Study finds methane in Pennsylvania, NY groundwater associated with gas well fracking

Michael Giberson An article to appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “Methane contamination of drinking water accompanying gas-well drilling and hydraulic fracturing,” reports finding methane in Pennsylvania and New York groundwater that can be attributed to nearby natural gas resource production. In brief, the study finds that substantially higher dissolved methane … More Study finds methane in Pennsylvania, NY groundwater associated with gas well fracking

Opportunities in power market design: wind power, capacity markets, optimization software

Michael Giberson A handful of stories raising power market design issues: The Oregonian, “Northwest wind power to double but inconsistency creates nightmare“: “The value of BPA’s surplus power sales are already being undermined by wind energy sloshing into the market. That ultimately increases rates for its public utility customers, who are loathe to absorb any additional … More Opportunities in power market design: wind power, capacity markets, optimization software