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Boom times: Middle market continues to thrive

In the midst of these boom times, middle market companies have seen some of the greatest success in exploiting new energy resources and capitalizing on global appetite for inexpensive supply.

The carbon effects of biofuel

The Renewable Fuel Standard was signed into law 10 years ago this month by President George W. Bush to end America's addiction to oil, reduce reliance on foreign oil and lower carbon emissions from the transportation sector.

Dominion Energy on leading edge of GTL transformation

Intrexon Energy Partners (IEP), and Dominion Energy, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, are exploring the potential for commercial-scale biological conversion of natural gas to isobutanol, a drop-in fuel with numerous advantages over other clean burning gasoline blendstocks.

Mega Gigawattage: 480 GW predicted by 2020

The huge increase will be driven by factors like the higher global emphasis on clean energy production, governmental support and beneficial policies for the development of solar PV.

Family friendly? The water priorities of California apartment dwellers

A two-year study of water efficiency in multifamily buildings shows that, on average, California apartment buildings used 6 percent less water in the first half of 2015 compared to the first half of 2013. 

$50M effort: U.S.-China collaboration to ensure energy, water security

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the University of California- Berkeley to lead a consortium of university, nonprofit, utility, and national laboratory partners in a new technical track under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) that addresses water-related aspects of energy production and use.

When is enough enough? Energy efficiency in Nevada, California

As the National Clean Energy Summit 8.0 wraps up in Nevada, a new report from the national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) identifies energy efficiency as an economically beneficial way for Nevada to meet new carbon pollution limits set by the federal Clean Power Plan-- the cornerstone of President Obama's climate agenda.

Beyond 33 percent: Transforming the California grid

As California moves toward integrating more renewable energy beyond the 33 percent required by 2020, many activists believe the state's approach to managing the electricity grid needs to evolve.

Where the big bucks lie: Shore power utility electricity revenue

Shore power is a highly effective way to reduce marine diesel air emissions and improves local air quality by enabling ships to shut down their engines and connect to the electrical grid in order to provide necessary power while docked.

Nuclear leak: UCS releases private DOE report

A new study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contends that it would be cheaper and far less risky to dispose of 34 metric tons of U.S. surplus plutonium at a federal nuclear waste repository in New Mexico than convert it into mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel for commercial nuclear power plants at the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility in South Carolina.