Niobrara News

News and Information about the Niobrara Oil and Gas Play of Colorado and Wyoming

By: Marianne Goodland, The Gazette, Apr 16, 2019 Gov. Jared Polis signed one of the legislative session’s biggest and most controversial bills Tuesday, remaking state regulation of oil and gas by giving local governments more control. Polis said the measure … Continue reading
Author: RockPick
Posted: April 19, 2019, 11:41 pm
By Dan Elliott and James Anderson – AP –April 3, 2019 DENVER — Colorado lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a measure that would dramatically change the way the state regulates its booming oil and gas industry, shifting the focus … Continue reading
Author: RockPick
Posted: April 7, 2019, 11:32 pm
Conrad Swanson, The Gazette – Feb 20, 2019 Backers of tighter rules on Colorado oil and gas development struck out at the ballot box in November and at the state Supreme Court in January. Now, the Democrats who lead the … Continue reading
Author: RockPick
Posted: February 21, 2019, 3:51 am
By JAMES ANDERSON, Associated Press – January 10, 2019 DENVER (AP) — Heads up, oil and gas executives. New Colorado Gov. Jared Polis made it clear Thursday he intends to grant more local control in decisions about where and how … Continue reading
Author: RockPick
Posted: January 15, 2019, 3:20 am
Petition launched to urge Gov.-elect Polis to act Jennifer Kovaleski – – December 11, 2018 BOULDER, Colo. — Another measure to push new oil and gas wells further away from Colorado homes, schools and businesses could be on the ballot in 2020. … Continue reading ...
Author: RockPick
Posted: December 12, 2018, 3:46 am

Power Magazine

The power industry's trusted source for generation technology, O&M, and legal & regulatory news for coal, gas, nuclear, hydro, wind & solar power plants; power jobs

Nuclear power in the U.S. and globally has battled headwinds in recent years, and not just from the growth of other power generation resources such as solar, wind, and natural gas. Problems in the U.S. nuclear sector, such as construction delays and cost overruns at the Vogtle site in Georgia, th...

Author: Darrell Proctor
Posted: April 22, 2019, 1:53 pm

In a legal victory for environmental groups, a federal court has vacated key portions of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) November 2015-promulgated effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) for steam electric power plants, deeming them “unlawful.”  The decision adds a dramatic new eleme...

Author: Sonal Patel
Posted: April 18, 2019, 2:06 pm

In a significant technical triumph, GE has completed first installation of a new gas-fired power plant technology that it says can reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to 5 parts per million (ppm).  GE on April 11 completed combustion upgrades on nine GE 9E gas turbines at five power generation ...

Author: Sonal Patel
Posted: April 18, 2019, 12:49 pm

Duke Energy on April 17 announced it will develop six utility-scale solar power projects in North Carolina, among 14 solar projects chosen as part of the state’s Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy (CPRE) program. The 14 projects—10 in North Carolina and four in South Carolina—could cost ...

Author: Darrell Proctor
Posted: April 17, 2019, 2:06 pm

Only months after ABB announced Hitachi would acquire a majority stake in its flagship power grids business for $11 billion, the company’s board of directors ousted CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer and officially launched a search for a new leader.  The Zurich-based technology giant said on April 17 that t...

Author: Sonal Patel
Posted: April 17, 2019, 12:15 pm

Fierce Telecom

Despite competing against each other on the consumer front, Apple has an almost symbiotic relationship with Amazon. According to a story today by, Amazon Web Services is taking a large financial bite out of Apple every month for storage.
Author: Mike Robuck
Posted: April 22, 2019, 4:08 pm
MEF, CableLabs and ETSI, along with various carriers, are exploring use cases around blockchain. Before the technology started showing up on TV commercials, CableLabs got a jump on kicking the tires on blockchain four or five years ago, according to CableLabs' Brian Scriber.
Author: Mike Robuck
Posted: April 22, 2019, 3:22 pm
China Mobile tapped into Huawei's 10G PON technology to demonstrate a dual gigabit broadband service that features both wired and wireless broadband.
Author: Mike Robuck
Posted: April 19, 2019, 3:55 pm
Orange Business Services announced on Friday that it has launched a think-tank lab to gauge the impact of new technologies on human resources. The HR Innovation Lab was designed to examine how new technologies, such as 5G, artificial intelligence and data analytics, will transform the field of hu...
Author: Mike Robuck
Posted: April 19, 2019, 2:51 pm
MEF plans to have its SD-WAN and LSO Sonata API standards published late in the second quarter of 2019. The forum is aligning key components this year to aid operators with orchestrating their services across software-defined networking and network function virtualization-based networks.
Author: Mike Robuck
Posted: April 19, 2019, 1:42 pm

 Ag Web

Livestock farmers are facing a combination of headwinds and tailwinds—as well as a lot of unknowns.
Author: Unknown Author
Posted: April 23, 2019, 10:00 am
Planting Progress Lower Than Estimates
Author: Paul Georgy
Posted: April 23, 2019, 9:34 am
Taylor Farms, Salinas, Calif., is reporting a year-over-year reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 12,190 metric tons in 2018 — 94% more than in the previous year.
Author: Unknown Author
Posted: April 22, 2019, 9:54 pm
Maker of vegan meat substitutes seeks to raise $184 million and has the backing of Bill Gates, Don Thompson and Obvious Ventures.
Author: Unknown Author
Posted: April 22, 2019, 9:43 pm
Minnesota farmers are considering ways to prevent the closure of small dairies during a sustained slump in milk prices.
Author: Unknown Author
Posted: April 22, 2019, 9:30 pm