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November 5, 2013 5 Charts That Explain the Great Energy ShiftSource: The Atlantic
The United States is undergoing the greatest revolution in energy production in decades thanks to the shale-gas boom and the rise of renewable energy. The lure of cheap natural gas has led utilities to shutter aging and...
October 30, 2013 California Fracking Study May Take 18 Months, Brown SaysSource: Bloomberg
Governor Jerry Brown said it may take as long as 18 months for California, the third-largest oil-producing state, to complete an environmental review of the oil and gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing.
October 23, 2013 Confronting America's Persistent Energy IlliteracySource: Forbes
Americans want more natural gas, but they don’t favor the hydraulic fracturing process used to produce it. That’s the findings of a recent University of Texas survey in which 80 percent of the respondents said they want the feds...
September 12, 2013 A Study Finds a 5 MPG Improvement in the Past Six Years
The Ledger - The improvements reflect broad changes across the industry in the size, weight and engines in new models, as well as an increase in the number of hybrid and electric vehicles on the market. "Consumers are interested...
September 10, 2013 Europe says its own biofuels policies increase food costs 50%, drive deforestation
Grist - Two new studies that came out in Europe during the last couple of days show that biofuel mandates are causing consumers far more pocketbook pain â and contributing more to deforestation and climate pollution â...
September 4, 2013 Study Links Mercury Levels In Fish To Coal-Fired Power Plants
The Huffington Post - As if you needed another reason to cringe at the number of coal-fired power plants operating on our fragile Earth, a new study published in Nature Geoscience links power plants in China and India to the...
August 29, 2013 Greenpeace report warns of pollution from Chinese coal power
upiasia.com - The delta, in Guangdong province, is one of the most densely urbanized regions in the world and one of the main hubs ... strictly enforce the policy of no more new coal-fired and oil-fired power plants, as announced...
The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was expected to delivery its fifth Assessment Report (AR5) next month, but over the past weekend, a draft of that report was leaked to Reuters, which reported...
Source: MIT Technology Review
Renault recently made public a report that provides a fair assessment by comparing an electric version of its Fluence sedan with gas and diesel-powered versions of the same car. And it makes clear that electric cars are, indeed,...
Source: NY Times
BEIJING — Southern Chinese on average have lived at least five years longer than their northern counterparts in recent decades because of the destructive health effects of pollution from the widespread use of coal in the north,...
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