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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
August 13, 2018 Oil dips as emerging market woes dim demand outlookSource: Reuters
LONDON- Oil prices slipped on Monday as trade tensions and troubled emerging markets dented the outlook for fuel demand, but U.S. sanctions against Iran pointed toward tighter supply ahead.
Source: Investor's Business Daily
The devastating report — based on, yes, actual "science" — shows that the forced addition of ethanol to the nation's gasoline is making our air dirtier.
August 10, 2018 Oil Prices Hit 7-Week Low As Trade War Heats UpSource: Oil Price
After plummeting more than 3 percent on Wednesday, oil prices steadied early on Thursday, but still traded close to their seven-week low as the U.S.-China trade war is escalating and currently trumping fears of a significant...
Research & Insights
More than 95% of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new report has found.
The study, “Factoring in the Forgotten Role of Renewables in CO2 Emission Trends Using Decomposition Analysis,” comes on the heels of the release of a Bloomberg New Energy Finance report, which found that in 2017...
February 14, 2018 Does fracking adversely impact on drinking water?Source: Digital Journal
New research suggests a negative impact of hydraulic fracturing, intended to extract gas and oil, upon streams, plus downstream recreation water and drinking water. The research has been led by the University of Central...
Commentary & Opinion
Source: Seeking Alpha
Model 3 US market share for the midsize luxury category surpassed all competitors combined. This was outlined in the shareholder newsletter but also mentioned again in the call. This means the majority of cars sold in this...
Source: Houston Chronicle
Last year, Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, the nation's energy capital. In addition to damaging many homes and buildings, there were legitimate concerns about the region's energy infrastructure. It is impossible to fully...
The Trump administration’s energy and environmental policies are a glimpse into that broader question — whether the president believes in enlightened policies that can take the nation to higher levels or whether older models...
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