The Energy Information Administration released its Annual Energy Outlook for 2010 today, including major increases in both energy generation and consumption. Clean Skies News takes a look at just what roles these figures can play in U.S. energy production.
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Natural Gas Utilities Winter Outlook Presented by American Gas Association (AGA)
The American Gas Association (AGA) today discussed the expected impact of the winter heating season on the nearly 70 million natural gas customers in the United States who rely on natural gas to meet their daily energy needs. AGA executives explained that while current production activity and storage figures remain strong, several factors will contribute to a likely increase in home-heating costs this winter.
"While natural gas prices have declined dramatically since reaching their all-time highs in early July, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) the average price for natural gas in 2008 is projected to exceed the 2007 average price by over two dollars per thousand cubic foot (Mcf)," said Roger Cooper, AGA's executive vice president for policy and planning. "Because utilities purchase natural gas from suppliers throughout the year and store it in underground facilities for winter delivery, much of the natural gas utilities will deliver to households this year was purchased when prices were at or near these historic highs."
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Susan McGinnis anchors this morning's Clean Skies News Energy Report from Washington, DC.On the program:
- UN chief Ban Ki-moon sets up a high-level advisory panel to jump start financing for developing nations to battle climate change.
- President Obama releases his Economic Report... Inside: a plan for a clean energy future.
- State energy regulators will soon tell the feds what they want from Washington. The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' hold their annual winter meeting. Click here for more.
- Oil prices fall after an EIA report shows rising inventories. Clean Skies News talks with Michael Roberts, lead energy analyst at energy management firm Prenova. Click here for the entire interview.
Tyler Suiters anchors this afternoon's Clean Skies News Energy Report from Washington, DC.
On the program:
- President Barack Obama prepares to visit the Gulf of Mexico this Friday for a firsthand look at the efforts to stop the oil leak.
- Congress considers raising the cap on damage claims from oil spills.
- The Senate gets ready to discussing postponing EPA greenhouse gas regulation.
- New IG report finds MMS staffers accepted various gifts from oil and gas companies.
- The EIA releases its International Energy Outlook.
- India becomes fifth biggest carbon emitter.
- U.S. and China agree to work together developing China's natural gas resources.
- USEC will get $200 million in new investment.
- Castlen Kennedy from the Univ. of Texas hits the road for a "real-life lab experiment."
The conservation organisation, the Environmental Investigation Agency, says- in a new report-that environmental crime is a growing threat that needs immediate action around the world
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The Evergreen Supertanker showed impressive results during the U.S. Forest Service administered grid tests earlier this year. From high, medium and low coverage levels, the Supertanker showed it provides quality, consistent retardant line construction. The cutting-edge aircraft proved it belongs on the front line, from the onset, to fight wildfire day and night. The uniformed pattern of the Supertanker drops, and its ability, in a single flight, for split loads at multiple coverage levels, gives agencies an incredibly versatile firefighting tool.
The multi-role B747 Supertanker is the largest tanker aircraft available today. With a payload of more than 20,000 gallons and a response time of 600 mph, it has more than eight times the drop capability and twice the speed of any other federal air tanker currently fighting fires. The Supertankers patented pressurized system has the capability to disperse product at high pressure for an overwhelming response, or disperse at the speed of falling rain in a single or several segmented drops. This pressurized system will also allow for drops at higher altitudes, creating a significant safety buffer and enabling the Supertanker to fight fires during the day and at night, when they are most vulnerable. It also offers a significant value for American taxpayers; saving homes, natural resources, and most importantly, lives. When employed properly, the Supertanker has the capability to save the U.S. government billions of dollars in fire suppression, natural resource losses, tourism, and rehabilitation costs every year.
we talked a bit about a recent oil discovery in the gulf of mexico. 3 billion barrels of oil. one of the largest in recent years. but in the big picture, it's not going to mean much.
Clean Skies News follows the latest from Copenhagen as negotiations continue in Copenhagen, with the U.S. and E.U. cancelling their scheduled press conferences for today. Also, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announces he has a major international clean energy announcement. We hear more on energy forecasts out to 2035, and updates from the electric vehicle industry.
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) may force a cap & trade vote. Her aides say she could bring up the Kerry-Boxer bill, which sponsors are still trying to rewrite, as an amendment to the debt ceiling bill, as a move to discredit climate legislation. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is making clear that fighting climate change is her top priority for the coming year. The Obama administration is fighting back against criticism of the stimulus plan with a report estimating that it had saved or created 1.5 million to 2 million jobs during 2009, most of them clean energy jobs. Tyler Suiters speaks with environmental attorney Richard Stoll about potential lawsuits and other legal fallout from the US EPA Endangerment finding.
Energy strategist Elliott Gue discusses oil and natural gas inventory reports and possible weather-related disruptions in gulf energy production this weekend.
The government is reporting "well above average" natural gas stockpiles for this time of year and Clean Skies News talks with Michael Roberts, lead energy analyst with the energy management firm Prenova, for a deeper analysis of those figures.
The Daily Energy Report for Wednesday, February 3, 2010 discusses the oil markets, customer complaints about the Toyota Prius system, Shell buys stake in worlds largest sugar processor and Nike joins the GreenXchange.
Clean Skies News talks to Michael Roberts, lead energy analyst of energy management firm Prenova, about the Energy Information Administration's reports out today on oil and natural gas inventories. Reports were delayed until Friday, Feb. 12 due to the severe weather in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States.
Elliott Gue of The Energy Letter and The Energy Strategist joins Clean Skies News, discussing the week's inventories and how U.S. deepwater drilling suspension and upcoming predicted hurricanes might affect the market.