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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
mountaintimes.info - guided in part by best practices identified by the îSustainable Endowments Instituteî and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's sustainability tracking and...
PennEnergy - Entergyâs (NYSE:ETR) Palisades nuclear power plant will likely remain offline until at least early summer to replace the bottom of a safety injection refueling water tank (SIRWT), according to Michigan Live....
May 23, 2013 House Passes Keystone Bill as White House Vows VetoSource: Bloomberg
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the eighth time congressional Republicans have advanced a measure promoting the project. Democrats called yesterday’s vote in the...
Research & Insights
May 17, 2013 The hottest North American shale plays
Resource Investor - Taken as a whole, shale plays may disappoint investors, with the exception of a few key plays like the Marcellus, the Eagle Ford and a few others. Rates of return may not meet expectations and some companies...
Innovations-Report - but you probably have only a foggy idea of how much energy your house consumes, even though home energy expenditures often account for a larger share of the household budget. This disparity in useful energy...
Yahoo! News - Who wouldnât want a car that gets better gas mileage' Most Americansâin the past. For years surveys showed that U.S. consumers were more focused on a carâs power, safety, roominess or special...
Commentary & Opinion
May 23, 2013 When America Stops Importing EnergySource: NY Times
You’ve probably heard by now about the American energy revolution. Breakthroughs in drilling technology have opened access to enough new oil and gas reserves in the United States to dramatically reduce U.S. dependence on foreign...
May 20, 2013 Energy Exports Are Good!Source: Joe Nocera, NY Times
What first caught my eye was the op-ed article in The Wall Street Journal. Published in late February, it was written by Andrew N. Liveris, the chairman and chief executive of the Dow Chemical Company. Liveris, an Australian, has...
May 8, 2013 The electric car is far from dead (Commentary)
Staten Island Advance - This myth is partly my fault, perpetuated by the title of my 2006 documentary ... role in the turnaround. Soaring gas prices in 2008 got everyone complaining. U.S. manufacturers, stuck with large...
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