Microgrid demonstrated at Ft. Hood, Texas

  Using energy storage, backup generators, solar power and uninterruptible power system, a Colorado-based company successfully demonstrated how a microgrid can ensure power production at Ft. Hood, Texas. Power management company Eaton, in partnership with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, and the Department of Public Works at Fort …

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New Mexico Environment Dept releases assessment report

The New Mexico Environment Department released a first-of-its kind performance assessment report that offers the public, stakeholders, and legislators the opportunity to track the Department’s progress in protecting public health and the environment. The new report, developed by NMED’s Office of Strategic Initiatives, is the first installment in reporting on 47 performance measures over five …

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Congressmen wants clarity on climate supervision and finances

  Republicans on a U.S. House Committee want some answers about proposed climate change related supervision framework for financial institutions. The letter requests the OCC provide clarity on its potential proposal of a climate change related supervision framework for financial institutions. Specifically, their questions to Michael Hsu, acting head of the Office of the Comptroller …

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Senator calls out Chesapeake Energy and others over natural gas exports

  Two Oklahoma companies, Chesapeake Energy and Ascent Resources are among a handful of other energy companies accused by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of “corporate greed” and exporting record amounts of natural gas while imposing massive price increases on consumers. This week, the Democratic Massachusetts Senator called on energy companies to explain their decisions to …

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Ovintiv keeps drilling in STACK

  Energy exploration company Ovintiv plans more drilling in a sweet spot it’s found in Kingfisher County where it’s had some major success over the past year. The company received drilling permits for two wells on a site about 3 miles southeast of the city of Kingfisher. The REHERMAN 1607 #2H-25X and the REHERMAN 1607 #3H-25X are located at 05 …

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So much for Biden’s move to bring down crude oil prices

  If President Biden thought his decision to release 50 million barrels of oil from the nation’s Petroleum Strategic Reserve would have an immediate impact on crude prices…he was right. They went up on Tuesday hours after his announcement. And Oklahoma energy stocks responded in kind with many firms reporting 5 to 8% gains for …

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Former Kansas army ammunition plant explored as possible solar farm

  A long-deserted ammunition plant near Kansas City might be turned into a solar farm. The Shawnee Mission Post reports that Savion, LLC, a privately-held Kansas City-based solar company is looking into the idea of converting the old Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in De Soto into a large-scale solar operation. Click here for Shawnee Mission …

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DEQ wants to increase loan forgiveness on water loans

  A proposal has been made at the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to increase the amount of loan forgiveness amount up to a million dollars on money obtained from the state’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The DEQ announced an amendment was proposed to the state fiscal year 2022 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund …

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Enviros criticize New Mexico governor’s hydrogen hub plan

  New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s plan to create a massive Hydrogen Hub in her state isn’t getting good reviews from environmentalists. In fact, they are against the plan, saying it’s a fossil fuel plan reports Capital & Main. Click here for Capital & Main.  

EPA flunks Colorado oil hub with new smog rules

  Weld County, the most prolific oil-producing county in the state of Colorado was declared out of compliance by the Environmental Protection Agency with the agency’s 2015 ground-level ozone standards. All of the county that is north of Denver next to the state line. E & E News reported the declaration came after a federal …

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