Monthly Archives: October 2013

The U.S. energy bubble – too much of a good thing?


In 1973, the United States’ oil embargo on the Middle East resulted in an era of energy scarcity. Now, forty years later, the country is on the cusp of an energy revolution and an economic surge like never before. What’s … Continue reading

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How U.S. government shutdown affects the environment


As of midnight last night*, with congress unable to pass a federal budget for 2014, the U.S. government began shutting down, affecting agencies essential to protecting the environment – like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for example. Roughly 800,000 civilian … Continue reading

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Biomass Gasification Trend


Biomass energy is created by the combustion or biochemical conversion of any organic matter to be used for fuel. Some of the organic materials used for biomass energy include wood, sawdust, grasses, corn, sugarcane, farm waste, and other plant life. … Continue reading

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