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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

October 24, 2014 Fitch: wide ranging impacts of shale revolution expected to continue

abc.az - Baku, Fineko/abc.az. îFitch Ratingsî has published a presentation where it noted that the rise of U.S. oil production, as a result of shale plays, had moderated global oil prices and saved markets from price...

October 23, 2014 Loophole Allows Many Dangerous Chemicals In Fracking Fluids To Go Undisclosed: Report

Source: Huff Post

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to environmental pollutants, sometimes what's legal is what's most worrying. That's the conclusion of a new report on a major loophole in the regulations governing hydraulic fracturing.

October 23, 2014 China's coal use falls for first time this century, analysis suggests

Source: Guardian(UK)

The amount of coal being burned by China has fallen for the first time this century, according to an analysis of official statistics. China’s booming coal in the last decade has been the major contributor to the fast-rising...

Research & Insights

October 21, 2014 Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy, Study Says

Source: 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 Demand

Source: 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 2050

Source: 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 23, 2014 The Future of Energy: How to Transition to a Renewable Economy

Source: GreenTech Media

We need to ride the waves already our way and do our best to start new waves...

October 23, 2014 How to Divest Your University from Fossil Fuels

Source: The Seattle Globalist

Last week Glasgow University became the first academic institution in Europe to commit to pulling all investments out of fossil fuels. They will phase out $29 million in investments over the next ten years.

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


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