Fast Fixes

Here’s the new web site by the State of Oklahoma dedicated to tracking earthquakes tied to injections of oil & gas fracking fluids http://earthquakes.ok.gov/ Here’s how Oklahoma formally acknowledged the link.

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At the depth of the 2013-14 winter in the U.S., some natural gas supplies were constricted reaching power plants and other large users as described in this piece here on The Energy Fix. The natural gas industry is making progress expanding its network of pipelines to better meet peak demands in the Northeast, upper Midwest…

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Net metering is voluntary in South Carolina, Idaho and Texas. There is no net metering in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and South Dakota.

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This graphic projects coal plant closures in all 50 U.S. states. Guess which stand to lose 10 or more plants? Go to CountOnCoal.org for details.A few examples: Iowa, Indiana, Ohio:  15 each Kentucky, Pennsylvania:  13 each Illinois, Minnesota, Virginia:  12 each Colorado, Missouri: 11 each North Carolina: 10  

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In less than 60 days, Dominion Virginia Power was able to file for and receive a rate increase boosting residential bills 4.1%.

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UPDATED . . . whether the U.S. and more governments will focus their nation’s economic priorities on a cleaner energy future and a healthier environment with a carbon tax or cap and trade program seems as bleak as ever. But for how much longer? If you know of others, help me keep track here of…

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