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January 6, 2015 Stocks plunge on fears about implications of oil slump(Monday)Source: Washington Post
After six months of falling oil prices, investors are starting to worry that the prolonged slump is signaling a weaker global economy. That fear shook financial markets Monday as oil plunged again, dipping below $50 for the first...
January 5, 2015 Op-Ed: Are you ready for the carbon tax'
Bennington Banner - The proposal exempts electricity because the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî makes consumers in eight other Northeastern states send money to Vermont because they have carbon-based electricity...
Fukushima rice passed Japan's radiation checks for the first time since the 2011 nuclear disaster that prompted international alarm over the region's produce, a prefectural official said.
January 5, 2015 Oil hits five-and-a-half-year lows on supply glutSource: Reuters
Oil prices dropped to fresh 5-1/2-year lows on Monday as worries about a surplus of global supplies and lackluster demand dragged on oil markets.
January 2, 2015 In global climate talks, some major polluters drag their feet
Los Angeles Times - "It's inevitable that India has to emit more, but it has to be in a much more controlled, efficient manner," said Krishnan Pallassana, head of the India office of îthe Climate Groupî, a...
January 2, 2015 New York Offers $14.5 Million for Power Plant Efficiency, Other Measures to Reduce Greenhouse GasesSource: Energy Efficiency Markets
New York offers $14.5 million for power plant efficiency and other measures to reduce greenhouse gases in a solicitation recently issued by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. NYSERDA is seeking...
January 2, 2015 Al Gore Urges Obama to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline
OpEdNews - "The irony of course is that very few restrictions are placed on the fossil fuel companies that come here," notes our guest Jamie Henn, co-founder and communications director of îthe climate groupî 350.org....
January 2, 2015 McClaughry: Are you ready for the carbon tax'
Brattleboro Reformer - The state will tax all of these fuels at some convenient point in their supply chains. The proposal exempts electricity because the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî makes consumers in eight...
December 31, 2014 2014 - The Year In EnergySource: Forbes
The year 2014, ending today, saw a lot of exciting, and horrible, things happen in the energy world:
December 31, 2014 Forbes: Corn Ethanol Is Useless
The Hayride - It just so happens that you donât improve the environment by switching from petroleum products to ethanolâ¦ The United Nations îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî released two...
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