Archive | December, 2010

Shell and Gazprom Sign Agreement in Moscow

The chief executives from Russian gas powerhouse OAO Gazprom and oil giant Royal Dutch Shell signed an agreement in Moscow to extend their partnership and work together outside of Russia for the first time.  Gazprom holds the largest gas reserves in the world, and Shell is the biggest oil producer in Europe. The partnership will [...]

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Ecuador Takes Tough Stance in Fee Negotiations with Big Oil

Ecuador is the smallest producing member of OPEC, but is engaging in tough talks with the foreign oil companies that produce oil in the South American nation. President Rafael Correa and his government are in the last stages of negotiating new contracts with the seven largest foreign oil companies currently operating in Ecuador. The government [...]

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Lincoln Financial Field Fired Up for Green Renovation

Americans love their sports, and by embracing green technology, one professional football stadium can showcase alternative energy in action for millions of fans.  Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles, is announcing plans to convert their home base into the world’s greenest stadium. The facility is scheduled to go off the grid in time [...]

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Switching from Coal to Natural Gas Best Bet for Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new report from Deutsche Bank AG indicates that replacing coal as the primary resource for electric-power generation with natural gas could significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in the United States. Analysts Kevin Parker and Mark Fulton point to the new natural gas supply acquired from shale extraction to make the case for the switch. The [...]

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North America, Asia and Europe Compete for Emerging Clean Energy Market

As the world’s population grows and new economies emerge, the urgency of finding alternative fuels and energy resources will continue to dominate the major issues facing the world’s most powerful nations. With the low-carbon energy market expected to triple by 2020, key players including the United States, Japan and China will vie for the largest [...]

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Texas Manure-to-Gas Plant Creates Energy, Cleans Up Waste

Texas is famous for its expansive landscape, oil production and ranching. Cattle ranches and dairy farms are normally associated with steak and milk, but renewed interest in anaerobic digesters, the process of converting manure to energy, is giving ranching a share of the renewable energy market. Just outside of Stephenville, Texas, the largest digester facility [...]

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