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Author Archives: Tina Casey

North Dakota Pipeline Spill Thwarts Beavers’ Best Efforts

July 16th, 2014 | by Tina Casey

Despite the valiant efforts of local beavers, the impact of last week's North Dakota pipeline spill are far more wide-ranging than initially reported. A followup account makes it clear that while beavers have awfully big teeth they do not have the monitoring equipment needed to identify spills in a timely manner, which could have prevented the worst damage before it began


Yes, Fuel Cell EVs Can Fill ‘Er Up

July 10th, 2014 | by Tina Casey

Once you have one of those super cool, super high tech fuel cell EVs parked in your driveway, where are you going to go when you need a refill? The folks over at Sandia National Laboratory have an answer: at a filling station. No, really


New Energy Storage Demo Rides On Pacific Northwest Winds

July 9th, 2014 | by Tina Casey

Three Washington State utilities with big investments in wind power have just signed on to a new $14.3 million energy storage and smart grid demonstration project. The end payoff will be further proof that wind power and other intermittent forms of energy can be integrated into a utility scale electricity provider while keeping up a steady stream of reliable, durable power


Saudi Aramco Pulls Rug Out From Under US Gas Industry

July 8th, 2014 | by Tina Casey

The US natural gas industry has been leaning thishard on the Obama Administration to approve more overseas sales, but international fossil fuel giant Saudi Aramco has just announced big plans to go mano a mano with the US in the global natural gas market


Floating Wind Turbines Float Into US Waters (Finally!)

July 7th, 2014 | by Tina Casey

An offshore wind turbine demonstration project at Coos Bay off the Oregon coast has finally put the US on the global floating wind turbine map.The US has been lagging badly while other countries spring ahead with offshore wind farms, but it when it comes to the niche sector of floating wind turbines we're right up there with the front-runners



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