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The Texas Oil Boom in Global Perspective

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Houston Tx, a remarkable map shared by a reader highlights an astounding fact: if Texas were a separate country, it would rank as the third-largest oil producer in the world. That’s right—drill, baby, drill!

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Del Mar Energy Completes Construction of New Extraction Facility with Successful Outcome

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Del Mar Energy proudly announces the completion of the construction of a new extraction facility at one of its fields. This facility marks a significant step in our strategic plan to expand and enhance our operations.

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Inflation Shows Signs of Reacceleration

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Washington DC, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.6 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, after increasing 0.2 percent in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 3.7 percent before seasonal adjustment.

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Lightening the Load: Simplifying Energy Efficiency with a Business Energy Saving Calculator

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Using an energy saving calculator can simplify business energy efficiency and lighten the load on the energy grid. The energy saving calculator will indicate how your business can simplify its energy efficiency. There are also other methods that can be used to make your business more energy efficient.

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Producer Price Index Suggests Inflation Moderating Yet Still Remains Very High

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Washington DC, the Producer Price Index for final demand fell 0.5 percent in July, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. This decline followed advances of 1.0 percent in June and 0.8 percent in May.

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NJDEP Admits Governor Murphy’s Energy Master Plan will have a huge Financial Impact on Consumers 

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NJDEP Fixes Typo Showing Plan Results in Quadrupled Energy Bills

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Trenton NJ, Senator Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) blasted the Murphy Administration for what may be its very first admission about the actual cost impacts of its colossal Energy Master Plan (EMP).

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Floating Wind Farms Could Maximize Power Output

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Ridgewood NJ, maximizing power output to make windmills more efficient and more profitable has plagued mankind since the age of Don Quixote. The expression ’tilting at windmills’ derives from Cervantes’ Don Quixote – first published in 1604, under the title The Ingenious Knight of La Mancha. The novel recounts the exploits of would-be knight ‘Don Quixote’ and his loyal servant Sancho Panza who propose to fight injustice through chivalry. The symbolism for Don Quixote battle with windmills is not over looked by modern technologists.

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Energy-mining Card Treats 5G networks as Wireless Power Grids

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Ridgewood NJ, A team from Georgia Tech has unveiled a 3D-printed rectifying antenna that can harvest electromagnetic energy from 5G signals and use it to power devices. The playing card-sized device could turn 5G networks into wireless power grids. It is flexible and works well even when bent. Millimeter-wave energy harvesting has been possible for some time, but it hasn’t been practical due to the large size of previous antennas. The device can harvest more than enough energy to power a range of small sensors and devices by using energy that would otherwise have been wasted.

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6 Simple Tips That Will Help Prepare Your Home For The Summer Heat

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With summer just around the corner, you need to make sure that you’re prepared for whatever crazy heat might be coming our way. There are a number of things that you can do before summer shows up to make sure that your home is super comfortable, regardless of what the weather is like outside. 

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Practical Advice on How to Lower Your Energy Bill

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We are the world over, currently going through troublesome economic times. The SARS-CoV-19 virus has devastated economies throughout the globe, and has left many of us unemployed, and uncertain about our futures. Because of this, many people are being forced into lowering their energy bills. There are many ways that you can reduce your energy bill, and outside of the obvious financial benefits it can be very beneficial to the planet and can conserve a lot of energy. Conserving your energy should be something you do, not only in times of hardship, but the entire year-round.

This page will hope to offer you some practical advice on how to lower your energy bill. It can seem difficult at first to know where to start when it comes to reducing your energy bill, but after you have started, you will be a professional at it. Reducing your energy bill is a fantastic way to save money and you will very quickly find that once you begin to reduce it – you will do more and more to cut down the costs and reduce it even further. Saving money is very addictive!

Here is some practical advice on how to lower your energy bill.

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6 Health Benefits of Taking Supplements on a Daily Basis

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Our bodies use vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids to function at their best. Some of these components are produced by the body sufficiently, while others are not. We can get some of these nutrients by following a healthy diet; however, sometimes, we get a deficiency in some vitamins or minerals because of various reasons. These reasons may include a certain disease or condition. In any way, one of the most efficient ways to counter a deficiency is to take supplements. Taking your supplements daily may improve your overall health and reap some of the below health benefits.

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EXPLAINER: GAUGING THE FUTURE OF SOLAR ENERGY IN NEW JERSEY

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Does the fall-off in solar installations and loss of jobs indicate a slowdown in the sector?

What’s going on: Mostly business as usual: The unanswered question is whether that portends well for New Jersey’s solar sector, which has been prone to boom-and-bust cycles. The state’s solar industry is continuing to install new systems at a fairly good pace, although last month the number of deployments fell off dramatically from the rate of a year ago. In March, 889 residential systems were put in, roughly half the number installed 12 months earlier, according to the Office of Clean Energy. The number of nonresidential systems put also fell. That is only one month’s tally, but there are other signs the sector may be slowing. An industry survey of the sector nationwide released early this year found New Jersey lost 1,000 solar jobs in 2016 — at the same time the industry was growing at 25 percent nationwide.

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NJ’S SOLAR STUMBLE: SECTOR SHEDS 1,000 JOBS IN PAST YEAR

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While rest of country showed strong 25 percent growth in solar jobs, New Jersey’s solar employment fell by 14 percent

The solar sector helped the economy grow last year by creating 51,000 jobs across the nation, but not in New Jersey, once one of the biggest success stories in the industry, where more than 1,000 jobs were lost.

While the rest of the country witnessed a 25 percent increase in job growth in the sector, New Jersey solar employment fell by 14 percent, according to the nonprofit Solar Foundation. It is one of only four states to experience a drop in jobs in the field, its annual report said.

The annual survey is startling given that the state experienced its second-biggest growth year ever, installing 353 megawatts, according to data compiled by the New Jersey Clean Energy Program. The state has more than 66,000 solar projects deployed.

For years, solar has been one of the fastest-growing segments of the economy, but the annual report by the foundation suggests otherwise. Its survey of thousands of solar businesses said total jobs in New Jersey fell as of November 2016 to 6,056, a drop from 7,071 over the previous 12 months.

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President-Elect Donald J. Trump to Nominate CEO of ExxonMobil Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

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Ridgewood NJ,  President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Mr. Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, to serve as Secretary of the United States Department of State.

Among the most accomplished business leaders and international dealmakers in the world, Mr. Tillerson has spent his career protecting the jobs of his employees, who number more than 70,000. Guiding operations around the world that include more than 200 offices, Mr. Tillerson knows how to manage a global organization and successfully navigate the complex architecture of world affairs and diverse foreign leaders. As Secretary of State, he will be a forceful and clear-eyed advocate for America’s vital national interests, and help reverse years of misguided foreign policies and actions that have weakened America’s security and standing in the world. The American people will once again have a world-class leader working on their behalf, enhancing the prospects for peace and prosperity among nations.

“Rex Tillerson’s career is the embodiment of the American dream. Through hard work, dedication and smart deal making, Rex rose through the ranks to become CEO of ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest and most respected companies,” said President-elect Donald J. Trump. “His tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics make him an excellent choice for Secretary of State. He will promote regional stability and focus on the core national security interests of the United States. Rex knows how to manage a global enterprise, which is crucial to running a successful State Department, and his relationships with leaders all over the world are second to none. I can think of no one more prepared, and no one more dedicated, to serve as Secretary of State at this critical time in our history.”

“I am honored by President-elect Trump’s nomination and share his vision for restoring the credibility of the United States’ foreign relations and advancing our country’s national security,” said Mr. Tillerson. “We must focus on strengthening our alliances, pursuing shared national interests and enhancing the strength, security and sovereignty of the United States.”

Rex Tillerson is a native Texan who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He began his career at Exxon Company, U.S.A. in 1975 as a production engineer.

After years of hard work and dedication to his company, Rex then became general manager of Exxon Company, U.S.A.’s central production division, responsible for oil and gas production operations throughout a large portion of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas.

In 1992, Mr. Tillerson was named production advisor to Exxon Corporation. Three years later he was named president of Exxon Yemen Inc. and Esso Exploration and Production Khorat Inc., and in January 1998, he was promoted to vice president of Exxon Ventures (CIS) Inc. and president of Exxon Neftegas Limited. In those roles, he was responsible for Exxon’s holdings in Russia and the Caspian Sea as well as the Sakhalin I consortium operations offshore Sakhalin Island, Russia.

In December 1999, he became executive vice president of Exxon Mobil Development Company. Mr. Tillerson was then named senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation in August 2001, and was elected president of the corporation and member of the board of directors on March 1, 2004. Nearly two years after he was elected, Mr. Tillerson was named as chairman and CEO of the board on January 1, 2006.

Mr. Tillerson is not only a stalwart in his professional life, but also in the community. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is the vice chairman of the Ford’s Theatre Society and a recipient of the Lincoln Medal; immediate past national president of the Boy Scouts of America, a Distinguished Eagle Scout, and a former director of the United Negro College Fund. He was recognized as a distinguished alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and in 2013, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.