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November 2, 2015 Lithium-Air Battery Breakthrough May Mean Game Over For GasolineSource: Forbes
The lithium-air battery is the holy grail of energy storage only better. Now, thanks to a breakthrough made by scientists at Cambridge University, it may also be a lot closer to commercial reality than previously believed.
October 30, 2015 Kansas extending fracking limits over earthquakesSource: Fuel Fix
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Oil and gas industry restrictions meant to decrease the frequency and intensity of earthquakes in south-central Kansas will remain in place until at least March 2016, state regulators decided Thursday.
October 30, 2015 Beyond carbon pricing—a seven-point planSource: Phys.org
The new federal government must articulate a broad and clear agenda that recognizes climate change is a fundamental global threat demanding Canadian leadership, two major think tanks say.
October 30, 2015 Russia’s Putin Says Global Warming Is ‘A Fraud’Source: Daily Caller
Russian President Vladimir Putin believes global warming is a “fraud” — a plot to keep Russia from using its vast oil and natural gas reserves. Read more:...
October 29, 2015 EU caves in to auto industry pressure for weak emissions limitsSource: TheGuardian
Carmakers have won delays to a more stringent “real driving emissions” test, which will allow them to belch out more than twice the legal limit of deadly nitrogen oxides (NOx) from 2019 and up to 50% more from 2021.
October 29, 2015 Low Oil Prices Take a Toll on Royal Dutch ShellSource: NY Times
LONDON — Lower petroleum prices are shaking up the plans and bottom lines of the world’s biggest oil companies, and Royal Dutch Shell is the latest to show the effects.
October 28, 2015 Exxon is denying it deliberately downplayed global warmingSource: Business Insider
ExxonMobil Corp. is condemning reports by two news organizations that the energy giant deliberately played down the impact of fossil fuels on the Earth’s climate, even though Exxon’s own scientists were working closely with...
October 28, 2015 Earthquake risk analysis shows U.S. nuclear plants safe: NRCSource: Reuters
Nuclear power plants in the United States are safe to continue operating but need to conduct an in-depth analysis where appropriate, as far as earthquake hazards are concerned, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on...
Renew Economy - To have a 66% chance of limiting warming to 2 degree C the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that after 2011 we can only emit 1,010 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases. Converting the budget to yearly...
zmescience.com - Elsewhere, regulations like price on carbon is making fossil fuel energy more expensive. According to the Bloomberg New Energy finance, on-shore wind energy has once again dropped in price and is competitive with...
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