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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

June 11, 2021 Deploying Sustainable Aviation Fuels at Scale in India: A Clean Skies for Tomorrow Publication

Source: World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow (CST) initiative has brought together an Indian community of private and public institutions with a shared vision of scaling production and use of sustainable aviation fuel...

June 9, 2021 First on CNN: US recovers millions in cryptocurrency paid to Colonial Pipeline ransomware hackers

Source: CNN

US investigators have recovered millions in cryptocurrency they say was paid in ransom to hackers whose attack prompted the shutdown of the key East Coast pipeline last month, the Justice Department announced Monday.

June 8, 2021 Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions will build its largest solar project to date: 250-MW Pisgah Ridge Solar in Texas

Source: Duke Energy

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions*, a nonregulated commercial brand of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), today announced the start of construction of the 250-megawatt (MW) Pisgah Ridge Solar project in Navarro County, Texas.

Research & Insights

May 21, 2021 75% of U.S. Energy Leaders Believe Public Sustainability Declarations Don’t Match Private Boardroom Conversations

Source: Yahoo Finance

U.S. energy leaders believe companies are not taking the steps necessary to back up sustainability initiatives and cite transformative technology as a key accelerator to help meet urgent carbon net-zero goals, according to a new...

May 18, 2021 SolarPower Europe releases solar sustainability report

Source: Energy Global

SolarPower Europe released the Solar Sustainability Best Practices Benchmark, produced collaboratively by many solar industry experts active in SolarPower Europe’s Sustainability Workstream.

April 29, 2021 ESG & UN Sustainable Development Goals: Total Recognized as a Top Leader by BloombergNEF

Source: Yahoo Finance

BloombergNEF published its first study on the alignment of corporate strategies with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With a score of 97/100, Total ranked third worldwide in the survey, among the four...

Commentary & Opinion

May 19, 2021 The black box economy

Source: VOX

The pandemic economy has been strange and unpredictable from the get-go. Throughout the past 14 months, the twists and turns have been surprising:

October 26, 2020 For energy transition, the key word is sustainability, not politics

Source: The Hill

For energy transition, the key word is sustainability, not politics © istock Two words — sustainable and transition — are frequently used when we talk about energy these days and unfortunately, the definitions are at best...

October 2, 2020 Unsustainable Energy Production Will Stop, BP Projects

Source: Forbes

The longer society waits to address climate change, the more likely climate will change society, according to BP’s chief economist Spencer Dale. The human tendency toward procrastination is just one of the scenarios Dale attempts...


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