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There's a fair bit of optimism in green circles that fossil fuels are dying and renewables like wind and solar are set to take over. Al Gore has a hopeful new essay in Rolling Stone along these lines, arguing that "a powerful,...
June 12, 2014 Report: Dryers waste $4B a year in energy costsSource: USA Today
U.S. consumers are wasting $4 billion annually to power clothes dryers that, unlike other common household appliances, have barely improved their energy efficiency since the 1970s, a report today says.
Source: International Business Times
A boom in unconventional energy resource production such as shale gas "may be a blessing for the environment", according to academics. The research paper by the Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment at the University of...
May 29, 2014 New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary WidelySource: Ceres
A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxides (SO2), mercury and carbon dioxide (CO2) since 2000, with CO2...
Source: Dallas Morning News
WASHINGTON — Energy writer Daniel Yergin and his consulting group say exports of American crude oil would allow U.S. producers to raise production enough to knock global oil prices down and cut gasoline costs by 8 to 12 cents a...
Source: Bloomberg -The Grid
Not to worry if you missed the 841-page National Climate Assessment issued last week by the White House. There are others you might like better. Yesterday the federally funded Center for Naval Analysis put out a short tome about...
If China doesn’t begin to limit its coal consumption by 2030, it will be “almost impossible” for the world avoid a situation where global warming stays below 2°C, a new study released Monday found.The study, led by the U.K.’s...
The US government has neglected to inspect thousands of oil and natural gas wells that pose a potential threat to the environment, a report has revealed. An investigation has uncovered outdated technologies still in use and lax...
April 30, 2014 “State of the Air” – Half of U.S. Live with Unhealthy AirSource: American Lung Association
The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report finds half of Americans still live in counties where ozone or particle pollutions levels make the air unhealthy to breathe. The 15th annual national report card...
Thomson Reuters Foundation - We need to better understand the interlinkages between water and energy, we need to promote better governance to reduce dramatically the number of people without access to drinkable water, sanitation...
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