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Oil leak caused by trial run fixed

The Ports Authority stated that an Oil leak in the pipeline carrying oil from the Colombo Port to Kolonnawa was fixed yesterday evening. The oil leak was caused following trial in carrying oil along one pipeline last morning. The pipeline had not been used …
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Australian Energy Storage Trial To Test “Real World” Performance Of Batteries

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Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath An ARENA-backed energy storage trial will test the performance of a range of major battery brands and technologies in varying “real world” conditions, in an effort to inform investors ahead of the expected energy storage boom. The trial, to be conducted by IT Power, will test six major

Australian Energy Storage Trial To Test “Real World” Performance Of Batteries was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Trial and error approach leaves Marcellus Shale wounds

From state regulators’ perspective, all the spills, leaks and fires in the Marcellus Shale well field … Phyllis Mundy, D-Luzerne, who proposed a moratorium on Marcellus Shale drilling in 2010, sees it differently: “We were guinea pigs in certain …
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Feds ordered to pay nearly $1 million in BP oil spill trial costs – The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com


TIME

Feds ordered to pay nearly $ 1 million in BP oil spill trial costs
The Times-Picayune – NOLA.com
The federal government must help pay nearly $ 1 million in court costs related to the ongoing civil trial of BP and its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal judge in New Orleans ordered this week. U.S
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NIST Net-Zero Energy Test House Blows Past Goals In One-Year Trial

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) net-zero energy test house blew past the goals set by researchers for its first year of operation. It even managed to produce enough surplus energy to power an electric car for over 1400 miles.

To put it another way — and perhaps even more impressively — the net-zero system allowed for almost $ 4400 (average annual bill for a comparable modern home in the region) in saved/avoided energy costs, while also actually earning the virtual family of four residing there a cash credit via the exportation of surplus energy to the local utility.

Despite a harsh winter that left the Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility's photovoltaic and solar thermal panels covered with snow on 38 days, the energy-efficient house produced more energy than it used over the course of a year. Image Credit: NIST

Despite a harsh winter that left the Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility’s photovoltaic and solar thermal panels covered with snow on 38 days, the energy-efficient house produced more energy than it used over the course of a year. Image Credit: NIST

This impressive performance by Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility (NZERTF) was despite five months of below-average temperatures and twice the normal amount of snowfall, so “average” years would have allowed for even more impressive performances.

“We made it — and by a convincing margin,” stated Hunter Fanney, the mechanical engineer who leads NZERTF-based research. “From here on in, our job will be to develop tests and measurements that will help to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s housing stock and support the development and adoption of cost-effective, net-zero energy designs and technologies, construction methods and building codes.”

The press release from NIST provides more:

Both a laboratory and a house, the two-story, four-bedroom, three-bath NZERTF would blend in nicely in a new suburban subdivision. But it was designed and built to be about 60% more energy efficient than houses built to meet the requirements of the 2012 version of the International Energy Conservation Code, which Maryland has adopted.

The 2,700 square-foot (252-square-meter) test house’s features include energy-efficient construction and appliances, as well as energy-generating technologies, such as solar water heating and a solar photovoltaic system.

Despite 38 days when the test house’s solar panels were covered with snow or ice, the NZERTF’s sun-powered generation system produced 13,577 kilowatt hours of energy. That’s 491 kilowatt hours more than used by the house and its occupants, a computer-simulated family of two working parents and two children, ages 8 and 14.


As far as energy consumed per unit of living space, the NIST house is calculated to be about 70% more efficient than the average house in the region.

“The most important difference between this home and a Maryland code-compliant home is the improvement in the thermal envelope — the insulation and air barrier,” states NIST mechanical engineer Mark Davis. “By nearly eliminating the unintended air infiltration and doubling the insulation level in the walls and roof, the heating and cooling load was decreased dramatically.”

This high level of energy efficiency doesn’t come cheap though — by incorporating all of the NZERTF’s energy-related technologies and efficiency-enhancing construction improvements you would add around $ 162,700 to the price of a similar house built to Maryland’s state building code. So, with about $ 4,500 in annual energy savings, it would take about three decades to recoup the financial costs.

In related news, for all of the latest announcements about energy efficiency and solar energy, I recommend that you check out our latest “news carnival” on these subjects.

Everything from the increasing efficiency of Yingli solar cells, to solar skyscrapers in Germany, to DIY solar panels on Amazon, to “tiny” homes, to the increasing energy efficiency of malls, is discussed therein. Enjoy.

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Former BP engineer will get new trial; oil spill conviction tossed – Los Angeles Times


The Guardian

Former BP engineer will get new trial; oil spill conviction tossed
Los Angeles Times
A federal judge has tossed out a former British Petroleum engineer's conviction for obstructing an investigation into the 2010 spill that leaked billions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, court records show. Kurt Mix, a Texas resident and
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Ex-BP engineer convicted over Gulf oil spill wins new trial – The Guardian


The Guardian

Ex-BP engineer convicted over Gulf oil spill wins new trial
The Guardian
A new trial was ordered Thursday for a former BP engineer convicted of deleting text messages related to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. US district judge Stanwood Duval threw out Kurt Mix's obstruction-of-justice conviction, saying that
Ex-BP Engineer Wins New Trial in Oil Spill Evidence CaseBloomberg
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Former BP executive gets delay in oil spill trial – The Advocate

Former BP executive gets delay in oil spill trial
The Advocate
Trial had been scheduled for March 10 for David Rainey, who was BP's vice president of exploration for the Gulf of Mexico when the well blew wild in April 2010, killing 11 workers and causing 200 million gallons of oil to spill over a couple months
Former BP Executive David Rainey Gets Delay In Oil Spill TrialHuffington Post

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BP digs in as last leg of Gulf oil spill trial approaches – FuelFix (blog)


Rappler

BP digs in as last leg of Gulf oil spill trial approaches
FuelFix (blog)
AP Photo/BP PLC, File). HOUSTON — The legal clash over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is entering a key chapter that could give BP an idea of just how large a hole the disaster will burn in its wallet. It appears unlikely that BP and the U.S
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BP Oil Spill Linked To Sick Dolphins In ReportSky News

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