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Uranium Rallies as Asia Warms to Nuclear Energy 18.12.2014 Wall St. Journal: US
Uranium prices are defying the broad commodities selloff that has battered oil and gas as Asia’s biggest economies increase their reliance on nuclear energy and move away from coal-fired plants.
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Mitsui CEO: U.S., Saudis Pushing Oil Lower 18.12.2014 Wall St. Journal: US
The chief executive of Japan’s Mitsui & Co., a global energy investor, said he believed the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are acting together to keep oil prices low to hurt Islamic State and Russia.
Brent edges further above $61 as companies cut upstream investments 18.12.2014 Yahoo: Business
By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude edged further above $61 a barrel on Thursday, after sharply lower prices forced companies to cut upstream investments around the world. Chevron Corp has put a plan to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea in Canada's Arctic on hold indefinitely, while Marathon Oil cut its capital expenditure for next year by about 20 percent. Canadian oil producers also deepened 2015 spending cuts, as Husky Energy, MEG Energy and Penn West Petroleum joined those hacking back capital budgets in response to tumbling crude prices. ...
NY unlikely to face lawsuits over fracking ban, experts say 18.12.2014 Yahoo: US National
By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY, N.Y. (Reuters) - When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on fracking in New York on Wednesday, he predicted "a ton of lawsuits" against the state. But that is unlikely as the end of a drilling boom has left the industry in no mood for a fight, industry experts and lawyers said. "I think most of the companies in the industry are disinterested in fighting," said Brad Gill, the executive director of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York, a trade group. ...
Canadian Oil Producers Pare Spending 18.12.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
A host of Canadian oil producers said that they were paring capital spending plans as an uncertain outlook caused by lower oil prices rocks the industry.
Marathon Oil to Cut Capital Spending in 2015 18.12.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Marathon Oil plans to cut spending in 2015, the latest energy company to slim its spending plans amid tumbling oil prices.
Business News Roundup, Dec. 18 18.12.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Stocks rose from the opening bell Wednesday, led by gains for the energy sector, as oil prices showed signs of leveling off after their big slump in recent months. The market’s gains were extended after Fed policymakers released a statement following the meeting of its rate-setting committee. A nearly six-year bull run for the stock market has come against a background of exceptional stimulus from the Fed. Stock investors have had a wild ride in the final quarter of the year. [...] it rebounded and surged to record levels at the start of December, before falling sharply last week as the price of oil collapsed, dragging down energy stocks. Dish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix. The satellite TV company said Wednesday that it is adding the Netflix app to its latest set-top boxes, second-generation Hopper devices released in February 2013. TiVo also makes a device that combines regular TV channels with online video services, but Netflix said Dish is the first U.S. pay ...
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Statement of Mark Brownstein, Associate Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund, on New York State Fracking Ban 18.12.2014 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Statement of Mark Brownstein, Associate Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund, on New York State Fracking Ban
Stocks gain most in more than a year on Fed, oil 18.12.2014 LA Times: Business
U.S. stocks opened higher Wednesday after a string of losses. Energy stocks led the gains despite the ongoing slump in oil prices.
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Governor Cuomo Protects New York State from Reckless Fracking 18.12.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Frances Beinecke, President of NRDC, New York City: In a major victory for people’s health and local communities, Governor Cuomo has banned fracking for oil and gas in New York State. The governor based this decision on sound science and thorough review, refusing to buckle under pressure from...
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Stocks gain most in more than a year on Fed, oil 18.12.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
A pledge from the Federal Reserve to remain "patient" when deciding when to lift interest rates gave the stock market its biggest gain in more than a year.
Highlights: Fed chief Yellen's news conference after FOMC meeting 18.12.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The following are highlights of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks at a press conference following the conclusion of the U.S. central bank's two-day policy meeting on Wednesday.
Inslee details cap-and-trade to pay for transportation, education 18.12.2014 Seattle Times: Politics
The central piece of Inslee’s proposal is a Carbon Pollution Accountability Act, which would affect the top 130 carbon-emitting facilities and fuel distributors in the state
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The Big Drop: Cheap oil burns green energy 18.12.2014 Financial Times: Energy
Shares in some of best known renewable groups slump
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A Lump of Coal for Fossil Fuels 18.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Earthjustice Hails Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Historic Energy Leadership 18.12.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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New Yorkers Against Fracking Responds to Cuomo Administration Banning Fracking Based on Health Impacts 18.12.2014 Commondreams.org Newswire
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California's Groundbreaking Clean Energy Law Leads the Way 17.12.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Alex Jackson, Legal Director, California Climate Project, San Francisco: Another in NRDC’s Year-End Review of 2014 Clean Energy Developments Governor Jerry Brown, legislative leaders, administration officials, and climate activists gathered this week at the California’s Climate Leadership forum to discuss the future of California’s roadmap to decarbonize the world’s...
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Winter Tips for Staying Warm without Hurting Your Wallet 17.12.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Elizabeth Noll, Energy Efficiency Advocate, Washington, D.C.: Winter officially begins Sunday but as the temperature continues to drop and we crank up the heat to stay warm, it doesn’t have to come at the expense of our wallets, comfort, or the environment. Staying warm and cutting expensive...
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Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs 17.12.2014 LA Times: Business
Plunging gasoline costs led to the largest drop in consumer prices in six years last month and added another complication for Federal Reserve policymakers as they try to determine when to start raising interest rates, the Labor Department said Wednesday.
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