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April 7, 2014 Shale Gas Boom Leaves Wind Companies Seeking More Subsidy

Source: Bloomberg

Wind power in the U.S. is on a respirator. The $14 billion industry, the world’s second-largest buyer of wind turbines, is reeling from a double blow -- cheap natural gas unleashed by the hydraulic fracturing revolution and the...

April 7, 2014 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Is coal really on the rise in Europe?

Source: Reuters

For the fossil fuel boosters and the climate deniers, it’s a delicious irony. Despite the EU’s much-vaunted climate leadership, its use of coal to generate power has apparently been on the rise. It’s a useful counterblast to the...

April 4, 2014 EU abandons its plan for a carbon tax on U.S. airliners

Source: The Daily Caller

The European Union has abandoned its plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions from flights into and out of European airspace. The proposal would have included flights originating in the United States.

April 4, 2014 America, Your Annual Energy Report Card Has Arrived


Even though Americans increased their use of renewable sources of energy in 2013, the annual level of carbon dioxide emissions increased for the first time since 2010. The news comes from the Lawrence Livermore National...

April 4, 2014 House Democrats Call On EPA To Investigate Fracking’s Link To Water Contamination In Three States

Source: Climate

House Democrats are calling on the EPA to reopen an investigation into whether fracking operations contaminated water in Wyoming, Pennsylvania and Texas. Eight members of Congress sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy...

April 4, 2014 VW to build plug-in hybrid cars in China as pollution reforms open the market: sources

Source: Reuters

Volkswagen plans to make plug-in cars in China, company sources say, seeing a big potential market as the country’s leaders fight hazardous levels of air pollution with measures that include boosting green power. VW will announce...

April 3, 2014 Investors can be catalysts in transition to sustainable biofuels

Click Green - The EIRIS imug Biofuels Report, produced by EIRIS and imug (EIRIS' global network partner in Germany), introduces different types of biofuels and shares EIRIS' insights into key environmental and social risks and ...

April 3, 2014 Old Math Casts Doubt on Accuracy of Oil Reserve Estimates

Source: Bloomberg

In 1945, Arps, then a 33-year-old petroleum engineer for British-American Oil Producing Co., published a formula to predict how much crude a well will produce and when it will run dry. The Arps method has become one of the most...

April 3, 2014 Noam Chomsky: The Dimming Prospects for Human Survival

Alter Net - Such heedlessness continues to the present, even putting aside the numerous near-catastrophic accidents, reviewed in a chilling new book, "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion...

April 3, 2014 Gazprom’s $910 Billion Gaffe Shows Putin Economy Waning

Source: Bloomberg

Russia’s natural-gas export monopoly aspired to be the world’s largest company, he said while offering up a prediction: its market value would quadruple to $1 trillion in as little as seven years.

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