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July 8, 2014 Industry divided over cap-and-trade fuel program bill

Fierce Energy - The îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî is equally against the bill. "It is disappointing that some members of the Legislature are succumbing to oil company scare tactics, ignoring California's...

July 8, 2014 Industry Data: Oil-By-Rail in North America Moving at Record Levels

Source: Huff Post

On July 3, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) released June 2014 data showing oil-by-rail and petroleum products at-large are moving at record levels throughout North America. The release of the data comes on the heels...

July 8, 2014 Brent, U.S. crude oil fall as supply fears fade

Source: Reuters

Brent and U.S. crude oil futures fell on Monday to the lowest levels in a month as Libya prepared to resume oil exports from two ports closed nearly a year, and as supply from Iraq remained unaffected by violence sweeping the...

July 8, 2014 Modi’s Power Pledge Set to Lift Coal Imports to Record India)

Source: Bloomberg

India’s thermal coal imports may touch a record this year as a faltering monsoon hampers hydro-power generation and pushes steam-driven power plants to replenish stockpiles. Overseas purchases are estimated to increase to about...

July 7, 2014 Abbott attacked on all sides on carbon, fossil fuel subsidies


As Prime Minister Tony Abbott pushes for new Senate to repeal the carbon price in its first few days of sitting, his conservative government is coming under new pressure to do an about-face and leave the door open for at least...

July 7, 2014 California's Clean Car Policies Are Giving Consumers the Rides They Want

The Huffington Post - At the îConsumer Federation of Americaî, our research has long shown that drivers want vehicles that go farther on each gallon of gas. They want to save money at the pump. But they also want a...

July 7, 2014 Truck owners blow extra smoke to anger environmentalists


's a trend now big enough to put a name to. Many Americans are rigging their trucks to intentionally emit large plumes of toxic smoke. It's called "rolling coal," and it's meant as a political statement. The truck owner rigs the...

July 7, 2014 IBM to Help China Manage Air Quality, Renewable-Energy Supplies

Source: Bloomberg

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) started a project to support China in managing air quality and energy consumption as well as forecasting renewable-energy supplies. Under the project, the Armonk, New York-based company...

July 7, 2014 Don't Fear 'Fracking,' Fear The Horrid Illusion That Revived Fracking

Source: Forbes

In 1980 Julian Simon famously bet modern Malthusian Paul Ehrlich $10,000 that five commodity metals chosen by Ehrlich (he selected copper, chromium, nickel, tin and tungsten) would decline in price by 1990. Simon’s point was that...

July 7, 2014 Rail accidents involving dangerous goods on the rise one year after Lac-Megantic disaster

Source: CTC

In the wake of the devastating Lac-Megantic train derailment, the federal government was quick to roll out a series changes aimed at making Canada's railways safer. As the country marks the one-year anniversary of the derailment...

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