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March 1, 2021 One Of The World’s Oldest Oil Companies Looks To Stage A Comeback

Source: Oil Price

North Sea producer Premier Oil has gained regulatory and antitrust approval to re-emerge under its new trading name Harbour Energy Plc. having agreed to a merger due to high levels of debt in late 2020.

March 1, 2021 It's Not Just Texas. The Entire Energy Grid Needs An Upgrade For Extreme Weather - Text/audio

Source: NPR

The Texas blackout is another reminder that more frequent, climate-driven extreme weather puts stress on the country's electricity grid. It came just months after outages in California aimed at preventing wildfires.

February 26, 2021 Board members of Texas electrical grid operator resign after deadly winter storm, power crisis

Source: Fox News

The top board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced that they would resign from their posts on Wednesday after a deadly winter storm system left millions without power amid subzero temperatures.

February 26, 2021 Electric Grid of the Future Should Prioritize Sustainability, Resiliency, Equity, Reliability, and Security, Says New Report

Source: National Academies

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides comprehensive recommendations for improving the U.S. electric power system so that it can adequately provide...

February 26, 2021 How is the bike tyre industry addressing sustainability, and what YOU can do to help?

Source: Road C.C.

The cycling world loves to see itself as clean, green and environmentally friendly but we know that tyres of all kinds are a source of pollution on the planet, so we contacted some of the major cycling tyre brands to find out how...

February 25, 2021 Engineering sustainability into the next century and beyond

Source: Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

For the past 150 years, Missouri S&T (AKA Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy and the University of Missouri-Rolla) has produced world-changing engineers. At the intersection of S&T’s 150th anniversary and National Engineers...

February 25, 2021 Texas Was 4 Minutes and 37 Seconds Away From a Blackout That Could Have Lasted Months

Source: NBC Dallas

The board that oversees The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT) held an urgent meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the winter storm that crippled most of Texas last week. They offered apologies for the...

February 22, 2021 Biomass power: Is the UK’s second-largest source of renewable energy sustainable?

Source: Independent

The rise of renewable power in the UK has occurred at an astonishing pace. Last year renewable power overtook fossil fuels to become the nation’s largest source of electricity for the first time. Just a decade earlier, three...

February 22, 2021 Biden says U.S. and Europe must push back against China’s economic ‘abuses and coercion’

Source: CNBC

“We have to push back against the Chinese government’s abuses and coercion that undercut the foundations of the international economic system,” Biden said in a speech to the Munich Security Conference, delivered virtually from...

February 22, 2021 Millions of Texans wake up without safe drinking water after winter storm

Source: NBC News

An estimated 10 million Texans were waking up without safe drinking water Monday as state officials sought to ramp up bottled water distribution and calm residents whose electricity bills have spiked after a severe winter storm...

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