The New York Energy Week Opening Ceremony highlighted the challenges and opportunities for industry and policy involvement in promoting renewable energy technologies, setting the stage for events and panels that would be held throughout week of June 24-28.  Keynote speakers included Kenneth Daly, the President of National Grid New York; Richard Kauffman, the Chairman of...

Military Officials Say Renewable Technologies are Critical to U.S. Energy Security

The oil and shale gas boom will not achieve U.S. energy security, according to senior military officials speaking at New York Energy Week. Instead, the shale boom could intensify national security problems if it leads away from investment in renewable energy development. Panelists who spoke at the Redefining U.S. Energy Security for the 21st Century...

Study finds BLM Hydraulic Fracturing Rule to Cost $345 Million

An industry economic analysis report estimates that BLM’s revised draft of regulations governing hydraulic fracturing on public lands would cost at least $345 million. On July 22, 2013, the Western Energy Alliance and the Independent Petroleum Association of America released an analysis of compliance costs of the Department of Interior’s (DOI) revised draft rule governing...