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February 5, 2016 Has the U.S. Really Reached an Epic Turning Point in Energy?Source: National Geographic
As the new UN climate accord pushes countries to cut carbon emissions, the United States is making progress, But will it continue, and will it be enough?
February 3, 2016 Have Oil Companies Finally Had a Climate Epiphany?Source: CNS News
As world leaders gathered in Paris in December for the United Nations climate summit, many seemed surprised that several large oil companies, including BP and Shell, endorsed a carbon tax as a “key element” of any international...
February 2, 2016 Morgan Stanley: This Is What a World Without Oil Looks LikeSource: Bloomberg Business
"Oil’s role in driving hour-by-hour market moves is overstated. But its place in the broader macro debate remains central," write the analysts. "Energy companies are no longer leading equity or credit indices higher or lower. In...
February 2, 2016 Wind Powering America's Transformation to a Clean Energy EconomySource: Huff Post
2016 is shaping up as a pivotal year for America's transformation to a renewable energy economy. Leading the charge is low-cost, clean wind power which set new records and passed key milestones in 2015 to advance the renewable...
January 27, 2016 Trudeau's pipeline policy far from clear
Toronto Sun - The headlines from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland last week made Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seem like a burly defender of oil development: Trudeau tells off Leonard DiCaprio, Trudeau urges DiCaprio to...
January 26, 2016 Solving the Twin Crises of Energy and Water ScarcitySource: Harvard Business Review
Few people realize the important role water plays in our daily energy use, or the energy required to heat, treat, and supply water. Powering one 60-watt bulb for 12 hours a day over the course of a year can require 3,000 to 6,000...
January 19, 2016 We Need to Think as World Citizens for the Paris Agreement to Succeed in Combating Climate ChangeSource: Huff Post UK
In December 2015 the outstanding results of the COP21 Climate Summit agreement to keep global warming under the 1.5C threshold were announced by the teary-eyed French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, who was applauded with...
January 12, 2016 Paris Global Warming Agreement is One More New Year's ResolutionSource: Forbes
Like most New Year’s resolutions, the hope generated by the Paris climate accord last month will fade into disappointment. Global warming is generating huge risks for our world, and collectively we are managing those risks very...
January 11, 2016 Why climate change is an ethical problemSource: Washington Post
Climate change presents a severe ethical challenge, forcing us to confront difficult questions as individual moral agents, and even more so as members of larger political systems. It is genuinely global and seriously...
January 8, 2016 Goldman Sachs rethinks its stock market outlook because of something that hasn't happened in at least 48 yearsSource: Business Insider
Goldman Sachs is the latest firm to warn its clients that tumbling oil prices are bad news for stocks.
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