Energy http://kgou.org en Red Tape, Not Rules, Used To Manage Disposal Wells In Oklahoma's Earthquake Country http://kgou.org/post/red-tape-not-rules-used-manage-disposal-wells-oklahomas-earthquake-country <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">As earthquakes continue to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/11/14/oklahomans-live-with-shaking-as-researchers-study-earthquake-swarm/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">shake the state</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, s Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 27429 at http://kgou.org Red Tape, Not Rules, Used To Manage Disposal Wells In Oklahoma's Earthquake Country Wind Power Projects Pick Up In Oklahoma, Despite Continued Tax Credit Uncertainty http://kgou.org/post/wind-power-projects-pick-oklahoma-despite-continued-tax-credit-uncertainty <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">A federal production tax credit on renewable energy production&nbsp;</span><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/02/03/wind-energy-construction-boom-fueled-by-threat-of-expiring-federal-tax-credit/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;" target="_blank" title="StateImpactLink">keeps ex Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:35:00 +0000 Logan Layden 27108 at http://kgou.org Wind Power Projects Pick Up In Oklahoma, Despite Continued Tax Credit Uncertainty More Earthquakes Rattle Central Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/more-earthquakes-rattle-central-oklahoma <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">No injuries or damage were reported after a series of <a href="https://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/topic/earthquakes-2/">earthquakes</a> rattled parts of central&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">Oklahoma</font><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">&nbsp;overnight, including a 4.1-magnitude temblor that woke many residents near Guthrie.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:27:27 +0000 Associated Press 26981 at http://kgou.org More Earthquakes Rattle Central Oklahoma OK Policy Poll: Voters Oppose Tax Incentives For Horizontal Drilling http://kgou.org/post/ok-policy-poll-voters-oppose-tax-incentives-horizontal-drilling <p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:27:34 +0000 Joe Wertz 26850 at http://kgou.org OK Policy Poll: Voters Oppose Tax Incentives For Horizontal Drilling City Of Norman Awaiting Permit To Sell Reclaimed Water So Frackers Don’t Have To Use Drinking Water http://kgou.org/post/city-norman-awaiting-permit-sell-reclaimed-water-so-frackers-don-t-have-use-drinking-water <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">A Texas drilling company has&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/03/31/to-frack-wells-in-norman-driller-buys-city-drinking-water-right-from-the-hydrant/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">tapped a hydrant</a>&nbsp;and is using drinking water from the City of Norman for a hydraulic fracturing operation.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Norman has faced water supply shortages and the city has declared&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ci.norman.ok.us/content/psst-renewal" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">mandatory conservation measures</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">, which restricts activities like outdoor watering and car washing, and hydraulic fracturing uses hundreds of thousands to millions of gallons of water.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 26825 at http://kgou.org City Of Norman Awaiting Permit To Sell Reclaimed Water So Frackers Don’t Have To Use Drinking Water Anadarko’s $5 Billion Environmental Settlement: Four Things Okies Should Know http://kgou.org/post/anadarko-s-5-billion-environmental-settlement-four-things-okies-should-know <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Anadarko Petroleum on Thursday agreed to pay more than $5 billion for an immense environmental cleanup that includes U.S. sites contaminated by nuclear fuel, rocket fuel waste and wood creosote.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:32:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 26741 at http://kgou.org Anadarko’s $5 Billion Environmental Settlement: Four Things Okies Should Know U.S. Taps New Energy Sources, And Potential Geopolitical Clout http://kgou.org/post/us-taps-new-energy-sources-and-potential-geopolitical-clout The recent oil and natural gas boom in the U.S. is paying major dividends for Washington's geopolitical clout. Thanks to <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/151930969/science-and-the-fracking-boom-missing-answers">hydraulic fracturing</a>, the U.S. is awash in domestic energy, which is having a ripple effect globally.<p>If you want to gauge one effect of this newfound energy wealth, you don't have to look any further than the current crisis between Russia and Ukraine, says Michael Levi, a senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Council on Foreign Relations.<p>He says the U.S. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 26619 at http://kgou.org U.S. Taps New Energy Sources, And Potential Geopolitical Clout Why Small Solar And Wind Generators Are Worried About Surcharge Legislation http://kgou.org/post/why-small-solar-and-wind-generators-are-worried-about-surcharge-legislation <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Solar panel and wind turbine technology is improving rapidly, and many small-scale customers are excited by the potential to generate electricity and sell it — outright, or for credit — back to the grid.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:46:48 +0000 Joe Wertz 26444 at http://kgou.org Why Small Solar And Wind Generators Are Worried About Surcharge Legislation To Frack Wells In Norman, Driller Buys City Drinking Water Right From The Hydrant http://kgou.org/post/frack-wells-norman-driller-buys-city-drinking-water-right-hydrant <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">For a fee, most municipalities will give contractors and other industrial users a special water meter and temporary access to a city fire hydrant. The meters and hydrant access are often used for construction sites, and the buyer usually pays a higher per-gallon water rate for the high-flow access.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:07:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 26381 at http://kgou.org To Frack Wells In Norman, Driller Buys City Drinking Water Right From The Hydrant Why Burning Wood To Stay Warm Is Back In Vogue http://kgou.org/post/why-burning-wood-stay-warm-back-vogue Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>People in the nation's capital looked up on Sunday to see horizontal snow on the 30th of March. Weekend snow also turned up in Connecticut, Maine and Pennsylvania, and some other places. It was one more reminder of a brutal and long winter, which for some, was also a painfully expensive winter to heat their homes. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:58:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 26338 at http://kgou.org