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March 31, 2015 BNSF railroad adds new safety rules for crude oil trainsSource: Houston Chronicle
OMAHA, Neb. — BNSF has started taking additional safety measures for crude oil shipments because of four recent high-profile derailments in the U.S. and Canada, the railroad said Monday.
March 31, 2015 Oil down as Iran races for Tuesday deadline on nuclear dealSource: Today
NEW YORK - Oil settled down for a second straight session on Monday as Iran and six world powers tried to negotiate a deal on Tehran's nuclear program that could end Western sanctions and allow the OPEC member to ship more crude...
March 30, 2015 Oil prices drop on possible Iran deal, dollarSource: Reuters
Oil prices fell on Monday as officials from Iran and six world powers discussed a possible deal over Tehran's nuclear program that could bring an end to sanctions and allow an increase in Iranian oil exports. The two sides have...
March 30, 2015 10 Things Everyone Should Know About Solar EnergySource: The Motley Fool
Solar energy is the fastest growing energy source in the U.S., and is beginning to upend the utility industry as we know it. In California, Arizona, Hawaii, and many other states the cost of electricity from the sun is now lower...
March 30, 2015 Winds of change or mere passing clouds
The Hindu Business Line - Of this, wind will account for 60 gigawatt and solar 100 gigawatts. Bharat Bhushan Agrawal, solar analyst with Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî, says, âThe solar targets have been...
March 30, 2015 Pipelines pinched: Despite highest costs in US, Northeast resists natural gas expansionSource: Fox Business
Most people agree the Northeast must expand its energy supply to trim the nation's highest costs and natural gas could be at least a short-term answer.
March 27, 2015 Recent Trends In U.S. Land Drilling Market: Re-fracking, Growing Well Inventory, Lower Rig CountSource: Forbes
The tight oil boom in the United States has been largely responsible for the present turmoil in the global oil markets. Average annual production growth in the U.S. has stood at about 1 million barrels per day over the last four...
March 27, 2015 Biggest Polluters to Miss Climate DeadlineSource: Bloomberg
Ahead of the March 31 target, only the European Union and Switzerland have unveiled plans, representing about 10 percent of global emissions. The U.S. has promised to hit the deadline. The rest of the world’s major economies,...
March 26, 2015 Duke Energy Says $25 Million Fine For Years Of Groundwater Pollution Is ‘Regulatory Overreach’Source: Climate Progress
Duke Energy shot back at North Carolina on Tuesday, vowing to contest the record $25 million fine handed down to Duke earlier this month for groundwater contamination at the utility’s coal plant in Wilmington.
March 26, 2015 How much of the world's fossil fuels can we burn?Source: The Guardian
The much-quoted three numbers of climate change have raised awareness of the simple fact there’s far more fossil fuel than we can burn and the more we extract, the greater the risk of climate catastrophe – but they don’t tell us...
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