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November 26, 2014 56 countries seek carbon capture incentives in next climate dealSource: Reuters
Fiscal incentives for carbon capture should be part of the global climate change agreement that replaces the Kyoto Protocol, 56 countries belonging to the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said in a statement on Tuesday.
November 26, 2014 Supreme court to weigh challenge to Obama mercury air pollution ruleSource: Reuters
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to weigh a challenge by industry groups and some states to an Obama administration regulation intended to limit emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired...
November 25, 2014 Dispute over Big Bend skies tied to issue of coal-fired power plantsSource: Houston Chronicle
Federal regulators are taking their fight with Texas over pollution from coal-fired power plants to an unlikely new front: Big Bend National Park. The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday proposed costly new scrubbers and...
November 25, 2014 White House threatens to put brakes on alternative fuelsSource: SF Gate
WASHINGTON — As biotech masterminds and venture capitalists scramble to hatch a new generation of environmentally friendly fuels that can help power the average gasoline-burning car, they are confronting an unexpected obstacle:...
November 24, 2014 OPEC's Easy Days Setting Oil Production Are Over, Veteran Says; You Need Russia, Norway, MexicoSource: Bloomberg
The days when OPEC members could almost guarantee consensus when deciding production levels for oil are long gone, according to a veteran of almost two decades of the group’s meetings.
November 24, 2014 U.S. gasoline prices slide to a 4-year low -Lundberg surveySource: Reuters
The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States dropped 10 cents in the past two weeks, hitting a four-year low, according to the latest Lundberg survey released on Sunday.
November 24, 2014 No matter where you plug in, electric cars are greener
Los Angeles Times - An updated analysis we recently completed at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî found that everywhere in the U.S., an EV produces lower carbon emissions than the average new gasoline compact car....
November 24, 2014 Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional FuelsSource: NY Times
For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas
November 24, 2014 Walmart announced the company will install up to 400 new solar projects at facilities across the nation over the next four years. This advances the company’s global commitment to drive the production or procurement of 7 billion kWh of renewable energy by tSource: Today's Energy Solutions
Walmart announced the company will install up to 400 new solar projects at facilities across the nation over the next four years. This advances the company’s global commitment to drive the production or procurement of 7 billion...
November 24, 2014 Small quake shakes Dallas area, stirring fracking criticsSource: Reuters
A light earthquake shook the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of North Texas on Saturday night, leaving no known damage or casualties but stirring concern about the potential of the area's oil and gas fracking industry to generate seismic...
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