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Category: Fossil Fuels :: Oil and Gas
Last updated: Sep 17 2018 16:10 IST RSS 2.0
 
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‘Super pollutants’ such as methane, HFCs and black carbon were a hot topic at GCAS 17.9.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Acting quickly to reduce relatively short-lived yet potent gases could have a big impact on human health and slow global warming.
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The 2018 VERGE Vanguard Awards 17.9.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A salute to the pioneers and leaders at the intersection of tech and sustainability.
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Confronting climate change means challenging capitalism 11.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson While it is not often named in the mainstream media, the economic system that we live (and die) under has a name: it is called capitalism. There's also a strong argument that capitalism is inextricably linked to the existential crisis of our time and that we must push for a profound economic transformation while there is still time to avoid catastrophic climate disruption. Capitalism, in its simplest terms, is an economic system based not just on profit, but on the maximization of profit. Neoliberalism can be understood as internal to the logic of capitalism and includes deregulation, corporate tax cuts, privatization and free trade. These are ideologies of huge inequalities in wealth and power. When Justin Trudeau, promoting the tar sands, told oil and gas industry executives in Texas that, "No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and just leave them there," he couldn't have more clearly made the point. While science says that 85 per cent of the tar sands needs to ...
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Shifting gears: The transportation revelation of autonomous vehicles 8.9.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The future of driving is, well, not driving.
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Buckminster Fuller, 'energy slaves' and the race against time 20.8.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The civilization constructed using fossil energy may be vastly more complex and energy intensive than what can be replaced by annual solar income.
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The oil kingdom and Tesla's electric car future 16.8.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Could battery power be the new oil?
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Can electrification short-circuit the Utility Death Spiral? 8.8.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
What if utilities could rekindle their profits while protecting the environment?
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Going off the rails: The railway sector pledges to take climate action 3.8.2018 GreenBiz.com
A new collaborative project sets three climate commitments for rail transportation companies.
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Want to help cities act on climate change? Give them data 24.7.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
National governments have actionable information for cities. Why not share it?
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All natural? These fracking byproducts could fight water scarcity 19.7.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Harnessing natural gas to harvest freshwater from the air might solve two big problems at once.
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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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