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September 25, 2015 Explore the United States of Energy with this interactive mapSource: Treehugger
This energy map of the U.S. attempts to demystify the "energy realities" in the nation by charting regional and state energy production, consumption, markets, policies, and infrastructure.
September 22, 2015 The 800 ways taxpayer money supports fossil fuel industries
MSN - â??If other developing countries were included, then the total would be much higher,â?? said Angus McCrone, senior analyst at Bloomberg î??New Energy Financeî?? in London. â??The reassuring...
September 16, 2015 Water demand from fracking less than 1 percent of U.S. total: studySource: Reuters
Fracking by the U.S. oil and gas industry has increased the burden on the nation’s water resources, but still accounts for less than 1 percent of America’s total industrial water use, according to a paper by researchers at Duke...
September 16, 2015 US and Australian taxpayers pay billions a year to fund coal – reportSource: The Guardian
Coal subsidies are costing US and Australian taxpayers billions of dollars a year, according to a new report. The research examined the subsidies given to coal production in the US’s largest coal field, the Powder River Basin,...
Source: The Guardian
Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions (GPS), a division within Citibank (America’s third-largest bank), recently published a report looking at the economic costs and benefits of a low-carbon future. The report considered two...
Source: Climate Progress
A new study finds there is no “deus ex machina” way to prevent a catastrophic collapse of ocean life for centuries if not millennia — if we don’t start slashing carbon pollution ASAP
The possible "carbon removal" techniques are very diverse. They include growing trees on land or algae in the sea and capturing and burying some of the carbon they have taken from the atmosphere.
August 4, 2015 Three charts explaining Obama's energy regulationsSource: CNBC
President Barack Obama on Monday debuted sweeping regulations meant to address the growing threat of climate change. The new rules would significantly reduce climate-changing emissions from U.S. power plants and push the nation's...
To understand why U.S. oil production is so resilient, it helps to consider the maze of pipelines running out of Midland, Texas. New lines have relieved a chokepoint in America’s biggest oil-producing area. A massive supply glut...
July 22, 2015 Study attributes carbon drop to recessionSource: The Hill
The study published Tuesday in Nature Communications said that although the 11 percent drop in carbon emissions from 1997 to 2013 has largely been attributed to increased use of natural gas, such a conclusion is purely...
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