User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Independent
Category: Fossil Fuels :: Oil and Gas
Last updated: Oct 18 2017 19:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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This testbed in Iceland sucks carbon dioxide out of the air 18.10.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Swiss company Climeworks pushes the envelope on capture technology.
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Collaboration helps reforestation take root 18.10.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
More than 190 governments, businesses and civil society organizations have committed to ending commodity-driven deforestation by 2020.
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Oil spills pose unacceptable threats to marine life 18.10.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David Suzuki Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says oil pipelines have no place in B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest. Opponents of the approved Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion to the West Coast and the cancelled Energy East pipeline to the East Coast argue pipelines and tankers don't belong in any coastal areas. Research led by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation confirms the threat to marine mammals in B.C. waters from a seven-fold increase in tanker traffic is considerable. After examining potential impacts of a 15,000-cubic-metre oil spill in B.C. waters on 21 marine mammals, researchers concluded most individuals would be at risk and a few local populations wouldn't survive. Baleen whales, for example, are highly susceptible to ingesting oil because they breathe through blowholes, filter and eat food from the ocean surface and rely on invertebrate prey. Oil residue can stick to the baleen, restricting the amount of food they consume. Resident and transient killer whales, sea otters and Steller sea lions ...
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New biomass plant to cut Simon Fraser University's greenhouse gases by two-thirds 17.10.2017 Environmental News Network
A new project at Simon Fraser University (SFU) will soon divert wood waste from the landfill and help reduce greenhouse gasses at the University.SFU and SFU Community Trust are collaborating with Corix Multi-Utility Services Inc., on a $33-million community-based biomass project called the Burnaby Mountain District Energy Utility (BMDEU).
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Why Rick Perry's Proposed Subsidies for Coal Fail Economics 101 15.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Where do you turn for news and analysis you can rely on? If the answer is Truthout, then please support our mission by making a tax-deductible donation! In a controversial proposal, Energy Secretary Rick Perry has asked federal regulators to effectively subsidize coal and nuclear power plants at ratepayers' expense. Under Perry's  proposal , plants that operate in deregulated electricity markets -- where generators normally compete to provide power at the lowest cost -- would be guaranteed positive profits so long as they stockpile 90 days' worth of fuel on site.  To rationalize this proposal, which a former Republican member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has dubbed " the antithesis of good economics ," Secretary Perry points to uncompensated benefits generated by coal and nuclear plants. As energy economists, when we think about coal-fired electricity generation, what usually comes to mind are unaccounted-for costs -- not benefits. This emerging pro-coal narrative is worth ...
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Powering Puerto Rico back to life, with PRIDE 12.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
Rebuilding the island's hurricane-destroyed electricity grid is an unparalleled opportunity, if only we move past rebuilding-as-usual.
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The battle over Alaska refuge oil reignites under Trump 11.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Will Congress break its stalemate on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?
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Dispatch From the Front Lines of Puerto Rico in a Post-Maria World 11.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
This piece was originally published by Latino Rebels on October 9, 2017. You can access the original story here. One Day in the Life of a (Hurricane María) Survivor Salinas, Puerto Rico—My husband Roland wakes me up to the tune of "no water today." I suspected as much when I noticed the low water pressure during my nighttime visit to the bathroom. I guess the electric generator that was powering the water pump ran out of diesel or gas or maybe it malfunctioned. It's been on for the past two weeks and presumably they're supposed to be used only for emergencies. Yesterday, Dr. Gerson Jiménez, the medical director at Guayama's hospital (the only hospital still operating in the municipality of 45,000 people and serves as a regional medical facility), said he's afraid his generators will malfunction any day now because they're only meant to operate for 72 hours at a time. I thought things were bad without electricity. Now without water, it seems like life will be unbearable. The weekend weather brings more ...
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When Shipping Petroleum, Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Costs More Than Accidents 11.10.2017 Environmental News Network
While the policy debate surrounding crude oil transportation costs has emphasized accidents and spills, a new study by Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh researchers indicates the debate is overlooking a far more serious external cost—air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. 
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One race may tip Washington’s state Senate from red to blue 10.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Campaign donations are flowing at record pace for a state Senate seat in the high-tech suburbs of Seattle.
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Controversial Energy East oil pipeline cancelled 7.10.2017 TreeHugger
It's that seventies show all over again as a Trudeau gets blamed but it's not his fault; it's simple economics.
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Get off-grid & emergency power from this solar briefcase & battery packs 5.10.2017 TreeHugger
The HANS Solar Briefcase and PowerPack systems do double duty by supporting the Billions in Change movement.
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48 environmental rules the White House is working to undo 5.10.2017 TreeHugger
In the latest installment of 'A Death by 1000 Cuts,' a New York TImes analysis lists the Earth-loving rules that Washington is seeking to reverse.
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Whistleblower Speaks Out: Morale At Interior Department Is 'In The Toilet' 5.10.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Secretary Ryan Zinke is steering the agency badly off course, says Joel Clement, who resigned from Interior on Wednesday.
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NREL, Johns Hopkins SAIS Develop Method to Quantify Life Cycle Land Use of Electricity from Natural Gas 3.10.2017 Alternative Energy and Fuel News - ENN
A case study of the Barnett Shale region in Texas, where hydraulic fracturing was first implemented, for the first time provides quantifiable information on the life cycle land use of generating electricity from natural gas based on physical measurements instead of using assumptions and averages that were previously used for evaluation.Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) studied satellite images of a seven-county area as well as data from Texas regulators on production, processing, and the transportation of natural gas. The journal Nature Energy published their findings, “Understanding the life cycle surface land requirements of natural gas-fired electricity,” in its latest issue.
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The Oil Industry Needs Taxpayers To Prop Up Nearly Half Of Its New U.S. Drilling 3.10.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A new study shows the oil companies’ addiction to government subsidies -- the very thing used by fossil fuel advocates to criticize renewables.
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How The Supreme Court Could Make It Harder For You To Sue Your Employer 3.10.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A potentially landmark case before the justices could dramatically weaken workers' collective power.
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The growing momentum for science-based targets 2.10.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
More companies are making it onto the Climate A List, including apparel companies Gap, Nike and Levi Strauss.
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Western governors take the lead on climate change 26.9.2017 High Country News Most Recent
New alliance highlights states’ progress despite President Donald Trump’s rollbacks.
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Entrepreneurs strut their solutions at VERGE Accelerate 25.9.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Thirteen startups competed for attention for solutions to curb traffic congestion, improve lithium extraction, reduce building energy consumption and more.
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