energy

March 19, 2018

The batteries that power our modern world--from phones to drones to electric cars--will soon experience something not heard of in years: Their capacity to store electricity will jump by double-digit percentages, according to researchers, developers and manufacturers.

March 15, 2018

The Securing Energy Infrastructure Act, cosponsored by Sens. Angus King, I-Maine, and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, advanced out of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on a voice vote.

March 12, 2018

A funny thing happened to the oil and gas industry as it lay flat on the mat after the collapse of oil prices about four years ago. It figured out how to get up and start investing for the future again. While scores of exploration and production companies went bankrupt and more than 200,000 American energy industry workers lost their jobs, some resourceful producers figured out how to slash costs and boost efficiency.

March 08, 2018

The Trump administration aims to encourage innovation in the energy sector by scaling back regulations, according to Perry. The prospect of a future bound in less red tape and the technology-driven surge in U.S. oil and gas production is what's underpinning that optimism, in his view.

March 08, 2018

He said that while vast resources unlocked by unconventional shale activity have boosted the U.S. economy, such technological innovations could be duplicated in energy-starved regions of the world to increase energy security and quality of life in other nations. “It is by embracing this new energy realism that we will all move towards greater energy security and a brighter, more prosperous future,” he said, suggesting that growth in supplies of oil and gas resources is still needed to overcome global energy poverty.

March 04, 2018

Russia used several American social media accounts in an attempt to disrupt U.S. energy markets, according to a House committee report released Thursday.

February 22, 2018

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Laboratories are among the most innovative places on the planet. Forged in the fires of World War II, they have become wellsprings of discovery and innovation that have made - and continue to make - a profound and positive impact on the lives of millions.

February 15, 2018

The Energy Department (DOE) is creating a new office to "bolster" its cybersecurity and energy security efforts. The new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response, announced Wednesday, would support the department's "expanded" national security responsibilities. The White House budget released Monday proposes $96 million for funding.

February 07, 2018

The United States is on pace to become a net exporter of energy, according to new data released Tuesday by the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA). The 2018 annual report on the U.S. energy outlook projects that the country will shift from mostly importing energy to primarily exporting it by 2022. The cause is the continued development of U.S. shale, oil and gas resources, as well as a bump in energy consumption, according to the report.

January 31, 2018

This week, the US Energy Information Agency (EIA) released a report on the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of each state between 2000 and 2015. The good news? CO2 emissions dropped in 41 states, with Maine taking home the prize for the greatest percentage decrease in emissions (by 25 percent). Ohio, meanwhile, showed the greatest absolute decrease, using 51.7 million fewer metric tons of CO2 emissions in 2015 than it did in 2000.

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