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October 23, 2014 Loophole Allows Many Dangerous Chemicals In Fracking Fluids To Go Undisclosed: ReportSource: 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.
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...
October 23, 2014 Climate change: EU eyes new green energy targetsSource: BBC
An EU summit gets under way shortly in Brussels aiming for agreement on carbon emission cuts that could make Europe a global leader again in climate policy.
Source: Guardian (UK)
America’s energy-related carbon pollution rose 2.5% last year despite President Barack Obama’s efforts to fight climate change, according to new federal data. The rise in emissions from burning coal, oil, natural gas and other...
Think Progress - The îCarbon Disclosure Projectî (CDP), a U.K.-based nonprofit working with companies to report their greenhouse gas emissions, has included Alberta, Canada-based TransCanada as a corporate climate...
October 22, 2014 Biomass proving a cost-effective energy solutionSource: Chillicothe Gazette
Woody biomass is quietly expanding as a viable, cost-effective energy alternative to fossil fuels in America. Though this natural, renewable and locally produced resource will never supply all of our nation’s energy needs, when...
October 21, 2014 Finding Fracking Fluids In The EnvironmentSource: Science 2.0
New geochemical tracers can identify any hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that could have spilled into the environment, according to field tests at a spill site in West Virginia and downstream from an oil and gas brine...
October 21, 2014 Is Bloom Energy Greenwashing the Public? - text/videoSource: NBC Bay Area
Bloom Energy has garnered international attention for creating technology that turns fuel into electricity. The Silicon Valley company’s energy servers, called Bloom boxes, produce on-site power and aim to operate as a cleaner...
October 21, 2014 Natural Gas Detrimental to Low-Carbon Economy, Study SaysSource: 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 20, 2014 China to punish carmakers who fail to meet fuel targets in 2015Source: Reuters
China said on Thursday it would punish carmakers by restricting their production and publicly naming them if they fail to meet fuel consumption requirements on passenger vehicles set for 2015.
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