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Energy Efficiencies, Improve Energy Efficiencies, Renewable Energy Sources

We live in the Energy Age – imagine life in the 21st Century in most developed nations without the benefits of abundant and economical energy.  But no resource on this Earth is really inexhaustible – and our traditional fossil fuel sources are not without limits.  The world’s oil supplies are being depleted at a rapid rate.  And more expensive (to extract, process, transport and distribute).  There are still many nations without abundant and affordable energy.  As more nations industrialize and modernize their systems, the demands made on the world’s fossil fuel supplies will place stress on things energy-related and on global supplies.

The hot topics today in energy include reduction of use, conservation of existing supplies, energy efficiencies, and especially alternative sources of energy.  While the world goes on using traditional fossil fuels, the race is on to harness natural and renewable energy sources – solar, geo-thermal, wind, tidal, and other “clean” technologies.  This section of Accountability Central brings you news and updates, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and more information you can use on Energy topics. 

News & Updates

September 25, 2018 $100 Oil Is A Distinct Possibility

Source: oilprice.com

The outages from Iran are worse than most analysts expected, and bottlenecks in the U.S. shale patch could prevent non-OPEC supply from plugging the gap. To top it off, new regulations from the International Maritime Organization...

September 24, 2018 Porsche stops making diesel cars after VW emissions scandal

Source: BBC

The German carmaker Porsche says it will stop making diesel cars, and concentrate on petrol, electric and hybrid engines instead.

September 24, 2018 5 energy, environment and process firms tackling the biggest global problems

Source: Professional Engineering

Faster trains. Cleaner air. Fresher food. Engineering firms are tackling some of the world’s biggest problems.

Research & Insights

September 20, 2018 31 Percent Of U.S. Households Have Trouble Paying Energy Bills

Source: NPR

Nearly a third of households in the United States have struggled to pay their energy bills, the Energy Information Administration said in a report released Wednesday. The differences were minor in terms of geography, but...

September 12, 2018 More than half PA gas wells used ‘secret’ chemicals for fracking or drilling, report says

Source: State Impact

Energy companies in Pennsylvania declined to identify potentially harmful chemicals used for drilling and fracking for natural gas in more than half the wells developed between 2013 and 2017, according to a report released on...

April 18, 2018 More than 95% of world's population breathing unhealthy air, says new report

Source: CNN

More than 95% of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new report has found.

Commentary & Opinion

September 5, 2018 COMMENTARY: Fracking As The Next Financial Meltdown (Or Not)

Source: Forbes

Shale fracking carries a political odor all its own, just as food whose genes were modified by primitive people is more acceptable that food modified—gasp—by scientists. As an example, the Massachusetts Sierra Club opposes gas...

August 31, 2018 How will Guyana deal with its oil windfall?

Source: CNN Money

ExxonMobil found oil off Guyana's coast in 2015, and believes the reserves are big. Conservative estimates project to about 4 billion barrels. Some experts think there's more to be found in the country's 6.6 million-acre...

August 3, 2018 All The Reasons Tesla Stock Popped After The Q2 Conference Call

Source: Seeking Alpha

Model 3 US market share for the midsize luxury category surpassed all competitors combined. This was outlined in the shareholder newsletter but also mentioned again in the call. This means the majority of cars sold in this...


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