Portable solar power helps Hurricane Sandy relief

A portable solar energy trailer designed by PhD students is helping power areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, the enormous storm which caused more than 100 fatalities and initially left millions without power. The students from Columbia University in New York City took the trailer – which attaches to the back of a car so it […]

IEA cuts oil demand forecast

The International Energy Agency (IEA) cut its forecast for oil demand for this year as weak global economy and the impact of Hurricane Sandy weighed on consumption. In its ‘Oil Market Report’ for November, the Agency reduced its projection for the final quarter of this year by 290,000 barrels a day (b/d) to 90.1 million […]

Oil prices see ‘steady decline’ since September

There has been a “steady decline” in global oil prices since mid-September because of a growth in oil supply and concern over the health of the global economy. The Organisation for Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) monthly report suggests a “pessimistic” outlook for future oil demand is outweighing geopolitical worries. OPEC’s Reference Basket, the average price […]

NYC Mayor Bloomberg imposes petrol rationing post-Sandy

New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered petrol rationing based on number plates in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The American billionaire imposed the rule 10 days after the storm which ravaged the east coast of North America, leaving fuel shortages across the state. The rule came into force this morning at 6am EDT […]

Millions still without power after Hurricane Sandy

More than 1.3 million people are still without electricity following Hurricane Sandy last week which caused the deaths of 110 people at the latest count. The figure from the US Department of Energy follows the disaster which knocked out power for more than 8.2 million homes in 21 states across the country. New Jersey is […]

Arrests as power plant chimney protest rumbles into fifth day

A protest up two chimneys of EDF Energy’s newest gas power station is continuing to rumble on after a spate of arrests at the site in Nottinghamshire yesterday evening. Half of the 15 activists who have been occupying the 1,300MW West Burton plant intend to come down from the chimneys today, after ‘zipwiring’ from one […]

Energy ‘more important’ than environment in presidential race – poll

New research suggests energy policies are ‘more important’ to voters than the environment when it comes to the US presidential race – especially as people get older. With the presidential campaign in its final days the research gives potential insight into voters’ concerns – and will have been put into sharp perspective by the wave […]