Energy

An electric plane project is in the works at NASA

An electric plane project is in the works at NASA

NASA is working on an electric plane project, and the latest aircraft is known as the X-57. The space agency is hopeful that the initiative will showcase that electric-powered aviation can be fast, quiet, and environmentally friendly.

The X-57 is based on a modified Italian-designed plane, and will possess a skinny wing equipped with 14 battery-powered motors. The plane won’t run on gas this it will not generate exhaust from burnt fossil fuels.

The space agency said the X-57 will have multiple tiny engines, meaning it will require less energy to fly at a speed of 175 mph.

Change in oil prices will influence greenhouse gas emissions

Change in oil prices will influence greenhouse gas emissions

A new study is first of its kind to analyze the effects of increasing price of oil on types and amount of alternative sources used by people for sustainable life. This all ultimately will influence greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the World Bank conducted the study.

TransCanada to sell its hydro dams in Mass., N.H. and Vermont

TransCanada to sell its hydro dams in Mass., N.H. and Vermont

TransCanada has revealed plans to sell its hydroelectric stations on the Connecticut River and Deerfield River to help finance its $13 billion merger with Houston-based Columbia Pipeline Group.

The properties to be sold include thirty thousand acres of land linked with hydro facilities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont; in addition to three storage-only reservoirs.

N.H. House approves bill to increase net metering cap to 100 MW

N.H. House approves bill to increase net metering cap to 100 MW

New Hampshire lawmakers recently approved the bill that aims to increase the state’s cap on net metering to 100 megawatts of capacity, significantly higher that what a Senate version of the bill is proposing.

The bill approved by the New Hampshire House of Representatives last week would set aside 80 per cent of the capacity in each and every utility service area for PV systems that are smaller than 100 kW. PV Systems ranging from 100 kW to 1 MW in capacity would thus be eligible for the residual 20 per cent of capacity.

Gulf Oil International & Manchester United announce 3-year global partnership

Gulf Oil International & Manchester United announce 3-year global partnership

Gulf Oil International and Manchester United officially unveiled their three-year global partnership, the first-of-its-kind deal for a Premier League club, on Monday.

Frank Rutten, vice president of Gulf Oil International, and Manchester United’s commercial director Jamie Reigle were joined by first-team players during the announcement at the club’s Aon Training Complex.

According to the deal, Gulf Oil International’s distinctive orange disc will now feature on the club’s digital border boards during matches at Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup at Old Trafford.

New England Eyes Hydroprojects to Meet Power Needs

New England Eyes Hydroprojects to Meet Power Needs

Even as the policy makers are attempting to boost the power efficiency by expediting the construction of five large-scale hydropower proposals, there are critics calling it a danger to natural beauty of certain areas.

“Our view is that there is a role for Canadian hydropower in the New England power grid,” said Tom Irwin, vice president and director of Conservation Law Foundation-New Hampshire, an environmental advocate.

The critics that even though the project is significance, it is imperative to give it a deep thought in order protect the natural resources.

Majority of House Lawmakers Vote to Eliminate Price-Based Oil Tax Breaks

Majority of House Lawmakers Vote to Eliminate Price-Based Oil Tax Breaks

Majority of votes, i.e. 57-32, were cast by house lawmakers on Monday to eliminate price-based oil tax breaks and reduce tax on oil extraction.

House Bill 1476 that introduced on Friday would remove large trigger exemption on the oil extraction tax. Rep. Mary Schneider, D-Fargo, was amongst many House members raising concerns about the bill’s late introduction on Day 70 of the 80-day session.

“We don’t want this bill to turn out to be our great North Dakota giveaway of our one-time natural resource”, Schneider said.

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