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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

August 4, 2020 Sustainability in Asia: dead-end shortcuts

Source: Asia Times

South Asia, lying in the tropical belt, is often seen as a global citadel for solar energy. But alternative energy suffers the most human of fallacies – being excited and blindsided by superficialities and trying to eliminate...

August 3, 2020 41 States Have Reduced Their Carbon Emissions While Growing Their Economies

Source: Good News Network

Reducing carbon emissions while increasing gross domestic product is not only possible, but is already happening in almost every state in America, according to a new report.

August 3, 2020 Perovskite mineral supports solar-energy sustainability

Source: Cornell Chronicla

Cornell engineers have found that photovoltaic wafers in solar panels with all-perovskite structures outperform photovoltaic cells made from state-of-the-art crystalline silicon, as well as perovskite-silicon tandem (stacked...

Research & Insights

August 3, 2020 41 States Have Reduced Their Carbon Emissions While Growing Their Economies

Source: Good News Network

Reducing carbon emissions while increasing gross domestic product is not only possible, but is already happening in almost every state in America, according to a new report.

July 30, 2020 Transportation Leaders to Launch State of Sustainable Fleets Report

Source: Globe NewsWire

LOS ANGELES -- Clean technology consulting firm and producers of the annual Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) is authoring a report on the current and future adoption of clean and...

June 30, 2020 LDC meets sustainability targets, including energy consumption

Source: World Grain

Louis Dreyfus Co. (LDC) is continuing its efforts to achieve sustainability by connecting its finances with its environmental performance, equipment investment and working with outside experts to provide views and insights.

Commentary & Opinion

July 13, 2020 Opinion: Local energy production is the sustainable choice

Source: Colorado Sun

If the Northeast switched from heating oil to natural gas, the region would eliminate almost 18.5 tons of CO2 emitted per year, according to Choose Energy.

July 13, 2020 Don't despair: use the pandemic as a springboard to environmental action

Source: The Guardian

The world grieves for lost lives and the economic devastation caused by the pandemic. Yet, when the world returns to consider this year’s reboot of global environmental goals, the operating assumptions that confined previous...

March 31, 2020 COVID-19 Exposes Opponents Of ‘Fracking’ For Oil And Natural Gas

Source: Forbes

The question: why did so many presidential candidates (two still are) propose energy policies that were: (1) a direct threat to U.S. national security, (2) morally unjust, (3) counter to climate change goals, (4) sure to raise...


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