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The move fulfills a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama, but sets up a fresh confrontation with Republicans already angry about the administration’s plans to curb carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants and to regulate small streams and wetlands.
Innovative systems of collecting energy from the environment are pushing the boundaries of the current renewable energy landscape, fueling the growth of the market and overall acceptance of green energy as a form of energy production. From pocket-sized wind turbines to solar-paneled bike paths, the green energy movement is reaching new heights of innovative technologies […]
Our goals are just as ambitious, if not more so, than those set by developed countries,” President Dilma Rousseff said as she announced the targets at the U.N. in New York.
The case appears to be the first challenge to the Interior Department’s declaration this week that it can protect the greater sage grouse without hobbling the region’s economy.
The “batteries charge up for the electric grid” study contends that ever-decreasing manufacturing costs from Tesla Energy and other companies will make lithium-ion batteries more economical in about three to five years, starting in states with financial incentives like California, Hawaii, New York and other Northeastern markets.
Pope Francis steered clear of specific policy prescriptions but exhorted world leaders to take “concrete steps and immediate measures for preserving and improving the natural environment.” The message comes less than three months before international climate negotiations in Paris.
North Dakota regulators have given the oil industry an additional 10 months next year to reduce the flaring of natural gas but also implemented a stiffer long-term benchmark.
Investors who boycott the shares of oil, gas and coal companies out of concern for the climate are sacrificing higher returns and lower risks, a study funded by the fossil-fuel industry showed.
Imposing tough restrictions could raise the industry’s costs so much that the price of natural gas would rise, pushing energy users to use dirtier fuels, an energy official said.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans outline measures to help sage grouse across 67 million acres of public lands throughout the West, including 12 million acres of prime habitat where strict limits on oil and gas limits will be enforced.