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U.S. to become biggest oil producer and energy independent

U.S. to become biggest oil producer and energy independent | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia to become the world's biggest oil producer before 2020 and will be energy independent 10 years later, according to the International Energy Agency.
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Spanish researchers are developing bladeless wind turbines

Spanish researchers are developing bladeless wind turbines | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless has come up with bladeless wind turbine technology that seeks to provide more energy for less, and address the criticisms aimed at traditional wind farms - particularly where wildlife is concerned. With...
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France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels

France decrees new rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
All new buildings in commercial zones across the country must comply with new environmental legislation
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Japan’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown – 4 years later | Green Prophet

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear meltdown –  4 years later | Green Prophet | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
As Japan commemorates the 4th anniversary of the tragic earthquake caused tsunami and Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown, the lasting effects still linger.
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Thermo-piezoelectric tires by Goodyear produces energy for your electric car | Green Prophet

Thermo-piezoelectric tires by Goodyear produces energy for your electric car | Green Prophet | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
A new tire being developed by Goodyear may enable electric cars to generate electricity while driving down the road or sitting in a parking lot.
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Did Alberta Just Break a Fracking Earthquake World Record? | The Tyee

Did Alberta Just Break a Fracking Earthquake World Record? | The Tyee | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Regulator says drilling likely triggered 4.4 temblor.
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Scientists know there are more giant craters in Siberia, but are nervous to even study them

Scientists know there are more giant craters in Siberia, but are nervous to even study them | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
The Siberian crater saga is more widespread — and scarier — than anyone thought.
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Australia Uses the Motion of the Ocean to Generate Zero-Emission Electricity and Desalinate Water Simultaneously

Australia Uses the Motion of the Ocean to Generate Zero-Emission Electricity and Desalinate Water Simultaneously | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
The Carnege Perth Wave Energy Project is the first wave-generated, grid-connected power array in the world.
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Chai Jing's review: Under the Dome – Investigating China’s Smog 柴静雾霾调查:穹顶之下 (full translation) - YouTube

ENGLISH SUBTITLES ARE FULLY TRANSLATED For more information: http://www.linghein.me/tr_u/ English Subtitles: FULLY UPDATED Japanese Subtitles: update to 09:2...
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Goldman Sachs Declares Solar Energy Will Soon Be Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

Goldman Sachs Declares Solar Energy Will Soon Be Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Maybe not the most trusted name in the world, but statements from Goldman Sachs have acknowledged that solar power will soon overcome fossil fuels and make them obsolete.
“…our Clean Energy team believes the number of households...
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Jordan’s 6,000 Mosques Will Soon All Have Rooftop Solar

Jordan’s 6,000 Mosques Will Soon All Have Rooftop Solar | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
In an already fragile region, subject to the whims of the international oil market and regional unrest, Jordan relies on fossil fuel imports to meet around 95 percent of its energy demand. Insert renewables.
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Musa Bay, Iran : Image of the Day

Musa Bay, Iran : Image of the Day | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Iran’s shallow Musa Bay hosts Bandar Imam Khomeini, a busy port and petrochemical center.
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California refinery explosion injures four, damages facility

California refinery explosion injures four, damages facility | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Four workers suffered minor injuries after a large explosion Wednesday morning at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance, according to an Exxon spokesman.
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Why Is Oil And Gas Activity Causing Earthquakes? And Can We Reduce The Risk?

Why Is Oil And Gas Activity Causing Earthquakes? And Can We Reduce The Risk? | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
If you’ve been following the news lately, chances are you’ve heard about – or even felt – earthquakes in the central United States. During the past five years, there has been an unprecedented increase in earthquakes in the North American mid-continent, a region previously considered one of the most stable on Earth.
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Japanese Scientists Have Successfully Transmitted Electricity Wirelessly Through The Air

Japanese Scientists Have Successfully Transmitted Electricity Wirelessly Through The Air | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Scientists in Japan have successfully transmitted electricity wirelessly through the air, validating much of the work Nikola Tesla did while he was alive.
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Creating Pee Power Electricity from Urine | Green Prophet

Creating Pee Power Electricity from Urine | Green Prophet | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
A science project by four Nigerian teenagers has become the bases for a way to create hydrogen to power electric generators to produce electricity.
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Jordan’s 6,000 mosques to be sun-powered | Green Prophet

Jordan’s 6,000 mosques to be sun-powered | Green Prophet | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources announced a new initiative that will convert all 6,000 of the kingdom’s mosques to solar generated power beginning this year. It’s part of a five-year program to decrease the nation's reliance on crude oil while diversifying its energy portfolio to include more renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power. Mosques are major electricity consumers as five prayer times throughout the day keep their doors open predawn to well after sundown.
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A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source | ExtremeTech

A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source | ExtremeTech | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Researchers at Michigan State University have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone's screen) into a photovoltaic solar cell. Unlike other 'transparent' solar cells that we've reported on in the past, which are actually quite colorful and opaque, this one really is transparen. The team are confident that the transparent solar panels can be efficiently deployed in a wide range of settings, from
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Converted Factory-Turned-Vertical Farm Will Grow 2 Million Pounds of Vegetables

Converted Factory-Turned-Vertical Farm Will Grow 2 Million Pounds of Vegetables | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
The city of Newark, New Jersey will soon be home to the world’s largest indoor vertical farm. A 69,000-square-foot building is currently under construction, and it will serve as the new global corporate headquarters for AeroFarms, an urban agricultural company. Having this facility means that they’ll be able to aeroponically grow two million pounds of pesticide-free baby leafy greens and herbs each year. In addition to the healthy, fresh food, the project will also create 78 new jobs for Newark.
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Scientists have reinforced concrete with plastic waste instead of steel

Scientists have reinforced concrete with plastic waste instead of steel | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Researchers from James Cook University in Australia have created a type of concrete that's reinforced by plastic waste, rather than steel. The technique, which is a first in Australia, will greatly reduce the environmental impact of concrete, and...
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Bells toll for Europe's largest gas field

Bells toll for Europe's largest gas field | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Dutch church bells that for centuries have tolled to warn of floods across the low-lying countryside are sounding the alarm for a new threat: earthquakes linked to Europe's largest natural gas field.
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Who needs oil? World’s largest Solar Power Plant with 258,000 mirrors opens in Abu Dhabi | World Truth.TV

Who needs oil? World’s largest Solar Power Plant with 258,000 mirrors opens in Abu Dhabi | World Truth.TV | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
-100-megawatt plant will power thousands United Arab Emirates homes -It is hoped that it will also displace 175,000 tons of CO2 each year -Plant covers 2.5 sq/km of desert, equivalent to 285 football pitches You might think that as one of the world's top oil producing nations, the United Arab Emirates would have little use for solar energy. But that hasn't stopped the Middle East state from unveiling the largest concentrated solar power plant in operation anywhere in the world. The 100-megawat
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Russia’s Massive Tesla Tower Revealed in Drone Footage

Russia’s Massive Tesla Tower Revealed in Drone Footage | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Western energy sanctions levied against Russia are already threatening to trickle down and compromise the energy security of the entire…
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Dozens of new craters suspected in northern Russia

Dozens of new craters suspected in northern Russia | Oil and Gas | Scoop.it
Satellites show giant hole ringed by 20 'baby craters'.
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