Robert Rapier continues to report on his recent visit to the Athabasca oil sands in Alberta. This week, he explores the production processes for the two most common processes for producing the oil sands: surface mining and in situ production.
With the end of the year fast approaching, the US wind power industry faces yet another scheduled expiration of federal tax credits for new wind turbines. Geoff Styles says it’s high time for this overly generous subsidy to be “sunsetted”, and if it’s replaced with a smarter policy emphasizing innovation, the outcome could be beneficial for taxpayers, the environment, and even the US wind energy industry.
Energy markets have a fickle nature, reflects Andrew Holland during a tour of the Cove Point LNG facility. In 2004, the market for LNG imports was so strong that Dominion authorized a massive expansion of capacity at Cove Point. By the time it was finished, there was no use for all that expenditure.