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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
Source: Guardian (UK)
America’s energy-related carbon pollution rose 2.5% last year despite President Barack Obama’s efforts to fight climate change, according to new federal data. The rise in emissions from burning coal, oil, natural gas and other...
Think Progress - The îCarbon Disclosure Projectî (CDP), a U.K.-based nonprofit working with companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions, has included Alberta, Canada-based TransCanada as a corporate climate...
October 22, 2014 Biomass proving a cost-effective energy solutionSource: Chillicothe Gazette
Woody biomass is quietly expanding as a viable, cost-effective energy alternative to fossil fuels in America. Though this natural, renewable and locally produced resource will never supply all of our nation’s energy needs, when...
Research & Insights
October 21, 2014 Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy, Study SaysSource: Triple Pundit
Compared to dirty coal, natural gas looks like a clean fuel. As fracking becomes more widespread, natural gas is becoming more abundant. It is often touted as a bridge fuel, serving our energy needs until technology advances in...
October 1, 2014 Reports: A Guide To Boosting Solar Energy DemandSource: Forbes
How can solar become the largest source of electricity in the world one day? The International Energy Agency released two reports on Monday to tell you how.
September 30, 2014 Solar power could be world’s main energy source by 2050Source: Fortune
By mid-century, the sun could be the largest source of energy and help reign in global warming by preventing the release of billions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new report from the International Energy...
Commentary & Opinion
October 8, 2014 Can A Carbon Tax Create Jobs, Jobs, Jobs'Source: Forbes
Ah,there's the rub. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change insists that we take a path that will get us to a low-carbon future and they insist that we use an all-of-the-above strategy to get there. But the only ... > 1862
October 1, 2014 Carbon Taxes Don't Kill JobsSource: Bloomberg View
Where they've been tried, the evidence shows, well-designed carbon taxes have succeeded in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. But that doesn't necessarily end the debate over their effects -- nor should it. The next question is...
September 30, 2014 It's Time to Abandon the Delusion of a Carbon TaxSource: Huff Post
At the United Nations last week, President Obama urged the nations of the world to follow our lead and begin to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The president has moved aggressively to use the powers of the Clean Air Act to...
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