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The Netherlands: Shaken Up

The Netherlands: Shaken Up

Deutsche Welle (June 19, 2013) No other land in Europe produces as much natural gas as the Netherlands. But this has come at a price for the people who live there. Drilling is causing more and more earthquakes - and stronger ones too.People in Groningen - a densely populated area in the northern Netherlands - live directly above Europe's biggest natural gas field. They've got used to the odd rumble or two, but this year alone 20 earthquakes have shaken the region. Now The Dutch Oil Company (NAM) has announced it wants to increase its rate of gas extraction. Thus far, the quakes have been relatively low in magnitude, but scientists warn this is likely to change. Angry homeowners, complaining of cracked walls and roofs, are demanding the plans be reconsidered.
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Keystone Completion, Pipeline Explosion Creating Energy Opportunities

Keystone Completion, Pipeline Explosion Creating Energy Opportunities

TheStreet (Feb. 20, 2014) Capital spending on gathering, storage and pipeline shipping of natural gas is expected to reach $34.5 billion by 2022 compared with $18.9 billion this year, says Ed Deicke, Managing Partner at JHS Capital Advisors. The shift to natural gas manufacturing and vehicles will also have a positive impact on the US economy over the next ten years and is currently creating investment opportunities in the energy sector, says Deicke. Finally, lower gas prices due to the eventual completion of the Keystone Pipeline will give the economy and US consumer an added lift. Video provided by TheStreet
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EnerKey: Clean Energy for the Slums of Johannesburg

EnerKey: Clean Energy for the Slums of Johannesburg

Deutsche Welle (Sep. 2, 2013) South Africa's most populous city is attracting more and more people on the search for work and a better life. Most of the migrants find housing in derelict buildings and slum-like settlements without electricity. How to provide these people with clean and affordable energy is the aim of the German-South African "EnerKey" research project. Sometimes simple solutions can be found, like improved cooking stoves. Conventional stoves fired with wood or waste can emit lung-damaging smoke indoors. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 1.5 million people have their lifespans shortened by emissions from their wood or coal-burning stoves.
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Solar Power Helps Monitor Carbon Fuels

Solar Power Helps Monitor Carbon Fuels

AP (May 7, 2013) Oil and natural gas companies are turning to solar power as a source of electricity to provide power to remote monitoring stations after hydraulic fracturing crews have left.
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