Seismic testing off the Atlantic coast, a critical step in opening the waters off the Carolinas and Virginia to oil drilling, isn't as dangerous for marine life, such as this North Atlantic right whale, as some fear, according to a University of South Carolina professor.
Good info about natural gas powered electrical turbines (i.e. - newest can be 61 percent efficient). "The first natural gas-fired turbine for US power generation and one of today's state-of-the-art designs currently live a couple hundred yards apart on GE's massive 413-acre Greenville, South Carolina campus. The fact that both machines convert natural gas into electricity is pretty much where the similarities end."
Fracking doesn't appear to be allowing methane to seriously contaminate drinking water in Pennsylvania, a new study finds - contrary to some earlier, much publicized research that suggested a stronger link.
Gov. Nikki Haley has joined 10 other Republican governors opposing stricter limits on ozone emissions. The new limits were proposed last year by the Obama administration. Republican legislators balked at it.
Today in Mount Pleasant state lawmakers and conservationists spoke out about potential offshore drilling in South Carolina. Officials weighed the pros and cons of drilling for oil and natural gas, and who will be affected if this does happen off the Carolina coast.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, better known as OPEC, is losing control of the oil marketplace. U.S. oil production - namely from our shale revolution - is now the oil market's rudder. The U.S. has unquestionably become an energy superpower.