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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
Moyers & Company - ExxonMobilâs response to shareholders was released on the same day that the UNâs îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî published its latest report on how devastating climate...
April 24, 2014 Fracking and Water Scarcity
World Press Review - As the U.N. îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî warns the world yet again that we really need to take serious steps to address climate change in the next few years, extreme methods of...
April 24, 2014 Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking caseSource: LA Times
In a landmark legal victory that centered on fracking, a middle-class north Texas ranching family won nearly $3 million from a big natural gas company whose drilling, they contend, caused years of sickness, killed pets and...
Research & Insights
Thomson Reuters Foundation - We need to better understand the interlinkages between water and energy, we need to promote better governance to reduce dramatically the number of people without access to drinkable water, sanitation...
April 9, 2014 New book on fracking illuminates pros, consSource: Telegram.com
The once-obscure oil and gas drilling process known as fracking has generated hundreds of billions of dollars and considerable dissent, as communities and experts argue over how to balance the vast amounts of money at stake with...
April 4, 2014 America, Your Annual Energy Report Card Has ArrivedSource: 109.com
Even though Americans increased their use of renewable sources of energy in 2013, the annual level of carbon dioxide emissions increased for the first time since 2010. The news comes from the Lawrence Livermore National...
Commentary & Opinion
April 23, 2014 On This Earth Day, It's Actually Easier To Be GreenSource: Forbes
Those of us who grew up watching Sesame Street sang along to Kermit the Frog’s lament, “It’s not that easy being green.” But for many Americans, it’s actually easier than ever to be green. Sustainability has quietly become an...
April 16, 2014 Lynn Youngblood: A reflection for Mother EarthSource: The Examiner
Do you know what big event is right around the corner? I will give you a hint – it is on April 22nd. That makes it Earth Day! This year brings the 44st Earth Day celebration since this special day was first named in 1970 by U.S....
April 9, 2014 Global Warming Scare TacticsSource: NY Times
OAKLAND, Calif. — IF you were looking for ways to increase public skepticism about global warming, you could hardly do better than the forthcoming nine-part series on climate change and natural disasters, starting this Sunday on...
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