We rely heavily on electricity and gas as forms of energy to power our
world. As our consumption of energy in these forms intersects with
rising costs and a dwindling supply, businesses and governments are faced
with the task of finding ways to cut expenditure, as well as harness
alternative means of energy production. The need for "green energy"
which can be extracted, generated, or consumed without negatively
impacting the environment is an important current issue. Promising
sustainable energy solutions include wind power, hydroelectricity, solar
energy, and geothermal energy.
Browse the headlines below to find relevant, up-to-date energy news from
around the globe.
The German government approved a draft law on Wednesday that paves the way for energy giants RWE and Vattenfall to receive hundreds of millions of euros in compensation for the country's decision to phase out nuclear power.
The Local. Wed, 23 May 2018 16:14:23 +0200.
While renewable energy sources account for more and more of our energy mix, the ever increasing global demand for energy means that reliance on fossil fuels will continue for the foreseeable future.
By Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Contributor, Mitsubishi Heavy. Forbes. Wed, 23 May 2018 09:32:00 -0400.
Residents have been concerned about what would happen if the lava flowed over the plant's facilities, or if heat generated would interact with various chemicals used onsite
Jae C Hong and Sophia Yan. The Independent. Wed, 23 May 2018 12:24:38 +0000.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Bulgarian counterpart have hailed their common cultural ties and vowed to revive economic links between the two Black Sea nations.
Radio Liberty. Wed, 23 May 2018 04:59:38 +0000.
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Authorities were racing Tuesday to close off production wells at a geothermal plant threatened by a lava flow from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. ...
Jae C. Hong and Sophia Yan. Washington Times. Tue, 22 May 2018 19:52:55 -0400.
German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier believes cooperation must be discussed with Russia in sectors that are not covered by Western sanctions
Tass. Tue, 22 May 2018 17:47:53 +0300.
Gas station signs are showing some discouragingly high numbers these days, with gas prices nationally now averaging $2.84 a gallon — up 40 cents from a year ago and the highest mark since 2014. Meanwhile, U.S. ...
Nicolas Loris. Washington Times. Mon, 21 May 2018 17:29:25 -0400.
A 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezoelectric composites may be possible using a piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support, according to researchers.
Science Daily. Mon, 21 May 2018 14:38:39 EDT.
Estonian producer price index of industrial output increased by 2.1% between April 2017 and April this year, Estonian statisticians have estimated.
Bnn. Baltic News Network. Mon, 21 May 2018 09:07:00 +0000.
(Reuters) - U.S.-based Harbour Energy raised its bid for Australia's Santos Ltd to $10.8 billion on Monday, hiking its offer for a fifth time in nine months after a steep rise in oil prices and potentially deterring any rival bids.
Reuters. Sun, 20 May 2018 22:44:05 -0400.
There will be intended and unintended consequences: lower emissions statewide, lower energy bills and more solar jobs. But the requirement means more expensive homes and may not have as big of an impact as desired.
Emily Guerin. NPR. Thu, 17 May 2018 17:21:00 -0400.
Florida's congressional delegation, citing the state's vibrant tourism industry, delivered a unanimous, bipartisan and stern message of opposition to offshore energy exploration during a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday. ...
By Tony Pugh Tpugh@mcclatchydc.com. McClatchy. Thu, 17 May 2018 14:36:44 EDT.