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China will boost efforts this year to rid itself of a strong addiction to coal in a bid to reduce damaging pollution as well as cut the energy intensity of its economy, which is expected to grow at its lowest rate in 25 years.
LONDON — Crude-oil futures were higher Thursday, as investors assessed a lower growth target from China, a slower increase in U.S. oil stockpiles and ongoing production issues in Libya
March 4, 2015 The smart way to divest fossil fuelsSource: Reuters
The New York Times Business section article entitled “Study Claims Oil Divestiture May Hurt College Endowments” on February 9 reported on a new paper, financed by the Independent Petroleum Association of America, claiming that...
March 4, 2015 Air pollution will kill thousands in Europe, EEA warnsSource: The Guardian
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans will suffer a premature death in the next two decades as the result of governments’ failure to act on air pollution, Europe’s environmental watchdog has warned.
March 4, 2015 California shuts down oil wells to protect groundwaterSource: Myrtle Beach Online
A dozen wells used to pump oil-and-gas in California's Central Valley have been ordered to stop production to protect underground drinking-water from contamination, officials said Tuesday. The operators of 10 oil wells in Kern...
March 4, 2015 Ohio House bill would ease fracking in state parksSource: Columbus Dispatch
Gov. John Kasich has used the back door to keep fracking out of Ohio state parks and forests. Now, the legislature is trying a side door to fast-track fracking on public lands.
March 3, 2015 Can Fracking Pollute Drinking Water? Don't Ask the EPASource: Inside Climate News
The EPA has been unable to collect the data it needs from the multibillion dollar oil and gas sector, which has stymied a five-year federal study.
SINGAPORE - Oil prices firmed on Tuesday in Asian trading, tracking stronger global equity markets and as the U.S. rig count continued to fall, but analysts warned the market remained oversupplied. An index of Asian shares edged...
March 3, 2015 Dutch government says sorry for gas field causing quakesSource: Reuters
The Dutch government apologized on Monday for ignoring risks posed by earthquakes caused by production of natural gas in the northern province of Groningen. The apology follows a Feb. 18 report by the country's independent Safety...
Source: The Guardian
Series of resolutions asks six of Denmark’s pension funds to drop their ‘black money’ investments in coal, oil and gas projects that cause climate change
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