Denton, Texas Dents Fracking Plans

Voters in Denton, Texas overwhelmingly passed a resolution on November 4th that will ban fracking within city limits, a first for the state. With more than 59% of the nearly…

Study Finds Fracking Will Not Contaminate Your Water

The debate about the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been ongoing, and likely won’t be settled anytime soon. Fracking proponents and opponents are steadfast in their beliefs, and no…

The United States Is Giving Mexico Gas

Due to a glut in supply from their neighbors to the north, Mexican industries will be paying a lot less for electricity than they have in the past. The manufacturing…

Fracking Officials Admit Production Fatal to Locals

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been a topic surrounded by extreme controversy since its introduction. The practice of shooting chemical-filled water into the ground to release natural gas prompts the…

Which State Will Tesla Choose for Gigafactory?

Since the “great recession” began and jobless claims skyrocketed, states have been desperately trying to kick start their economies. There have been a plethora of efforts such as lowering taxes...

Benefits and costs of residential demand response

Always thought to be the more controversial side of demand response (DR) and energy management plans, the idea of utilities and energy companies employing residential demand response programs in the...

Guide to understanding enhanced oil recovery

Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) refers to extraction techniques that increase the amount of oil recovered from fields.   Using EOR processes, up to 60 percent of a reservoir’s oil can be...