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William Magwood talks about nuclear power


  • Power Magazine

The story about nuclear energy "varies greatly from country to country," with some nations relying more heavily on nuclear power and others reducing its use, said William Magwood, director-general of … Read More

Report suggests operational improvement methods to cut well costs, cycle time


  • The Bakken magazine online (Grand Forks, N.D.)

U.S. shale operators can cut the costs of constructing, drilling and completing unconventional wells by up to 40% by enhancing efficiency and effectiveness of their operations, according to an Accentu… Read More

America needs more microgrids, says former FERC chief



A microgrid-based electricity system wouldn't just be greener -- it would also be much more secure, says Jon Wellinghoff, former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Accidents and del… Read More