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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

April 17, 2014 More Renewable Energy Needed To Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change

CleanTechnica - Abu Dhabi, UAE: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reinforced the call to action from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC) to limit global temperature increase and...

April 17, 2014 Rising World Food Prices Spell Trouble for Biofuels

The Motley Fool - American biofuel companies reliant on domestic corn and oilseeds along with advanced biofuel companies reliant on sugar may both be challenged by the March rise in the îFood and Agriculture Organization of...

April 17, 2014 Calls for fossil fuel divestment continue to burn

Source: National Catholic Reporter

Swift action now will save much later. That was the consensus Sunday from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The third paper from the panel’s fifth assessment report outlined the mitigation scenarios...

Research & Insights

April 9, 2014 New book on fracking illuminates pros, cons

Source: 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 Arrived

Source: 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...

April 3, 2014 Pew Report Finds Offshore Wind Propelled Clean Energy Investment Growth in UK in 2013

PR Newswire - Amounts are listed in U.S. dollars. The data were compiled and reviewed by Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî, Pew's clean energy research partner. Read the report, including country profiles, at...

Commentary & Opinion

April 16, 2014 Lynn Youngblood: A reflection for Mother Earth

Source: 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 Tactics

Source: 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...

April 8, 2014 The Daily Show Buys Into Anti-Fracking Hysteria

Source: Forbes

As a big fan of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart (I paid full price to see “Doogle,” although perhaps I shouldn’t brag about that), it always bothers me when they misrepresent a factual issue. Not holding views I disagree with,...


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