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Energy Efficiencies, Improve Energy Efficiencies, Renewable Energy Sources

We live in the Energy Age – imagine life in the 21st Century in most developed nations without the benefits of abundant and economical energy.  But no resource on this Earth is really inexhaustible – and our traditional fossil fuel sources are not without limits.  The world’s oil supplies are being depleted at a rapid rate.  And more expensive (to extract, process, transport and distribute).  There are still many nations without abundant and affordable energy.  As more nations industrialize and modernize their systems, the demands made on the world’s fossil fuel supplies will place stress on things energy-related and on global supplies.

The hot topics today in energy include reduction of use, conservation of existing supplies, energy efficiencies, and especially alternative sources of energy.  While the world goes on using traditional fossil fuels, the race is on to harness natural and renewable energy sources – solar, geo-thermal, wind, tidal, and other “clean” technologies.  This section of Accountability Central brings you news and updates, research and insights, commentary and opinion, and more information you can use on Energy topics. 

News & Updates

July 5, 2022 Comment: What’s sustainable about soaring private jet use?

Source: Reuiters

According to European non-governmental organisation (NGO) Transport & Environment (T&E), private jets are five to 14 times more polluting than commercial planes per passenger, and 50 times more than high-speed rail, emitting two...

July 5, 2022 No more whispers: Recession talk surges in Washington

Source: Politico

From Wall Street to Washington, whispers about a coming economic slump have risen to nearly a roar as the Federal Reserve ramps up its battle against the highest inflation in four decades.

June 30, 2022 Renewable Energy Is Surging, But Trouble Looms

Source: Scientific America

Global clean energy spending is expected to surge 12 percent in 2022, reaching $1.4 trillion as the world pours money into renewables, electric vehicles and energy efficiency, according to a recent International Energy Agency...

Research & Insights

May 26, 2022 Natural, low- and zero-carbon gases and gas infrastructure key to an achievable transition toward a sustainable and secure energy future for all.

Source: Yahoo Finance

The International Gas Union (IGU), Snam and knowledge partner Rystad Energy, are releasing the Global Gas Report 2022 (GGR), on the occasion of the 28th IGU World Gas Conference held in Daegu, Korea.

May 3, 2022 The Environmental Price Of Clean Energy Is Still Too High: Report

Source: Jalopnik

In the face of that devastating IPCC report delivered in February, you might be considering taking some bare-minimum actions like buying an EV. This excellent deep dive published by Ars Technica Monday into what it really costs...

April 8, 2022 Working from home part-time could be BAD for the environment as it encourages employees to live further from the office, study claims

Source: Daily Mail

Working from home part-time could be bad for the environment because it encourages people to live further from the office, a new study claims.

Commentary & Opinion

June 24, 2022 ‘Chorus of people’ throwing Biden under the bus

Source: YouTube/ Skynews

Recastled CEO Kosha Gada says Chair of the US Federal Reserve Jerome Powell is joining the “chorus of people” throwing US President Joe Biden “under the bus” for the country’s struggling economy.

May 9, 2022 A feeling of economic doom is going around. And there isn’t much we can do other than sit back and watch

Source: CNN Politics

There are plenty of reasons for that feeling of economic doom that’s going around: Worst start for the stock market in 80-plus years; Highest inflation in 40-plus years. Largest single interest rate hike in 20-plus years. Dimmest...

May 9, 2022 Grid operators warn of electricity shortage amid switch to renewables: Report

Source: Fox News

"I am concerned about it," MISO Chief Executive John Bear told the Wall Street Journal in a report Sunday. "As we move forward, we need to know that when you put a solar panel or a wind turbine up, it’s not the same as a thermal...


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