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Statewide Drought Forces Californians To Take Drastic Measures For Water Conversation

A key Senate Democrat is warning that a wide-ranging energy reform bill could be in jeopardy without a deal on the Flint, Mich., drinking water crisis. [The Hill] DONG Energy has today confirmed it will build the world’s largest offshore wind farm off the coast of Yorkshire after taking a final investment decision on the… Keep reading →

Oil Prices Fall To Lowest Level In Four Months

Energy companies, such as Irving Oil, have responded to the latest slump in the oil price by selling approximately $318 billion of assets such as storage facilities, pipelines and fuel terminals. [WSJ] Energy companies climbed after being beaten down over the past several days, with markets rising on Thursday. [U.S. News/AP] Toshiba, the technology company… Keep reading →

German Summit On Electric Mobility

National sales figures have revealed that American car dealers are reluctant to sell electric vehicles, despite the increased demand for environmentally friendly vehicles. [The NY Times] A newly published study in the Journal of Political Economy suggests that climate change will greatly reduce the ability of developing countries to engage significantly in international trade. [The… Keep reading →

Google Developers Event Held In San Francisco

Google will become the first customer of a Duke Energy program to bring renewable power to energy-hungry companies, the two said Tuesday. [Charlotte Observer] The UK government will provide hundreds of millions of pounds worth of financial support to Petrobras despite it facing corruption investigations in multiple countries. [The Guardian] Alberta’s NDP government is facing… Keep reading →

Mitch McConnell Argues Against Proposed EPA Carbon Standards For Power Plants

The Senate voted on Tuesday to block President Obama’s tough new climate change regulations, hoping to undermine his negotiating authority before a major international climate summit meeting in Paris this month. [The NY Times] The UK’s remaining coal-fired power stations will be shut by 2025 with their use restricted by 2023, Energy Secretary Amber Rudd… Keep reading →

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The U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership, the United States and Indonesia will partner to promote clean energy technologies and policies to help meet Indonesia’s growing energy demands. [White House Press Release] The United States has installed 40.7 megawatts of energy storage projects in homes, businesses and utilities in the second quarter of this year, nine times more than… Keep reading →

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GOP Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson has asserted that if the United States had declared its intention to achieve energy independence after the September 11th terror attacks, moderate Arab governments would have turned over Osama Bin Laden within two weeks. [ABC] Prof Jacquie McGlade said the UK was shifting away from clean energy as the rest of the… Keep reading →

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs California Budget Cut Legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown has committed California to use renewable energy for half its electricity and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient in just 15 years. [ABC] Donald Trump is taking a legal campaign against windfarms to the UK’s supreme court. [The Guardian] A Minnesota green energy entrepreneur has been jailed all because of a wind turbine… Keep reading →

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GE is creating a company to house developing energy businesses which will focus on providing products and services in energy efficiency, renewable generation and storage. [The New York Times] Duke Energy is under fire in a complaint that accuses the company of being one of the worst polluters in the country. [The LA Times] Wind power is… Keep reading →

Demand For Natural Gas

The world’s leading developing nations are spending up to $200bn a year subsidising fossil fuels, according to a report from the OECD. [The Guardian] 100 percent renewable energy is achievable by 2050, according to Greenpeace’s latest Energy Revolution report. [EcoWatch] The British government said on Monday that it would provide $3.1 billion in state aid for… Keep reading →

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