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Currents Energy Industry Insights: September 2018 #4

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Oil market attention was focused on an OPEC meeting in Algeria this weekend, but it was Saturday’s terrorist attack in an oil-rich part of Iran that could have serious security implications for the world’s most important oil production region

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

Just how valuable is energy efficiency? To the customers of ComEd, Illinois’ largest electric utility, efficiency’s value is in the billions – $2.5 billion, to be exact. That’s how much ComEd customers have saved to date through the utility’s energy efficiency program, and thanks to a new plan under the Future Energy Jobs Act, more savings… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Sierra Club v. Chesapeake Operating LLC et al is news more shocking than “Man Bites Dog”!

Work Crew Installs Solar Power Panels In Santa Monica

Labor, business, and environmental leaders have formed a unique coalition that will urge Illinois lawmakers to pass new standards for energy efficiency and renewable energy, leading to tens of thousands of new, local jobs. Members of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition, including Environmental Defense Fund, argue that the state should not settle for an old… Keep reading →

Schwarzenegger Tours Solar Panel Roof Of A Sam's Club

Climate hawks threw a punch at Walmart early Thursday afternoon – and before the day was over, the global retail behemoth had jabbed back. Sort of. Or so it might have appeared. The Institute for Local Self Reliance, with enviro heavyweights like founder Bill McKibben and Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune at its… Keep reading →

U.S. House Members Leave For Summer Recess

Army Fights to Expand Fort Irwin for Tank Training

State and U.S. officials on Tuesday heralded completion of a draft plan for renewable energy development in the deserts of Southern California, one they hope will ease conflicts that have grown in number and intensity since work began on the plan five years ago. As an answer to climate change, conservationists have overwhelmingly supported President… Keep reading →

SK Corporation Oil Refinery In South Korea

A Conversation on Carbon:  How two seemingly opposed forces from ExxonMobil and Sierra Club united over a carbon tax  David Bailey and David Bookbinder have an interesting story. At one time, these two climate experts were at odds with each other, working on opposite sides of the tracks—Bookbinder worked as the chief climate counsel for… Keep reading →

OPAL Pipeline To Connect To Baltic Sea

In a hearing about the Keystone XL Pipeline on Capitol Hill last week, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune provided testimony that argued against building the pipeline. Brune’s statements were immediately disputed by pipeline supporters. One of the main issues that has emerged as part of the pipeline debate is whether the oil transport system… Keep reading →

Climate Change Activists Protest Against Power Station Proposals

The Sierra Club’s campaign against coal-fired power in the US reached a major milestone with the announcement that the Brayton Point Power Station in Massachusetts would retire by 2017, which marked 150 coal plants that announced plans to retire since 2010. Several celebrities joined the cause, including Elle Macpherson, Edward James Olmos and Ian Somerhalder.… Keep reading →

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