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December 6, 2011 Five Truths About Our Energy FutureSource: Time
Here's the thing that forecasts about energy use and production tend to have in common: they're probably wrong. From the predictions in the 1950s that nuclear energy would one day be too cheap to meter, to the belief in the...
December 6, 2011 Shale-Gas Drilling to Add 870,000 U.S. Jobs by 2015, Report SaysSource: BusinessWeek
Producing natural gas from shale will support 870,000 U.S. jobs and add $118 billion to economic growth in the next four years, according to a report from IHS Global Insight. Gas from shale, which accounts for 34 percent of U.S....
December 6, 2011 Radioactive Cesium in Meiji Milk Spurs Recall (Japan)Source: Bloomberg
Radioactive cesium was found in milk powder made by a Meiji Holdings Co. unit, causing the shares to fall the most in eight months and raising concern that nuclear radiation is contaminating baby food. Meiji found traces of...
December 6, 2011 Both sides find fault in Colorado fracking ruleSource: Denver Post
Colorado's proposed rule requiring drillers to disclose the ingredients in their fracking fluids drew fire from both environmentalists and industry representatives at a hearing Monday. While both sides supported the basics in...
BP is accusing Halliburton of having "intentionally destroyed evidence" related to the explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that led to the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The accusation comes in court papers filed...
December 5, 2011 "Fracking" for Shale Gas: Neither Clean nor GreenSource: IPS
DURBAN, South Africa - Hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" is being used to tap the last remaining natural gas deposits across large areas of the United States and western Canada, fueling continued dependence on hydrocarbons...
Source: The Clog
When the Union of Concerned Scientists come to Charlotte next week to present a new report focused on the water and energy nexus, some companies will not be happy about it. Word is, the report identifies Charlotte ...
December 5, 2011 Emissions soar again after 2008 slowdownSource: Vancouver Sun
Humans pumped out 10 billion tonnes of carbon emissions in 2010, after rebounding quickly from the global financial crisis two years ago that cut industrial output and related emissions, scientists report. Researchers with the...
December 5, 2011 Greenpeace breaks into French nuclear power plantsSource: Telegraph.co.uk
Greenpeace scored an unsettling publicity coup on Monday morning by successfully breaking into at least one French nuclear power plant to highlight the vulnerability of atomic sites around the country.
December 5, 2011 Japan’s stricken nuclear plant leaks radioactive water, some may have reached Pacific OceanSource: Washington Post
TOKYO — Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant leaked about 45 tons of highly radioactive water from a purification device over the weekend, its operator said, and some may have drained into the ocean. The leak is a reminder of the...
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