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Using solar energy systems to create clean energy and a sustainable solution to replace conventional energy sources is a growing technology trend.   Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, have set out to achieve something that still seems impossible today: the First Round-The-World Solar Flight, powered only by the sun, with no fuel or polluting...
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Is renewable energy the new bubble or are we making an ongoing commitment to limiting global warming? The Paris Agreement was open for signatures April 22, 2016 and sets out a global action plan that limits global warming to avoid dangerous climate change.  The agreement is due to enter force in 2020.  176 states and the European Union have signed...
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For once Ohio and freeze are in the same sentence and it is not about the weather. I am talking about the renewable energy freeze. The 2 year renewable energy freeze that Gov. Kasich signed into law in 2014. This issue might not come up on the campaign trail but it is happening right now in Ohio.   Ohio is a huge energy player. Besides our huge...
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The oceans generate enough energy for us to give up coal and gas completely, but no one has been able to harness it effectively. However it doesn’t mean we haven’t be trying to. Hydropower has been around for a long time. Let’s go over a brief history of it.   The power of falling water has been used to produce electricity for 135 years and the...
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2015 was not a good year for a lot of people in the Oil & Gas industry. Prices dropped, rigs closed, towns emptied and jobs were lost. This industry has seen better days that is for sure. With the Shale boom dying down because of the surplus it seemed like this affected everyone in the industry; from the individual rig worker to the big...
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On March 31, PUCO ( Public Utilities Commission of Ohio ) approved proposals by AEP and FirstEnergy to guarantee income for certain power plants, accepting their arguments that the seven coal plants and one nuclear plant should be subsidized by ratepayers because the benefits outweigh the potential costs. The decision means ratepayers will be...
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Electric cars; you have probably read about them, seen at least one or drove one. We know the pros and cons, they are great for the environment but are a little pricey and don’t have the greatest range. Besides all of that it seems like they are here to stay and like any new thing especially in energy it will get better over time. Eventually the...
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This month Oregon became the nation's first state to completely do away with coal. Governor Kate Brown signed a bill to get rid of all coal generated energy by 2030. Now if that wasn't enough the bill also doubles the state’s standards for renewable energy. By 2040 Oregon will  now require utilities to provide half of customers' power with...
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Last week the Oil & Gas industry lost one of the giants. Aside from some of the controversial things he may have done Aubrey McClendon was the face of the Shale boom. He also is the face of the Shale downturn.   The Rise In 1989 co founded Chesapeake Energy with $50,000 & 10 employees. 2008 McClendon is the highest paid CEO in the...
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While shale in the lower 48 has slowed because of the low oil prices, in Alaska, shale is hitting new frontiers with 88 Energy’s Project Icewine. This is a project to uncover a significant new shale play. One that could possibly be as big as the Marcellus or Utica Shales. Project Icewine could further our production amount and help keep oil prices...

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