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China Daily Life - Pollution

A top Chinese weather scientist told the Xinhua news agency that climate change could be a serious threat. It was a rare admission for a Chinese official, while the government has acknowledged global warming, it does not usually elaborate on potential problems from climate change. Temperature rises in China had already been higher than the… Keep reading →

21st-Century Energy

President Obama Speaks On Iran Nuclear Deal

The language of issue activism can have drawbacks. Sound bites charged with political activism seldom set the stage for useful policy discussions. The White House recently earned four “Pinocchios” from the Washington Post’s FactChecker for mirroring the anti-Keystone XL talk heard from those who want the U.S. to stop using oil. Similarly, in a climate… Keep reading →

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Wrightspeed Powertrains of San Jose, California is a pioneer in developing hybrid-electric powertrains for heavy duty trucks. This next-generation design provides superior power, performance, fuel efficiency, and the lowest emissions for heavy duty trucks that operate in some of the most challenging and fuel-guzzling applications. There are many advantages to hybrid-electric vehicles that are beginning… Keep reading →

Beijing Enveloped In Heavy Smog

Two Chinese entrepreneurs became billionaires earlier this week when their companies rose exponentially on the prospect of new pollution laws after a Chinese documentary similar to “An Inconvenient Truth”. “Zhang Kaiyuan, chairman of Beijing SPC Environment Protection Tech Co., has a net worth of $1.1 billion, while Ao Xiaoqiang, chairman of Beijing SDL Technology Co.,… Keep reading →

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

President Obama, in an interview with a North Dakota television station, explaining why he continues to delay the Keystone XL pipeline: “Part of the reason North Dakota has done so well is because we’ve very much been promoting domestic U.S. energy use. I’ve already said I’m happy to look at increasing pipeline production for U.S. oil.… Keep reading →

Air Pollution Attacks Beijing Again

It’s unusual when a documentary film on air pollution becomes a blockbuster hit, but that’s exactly what’s happened with “Under the Dome,” a film produced about energy and environmental issues in China. Released online on Saturday, the 100-minute film has already racked up more than 150 million views on Youku, China’s YouTube equivalent. That’s equal to… Keep reading →

Aerial Views Of Tokyo, 2020 Summer Olympic Games Host City

A city is more that just a place where people live and work. And as more of the world’s population gravitates toward city living, these urban centers must cater to their population’s myriad needs with sustainable solutions like never before. Recently, ARCADIS came out with a highly informative report entitled “Sustainable Cities Index 2015 –… Keep reading →

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At the New York Power Authority (NYPA), we firmly believe that when you know more about energy consumption, you can take real and meaningful steps to reduce it. Last year, NYPA embarked on an ambitious project to create comprehensive, crowdsourced, energy efficiency plans for Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Yonkers. Municipal buildings in these cities… Keep reading →

BHP Billiton Announces Record Financial Results

British oil major BP issued its annual energy outlook and reported that rising energy demand in the coming decades will cause increasing carbon emissions despite efforts to draw them down. BP projects that the growing global economy will cause energy demand to rise 40% in the next twenty years and two-thirds of the demand will… Keep reading →

Senate Democrats Push For Amendments To Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation

The EPA has added fuel to the fire in the debate over Keystone XL. The EPA filed new comments with the State Department that could give the White House additional cover to deny approval of the controversial project. The EPA said that the recent drop in oil prices could mean that construction of the pipeline… Keep reading →

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