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Energy Efficiencies, Improve Energy Efficiencies, Renewable Energy Sources

We live in the Energy Age – imagine life in the 21st Century in most developed nations without the benefits of abundant and economical energy.  But no resource on this Earth is really inexhaustible – and our traditional fossil fuel sources are not without limits.  The world’s oil supplies are being depleted at a rapid rate.  And more expensive (to extract, process, transport and distribute).  There are still many nations without abundant and affordable energy.  As more nations industrialize and modernize their systems, the demands made on the world’s fossil fuel supplies will place stress on things energy-related and on global supplies.

The hot topics today in energy include reduction of use, conservation of existing supplies, energy efficiencies, and especially alternative sources of energy.  While the world goes on using traditional fossil fuels, the race is on to harness natural and renewable energy sources – solar, geo-thermal, wind, tidal, and other “clean” technologies.  This section of Accountability Central brings you news and updates, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and more information you can use on Energy topics. 

News & Updates

May 27, 2015 Dam Holding Back Energy Dealmaking Will Burst by 2016, Energy Bankers Say

Source: Forbes

The oil and gas sector could see some big M&A toward the end of this year or the beginning of 2016, said panelists at the Mergermarket Energy Forum in Houston last week.

May 27, 2015 Japan nuclear regulator clears first reactors after safety checks

Source: Reuters

Japan cleared the way on Wednesday for a resumption of nuclear power, four years after the world's worst atomic disaster in two-and-a-half decades led to the shutdown of all the country's reactors and fuelled public opposition to...

May 27, 2015 Technology for a Saudi fracking boom moves closer to reality

Source: CNBC

The key to an energy boom is simple: Build a technology to get at the oil and gas that geologists already know is trapped in various subterranean, or subsea, formations.

Research & Insights

May 26, 2015 Top energy firms tied to almost a third of greenhouse gases -study

Source: Reuters

PARIS – Thirty-two energy companies led by Russia’s Gazprom account for almost a third of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions if the burning of all the coal, oil and gas they produce is taken into account, a study said on...

May 6, 2015 Harvard study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year

Source: Business Insider

WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new...

May 5, 2015 Trace amount of fracking fluid found in water well, study finds

Source: Lehigh Valley Live

Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday.

Commentary & Opinion

May 27, 2015 Accidents, waste and weapons: nuclear power isn't worth its risks

Science Codex - However, offsetting this is the economy of scale of large reactors. The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, which is not anti-nuclear, has serious safety and security concerns about SMRs. Weapons...

May 25, 2015 This is your energy future

Fosters Daily Democrat - îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî-funded projects implemented by NH cities and towns are returning more like 7 to 1. Why we all arenât investing more in energy efficiency is...

May 22, 2015 OPEC may condemn the world to an oil glut for years

Source: MarketWatch

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries could flood the market with oil for years if it opts to do nothing to alter its output ceiling at a highly-anticipated meeting in June.


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