There is enough snow on the ground, looking at Gaelan Brown’s compost-powered heat makes an appealing read for those who happen to be housebound. Add all composting champions wanting to know more about useable energy which can be captured via the basic composting process. Gaelan Brown has previously been a guest writer on Green Building Studying Sustainable Energy Solutions: Gaelan Brown’s Compost-Powered Heat was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ |...

Schlumberger Ltd.’s move to buy nearly half of Eurasia Drilling Co. (EDC), Russia’s largest oil drilling concern, will cost it about $1.7 billion and perhaps a few sleepless nights over the prospect that Western sanctions may eventually apply to the new acquisition. But the American oil services giant also just may have found a genuine bargain.Houston-based Schlumberger’s decision to buy 45.65 percent of EDC comes at a time when the European Union and the United States have imposed stiff economic...

Despite oil prices at their lowest levels in five years, Iraq is producing at record levels. For the month of December, Iraq produced nearly 4 million barrels per day, according to Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, an all-time high for the war-torn country. That is critical for a government that depends on oil for more than 90 percent of its revenues. Rather than paring back production levels to stop a price slide, Iraq is doing what all rational actors are...

When Will Oil Markets Find A Bottom?

Published - Jan 22, 2015

Remember the Sesame Street song? One of these things is not like the others,One of these things just doesn't belong,Can you tell which thing is not like the othersBy the time I finish my song? OK. Which curve on this chart is not like the others?It's the U.S. and Canada's oil production curve over the past several years. That's why oil prices have fallen: too much oil for the demand in the world. The tight oil from North America is...

Venture capital funding in smart grid sector reached $383 Million in 2014, down slightly from 2013.

Hawaii’s biggest utility wants to end to its solar net metering program by April, and replace it with a new tariff regime that will be less lucrative for solar-owning customers -- a move that’s sure to raise opposition from the state’s solar industry. But Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) says the change is needed to prevent distributed solar from overwhelming grid stability, burdening non-solar customers with extra costs, and crowding out other, less expensive forms of renewable energy. HECO, which owns...

We must leave fossil fuels unburned, Gore says, adding the transition to clean energy will be ‘unstoppable’• What bold pledges would you like to see from business leaders?• Public trust in business at its lowest since 2008• ‘It is profitable to let the world go to hell’It’s not possible to listen to petroleum industry executives defending their reckless extraction of oil without feeling that we are living in an age of madness.In a recent private conversation under the Chatham House...

Eni chief warns oil could hit $200 as a result of reduced investment by energy companies

The eyes of the common moth have led to a novel discovery that could boost the efficiency of solar panels. Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a way to create…

Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the Chairman of Masdar & UAE Minister of State, gave the opening remarks at the start of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and the World Future Energy Summit. Listening to them, it’s hard not to get the impression he could be labeled a climate hawk. Or maybe it’s just that speech Masdar Chairman: “Renewable Energy Has Graduated” & “Opportunity To Revisit Fossil Fuel Subsidies” was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over...

Oil chiefs feel chill wind at Davos

Published - Jan 21, 2015

Executives put brave face on crude price fall

Microsoft revealed a suite of augmented reality (AR) software called Windows Holographic that works on any device, including a new AR headset, running Windows 10. Unlike virtual reality, which surrounds the…