By Tom Raftery on April 26, 2016
What is going on in the oil industry? The price of oil has cratered. In 2012 it was over $120 a barrel. Today, 2016, it is at $42 a barrel, and this is an improvement from January and February of this year when it went under $30 a barrel. Previously, when the price of oil […]
By Tom Raftery on June 15, 2010
Jaymi Heimbuch contacted me recently to ask if I’d agree to be interviewed for a TreeHugger article she was planning to write on Smart Grids. “Love to”, I said. Jaymi sent on the questions, I replied and today she posted the interview on TreeHugger. Here are the questions and my answers: TH: What’s the biggest […]
By Tom Raftery on March 17, 2010
Photo credit wonderferret The electricity grid may not need “baseload” generation sources like coal and nuclear to backup the variability of supply from renewables. Jon Wellinghof is the Chairman of the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). FERC is an independent agency that amongst other things, regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and […]
By Tom Raftery on March 11, 2010
Photo credit Neubie A perfect storm consisting of the EPA, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and investors is pressuring companies to come clean on their environmental risks and performance. I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago about FaceBook’s decision to use a primarily coal-burning utility to power its new data center where […]
By Tom Raftery on October 23, 2009
Photo credit przemion
Came across a great story on pressreleasefinder today via Twitter about a project in the Netherlands called WarmCO2.
What is WarmCO2?
It is a project which takes residual heat and CO2 from Dutch fertiliser manufacturer Yara and using infrastructure supplied by partner company Visser & Smit Hanab, pipes them to vegetable growers […]