The U.S. rotary rig count from Baker Hughes was down 48 at 1,310 for the week of February 20, 2015. It is 461 rigs (26.%) decrease than last year. The quantity of rotary rigs drilling for oil was down 37 at 1,019. There are 406 fewer rigs targeting oil than final year. Rigs drilling for oil represent 77.eight % of all drilling activity.
Installed wind energy capacity in Canada has expanded swiftly in current years and is forecasted to continue to develop at a speedy pace due to enhanced interest from electrical energy producers and governmental initiatives. As of December 31, 2014, Canada had more than five,130 wind turbines operating on 225 wind farms for a total installed capacity of 9,694 megawatts, compared with only 60 wind turbines, 8 wind farms and 27 megawatts in 1998. The provincial leaders in wind energy capacity are Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta.
Considerable Savings for Residence Owners – There has been a tremendous raise in the number of property owners who want to utilize geothermal power for heating and cooling purposes. The outcome is that much less energy is employed for heating homes and offices which benefits in important savings for house owners. Right after the initial expense, a 30-60% savings on heating and 25-50% savings on cooling can cover that cost inside few years.
Geothermal power is generated in more than 20 countries. The United States is the world’s biggest producer, and the biggest geothermal improvement in the planet is The Geysers north of San Francisco in California. In Iceland, many of the buildings and even swimming pools are heated with geothermal hot water. Iceland has at least 25 active volcanoes and several hot springs and geysers.
I recognize why everyone feels that geothermal energy is so good, but there are some negatives that come with the very good. The two experimental energy plants that have been produced have each had to be shut down. In order to do this at a industrial scale, the wells dug need to be relatively deep. Due to this, these plants knowledgeable earthquakes due to their digging. Im not saying its not a fantastic thought because it is a excellent a single. Nonetheless there will be alot much more testing prior to geothermal processes can be safe at an idustrial scale.