User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Independent
Category: Fossil Fuels :: Oil and Gas
Last updated: Jul 10 2018 13:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Natural gas production releases more methane than estimated: Why that matters 10.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A leak rate of more than 3 percent would erase the climate benefits of replacing coal-fired power plants.
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Celebrating our energy independence 4.7.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Imports of foreign oil are at their lowest levels since 1967. But there's a dirty secret underneath those numbers.
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Why Canada needs to dump NAFTA's energy proportionality rule 3.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Best-of-the-net When Donald Trump approved the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline to bring Alberta bitumen to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries he said it would “reduce our dependence on foreign oil.” Given that the pipeline, if built, would mainly ship Canadian oil to U.S. Gulf coast refineries, Trump showed, perhaps inadvertently, that he considers Canadian oil to be American. Unfortunately, his assumption is based on fact. The North American Free Trade Agreement’s (NAFTA’s) energy proportionality rule (Article 605) gives the U.S. virtually unlimited first access to most of Canada’s oil and natural gas. According to the NAFTA rule, Ottawa must not reduce oil exports to the U.S. like it did during international oil shortages in the 1970s to divert these supplies to Eastern Canadians who relied on imported oil then, as they still do now. Under NAFTA Article 605, Ottawa must continue to export the same proportion of oil (and natural gas and electricity) as it has in the past three years even if eastern Canadians ...
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Ambitious alliance mobilizes value chain for bio-based polymers 2.7.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Project Effective, a partnership born in Europe, aims to replace petroleum-based synthetic fibers.
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Right state of mine: How mining can bring clean energy to the developing world 28.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Energy usage in extractions is notoriously unsustainable, which presents a new opportunity for local communities.
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VERGE Talk: Connecting the dots to transcend oil 27.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
In 2008, Hawaii signed into law the most aggressive clean energy goals of any state in the Union. It set the islands on a path to clean energy. Ten years later, the four counties matched the State's clean energy goal with a commitment to 100% renewable ground transportation and new data tells the story of how Hawaii can move faster than anyone originally thought, more than doubling its renewable energy potential to up to 84% by 2030.
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Lessons from Hawaii's clean energy transformation for transportation 15.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The islands have a lot of work to do to reach the ambitious goal of 100-percent-renewable transportation.
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Synthetic biology hacks the code for sustainability 31.5.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A mashup of biology, engineering and chemistry is creating food, materials and chemicals with sweeping implications for sustainable business.
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How a clean energy portfolio creates more than just value for Michigan 30.5.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The Great Lakes State is a microcosm of not only the Midwestern but also the national utility landscape.
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Canadians should be on red alert over Alberta Redwater Energy case 29.5.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Regan Boychuk It's time for Albertans to wake up! Alberta's Energy Regulator estimates our oilpatch has accumulated $260 billion in unfunded cleanup liabilities. If the Supreme Court of Canada affirms the Alberta courts' sweeping interpretation of federal bankruptcy law in the Redwater Energy case , every polluter in Canada will be welcome to walk away in bankruptcy from the mess they have created too. It's not entirely accurate to say Alberta's oilpatch has never been held accountable for cleaning up the mess it profited from. During a century of development, the province's oil and gas corporations were held responsible for a year and a half. That was a generation ago. In June 1991, the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled unanimously in the Northern Badger case that "abandonment of oil and gas wells is part of the general law of Alberta enacted to protect the environment and for the health and safety of all citizens." Those regulations bound all who became licensees of oil and gas wells, even in ...
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Enter the electrification of everything 22.5.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Getting planes, trains and automobiles, not to mention houses and commercial buildings, off fossil fuels will happen quicker than most people realize.
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City buses are about to swiftly electrify 21.5.2018 GreenBiz.com
Up to 80 percent of the world’s transit buses could be electric by 2040, according to a new report.
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Upward e-mobility: How electric vehicles are driving a new class of 'pro-sumers' 18.5.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
EV supply and demand are both growing rapidly in popularity, but obstacles still remain to mass adoption.
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Inside Kathy Hannun's quest to provide accessible household geothermal energy 16.5.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's about the consumer-friendly product, yes, but for this ex-Googler, it's especially about the right employees.
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A glimpse into the future of energy 15.5.2018 GreenBiz.com
Mastering the transition to the new energy era will require a balance between security, affordability and sustainability.
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Conventional shipping get on deck for decarbonization 10.5.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
International shipping produces as much CO2 as aircraft. Here’s what we can do about that.
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Elon Musk touts 600-mile range, clean energy for electric Semi 4.5.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Tesla's CEO disclosed a few tidbits about its electric semi-truck that tout battery innovations.
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Review of Canada's energy systems unlikely to cut through noise generated by pipeline frenzy 2.5.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga The furious debate about the merits of current and future pipeline projects underscores the need for an evidence-based long-term energy strategy for our country, the conclusions of a new review of Canada's energy systems suggest. Alas, the report released yesterday by the Corporate Mapping Project and its partners at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Edmonton-based Parkland Institute is likely only to intensify a debate that has become highly politicized and, in some quarters, frenzied. Anyone who doubts this need only consider the rhetoric used to attack the University of Alberta's plan to award an honorary degree to renowned biologist and environmentalist David Suzuki, whose views on oilsands extraction have literally been characterized on social media as treasonous and terroristic in the past few days. Even commentary in so-called mainstream media is not that far removed from what's spewing out of the darker corners of the internet. A Postmedia columnist last week ...
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Scott Pruitt Is Killing Us 26.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Pruitt Unveils Controversial "Transparency" Rule Limiting What Research EPA Can Use , Washington Post, 04/24/2018 That last one is a real doozy: "A chorus of scientists and public health groups warn that the rule would effectively block the EPA from relying on long-standing, landmark studies on the harmful effects of air pollution and pesticide exposure," reports the Post. In short, Pruitt is attacking basic science itself. Some of these reports used the personal medical data of patients, and so were not made public. This kind of data was previously used to link leaded gasoline to neurological disorders and air pollution deaths. This kind of data, in other words, saved many lives. This decision, like many others Pruitt has made, will eventually come with a body count. Anthropogenic climate change is fact, according to the US National Academy of Sciences and the UK's Royal Society's most recent report . It bluntly explains the evidence "that the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have ...
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How UPS navigates a culture of sustainability and innovation 26.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
UPS is building partnerships with governments and citizens to help find solutions to environmental and congestion challenges.
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