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January 15, 2015 Reducing fossil-fuel subsidies with minimal economic impact possible

Yahoo! India News - Three new studies by The îInternational Institute for Sustainable Developmentî's Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI), in collaboration with the National Institute for Public Finance and Policy...

January 15, 2015 Fracking in New York Would Not Have Been as Lucrative as in Pennsylvania

Businessweek - According to a recent report from Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî, the shale formations under New York âdo not appear as economically viable as the parts of those formations that underlie...

January 15, 2015 Is D-day looming for diesel-fuelled cars'

The Irish Times - Itâs also a lethal killer, with the American îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî saying âparticulate matter irritates the eyes, nose, throat and lungs, contributing to respiratory and...

January 15, 2015 Time to Pull the Plug on a $30 Billion Nuclear Fuel Boondoggle

The Huffington Post - "Converting this plutonium to a form that is harder to steal or reuse in nuclear weapons is a critical long-term goal," said Edwin Lyman, a physicist with the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî....

January 14, 2015 Buffett Trapped by Oil Plunge After BNSF Commits to Rail Upgrade

Source: Bloomberg

Warren Buffett joked two years ago about the good fortune of having an oil boom in North Dakota, near the tracks of his BNSF Railway Co. More recently, the gusher has become a mixed blessing.

January 14, 2015 Obama Wants to Crack Down on Fracking Emissions

Source: Mother Jones

President Barack Obama will unveil a new plan to cut methane from America's booming oil and gas industry ahead of the State of the Union address, in an attempt to cement his climate legacy during his remaining two years in the...

January 14, 2015 Commodities Slide to 12-Year Low; Stocks Fall, Bonds Rise

Source: Bloomberg

Copper led commodities to a 12-year low, mining companies dragged stocks lower and currencies from raw-materials exporters weakened as concern deepened slowing global growth will curb demand. The yen gained with government bonds.

January 14, 2015 China Calls for Local Targets to Curb Coal Use to Cut Pollution

Source: Bloomberg

China asked four regions including Shanghai and Guangdong to set targets for reducing coal use by the end of June as part of efforts to curb pollution. Shanghai and the provinces of Guangdong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang are among...

January 13, 2015 Oil prices plunge again as UAE defends holding production

Source: Reuters

Oil prices have fallen 60 percent from their June 2014 peaks, driven down by rising production, particularly U.S. shale oil, and weaker-than-expected demand in Europe and Asia.

January 13, 2015 EPA Announces Regulations for Coal Ash Disposal

Social Funds - But by declining to classify coal ash as hazardous waste, the Agency fails to adequately safeguard human health, the advocacy organization îAs You Sowî states. Second of a two-part series....

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