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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

November 20, 2017 Trader Joe's Recalls Packaged Salads Over Concern They May Contain Glass or Plastic Fragments

Source: People.com

On Saturday, Trader Joe’s recalled three of its packaged salads after a supplier reported the products may contain pieces of glass or hard plastic.

November 20, 2017 This is what it's actually like to be on a fracking site

Source: Manchester Evening News

The method of extracting energy from rocks buried deep under the ground is controversial... and there’s an increasing chance that it will be coming soon to Greater Manchester.

November 20, 2017 Oil giants unlikely to share coal’s fate, for now

Source: Hellenic Shipping News

The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund’s proposal to ditch its oil and gas shares, though hugely symbolic in the battle against climate change, is unlikely to cause a rush to the exit by major investors in the sector in the short...

Research & Insights

November 6, 2017 Top 10 countries most attractive to renewable energy

Source: China Daily

China continues to be the world's most favorable market for renewable energy development and investment, according to a new study.

October 25, 2017 Americans want a tax on carbon pollution, but how to get one?

Source: The Guardian

Americans are willing to pay a carbon tax that would increase their household energy bills by $15 per month, or about 15%, on average.

October 20, 2017 Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined

Source: NPR

Exposure to polluted air, water and soil caused nine million premature deaths in 2015, according to a report published Thursday in The Lancet.

Commentary & Opinion

November 20, 2017 Bloomberg View: Germany needs to stop burning so much coal

Source: Watertown Daily Times

By 2020, according to an analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, this should triple the price of carbon to 24 euros a ton — high enough to push all European countries away from coal. If Merkel acts on the proposal to...

November 18, 2017 Tesla is 'going out of business,' says former GM exec Bob Lutz

Source: CNBC

Tesla is a "losing enterprise" that won't last, Bob Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors, told CNBC on Friday. "There is no secret sauce in Tesla. They use the same lithium-ion batteries as everybody else," he said. He...

October 16, 2017 Op-Ed: Studies show hydraulic fracturing is safe – in Texas and all over the country

Source: MRT.Com

Ms. Leeder’s claim that “long-term studies on the impact” of hydraulic fracturing on water systems “are not available at this time” is simply not true. Researchers have investigated that topic for years, and their studies...


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