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On Proposed Mega-Pipeline, Tar Sands Opponents Vow: 'It's Not Going to Happen' 30.10.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Council to hold energy hub hearings 30.10.2014 Philly.com News
Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco - who chairs the body that oversees PGW, the Philadelphia Gas Commission — introduced a resolution Thursday to hold hearings to discuss the future of Philadelphia as an energy hub.The resolution was approved unanimously.
TransCanada's Proposed Energy East Tar Sands Pipeline Faces a Sea of Opposition 30.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
risks, transporting tar sands oil out of the Bay could lead to potentially disastrous impacts to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and the State of Maine. of Fundy, tankers could take the tar sands anywhere in the world including to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast, meaning that a tar sands tanker accident could occur anywhere along the Eastern seaboard, putting a vast swath of U.S. coast at risk. Energy East Threatens Our Global Climate to threatening land and water with oil spills, one of the big environmental concerns of Energy East is the climate impact of the additional 1.1 million barrels per day of carbon-intensive tar sands extraction that this project would allow.  The tar sands industry is rapidly running out of pipeline capacity to transport its product from landlocked Alberta to markets.  As rising production, construction, labor, and transport costs have led to a slowdown in the tar sands industry's expansion in recent months , it is now clear that tar sands expansion is not ...
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US Energy Policies Based on Inflated Fracking Predictions: Post Carbon Institute Report 30.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Economic predictions about the fracking industry's potential growth have for the most part gone unquestioned — until now. A  new report  from the  Post Carbon Institute  exposes highly inflated forecasts and concludes that the amount of oil that can be tapped by hydraulic fracturing cannot be maintained at the levels assumed beyond 2020. The report , “Drilling Deeper: A Reality Check on US Government Forecasts for a Lasting Tight Oil & Shale Gas Boom,”  says inflated forecasts from the Energy Information Administration have fostered a lack of urgency to transition to renewable energy. The report also looks at the oil industry's increased pressure to relax restrictions on fracking and change oil and gas export rules.   “The Department of Energy’s forecasts — the ones everyone is relying on to guide our energy policy and planning — are overly optimistic based on what the actual well data are telling us,” says  David Hughes , a geoscientist and author of the Post Carbon Institute report. The report shatters ...
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Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine 30.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.
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In Pa.'s governor race, it's drill, baby, drill ... and tax, maybe, tax 30.10.2014 Philly.com News
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Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine 30.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.
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What Can You Do With All That Halloween Candy? 30.10.2014 Wired Top Stories
It’s Halloween time. In the USA, this is traditionally a time of costumes, the beginning of the Christmas decorations, and tons of crappy candy. Oh, you think I’m not a big fan of Halloween? You are correct. The costumes are cool, but the candy is excessive (and the Christmas decorations this early drive me crazy). ...
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Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine 30.10.2014 AP Top News
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps....
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Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine 30.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil ...
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Ukraine-Russia gas talks stall 30.10.2014 Yahoo: Politics
EU-brokered talks to resolve a bitter gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine on Thursday appeared stalled as Moscow demanded that Brussels and Kiev first agree on how Ukraine will pay its huge bill to Moscow. "The European Commission must reach an agreement with Ukraine over the question of financing," Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kuprianov told AFP in ...
Ukraine-Russia gas talks deadlocked in Brussels 30.10.2014 World
BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks to guarantee Russian gas imports into Ukraine throughout the winter are at an impasse as the rival nations consider the latest proposals to end the energy ...
Ukraine gas supplies in doubt as Russia seeks EU payment deal 30.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine's efforts to unblock deliveries of Russian gas as winter sets in were deadlocked on Thursday as Moscow's negotiators were quoted demanding firmer commitments from the European Union to cover Kiev's pre-payments for energy. EU-hosted talks were adjourned after running late into the night, Energy Minister Alexander Novak and the head of Russian gas firm Gazprom told Russian news agencies. They would resume later in the day if Ukraine and the EU had a firm financing deal in place, Gazprom head Alexei Miller said. ...
U.S. says working with Iraqi Kurdistan to stop Islamic State oil smuggling 30.10.2014 World
By Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States is working closely with the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government to clamp down on oil smuggling in a bid to cut off a key source of funding for Islamic State, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. Islamic State militants have seized oilfields and refineries in north Iraq and have been exporting oil through smuggling networks to help finance their campaign, along with ransom, extortion and other criminal activities. ...
Why Are Environmentalists Supporting This Republican Senator? 30.10.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Since the 2008 election and the subsequent rise of the Tea Party movement, the Republican Party has moved far right on energy and environment issues. Politicians who once accepted climate science have decided that they actually don't. Congressional Republicans have voted to cut funding for the EPA and its programs, to prevent federal agencies from studying climate change, and to revoke EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gases. Environmental groups that want to demonstrate their bipartisanship haven't been left with many Republicans to support. In this election cycle, Maine Sen. Susan Collins stands out. She unequivocally accepts climate science. In 2009, she cosponsored a "cap-and-dividend" bill to limit emissions with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). She is the only Senate Republican to vote against preventing EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (But she did vote to block EPA climate ...
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Russia, Ukraine looking for gas deliveries deal 30.10.2014 Yahoo: US National
BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks between Ukraine and Russia to guarantee that Russian gas will continue to flow to Ukraine and parts of the EU this winter dragged on into the night Wednesday, the European Union ...
New York state to set up upstate fuel reserve in November 30.10.2014 Yahoo: US National
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A strategic fuel reserve at six locations in upstate New York is expected to be operational in November to ensure gasoline and diesel fuel are available to emergency responders in the event of an emergency such as 2012's Hurricane Sandy. Approximately 2.5 million gallons (9.5 million liters) of gasoline and ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) will be kept in the reserve in terminals in Rensselaer, Brewerton, Rochester, Marcy, Vestal and Buffalo, Governor Andrew Cuomo's office said on Wednesday in a release. ...
Ukraine, Russia struggle to resolve gas dispute as winter looms 30.10.2014 L.A. Times - World News
As temperatures have dropped below freezing in Ukraine and relations with Russia have come under new strains, energy officials from the two former Soviet republics were meeting in Brussels on Wednesday for a last-ditch attempt to negotiate a resumption of Russian natural gas deliveries for...
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Indigenous Groups Occupy Airport Near Amazon Oil Reserves 29.10.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Leadership on Sustainability Must Include Helping Shape Smart Policy 29.10.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By: Tom Murray , VP Corporate Partnerships This past year, we’ve seen some bold action by companies in what we’ve dubbed the  business-policy nexus , and it’s taking several different forms. Some have been calling for state or federal action on environmental impacts, while others are taking far-reaching voluntary efforts that could help support policy advocacy in the future. Whether you view engagement on public policy as risk mitigation, providing market certainty, supporting corporate sustainability goals, or securing competitive advantage, leading businesses are increasingly stepping up their efforts to support smart policy reform that will benefit the environment and economy. Keeping toxic chemicals out of supply chains Walmart and Target are moving to proactively get harmful chemicals out of their supply chains, even though the nation’s main chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), is outdated and hasn’t been reformed in nearly two decades. Earlier this year, our long-term ...
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