The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

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Bakken Oil Boom Brings Growing Pains to Small Montana Town
At the edge of a farmer's wheat field outside the prairie town of Bainville, Montana, Justin and Mandy Tolbert's 36-foot camper sat in a rented lot. For more than 20 months, the Tolberts lived in the camper with their six children, ages 5 to 12, and Justin's adult cousin.   At night, a jumble of pillows and cushions on the floor served as sleeping space. In August, when...
Jul 9, 2014 4:15 PM ET
Watching Wind Turbines in Snow Sheds Light on Inefficiencies
As wind energy production expands around the world, engineers have identified a nagging problem: When a wind turbine spins, its blades create disturbances in the air that can reduce the amount of energy produced.   This turbulence, or “wake,” can cut a wind farm's power output by 10 to 20 percent. But assessing the particulars of the problem has been difficult. Computer...
Jun 24, 2014 5:45 PM ET
Q&A: How One Entrepreneur Set Out to Save Uganda's Forests—and Help Its Women
  Social entrepreneur Sanga Moses wants to save the forests of his native Uganda while improving the lives of its young girls at the same time.   A member of National Geographic's newest class of...
Jun 23, 2014 12:20 PM ET
Canada Approves Controversial Northern Gateway Pipeline: What Now?
  Canada's federal government approved the controversial Northern Gateway oil pipeline on Tuesday, but pipeline proponent Enbridge must overcome environmental safety concerns before the crude can flow.   The $7.9 billion pipeline would carry 525,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Alberta's tar sands in the east to the British Columbia coast, where it could...
Jun 18, 2014 1:15 PM ET
Amid U.S. Oil Bounty, a Growing Debate Over Exports
With United States crude oil production at a 24-year high and set to climb further, a national debate has emerged: Should the U.S. export its oil for sale overseas?   The question would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, when U.S. oil production was in a seemingly inexorable decline. Now the country is in the midst of an oil and gas boom made possible by new...
Jun 16, 2014 4:25 PM ET

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