Tag Archives: Light

Africa: Shining Light On Refugees’ Energy Needs

By Elizabeth Blunt London — When refugee crises strike, energy provision is well down the list of priorities, and ad hoc solutions tend to persist for years, even when they are unsatisfactory, expensive, damaging to the environment, and in all ways unsustainable. Dadaab, a complex of camps in northern Kenya that is home to a […]

Increases in U.S. crude oil production are predominantly light, sweet crude

June 4, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. crude oil production has grown rapidly in recent years, primarily from light, sweet crude () from tight resource formations. Roughly 90% of the nearly 3.0 million barrel per day (b/d) growth in production from 2011 to 2014 consisted of light, sweet grades, meaning they have an […]

EIA assesses options for processing additional U.S. light tight oil production

April 6, 2015 Source: Copyright BP, p.l.c. Used with permission With the growth in U.S. production of light tight oil (LTO) in recent years, petroleum refiners in the United States have been processing greater volumes of LTO. To date, increased volumes of domestic LTO have mainly been accommodated with no- and low-cost options such as […]

LED light bulbs keep improving in efficiency and quality

November 4, 2014 Source: EIA, based on Department of Energy’s Note: Reflects Lighting Facts database through November 3, 2014. Improvements in lighting technology for light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs have increased lighting efficiency, or efficacy, as well as color quality. In September of this year, several manufacturers released ENERGY STAR®-qualified bulbs surpassing 100 lumens per watt. […]

Tanzania: Mothers Light Up Rural Homes

United Nations — “My mother used to just stay at home, now she has come back and is an engineer and a leader. She is on the Village Energy Committee,” said a 10-year-old girl from the village of Chekeleni, in Tanzania’s southeastern Mtwara district. “When I grow up I will also be a leader. Maybe […]

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