Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Receives U.S. Department of Energy Award

The Audubon National Wildlife Refuge has received a 2012 Federal Energy and Water Management Award recognizing the central North Dakota building’s outstanding performance in energy efficiency and use of renewable energy. The building was certified LEED(r) Gold in 2011. Widseth Smith Nolting, Grand Forks, led the design team as the architect for the project and… [More…]

Government Regulations: A Balancing Act

With a production of more than one-half million barrels of oil everyday, North Dakota’s robust oil and gas industry remains a prime target of interest for environmentalists as well as regulators at all levels. “The regulations just continue to pile up,” explains Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council. “They have people whose… [More…]

BSC offers new smart grid course through DOE grant

As part of a $2.5-million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE), in partnership with the Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE), has developed the fourth and final course in a series on the smart grid. The new course, “Impact of the Smart Grid,”… [More…]