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First Shipment of Ethane from U.S. Gulf Coast Arrives in Europe

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Monthly Increased production of ethane in the United States has led to increased ethane exports, first by pipeline to Canada and more recently by tanker to overseas destinations. Ethane is used domestically and internationally as a key feedstock for plastics production and other industrial uses. The

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US Electric Car Sales Shakeup (February Electric Car Sales)

Originally published on EV Obsession. US electric car sales (pure electrics and plug-in hybrids) rose 4.4% in February 2016 vs February 2015, but that slight change masks large variations by type of EV. 100% electric cars dove 14% (4479 sales in Feb 2016 vs 5193 in Feb 2015), while plug-in hybrids rose a dramatic 41% (3644 sales vs [&hellip US Electric Car Sales Shakeup (February …

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Pure Electrics Dive, Plug-In Hybrids Jump (US Electric Car Sales — February 2016)

US electric car sales (pure electrics and plug-in hybrids) rose 4.4% in February 2016 vs February 2015, but that slight change masks large variations by type of EV. 100% electric cars dove 14% (4479 sales in Feb 2016 vs 5193 in Feb 2015), while plug-in hybrids rose a dramatic 41% (3644 sales vs 2589). There are a handful [&hellip Pure Electrics Dive, Plug-In Hybrids Jump (US …

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz touts great opportunities in energy

In his first official return to the MIT campus since taking the job of U.S. Secretary of Energy in 2013, former MIT physics professor and founding director of the MIT Energy Initiative Ernest J. Moniz spoke to the annual, student-run MIT Energy Conference on Friday, saying that the prospects for new jobs in energy-related fields are booming — and include roles for virtually every academic discipline. The annual event, which is the largest student-run energy conference in the nation and is now in its 11th year, brings …

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Sweden Takes Aim At 2045 Carbon Neutrality

Originally published on Sustainnovate. A parliamentary committee in Sweden has created a proposal outlining how the nation could be carbon neutral by 2045. Mainly, it would achieve this huge goal by eliminating domestic emissions by 85% from 1990 levels. The last 15% could be offset by making investments in international projects which cut carbon emissions. If this plan [&hellip Sweden Takes Aim …

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Increase of 10.4 percent in financial aid will benefit a wide range of MIT families

MIT will substantially increase its financial aid expenditures for the coming year, taking steps that will benefit students and families across the economic spectrum. The changes — which will result in more generous MIT scholarships for nearly all students who receive financial aid — will drive a 10.4 percent increase in the Institute's undergraduate financial aid budget for 2016-17, to $114.2 million. The 10.4 percent increase in the financial aid budget — which offsets an increase of 3.7 percent in …

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Buyout of Alta Bike Share Means Big Expansion of Citi Bike & Other Bikeshares

The buyout of Alta Bike Share, which operates New York City's Citi Bike program, is essentially a done deal. It follows our report in August about the sizable pending financial deal withREQX Ventures, which is funding additional investments in the Citi Bike system to increase the number of bikes (close to twice as many as now, from 6,200 to Buyout of Alta Bike Share Means Big …

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California’s Deadly Lightning Storm ‘Impossible’ to Predict, Experts Say

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror. The phenomenon so rare that lifeguards lack an emergency warning system struck Sunday afternoon at Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach, killing a 21-year-old man and injuring a dozen others. Along the beach, famous internationally for its jugglers, skaters, medical marijuana dealers and boardwalk …