The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

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New Energy Projects Boost the Use of Undersea Power Cables
  In the German North Sea, 80 wind turbines now under construction will eventually generate enough power for some 400,000 homes. That power will travel via advanced cables buried along several miles of ocean floor, part of a growing move toward undersea transmission of electricity.   ...
Aug 19, 2014 8:30 AM ET
Oklahoma Grapples With Earthquake Spike—And Evidence of Industry's Role
Customers who stop by Mike Kahn’s insurance agency in Oklahoma City are increasingly looking to buy a policy that was unheard of a decade ago: earthquake insurance. Kahn, who opened the Lynnae Insurance Group in 2002, said he sold earthquake coverage to two homeowners during the first decade he was in business. During the past six months, he sold more than 125 policies. “We used...
Jul 31, 2014 2:30 PM ET
As Fiery Accidents Pile Up, U.S. Proposes New Rules for Oil Trains
After a string of fiery oil train accidents in recent months, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Wednesday proposed new rules seeking to address safety concerns over the increasing use of rail to transport crude oil. The long-promised standards call for a phaseout or retrofit of older rail cars known as DOT-111s, which are known to be vulnerable to leaks and explosions,...
Jul 23, 2014 5:15 PM ET
Q&A: The First-Ever Expedition to Turkmenistan’s “Door to Hell”
  More than four decades ago, a gaping, fiery crater opened up in the desert of northern Turkmenistan (map), likely the result of a...
Jul 16, 2014 11:45 AM ET
Last U.S. Coal-Fired Steamship Sails On, Aiming for a Cleaner Wake
As it has almost every year for more than six decades, the venerable S.S. Badger is again ferrying passengers, cars, and cargo across Lake Michigan this summer. But it's a different ship now.   Passengers shouldn't notice the changes. The beloved horns sound the same, the staterooms remain comfortable enough for a nap during the four-hour crossing, the TV lounges and...
Jul 10, 2014 11:25 AM ET

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