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December 14, 2012
ENERGY TECH
Britain lifts gas 'fracking' ban despite tremors
London (AFP) Dec 13, 2012
The British government came out in favour of a controversial shale gas extraction method known as fracking, saying on Thursday that work should be resumed even though it is suspected of having triggered earthquakes. Exploratory fracking can restart under tight controls to "mitigate the risks of seismic activity", Energy Secretary Edward Davey said in a statement. The British energy firm Cuadrilla Resources had been forced to halt drilling trials in Lancashire in northwest England after the techn ... read more
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ENERGY TECH

Block on Keystone pipeline lifted in Texas
A Texas court has lifted a temporary restraining order on construction of a small portion of the controversial Keystone pipeline, operator TransCanada said Thursday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Nuclear power emerges as new Japan campaign issue
The future of nuclear power in Fukushima-scarred Japan has emerged as a major campaign issue for the first time in weekend polls, but experts warn little thought has gone into how to replace atomic energy. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

IAEA raps Bulgaria over safety at nuclear plant
The UN atomic agency said on Thursday after a routine visit to Bulgaria's only nuclear plant that it had recommended several improvements including creating contingency plans for severe accidents. ... more
ENERGY DAILY


TRADE WARS

Australia's resources, boom or bust?
Investment costs in Australia's resource sector must be cut to maintain a good pipeline of projects, a government official said. ... more


CIVIL NUCLEAR

Britain approves nuclear reactor design
British regulators on Thursday accepted design plans for a nuclear reactor from French groups Areva and EDF Energy, which are seeking to build a new power station together in southwest England. ... more
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POLITICAL ECONOMY

Outside View: Solving U.S. budget woes
Even if U.S. President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, manage to avert the "fiscal cliff," Washington's budget woes won't be solved. Simply, politicians on both sides are blind to facts and deaf to reason. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Trio Merger Corp. and SAE agree to merge
Trio Merger Corp. and SAExploration have agreed to merge as part of a strategy to expand SAE's seismic data acquisition business worldwide. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
12 Nepalese guides killed in worst-ever Everest accident

Thousands evacuated near Peru volcano

Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

NASA Highlights Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission at Local Fair

S.Africa, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

ENERGY TECH

Turkey, Iraq Kurds near explosive oil deal
Turkey and Iraq's independence-minded Kurds are reported to be close to a potentially explosive deal on major investment by Ankara in the burgeoning energy industry of the semiautonomous Kurdish enclave on Turkey's southern border. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan to host nuclear safety conference in Fukushima
An international conference will be held in Japan's Fukushima region over the weekend to discuss nuclear safety following last year's atomic crisis, Tokyo said Thursday. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Encana sells stake in oil field to PetroChina subsidiary
Encana on Thursday sold a stake in its Duvernay oil field in Canada's Alberta province to Phoenix Duvernay Gas, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned PetroChina for Can$2.18 billion. ... more
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Bolivia's eco-friendly trans-oceanic ships
The Limachi family specializes in building eco-friendly reed ships at this shipyard on the top of the world with pre-Columbian technology. But don't be fooled - these ships can sail across vast oceans. ... more
TECH SPACE

Jury rules Apple iPhone violated MobileMedia patents
A federal jury on Thursday found Apple guilty of infringing on smartphone call handling and camera patents held by a licensing firm in which rivals Sony and Nokia hold stakes. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface

Quest for extraterrestrial life not over: experts

Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers: researchers

First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA

Growth of Antarctic ice sheet triggered warming in the Southern Ocean during Miocene

Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power

Russia launches its new ICBM from Plesetsk space centre

SOLAR DAILY

Solar power prices to continue falling through 2025
Prices for solar modules-the part of solar panels that produce electricity-will continue to fall, in line with the long-term trend since 1980, according to a survey of experts by Near Zero, , a nonp ... more
ENERGY TECH

Rice cultivates green batteries from plant
Here's a reason to be glad about madder: The climbing plant has the potential to make a greener rechargeable battery. Scientists at Rice University and the City College of New York have discovered t ... more
BIO FUEL

Can Algae-Derived Oils Support Large-Scale, Low-Cost Biofuels Production?
ExxonMobil and many other energy companies are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to develop transportation biofuels from renewable resources such as the oil or hydrocarbons produced by micro ... more
BIO FUEL
Bolivia's eco-friendly trans-oceanic ships

Renewables Provide 46 percent All New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 2012

OpenADR Continues to Move the Smart Grid Forward


BIO FUEL
Turkey, Iraq Kurds near explosive oil deal

Israel, Iran vie for control of Red Sea

BHP Billiton sells stake in Australian LNG


BIO FUEL
Ground broken on Irish Midlands wind farm

GE, MetLife and Union Bank Invest in Kansas Wind Farm

Wind speeds in southern New England declining inland, remaining steady on coast


BIO FUEL
Asian Supermarket Distribution Center Completes Solar Installation

KYOCERA Solar Panels Power Innovative Solar-to-EV Project with Smart City San Diego at San Diego Zoo

Solar Energy Solidarity to donate over 60kW to PV projects

CAR TECH

Ultrasound can now monitor the health of your car engine
A system that uses ultrasound technology to look inside car engines could lead to more efficient engines - and huge fuel savings for motorists. Ultrasound scans have long been a fundamental tool in ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Westinghouse, Toshiba and Metrostav Announce Agreement with Czech Technical University
Westinghouse Electric Company, Toshiba Corporation and Metrostav are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Czech Technical University in Prague (CVUT), one ... more
SOLAR DAILY

KYOCERA Solar Panels Power Innovative Solar-to-EV Project with Smart City San Diego at San Diego Zoo
Kyocera Solar has announced that its photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are powering the new 90-kilowatt canopy that charges electric vehicles (EVs) at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The Solar-to-EV pr ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Solar Energy Solidarity to donate over 60kW to PV projects
The Solar Energy Solidarity move led by multinational PROINSO will donate over 60kW in 2013 to a dozen solidarity solar projects to be developed in Nepal, Kenya, Guatemala, Haiti, Brazil and India. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia to 'boost military presence' on disputed Kurils

Rouhani says Iran bears no hostility to the world

F-35 in first international flight

US to send 'non-lethal' military aid to Ukraine: Hagel

ISS to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth

US settlement reached to sell Iran-owned skyscraper in New York

Iraq policeman dies shielding recruits, attacks kill 21

SOLAR DAILY

Asian Supermarket Distribution Center Completes Solar Installation

CIVIL NUCLEAR

AREVA announces a partnership for new nuclear with UK companies

TECH SPACE

Boeing, BMW Group to collaborate on carbon fiber recycling

AEROSPACE

New system for aircraft forecasts potential storm hazards over oceans

ENERGY TECH

Ancient Red Dye Powers New "Green" Battery

TECH SPACE

Yahoo! seeks slice of smartphone photo-sharing pie

SOLAR DAILY

Gulf oil states get hot for solar power

TRADE WARS

Chinese cities becoming too costly for expats: survey

CAR TECH

Chinese firm to build electric cars in Bulgaria: report

ENERGY TECH

BHP Billiton sells stake in Australian LNG

Renewables Provide 46 percent All New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 2012

Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid

China's accelerating overseas buys raise fears

GE, MetLife and Union Bank Invest in Kansas Wind Farm

OpenADR Continues to Move the Smart Grid Forward

Point of Light

Kaazing Brings Real-Time Transactions to Electricity Trading Market 24 by 7

Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon's dominance

California's Energy Future: Buildings and Industrial Efficiency

Berkeley Lab Breaks Ground on Flexible Design Building to Test Low-energy Systems and Components

US Power Grid Vulnerable to Just About Everything

Ground broken on Irish Midlands wind farm

Chinese strikers weighing legal steps in Singapore

Israel, Iran vie for control of Red Sea

Microsoft to sell Surface at retail stores

Texas landowner blocks Keystone pipeline building

Custom robots could do Fukushima cleanup

IMF warns Hong Kong property faces price correction

$99 Google laptops for schools sold out

BHP offloads Australia LNG interest to PetroChina

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