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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...
September 15, 2014 Energy: What Americans really wantSource: Boston Globe
The energy crisis America faces today is unlike energy crises we faced in the past. There is no supply crunch; energy prices are not skyrocketing. US cities are not choked with smog. We don’t face energy-driven security threats,...
September 15, 2014 Fracking or Drinking Water? That May Become the ChoiceSource: NBC News
Fracking for oil and natural gas—or having enough water to drink. That's the possible dilemma facing a number of countries including the United States, according to a new report released by the World Resources Institute last...
September 12, 2014 Fracking and Earthquakes: The Risk Is Clear. Who Pays Is NotSource: Daily Finance
The energy industry in the U.S. has surged in the past decade thanks to advances in technology that have allowed companies to extract vast quantities of oil and natural gas from sources once deemed too difficult or expensive to...
September 12, 2014 Blue and red states going green on energy policySource: USA Today
Politically "red" and "blue" states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet, says a report today with prominent bi-partisan support.
September 11, 2014 Cheapest U.S. Gasoline Since 2010 Set to Get CheaperSource: Bloomberg
Drivers across the U.S. enjoying the lowest pump prices for this time of year since 2010 will probably see further declines as refineries benefiting from the shale boom produce record amounts of fuel.
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