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Mary Schimke is Managing Editor for Energy Media Group. Mary Schimke is Editor at Energy Media Group. She brings to the table 15 years of teaching, editing, and management experience. She graduated in 1999 from Minot State University with a BS in Education and a major in English. She has worked as a freelance editor for several independent clients in a variety of disciplines. Mary is currently a graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University studying literary theory, criticism, and writing.

How do solar panels really work?

solar panels on house

The sun is an unlimited source of energy, more than could ever be used by the earth. It is only just recently that we have learned to harness that energy for use in our homes. New technology allows homeowners to capture that energy and use it to run appliances, heat and cool homes, and power their lighting. Using the sun ...

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A state-by-state look at renewable energy requirements

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have requirements that utilities get a certain amount of their electricity from renewable sources. Nine additional states have goals for renewable energy, while a dozen others have no targets. A state-by-state look at renewable energy policies. ALABAMA No renewable energy standard. ALASKA A bill passed in 2010 sets a goal, but not a ...

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Cuomo calls for investigation of Indian Point nuclear plant

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed state utility regulators to begin a full investigation of the operations and safety protocols at the Indian Point nuclear power plant on the Hudson River about 30 miles north of Manhattan. Plant owner Entergy says federal regulators with nuclear expertise say the plant is safe. Monday evening, one reactor was automatically shut ...

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Windcreek Services announces certification in construction and installation of UL listed control panels

windcreek control panel

Windcreek, a turnkey solutions provider for energy, municipal and manufacturing industries, announces the addition of UL listed industrial control panels to their service and product line. Their team of experts can customize UL listed control panels to meet complex project and equipment demands. Gilette, Wyoming, December 12, 2015 –– Windcreek Services, Inc is now UL certified in the construction and installation ...

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Petitioners plead for coal plant closure

coal, japan, power plant

LAKELAND — Members of Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” campaign bolstered their earlier economic case to scrap Lakeland Electric’s McIntosh coal-burning Unit 3 generator with arguments for its closure. The group, part of a national campaign to wean the nation off coal, delivered 727 petitions to the City Commission calling for the 364-megawatt coal burner’s demise, presumably signed by residents in ...

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Texas consultant integrates fraccing with wireline logging

Bob Barba knows how to get the most value from bringing logs and fracs together. The principal consultant with Integrated Energy Services spent the first 10 years of his career with Schlumberger as an openhole field engineer, sales engineer, and product development manager. While at Schlumberger, he was the North American product champion for the FracHite and Quantifrac products that ...

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Former EQT Executives Form LOLA Energy and Announce $250 Million Equity Funding from Denham Capital for Marcellus/Utica Operations

oil well

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania– LOLA Energy, a newly formed independent oil and gas company, announced today thatit has recently closed on a $250 million equity commitment from leading energy and resources-focused global private equity firm Denham Capital. The equity funding will supplement equity commitments from the executive management team and be used by the company to pursue the leasing, acquisition, exploration and ...

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Local hiring outlook strong for Ohio in 2016

Area employers are expected to continue hiring at a brisk pace over the next three months, based on the latest hiring survey by staffing firm Manpower of Dayton Inc. Among Dayton-area employers who participated in the survey, 25 percent plan to hire more employees in the January-March period, while 5 percent plan to cut payroll. Meanwhile, 67 percent of those ...

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Global carbon emissions growth to stall in 2015 -research

PARIS – Growth in global carbon dioxide emissions is expected to slow for a second year running in 2015, in spite of economic growth, after typically rising by around 2 to 3 percent since the turn of the century, according to research published on Monday. Global carbon emissions edged up by 0.6 percent last year, compared to 2.4 percent annual ...

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