EIA Outlook Points to Growing Energy Demand, Rising Emissions

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EIA Outlook Points to Growing Energy Demand, Rising Emissions

About 30 years from now, the world is projected to consume more than double the amount of renewable energy than it does today, but that won’t be enough to stop emissions from rising. At least not with the policies and technology currently in place, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). This post appeared

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Totalitarianism Ascends As Civil Society Withers on the Vine

Chinese Communists Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  Totalitarianism has arrived and free speech is being erased by the actions of an unholy alliance of news organizations and a corrupt government and plutocracy. Whoever thought it would get this bad this quickly? Sunday morning we learned Southwest Airlines pilots had exercised their power not

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Meet ‘SAM,’ Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s own robot series

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH introduced its own robot series for handle-and-place applications. The new SAM-C — think Sumitomo Demag, automation machine and Cartesian for the name — is debuting in four payload sizes of 3, 5, 10 and 20 kilograms. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has been using robot technology to automate its injection molding

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On the Market Oil and Gas Quicklist (Week of Oct. 13, 2021)

Here’s a quicklist of oil and gas assets on the market including Chevron legacy Permian operated assets in Andrews County, Texas, plus a Rockall Energy Bakken/Gulf Coast acquisition opportunity and Ganador Operating southern Midland Basin properties. Also on the market is a package of mineral classified interests in the highly active core of the Delaware

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Fakuma opens with fewer exhibitors but big topics for in-person talks

Organizers of Fakuma 2021 had 1,600 booth reservations early in planning for the event in Friedrichshafen, Germany. But as the show opened Oct. 12, 1,470 booths were occupied. Bettina Schall, managing director of show organizer P.E. Schall & GmbH Co. KG, said at a press event opening the show that some potential exhibitors expressed concerns

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Lightsource BP Launches Bighorn Solar Project in Colorado

Light source BP and Xcel Energy completed the 300 MW Bighorn Solar project in Pueblo, Colorado that will help reduce emissions and support more than 1,000 jobs at EVRAZ’s Pueblo steel plant and power nearly the entire operation. Located on 1,800 acres of land on EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel property in Pueblo, it is the largest on-site solar installation in U.S. for a

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Surfboard fins molded in Switzerland sell to the global market

Switzerland can hardly be described as an ideal location for developments in surfboard applications, since it is a landlocked country, far from prime marine surfing locations and a high wage-cost economy. But that didn’t prevent Rapperswil, Switzerland-based IWK materials technology and plastics processing institute at OST Eastern Switzerland Technical University from developing high-performance carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic

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For Pure Loop, Fakuma is a chance to find new customers

For recycling equipment maker Pure Loop GmbH, it just feels right to be back on the Fakuma show floor. The doors had barely opened on the first day of Fakuma and Managing Director Manfred Dobersberger was already chatting up people at the company’s booth as the show awakened. For Dobersberger, leading Pure Loop through the

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US Home Heating Bills Seen Much Higher This Winter, EIA Says

U.S. consumers will spend more to heat their homes during winter months compared to last year due mostly to higher energy commodity prices, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projected in its Winter Fuels Outlook on Oct. 13. Households that use propane and heating oil will likely spend much more than last year, EIA said. This post

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EU To Seek Ban on Oil, Gas Exploration in the Arctic

The European Union will seek a ban on tapping new oil, coal and gas deposits in the Arctic to protect a region severely affected by climate change, according to a proposal for the bloc’s new Arctic strategy published on Oct. 13. The European Commission proposal reflects the EU’s efforts to boost its role on the global stage, though it has limited influence in the Arctic. It is not a member of

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Where Are the Pipelines Needed Now to Avoid Blackouts?

Pipelines Jim Willis on NGL PipelinesEditor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) [Editor’s Note: Pipelines are needed to ensure energy supplies and avoid the crisis Europe has brought upon itself but elitist special interests have connived to thwart them.] According to a Bloomberg article, the energy crisis that’s led to electricity shortages and blackouts in Europe and

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Coterra Energy emerges from Cabot-Cimarex merger

What is fracking? Fracking is a slang term for hydraulic fracturing. Fracturing is a process by which highly pressurized fluid is pumped thousands of feet into the ground to fracture rock formations. The goal is to release the natural gas that’s locked inside the rock. Is it safe? What most concerns people about fracturing is

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Chinese Communists A Font of Fractivist Politics in America

Chinese Communists Tom ShepstoneShepstone Management Company, Inc. …. ….  While many have strongly suspected Russia of underwriting American fractivism, that is speculation. What is not speculation is the role of Chinese communists. Three years ago, I testified at a public hearing regarding “Foreign Influence on the Pennsylvania Gas Industry.” I talked not only about the

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CLCPA Is Slow Motion Train Wreck for New York Energy Future

CLCPA Roger Caiazza (on the subject of)Independent Researcher and Publisher,Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York   … [Editor’s Note: “Vested interests have had their say, and public relations have taken precedence over engineering and economics” but CLCPA “winging it” cannot and will not work.] At the September 13, 2021 meeting of New York’s Climate Leadership and Community

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