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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: Think Progress
The energy mix in the U.S. is changing — and two separate events this week point to how we’re getting more green energy and less of the dirty stuff.
Tesla just took the most ambitious automotive production timeline since the Ford Model T, and moved it up two years.
May 5, 2016 Lawsuit seeks stronger regulation by EPA on how drillers handle, dispose of fracking wasteSource: Power Source
Seven environmental and community organizations are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court to compel the agency to tighten controls on the handling and disposal of oil and shale gas drilling and fracking...
Research & Insights
Source: Washington Post
The latest glimpse at the ongoing environmental effects of the disaster came in a new report by the conservation and advocacy group Oceana, which compiled the findings of a broad range of studies — primarily from the past two...
The Inquisitr - Gretchen Goldman, the lead analyst for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists spoke to Vice News. Constantly, the public is persuaded that climate change is a new issue, some new...
Source: The Guardian
Dangerous levels of chemicals found in underground water, while waste was dumped in unlined pits and barriers to protect groundwater were inadequate
Commentary & Opinion
April 13, 2016 Earth Day 2016: A Historic Day For Earth's FutureSource: Forbes
Earth Day in 2016 will be one to remember for its significance on a global scale climate agreement between two economic powerhouses. The Earth Day movement, started in the 1970?s by John McConnell, has since seen billions take...
Source: Gadgets 360
On the surface, Tesla cars are green because they don't emit poisonous gases. These cars run on electricity, so you are not involved in murdering the environment by using fossil fuels.
April 4, 2016 Fury Over Fracking = Book ReviewSource: NY Books.com
What should we think of a corporation that undertakes research on one of its products only to discover that its use could be damaging—and then tries to conceal the potential dangers of that product’s use? An investigation...
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