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January 2, 2013 U.S. Gasoline at Pump Averaged Record High in 2012, AAA SaysSource: Bloomberg
Motorists in the U.S. paid record high prices for gasoline in 2012, as severe weather and political tensions drove up the cost of fuel. The national average price of gasoline in 2012 was $3.60 a gallon, nine cents more than the...
December 31, 2012 Fracking may hold key to energy independenceSource: Boston Globe
Phil Flynn first walked onto the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade in the late 1970s to take a summer job as a runner. In the three decades since, he’s become a well-known energy commodities trader, often on the leading-edge of...
December 28, 2012 Carbon Taxes Make Ireland Even GreenerSource: NY Times
DUBLIN — Over the last three years, with its economy in tatters, Ireland embraced a novel strategy to help reduce its staggering deficit: charging households and businesses for the environmental damage they cause.
December 28, 2012 As EPA Chief Steps Down, an Evaluation of Obama's Environmental Policy So Far - text/videoSource: PBS
Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson announced she is stepping down after almost four years. Jeffrey Brown talks to Kenneth Green of the Fraser Institute and Michael Brune of the Sierra Club for debate on...
December 27, 2012 UK on track to hit 2020 green energy targets - DECCSource: Reuters
The UK is on track to meet its 2020 renewable energy targets after low-carbon electricity generation grew more than a quarter in the year to end-June 2012, thanks largely to new solar and offshore wind projects, a government...
December 27, 2012 High Energy Costs Plaguing EuropeSource: NY Times
LONDON — On Dec. 19, Voestalpine, an Austrian maker of high-quality steel for the auto industry, announced that it would build a plant in North America that would employ natural gas to reduce iron ore to a kind of raw iron that...
December 27, 2012 EU Carbon Allowances Rise as Oil Trades Near Four-Week HighSource: Bloomberg
European Union carbon permits rose as oil traded near its highest price in four weeks, boosting demand for emission rights.
December 24, 2012 EU Carbon Permits Fall as Volumes Shrink Before Public HolidaysSource: Bloomberg
European Union carbon permits fell to their lowest in five days as volumes declined before public holidays in the region.
December 24, 2012 The 7 Hottest Climate Change Stories of 2012Source: Live Science.com
This year saw many climate-related stories making headlines. Some were annual rites that have become familiar in recent years, such as the international climate talks, rising global emissions, natural disasters with climate...
December 24, 2012 EPA issues air pollution standards for boilers and cement plantsSource: LA Times
After a decade of legal and regulatory fights, the Environmental Protection Agency has finalized how it will crack down on highly toxic pollution from industrial boilers and cement plants.
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