With the hurricane Sandy picking up strength as it barrels towards the East Coast, energy companies are breaking out their disaster recovery plans. The report “Disaster Management and Recovery Planning” examines long and short-term goals for mitigation, planning and recovery from disaster and provides a special focus on management of energy infrastructure during the time [...]
Hurricane Sandy descending on the U.S. East Coast will test improvements made by power companies a year after they were criticized for a slow response to another freak October storm that left millions of people without power for days.
Hurricane Sandy has already knocked out power to tens of thousand people in New Jersey and is expected to cause far wider disruptions as it hits land. With the storm headed directly for New Jersey, Public Service Enterprise Group, the main utility in the state, is expecting to be hit hard.
As Hurricane Sandy barrels toward the East Coast,industry specialists speculate how the east coast storm will effect energy markets:
Key East Coast refineries in the path of Hurricane Sandy have shut down, pushing heating oil and gasoline futures higher Monday. Hurricane arrives when stockpiles of gasoline, heating oil, and jet fuel are lower. The area threatened by Sandy is home to eight operating refineries, with a combined processing capacity of nearly a million barrels [...]
NRG Energy and Entergy, and Pfizer Inc. have delayed the release of their 2012 Q3 earnings reports due to hurricane Sandy steaming towards the eastern part of U.S.
Baroclinic energy is the force that occurs when warm and cold air collide and one mass is injected with the energy of the other. If you consider the word “collide” then you might understand what can happen when two very large bodies of air masses – one of them a hurricane – collide. In the [...]
In August 2012, executives from the U.K.’s leading energy suppliers revealed that the transfer and distribution costs associated with initial price points and environmental infrastructure upgrades would ultimately be passed onto the consumer, with an estimated sum of £22 million in total. The argument from organizations such as E.ON, Npower and British Gas is that [...]
While large agricultural companies continue to equip their farms with biogas plants, a new model of a biogas unit has been developed to provide the high-level energy efficiency to residential and commercial real estate. New research in 2012 significantly increased the scale of employment of biogas technologies.
Amidst the growing population and the resultant energy demand, India is increasingly looking to diversify its energy resources. Renewable sources of energy are being tapped continuously and another source has recently been added to its vast repertoire, the industrial and urban waste. Considered useless until recently, technology has made it possible to extract energy efficiently [...]