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New Mexico groups push for more renewable energy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of New Mexico environmental groups and community leaders are pushing for more electricity to come from renewable energy sources. The head of the University of New Mexico’s Sustainable Studies Program, Bruce Milne, says it’s both desirable and feasible for the U.S. to shift to 100 percent renewable energy and that technological innovations in the ...

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Shale vs. conventional: Which produces more greenhouse gases?

Oil and gas extracted from tight shale formations such as the Bakken produces greenhouse gas emissions similar to conventional oil fields, according to two studies released by the United States Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. As reported by The Bakken Magazine, early estimates predicted that shale production might generate up to 20 percent more greenhouse gas emissions than oil ...

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U.S. shale oil output to fall for 8th month in December: EIA

U.S. shale production is expected to fall for an eighth consecutive month in December, according to a forecast on Monday from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Total output is set to decline 118,000 barrels per day (bpd) in December, the biggest monthly decline on record, to 4.95 million bpd, the least since Sept. 2014, according to EIA data going ...

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Energy Pipeline: Iran nuclear deal weighs heavy on minds at oil, gas conference

DENVER — The Iran nuclear deal weighed heavy on oil industry minds in late August as they discussed global and domestic energy policy at the Colorado Convention Center. The 100-page agreement, which would lift sanctions against the country, allowing the country back into the world energy market, and supposedly limit its nuclear powers. It is a deal that’s drawn the ...

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Economic impact of fracking strong at regional, state levels, Dartmouth researchers say

The economic impacts from fracking extend far beyond the county where drilling activity is happening, according to a report. Dartmouth College researchers, who produced the report for the National Bureau of Economic Research, found that the impact on wages and employment was many times larger at the regional and state levels than in the county where drilling occurred. The findings ...

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