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September 19, 2014 Clean Energy Is a 100 Percent American Success StorySource: Huff Post
Across the nation, American businesses, families, and communities are embracing clean, renewable energy that is homegrown, healthy, and can never run out. By finding alternatives to fossil fuels that pollute our air and disrupt...
September 19, 2014 U.S. green groups urge methane rules for oil and gas industrySource: Reuters
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must act to rein in methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, environmental groups said on Thursday, warning that failure to set federal standards would undermine other Obama...
September 18, 2014 Fracking Bans Enrage Coloradans Sitting on Energy RichesSource: Bloomberg
Mineral owners left out of the energy boom in Colorado and other states are mobilizing to fight local fracking bans they say are depriving them of billions of dollars in oil and natural-gas royalties.
September 18, 2014 White House proposes new energy efficiency rule in climate pushSource: Reuters
The U.S. Department of Energy unveiled its latest energy efficiency rule on Thursday, a standard for commercial air conditioning units that the White House believes could slash energy use in commercial and industrial buildings.
September 18, 2014 Germany unveils Europe’s biggest battery plantSource: Reuters
Germany switched on Europe’s largest commercial battery plant on Tuesday, an installation powered by 25,600 lithium-ion batteries that will help stabilize the region’s growing supply of renewable energy.
September 17, 2014 Electric Vehicles Are Cleaner, but Still Not a Magic Bullet
New York Times - The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî said on Tuesday that in 60 percent of the United States, electric vehicles are now responsible for fewer heat-trapping global warming emissions per mile than even...
September 17, 2014 China Bans Use of Coal With High Ash or Sulfur to Fight SmogSource: Bloomberg
China will ban sales and imports of coal with high ash or sulfur in a move to promote cleaner types of the fuel and improve the nation’s air quality.
September 16, 2014 Occidental in $190 million settlement to clean up New Jersey riverSource: Reuters
Occidental Chemical Corp has agreed to pay New Jersey $190 million as part of a settlement to clean up the polluted Passaic River, state officials announced on Monday. The agreement, which is subject to approval by New Jersey...
September 16, 2014 Duke moves into solarSource: Fortune
Duke Energy ( DUK 0.52% ) said it will commit $500 million to expanding solar power in North Carolina by building three solar farms and signing power-purchase agreements with five more, farms all to be developed in the next...
September 16, 2014 Study: Faulty gas wells, not fracking, pollute waterSource: USAToday
Faulty wells, not deep underground fracking, is the main reason that natural gas extraction from shale rock has contaminated drinking water in parts of Texas and Pennsylvania, says a study Monday by researchers from five...
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