments are calling for the phase-out of subsidies to fossil fuels in the lead-up to a major climate conference in Paris. A group of eight countries known as the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform released ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fossil fuels and meat consumption pollute coasts

    Eutrophication: Sources and Drivers of Nutrient Pollution, the second report of a three-part series, finds that developing countries will see more nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in coastal and freshwater areas in the coming decades as a result of population and economic growth. More people and rising incomes will increase the demand for food, energy, land and other natural resources, which ...


  • Pavilion Energy Resources, Inc. -- Australia

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Pavilion Energy Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PVRE) -- The Company is moving aggressively to expand operations globally in proposed partnerships with governments worldwide who are interested in developing cheaper renewable energy technology. PVRE is a 25% partner in a JV which lodged proposals with various State Governments in Australia to develop giant wind power projects in ...

  • Research and Markets: Integrating Renewable Energy in Thermal Power Generation Essential for the Sustenance of Fossil Fuels in the Future Energy Mix

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b46sjq/integrating_renewa) has announced the addition of GlobalData's new report "Integrating Renewable Energy in Thermal Power Generation Essential for the ...


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