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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
Source: The Guardian
In the first significant check on the Trump administration’s “energy-first” agenda, a US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account.
March 21, 2019 Green New Deal Is Dead Without Nuclear PowerSource: Forbes
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the International Energy Agency, the UN Sustainable Solutions Network and the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate argue for a tripling of nuclear energy, requiring over...
March 19, 2019 Gasoline prices ‘really starting to surge,’ could near $3 a gallon by spring: analystSource: MarketWatch
Retail U.S. gasoline prices are poised to climb for a sixth straight week, and could near $3 a gallon on average before they peak this spring, fuel-price tracker GasBuddy said on Monday.
Research & Insights
January 25, 2019 Worrying’ rise in global CO2 forecast for 2019Source: The Guardian
The level of climate-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is forecast to rise by a near-record amount in 2019, according to the Met Office.
January 9, 2019 U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants ClosedSource: NY Times
WASHINGTON — America’s carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4 percent in 2018, the biggest increase in eight years, according to a preliminary estimate published Tuesday.
January 4, 2019 10 Charts That Tell the Story of Energy in 2018Source: Forbes
From the impacts of climate change and the human costs of air pollution to the effects of fuel economy regulations, some of the most crucial topics in energy this year can best be illustrated through data presented in...
Commentary & Opinion
March 7, 2019 The World Needs Natural Gas, Not The Sierra ClubSource: Forbes
In October, 18 years after the non-disaster, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a call for dramatic reductions in Global Greenhouse Gases (GHGs). Its goal is to limit global warming to 1.5...
March 7, 2019 People Need to Be Scared About Climate Change. They Also Need to Recognize That It’s Not Too Late.Source: Mother Jones
Amid all the carnage, the leading global authority on warming, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, detailed the horrors in store if average temperatures pass 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit)...
January 22, 2019 The Importance Of The Renewables And Alternative Energy Sector To The Sustainable Development GoalsSource: Forbes
In this post I will analyze the importance of the renewable resources and alternative energy sector. It’s overall score is 23.8—compared to 36.0 for food and beverage, 32.6 for healthcare, 30.4 for extractives and mineral...
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