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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 20, 2019 Mass 'Climate Strike' Protests Held Around The World Ahead Of U.N. Summit

Source: NPR

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, including many young activists, turned out for rallies across Australia on Friday, kicking off a day of worldwide protests to demand action on climate change.

September 20, 2019 Scientists set out how to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030

Source: The Guardian

Greenhouse gas emissions could be halved in the next decade if a small number of current technologies and behavioural trends are ramped up and adopted more widely, researchers have found, saying strong civil society movements are...

September 19, 2019 Wall Street investment giants voting against key climate resolutions

Source: The Guardian

Asset management companies BlackRock Inc and Vanguard have failed to live up to pledge to support climate action at energy firms

Research & Insights

August 8, 2019 Wind power features big in Alliant Energy’s sustainability goals

Source: Wind Power Engineering

Alliant Energy released its Corporate Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s efforts to meet the ever-changing needs of their customers in an affordable, safe, reliable, and sustainable way.

July 31, 2019 More Americans Are Considering Buying an EV, According to New Survey

Source: thenewswheel.com

The Union of Concerned Scientists and Consumer Reports performed the survey. They evaluated and compiled the responses of 1,659 Americans, to get their results. As Clean Technica relates ...

June 28, 2019 Action on air pollution works but far more is needed, study shows

Source: The Guardian

Government action can cut air pollution, a long-term study has shown, with early deaths linked to dirty air in the UK falling by half between 1970 and 2010.

Commentary & Opinion

September 17, 2019 Here's how the attacks on Saudi oil supply could impact the trade war - video

Source: CNBC

CNBC's Brian Sullivan and Kevin Book, managing director at Clearview Energy Partners, join "Squawk Box" to discuss the sectors of the economy that could be impacted by the drone strikes on oil fields in Saudi Arabia.

August 21, 2019 The World in 2030: 9 Megatrends to Watch

Source: Sustainable Brands

The directions we go and choices we make will have enormous impacts on our lives, careers, businesses and the world. Here are my predictions of how nine important trends will evolve by 2030 — listed in order roughly from nearly...

May 1, 2019 Charge a carbon fee. Let the market fix climate change. [Opinion]

Source: Houston Chronicle

hances are, as a Houstonian, you work with energy or petrochemicals in some way. If you’ve been here a few years, you lived through Harvey and have the scars to prove it. As both the world’s energy capital and a city exposed to...


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