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  By Clifford Krauss © The New York Times Co. HOUSTON » Royal Dutch Shell on Monday sold its oil and gas production in the Permian Basin, the biggest American oil field, to ConocoPhillips for $9.5 billion in cash. The deal marks a turning point for Shell, which had put considerable effort i...
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OPEC says oil demand will exceed pre-pandemic levels   By Stanley Reed © The New York Times Co. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said Monday that demand for oil was expected to rebound above prepandemic levels next year. In its Monthly Oil Report, the group said that i...
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Posted by on in Wind
    By Lisa Friedman © The New York Times Co. WASHINGTON » The Biden administration Friday announced that it would begin the formal process of selling leases to develop offshore wind farms in shallow waters between Long Island, New York, and New Jersey as part of its push to transition...
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Shared from the 6/27/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Christopher Martin 
Bloomberg News For the clearest sign yet that renewable energy has gone mainstream, consider this: Clean energy resources supplied more of America’s electricity than coal for the first time ever in April. Hydropower da...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
According to recent data from the WHO, “9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.” The data also blames the alarming death toll of 7 million people every year on outdoor and household air pollution. It further states that “around 3 billion people – more than 40% of the w...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
The way we get electricity is about to change dramatically, as the era of ever-expanding demand for fossil fuels comes to an end - in less than a decade. That's according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance that plots out global power markets for the next 25 years. Call it peak fossil...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
The bold headline of a recent Los Angeles Times editorial by the hydrologist Jay Famiglietti starkly warned: “California has about one year of water left. Will you ration now?” The write-up quickly made the social media rounds, prompting both panic and the usual blame game: It’s because of the meat ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton walks away after answering questions from reporters following a town hall campaign stop in Nashua, New Hampshire. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters Hillary Clinton’s pledge on Sunday to support renewable energy and boost subsidies for solar panels wa...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
By Mark Jaffe The Denver Post A dispute between the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association and one of its Colorado electric cooperatives has opened the way for more renewable energy in rural communities. At issue was whether the Delta-Montrose Electric Association could buy locally pro...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The President’s Climate Action Plan stated a goal for the Federal government to consume 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 – more than double the current goal of 7.5 percent.  The path to that goal was then established in the December 2013 Presidential Memorandum, Fede...
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Posted by on in General Environment
The newly released Renewables 2014 Global Status Report is now available. Find out what made 2013 another record year for renewables. Read about: > expansion of supporting policies in developing economies> additions to electricity generating capacity> progress...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
There will never be a shortage of garbage (unless you live in Norway), though British Airways could start putting that trash to good use. The air carrier has put in an order for $500 million of Solena Fuel’s recycled garbage jet fuel…and this is more about dollars and cents than greenwashing. ...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Energy is a massive part of the U.S. military budget — the annual bill is more than $4 billion  — and the Department of Defense (DoD) has vowed to take steps to reduce that bill, not just to save taxpayer money but also for the sake of more reliable operations. Indeed, by 2025, ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Despite some particularly unexplainable losses if you care about protecting the environment, the California Legislature made progress in 2013. The range of bills on the governor's desk awaiting his signature confirms that California remains the stalwart energy and climate leader in the country. Thi...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
When we flip on a light, we rarely think about water.  But electricity generation is the biggest user of water in the United States.  Thermoelectric power plants alone use more than 200 billion gallons of water a day – about 49 percent of the nation’s total water withdrawals. La...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Is it safe? That’s what most people — brought up on Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and The Simpsons — want to know about nuclear power. And for the most part, the answer is yes. Accidents are rare, and those that have occurred — including the partial meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, in 2011 — h...
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Posted by on in Solar
Two Reedley families will soon be saving on their energy bills, thanks to a program made possible by Reedley Rabobank and Grid Alternatives.The non-profit solar contractor brings the benefits of solar technology into low-income households throughout the Central Valley. Reedley's Rabobank branch awar...
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Posted by on in Wind
I’m pleased to report that it didn’t take long to achieve one of my new year’s resolutions for Congress – extending the federal tax credits for wind power and other renewable energy sources. The deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” that passed the Senate and the House yesterday, and is expecte...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Reznick Think Energy has an exciting opportunity for developers, engineers, EPCs and financiers interested in working on high profile renewable energy projects. We are working with Carbon War Room to help Necker Island, the Caribbean island owned by Sir Richard Branson, to transition away from fossi...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
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