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August 8, 2014 EU Commissioners announce 30% energy savings target by 2030
Blue & Green Tomorrow - However, investors have praised the move with the îInstitutional investors Group on Climate Changeî (IIGCC) saying the target sends the message that energy efficiency is key in the climate...
August 7, 2014 Mexico's Senate approves rules for opening energy industrySource: Dallas Morning News
Mexico’s plan to radically expand its energy sector passed its final legislative hurdle Wednesday, leaving behind 76 years of state monopoly for an uncertain future driven by competition. The Mexican Senate voted 90-27 to pass...
August 7, 2014 Deep Water Fracking Next Frontier for Offshore DrillingSource: Bloomberg/BusinessWeek
Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts. Cracking rocks underground to allow oil and gas to flow more freely...
Los Angeles Daily News - Using data from the îWorld Trade Organizationî we created these maps to show which foreign nations supply the United States and European Union with most of their fuel imports. The îWorld...
Source: Science World Report
Each year, the Gulf of Mexico develops a dead zone, an area that's so low in oxygen that little can survive. Now, scientists have taken a look at this year's dead zone and have found that it measures a total of 5,052 square...
August 6, 2014 Russia May Be Losing Influence Over European Energy MarketsSource: NY Times
The Ukraine crisis is unlikely to produce many benefits. But it could serve as a kind of stress test to see whether Europe’s approach to energy policy is working. The European authorities have been far more interventionist than...
Source: LA Times
Supporters of two Colorado ballot measures that would have curbed fracking in the state announced late Monday they were standing down, averting an expensive election-year fight that was creating uncertainty in both the governor’s...
August 4, 2014 Goldman’s Icy Arbitrage Draws Interest to Meet EPA RuleSource: Goldman Sachs
Clustered deep beneath the trading floors of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS)’s Manhattan headquarters are 92 tanks with enough ice for 3.4 million margaritas. Goldman runs chilled anti-freeze through pipes connected to the 11-ton...
August 1, 2014 Pursuing Energy Failure, Again and AgainSource: National Review
Energy policies are faddish. From the energy-independence moonshine of the corn-ethanol scam to the latest 645-page slate of regulations the EPA wants to inflict on the domestic electricity-generation sector, the supposed threats...
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