Energy & Fuel

"Is Texas Writing the Book on Wind Power?"

"Feb. 28, 2010, was a banner day for Texas wind to set the clouds -- and electrons -- flying. In the Panhandle, gusts reached 47 miles per hour and wind generators delivered a record 6,242 megawatts of power to Dallas, Austin and other population centers. At 1 p.m., 22 percent of all the electricity consumed in the Texas grid was coming from wind."

Source: ClimateWire, 04/09/2010

"Postal Service as Giant Battery? A Plan for Cashing In"

"By trading oil for batteries, the struggling U.S. Postal Service could transform its fleet vehicles into overnight moneymakers that deliver much more than the daily mail. The cash-strapped agency has the potential to earn millions by storing and stabilizing some of the nation’s grid energy in mail trucks during off-peak hours."

Source: SolveClimate, 04/07/2010
April 16, 2010

Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review Conference

Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute and Vanderbilt University Law School, this conference will highlight five articles that address various aspects of the hottest topics in the current policy debate: climate change, translocal government organizations, nuclear waste, and endangered species.

"What's Driving up Oil Prices Again? Wall Street, of Course"

"Oil consumption has fallen, demand from U.S. motorists for gasoline is flat at best and refiners that turn crude into fuel are operating well below capacity. Yet oil prices keep marching toward $90 a barrel, pushing gasoline toward $3 a gallon in many markets, and prompting American drivers to ask, 'What gives?'"

Source: McClatchy, 04/02/2010

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