Shell has announced it's giving up on its hope of drilling for oil in the Arctic this year because of problems with its oil containment barge. It's the latest in a series of setbacks to Shell's multibillion dollar gamble to make drilling in the Arctic profitable and environmentally safe. It's still hoping to try again next year.
A deal is close to lease areas off of Virginia Beach for the construction power-generating wind turbines, but supporters of sustainable energy insist the government needs to be proactive about subsidizing wind power.
Wind energy could theoretically meet all the planet's energy needs, says a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Mark Jacobson, one of the report's authors, and Liz Salerno of the American Wind Energy Association discuss wind power in the US.
The Maryland Public Service Commission is reviewing the response of state utilities to June's strong derecho storm, and is looking to Dominion Power as a model for preventative measures and appropriate staffing levels.
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