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August 22, 2014 Could a Carbon Tax Cut Down on Corporate Inversions?

Source: TriplePundit

Marc Hafstead of the nonpartisan think tank Resources for the Future, along with Lawrence Goulder of Stanford University, have come up with an idea that could potentially address two important problems in one broad policy action....

August 21, 2014 Libya's largest oil depot begins exports

Source: SF Gate

CAIRO— Libya's largest export terminal begun loading a tanker Wednesday destined for Italy, its first shipment after a yearlong blockade over disputes between the central government, rebels and protesters, the country's oil...

August 21, 2014 Despite Compromise, Colorado’s Fracking Fight Rages On

Source: ThinkProgress.com

GOLDEN, COLORADO — An 11th-hour compromise brokered by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) to keep contentious oil and gas measures off the November election ballot may simply delay the day of reckoning for both sides in the...

August 20, 2014 Coal-Dependent Arkansas Faces Stiff Emissions Target and a Running Clock

Source: National Gepgraphic

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas—At the end of 2012, at a time when many states were replacing their aging coal plants, Arkansas switched on a new $1.8-billion coal plant, one of two the state has fired up in the past five years.

August 20, 2014 EU regulators seek to close car emissions testing loopholes

Source: Reuters

EU regulators are preparing draft legislation that will require vehicle fuel use to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories, looking to close loopholes that allow car makers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions...

August 19, 2014 Shale oil 'dividend' could pay for smaller carbon footprint

Source: PHYS.com

Unanticipated economic benefits from the shale oil and gas boom could help offset the costs of substantially reducing the U.S.'s carbon footprint, Purdue agricultural economists say

August 19, 2014 UK energy dependence – five hidden costs expose truth about fracking

Source: The Guardian

The vision of an energy-independent Britain, free of the clear and growing problems of overseas fuel dependency, is deeply alluring. That is one of the reasons I set up a solar energy company 15 years ago. Today, Putin's Russia,...

August 19, 2014 Will Security Problems Hamper Mexico's Energy Boom?

Source: Forbes

Mexico has attracted attention for passing secondary laws that will end its state oil monopoly and open the country’s borders to new types of foreign investment. As Juan Montes explained in a recent article, “Under the new law,...

August 19, 2014 UK lobbying to keep open one of Europe's dirtiest coal power stations

Source: The Guardian

The UK government is lobbying the European commission (EC) to keep open one of Europe’s dirtiest coal power stations, even though its nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions exceed new legal limits by five times.

August 19, 2014 Nigeria, Shell Failing to Clean Oil Pollution, Report Says

Businessweek - îFriends of the Earth Europeî, and Platform. âThree years after the publication of the report, there is little evidence that the government of Nigeria has any intention of taking meaningful action...

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