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March 5, 2015 China tries to ditch its coal addiction, reduce energy intensity

Source: Reuters

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.

March 5, 2015 Oil higher as investors weigh China’s lower growth target, Libyan supply issues

Source: MarketWatch

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 fuels

Source: 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 warns

Source: 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 groundwater

Source: 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 parks

Source: 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 EPA

Source: 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.

March 3, 2015 Oil prices steady along with global markets, but oversupply remains

Source: Reuters

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 quakes

Source: 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...

March 2, 2015 Members of €32bn Danish pension funds to vote on fossil fuel divestment

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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