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Iguacu Falls A Finalist In New Seven Wonders Of Nature Contest

Until we lose it, many of us take electricity for granted: for the past 100 years, the developed world has grown to expect a constant supply of power at the flick of a switch. However, for many people across the globe, gaining access to a reliable supply of electricity is extremely difficult, if not impossible.… Keep reading →

U.S. Government Releases Over $5 Billion In Aid For Home Heating Bills

Enjoy it while it lasts  When oil prices went from where ever they were to $100 and above, everybody said oil is expensive. Consumers and oil importers complained when it hit $115 in July 2014. Gradually, however, everyone got used to $100+ oil. In the past couple of months, oil prices have plunged, hitting low… Keep reading →

Obama Nominates New Energy Secretary, New EPA Administrator

OK, many already know the US lacks a comprehensive energy policy, but an IEA study released this week reaches that same conclusion. The long-term nature of energy development projects does not mesh well with 2-year and 4-year election cycles. “A chief obstacle in US energy policy a lack of clarity, the report says. This month’s… Keep reading →

sustain

Last week the New York Times reported that, for the first time in history, clean energy resources like solar and wind are becoming cost competitive with conventional coal in some markets. This paradigm shift, where clean energy is beginning to compete head-to-head with traditional energy sources, calls for a change in perspective. This ‘change in perspective’ is… Keep reading →

oil train

While the current focus is on declining oil prices – which hit four-year lows yesterday – the longer-term oil market picture could feature downward supply pressure and a demand surge that forces prices right back up, according to IEA’s flagship World Energy Outlook 2014. The agency cautions against allowing current supply/demand fundamentals to breed complacency.… Keep reading →

China Daily Life - Construction

The US and China agreed to jointly cut carbon emissions in order to combat climate change, a historic pact that has many excited and many outraged. But China’s commitment to cap greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 means the country will need to build out power generation infrastructure in unprecedented ways. “That means building even more nuclear… Keep reading →

The new chief of the International Energ

 US natural gas will soon be exported to Asian markets in the form of LNG, and while this represents a major step change in global gas trade, US volumes alone will not solve the region’s gas demand challenges. This is one of the points IEA Executive Director Maria Van der Hoeven made today in remarks… Keep reading →

HUSUM 2012 Wind Energy Trade Fair

It’s easy to dismiss solar as a bit energy player. Look at the most recent Energy Information Administration data and you’ll see that utility-scale solar provided around 9.3 terawatt-hours of U.S. electricity in 2013, a mere 0.23 percent of total generation. But here’s the thing: Those numbers and other current data on solar are fast-fading… Keep reading →

British Planes Braced For Combat Missions Over Iraq

The US military and its regional allies conducted additional airstrikes against ISIS-controlled oil infrastructure in Syria and Iraq. “The U.S. said on Sunday that its forces along with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates targeted four modular refineries and a command facility north of Raqqa—Islamic State’s de facto capital in northeastern Syria. The U.S.… Keep reading →

Germany Debates Renewable Energy Investements

Despite impressive gains, policy uncertainties prevail  First, the good news: Global investments in new clean-energy capacity will total $1.61 trillion through 2020 according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest annual renewable report. The Paris-based agency predicts annual investment in wind, solar and biomass to average $230 billion. This will boost renewables’ contribution to about… Keep reading →

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