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April 24, 2015 New Rules, Cheap Energy Heighten Battle Between Coal and GasSource: Wall Street Journal
HOUSTON—Tough new environmental rules and cheap energy prices are heightening the battle between coal miners and natural-gas pumpers over which fuel will dominate the U.S. power market.
April 24, 2015 The 3 Greenest Oil & Gas Companies in the World
explorationworld.com - These are the three greenest oil and gas companies in the world, as ranked by Newsweek in partnership with îCorporate Knightsî Capital. You can see the full pan-industry ranking here. 3. Repsol...
Source: Business Insider
One oil executive thinks half of all fracking companies will be out of business or sold by the end of this year, according to Bloomberg Read more:...
The world’s biggest oil exporter, having abandoned last year its role of keeping global markets in balance, now has incentive to maximize output and undermine rival producers by using its reserve capacity, according to Citigroup...
China needs to cut lending to coal-related industries and shift more financing to cleaner businesses in order to address a huge funding gap that is hindering the country’s war on pollution, a study drawn up in part by central...
April 24, 2015 U.S. agriculture secretary calls on farmers to address climate change in speech at Michigan StateSource: Michigan Live
The program, "Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture & Forestry", consists of ten aspects. Many of the changes are voluntary and come from the Farm Bill, signed into law last year. If farmers follow the suggestions, there...
April 24, 2015 New England governors discuss ways to chop energy pricesSource: Boston Herald
HARTFORD, Conn. — New England's governors agreed Thursday to a mix of regional and state actions to cut persistently high energy costs. Five of the region's six governors said they will work across the region while each state...
Source: Washington Post
The U.S. electric grid will require major changes to reposition itself for the future challenges of climate change, new technologies, and national security in coming decades, according to a first-ever “Quadrennial Energy Review”...
April 23, 2015 An Earth Day call to ban fracking across this landSource: NY Daily News
Flaming water, poisoned air and destroyed lives — that’s what I found when I traveled to Dimock, Pa., in 2009 to see the impacts of fracking firsthand. Six years later, this tragic story is one shared by countless Americans, too...
Source: Yahoo Finance
The U.S. oil boom quickly became a jobs boom. But many of those jobs are now disappearing. Halliburton, the oil field services giant, cut 9,000 jobs-- more than 10% of its global workforce-- during the last two quarters because...
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