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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
"The bear case [for oil] is continuing fears about global demand," Croft said Thursday. "That is a really big headwind for a lot of people on oil. They're very concerned still about where trade talks go. They're very concerned...
March 25, 2019 Optimism Reigns For U.S. LNG As Global Supply Fear WanesSource: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
More than half of those export projects are U.S. LNG facilities, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. There are 27 global export projects pending, 15 are for U.S. facilities awaiting final investment decisions or approval...
The United States didn’t import any crude oil from Venezuela in the week to March 15, for the first time ever since the EIA began tracking weekly U.S. crude oil imports. According to EIA’s monthly data dating back to 1973, the...
Research & Insights
January 25, 2019 Worrying’ rise in global CO2 forecast for 2019Source: The Guardian
The level of climate-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is forecast to rise by a near-record amount in 2019, according to the Met Office.
January 9, 2019 U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants ClosedSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — America’s carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4 percent in 2018, the biggest increase in eight years, according to a preliminary estimate published Tuesday.
January 4, 2019 10 Charts That Tell the Story of Energy in 2018Source: Forbes
From the impacts of climate change and the human costs of air pollution to the effects of fuel economy regulations, some of the most crucial topics in energy this year can best be illustrated through data presented in...
Commentary & Opinion
Source: Knowledge@ Wharton
the paper titled “Wrongful Benefit & Arctic Drilling” asks whether it should be permissible for companies to profit from past decisions that have proven to be detrimental
March 7, 2019 The World Needs Natural Gas, Not The Sierra ClubSource: Forbes
In October, 18 years after the non-disaster, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a call for dramatic reductions in Global Greenhouse Gases (GHGs). Its goal is to limit global warming to 1.5...
March 7, 2019 People Need to Be Scared About Climate Change. They Also Need to Recognize That It’s Not Too Late.Source: Mother Jones
Amid all the carnage, the leading global authority on warming, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, detailed the horrors in store if average temperatures pass 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit)...
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