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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

June 19, 2018 China is creating a huge carbon market—but not a particularly aggressive one

Source: MIT Technology Review

China, the world’s largest communist country and its biggest climate polluter, has turned to a decidedly free-market approach to combating carbon emissions.

June 19, 2018 New Jersey Is Now The United States' Hottest Clean Energy Economy

Source: Forbes

The state is now a member of the exclusive “50x30” club that includes New York, Hawaii, California, and Vermont as the only states requiring 50% renewable energy by 2030 (Colorado and Iowa may reach that mark through voluntary...

June 19, 2018 No, Bitcoin Won't Use Up All The World's Energy

Source: Forbes

One of the first thoughts anyone looking at bitcoin will have is the amount of energy used by miners to maintain the blockchain. Apparently, some people think that bitcoin and blockchain will boil the seas dry with its energy...

Research & Insights

April 18, 2018 More than 95% of world's population breathing unhealthy air, says new report

Source: CNN

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.

March 1, 2018 New study upends conventional thinking about what’s driving down carbon emissions

Source: ThinkProgress

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

June 12, 2018 Are Trump's Energy Policies Enlightened Or Anchored To A Bygone Era?

Source: Forbes

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...

April 19, 2018 Cummins CEO Says Innovation, Sustainability, And Regulations Are Good For Business

Source: Forbes

s head of the largest independent maker of diesel engines and related products in the world, Tom has set lofty environmental goals for Cummins, including cutting energy intensity from company facilities by a third by 2020.

December 19, 2017 The Guardian view on Theresa May and Brexit: time to get off her fantasy island Editorial

Source: The Guardian

The prime minister’s weakness and Conservative divisions mean she can only control her party by concealing basic truths about the Brexit process


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