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August 25, 2015 Batteries Will Do To Energy What Cellphones Did To Telecom: Advanced Microgrid & TeslaSource: Forbes
Cheap battery storage will prove as disruptive to the energy industry as the cellphone has been to telecommunications, executives from two California startups—Tesla Energy and Advanced Microgrid Solutions—said today at the...
August 18, 2015 Riding the Energy Wave to the FutureSource: Forbes
This week’s yuan devaluation was big news, but it’s really part of a much bigger saga. Events around the globe are combining to create huge economic change over the next few years. We are watching giant, multidimensional chess...
August 18, 2015 Something is happening hereSource: Business Green
Environmentalists have long been vulnerable to their own passions. At times this can make us sound shrill and self-righteous. On other occasions it can blind us to political traps. The oil industry is now busy setting a big one...
August 10, 2015 World Bank: clean energy is the solution to poverty, not coalSource: The Guardian
It is the development conundrum of our era. Extremely poor people cannot lift themselves out of poverty without access to reliable energy. More than a billion people live without power today, denying them opportunities as...
August 7, 2015 The Shale Patch Faces RealitySource: Bloomberg
Not long ago the oil industry looked like it had dodged a bullet. After the worst bust in a generation cut crude prices from $100 a barrel last summer to $43 in March, the oil market rallied. By June, prices were up 40 percent,...
August 6, 2015 U.S. Emissions Rules Give Paris Climate Change Talks a BoostSource: World Politics Review
On Monday, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) rules. The new regulations, a tweak to initial rules that had been released in June 2014, are meant to...
August 4, 2015 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power PlanSource: US EPA
President Obama will unveil the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan—a historic step to cut the carbon pollution driving climate change. Here are six key things every American should know
August 3, 2015 Who wins and loses under Obama’s stricter power plant limitsSource: Washington Post
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply.
July 24, 2015 US Missed An Opportunity To Cut Carbon At Lower CostSource: Forbes
“As far as I’m concerned the renewables industry is built on the proposition that we should always do the most expensive thing first,” Rowe said at the Energy Thought Summit at Chicago’s Symphony Center. “Whereas a carbon tax or...
July 24, 2015 Isaac Orr: No, fracking isn't causing earthquakesSource: Grand Forks Herald
The increase in earthquakes in these two states likely is due to the disposing of wastewater generated during the hydraulic fracturing process, not the fracturing process itself. The U.S. Geological Survey has stated, "Hydraulic...
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