Energy

California, New Mexico Sue Trump for Axing Methane-Waste Rules

California and New Mexico are suing the Trump administration to block it from rolling back Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing waste from natural …

New Mexico

How fossil fuels could become a zero-emissions energy source

A 50 megawatt, zero-emissions natural gas demonstration plant near La Porte, Texas, had its first successful fire in May. NetPower, the company that …

Fossil Fuels

Just $9 will score you two outdoor LED solar lights to illuminate your backyard

1byone Products Inc. (99% positive lifetime feedback) offers its LED Outdoor Solar Light 2-pack for <b>$8.96 Prime shipped</b> when you use code <b>7SW6SR4K</b> at checkout. Regularly closer to $15, this is one of the best deals we’ve tracked recently and is the lowest available. With fall just around the corner, …

Gear & Gadgets

Camper fits in a Sprinter and expands to four times its size

The ioCamper can be used on the go or as a permanent guesthouse<p>Whether you love a teardrop or an adventure van, most campers stick to the basics: A place to sleep, cook, and lounge. But every now and again we see a camper design that is truly innovative, pushing the boundaries of what a camper …

RVs

'Fort Trump': Donald Trump considers request for US military base in Poland

Donald Trump has said he is considering a Polish request to establish a permanent US military base in Poland as a bulwark against Russia, noting that Warsaw was prepared to pay “billions” for the facility.<p>Trump spoke on the matter at a joint press conference on Tuesday with his Polish counterpart, …

Donald Trump

Report: Tesla and Elon Musk face criminal investigation

The Department of Justice is investigating Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk for fraud, after Musk tweeted last month that he had "funding secured" for a …

News (U.S.)

Senators: Natural gas pressure was 12 times normal level before Massachusetts explosions

The pressure in the natural gas pipelines under three Massachusetts communities spiked to 12 times their normal level last week, just before the explosions and fires that destroyed dozens of homes and killed an 18-year-old man, according to Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren.<p>The Massachusetts …

Natural Gas

Why the Future of Energy Could Be U.S. Natural Gas

Geology dictates that crude oil and natural gas go hand-in-hand. Drill a well for one, and there's a good chance you'll also find the other.<p>For …

Natural Gas

Experimental refrigeration system uses magnetic fields and shape-shifting alloys

Besides superfluous features like touchscreens and internal cameras, basic refrigerator technology hasn't changed much in decades. They still chill …

Magnetism

Volvo Trials Electric Construction Vehicles at Skanska quarry

Construction is a dirty business. But in Sweden, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is trialing an emissions-free quarry with the construction company Skanska. The Swedish construction equipment manufacturer intends to cut carbon emissions by up to 95% and save 25% on operating costs at the …

Construction Industry

This massive solar-powered yacht will let oligarchs cruise the seas without stopping for gas

Electric vehicles certainly seem to be the future, with just about every major auto brand following Tesla’s lead to a gas-free future, but will the …

Super Yachts

Talk about a ‘superload’! Check out what’s crawling along Washington highways

Over two nights, several semi-trucks and a giant-sized trailer are hauling a generator long a carefully choreographed 47-mile route in Klickitat …

Columbia River

COLUMN-LNG industry is super bullish, but in no rush to benefit: Russell

COLUMN-LNG industry is super bullish, but in no rush to benefit: Russell<p>(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for …

Natural Gas

How slick water and black shale in fracking combine to produce radioactive waste

Radioactivity in fracking wastewater comes from the interaction between a chemical slurry and ancient shale during the hydraulic fracturing process, …

Natural Gas

1.7 million chickens drown as NC rivers swollen by Florence

About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the …

Floods

I cooked all my food with a flamethrower for a day and this is what happened

Like most people, I’ve tried (and failed) at a bunch of different diets. I’ve done everything from Weight Watchers to the Ketogenic diet, and while …

Natural Gas

This 1970s Airstream is an off-grid oasis for a family of six

Moving from a spacious contemporary home into a tiny home would be daunting for anyone, but Jonathan and Ashley Longnecker made the huge life change …

Tiny House Movement

Netherlands to ban natural gas by 2050

<b>It's part of a much bigger energy transition, and sounds a lot like wishful thinking.</b><p>89 percent of Dutch homes are heated by natural gas fired …

Natural Gas

Potential Tesla rival Lucid Motors makes its move

Let's unpack yesterday's news that Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund (PIF) plans to pour over $1 billion into the electric vehicle startup Lucid …

Saudi Arabia

Trump’s tariffs won’t hurt China as much as he thinks they will

<i>David A. Andelman, is a former foreign correspondent, visiting scholar at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School and author of “A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today.”</i><p>China is fully prepared to win any kind of tariff war that U.S. President Donald Trump can …

Business

Kia Niro EV Gets Range Rating Of Over 300 Miles

Kia has just revealed that its Niro EV electric crossover travels more than 300 miles per charge.That’s a hugely impressive figure, which is largely …

Electric Vehicles

Omaha company idles Iowa ethanol plant, points to trade war, lack of year-round E15

CLOSE<p>U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue stops in Nevada, Iowa, to speak to Iowa farmers and agriculture leaders.<p>Omaha-based Green Plains says …

Iowa

Natural Gas: Nuclear Power Outage Sends Injections Estimates Spiraling Lower

<b>Welcome to the big outage edition of Natural Gas Daily!</b><p>Housekeeping item first.<p>We expect a +81 Bcf change in the storage report for the week ended …

Natural Gas

Is a solar attic fan worth the cost?

By Tim Carter<p><b>Q</b>: Tim, can you cut through the fog of confusion about solar attic fans? Do they really work, or are they mostly hype? What does it take to really cool an attic space? My husband really thinks it’s a great idea to buy a solar attic fan, but I don’t want to waste the money if it does …

Solar Panels

After Blasts, Massachusetts Gas Customers Face Long Wait

The blast of high-pressure natural gas that led to dozens of home explosions last week in Massachusetts very likely damaged the system’s antiquated …

Natural Gas

Signs of Fuel Cell Scaling: Ballard Power Inks $163M Investment From Weichai Power

In late August, Canadian fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Power Systems announced a strategic collaboration with Weichai Power, the large Chinese …

Fuel Cell

What to watch for as methane targets become the new normal

Last October, the 10 CEOs of major oil and gas producers, including BP, China National Petroleum and Saudi Aramco, announced an aspiration to reach …

Natural Gas

Carbon Dioxide Isn’t Just a Problem. It’s a Lucrative Product

America needs to invest in the next big thing — direct air capture and storage<p>OPINION — While some experts butt heads over how to slash global carbon …

Politics

Orsted divests 50 percent of Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Danish offshore wind farm developer Orsted A/S said on Tuesday it signed an agreement to sell 50 percent of the 1,218-megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm Hornsea 1 to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).<p>Orsted said the total price of the transaction is about 4.46 billion pounds …

Wind Power

Can Donald Trump's Tariffs Force Radical Changes On China?

<b>Trade War:</b> President Donald Trump showed he's willing to wield a big stick in trade by levying tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods, …

China