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July 23, 2015 Oil prices dips below $50 on ample supply, strong dollarSource: Today Online
NEW YORK - Oil futures fell on Monday and U.S. crude slipped below $50 a barrel intraday as ample supply, the prospect of more Iranian crude for export and a strengthening dollar combined to pressure prices.
July 23, 2015 House panel approves energy reform billSource: The Hill
The bill is the first step in the House’s efforts to pass a broad, bipartisan energy reform package, and lawmakers were hopeful that they could have controversial policy debates as part of consideration of the bill.
July 23, 2015 House passes bill to fight coal ash ruleSource: The Hill
The House voted Wednesday to roll back certain parts of the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations on the disposal of coal ash waste.
July 23, 2015 Iran eyes $185 billion oil, gas projects after sanctions
Sify - "We are no longer interested in a unidirectional importation of goods and machinery from Europe," he said. The îUnited Nationsî Security Council on Monday endorsed a deal to end years of economic sanctions on...
SALT LAKE CITY — There is wasted energy under the streets of Salt Lake City. Lots of it. And for decades, it's been deliberately dissipated. But now, city planners are taking steps to harness the energy and put it to good use.
China saw levels of two common air pollutants improve modestly in the first half of 2015, environmental group Greenpeace East Asia said on Wednesday.
Source: The Guardian
The government has unveiled sweeping plans to cut subsidies to the renewable energy sector, saying costs are out of control and the consumer must be protected from soaring bills.
Tacoma News Tribune - The îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî places limits on emissions by fossil fuel-burning power plants. Electric power generators buy allowances for the carbon they emit. Auctions were held in...
July 20, 2015 What ever happened with Europe's fracking boom?Source: DM.com
The Netherlands has banned fracking until 2020. Over the past several years, a number of other European countries declared a ban on exploiting new natural gas deposits. So, is the apparent European shale gas boom over?
July 19, 2015 Japan pledges 26% emissions cut by 2030
Phys.org - According to the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî (IPCC), a two degree C pathway requires greenhouse gas cuts of 40-70 percent by 2050 compared to levels in 2010âand to zero or below...
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