Research Identifies Method to Optimize Fracking

A study by the University of Leicester has identified a new method to optimize fracking, improving gas yields and reducing environmental impacts. Continue reading Research Identifies Method to Optimize Fracking

U.S. Coal Exports to South Korea Could Cut Emissions

Counterintuitively, exporting U.S. coal to power plants in South Korea could lead to a decrease in carbon dioxide emissions, according to scientists at Duke University. Continue reading U.S. Coal Exports to South Korea Could Cut Emissions

Shale Oil Profits Can Pay for Emission Reduction

Unanticipated economic benefits from the shale oil and natural gas boom could help offset the costs of reducing the U.S.’s carbon footprint, say agricultural economists at Purdue University. Continue reading Shale Oil Profits Can Pay for Emission Reduction

EU Transport Policy Is Insufficient to Achieve Emission Reductions

A new study has found that a focus on new technology is not enough to meet CO2 reduction targets in the transport industry. Continue reading EU Transport Policy Is Insufficient to Achieve Emission Reductions

8/15/2014 This Week in Energy: Beyond Headlines

Here’s a bit of energy news that didn’t make it into our daily coverage during the past week. In this review, we collected some of less big, but nonetheless interesting news, of the week that went by, from the world of energy science and technology. Continue reading 8/15/2014 This Week in Energy: Beyond Headlines

Reduction of Aerosol Emissions to Affect Photovoltaic Energy

According to the Joint Research Center (JRC), the EU in-house scientific service, a global reduction on aerosol emissions is going to affect photovoltaic energy production. Continue reading Reduction of Aerosol Emissions to Affect Photovoltaic Energy

Study Provides Insight Into Immediate Oil Spill Aftermath

New findings from a field experiment carried out in the North Sea provide valuable insight into the fate of oil during the first 24 hours an accidental oil spill. Continue reading Study Provides Insight Into Immediate Oil Spill Aftermath