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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

September 22, 2021 What caused the UK’s energy crisis?

Source: The Guardian

The UK’s energy system has been plunged into chaos by a perfect storm of market forces which threatens to rip through the economy from home energy suppliers to heavy industry, and from factories to farmers.

September 21, 2021 CO2 energy crisis: Two weeks until British meat ‘starts disappearing from supermarket shelves’

Source: Yahoo News

British meat products could start disappearing from supermarket shelves in a handful of days amid the worsening energy crisis.

September 21, 2021 British energy firms fear collapse as Europe’s gas crisis sees prices surge 250%

Source: CNBC

Britain’s energy industry could be headed for a significant shake-up, industry insiders have warned, as countries all over Europe grapple with an unprecedented crisis in the power sector. Wholesale gas prices have spiked across...

Research & Insights

August 18, 2021 FuelPositive Commissions Study that shows Canada produces enough excess green energy today

Source: Yahoo Finance

Canada produces sufficient green electricity in off-peak demand hours to produce enough carbon-free ammonia (NH3) to replace the use of fossil fuels for 100% of the passenger and freight aviation and rail, passenger bus, freight...

August 9, 2021 U.N. releases blistering assessment on the state of climate change

Source: Yahoo News

Climate change is changing Earth in ways that are "unprecedented" in thousands — and in some cases, hundreds of thousands — of years, according to a blistering report released by the United Nations on Monday.

July 23, 2021 Consultant groups issue report on racetrack sustainability

Source: Race.com

The report uses a “Sustainable Circuits Index” to rank 96 international motorsport venues by means of 21 sustainability performance criteria in the context of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, the Environmental,...

Commentary & Opinion

May 19, 2021 The black box economy

Source: VOX

The pandemic economy has been strange and unpredictable from the get-go. Throughout the past 14 months, the twists and turns have been surprising:

October 26, 2020 For energy transition, the key word is sustainability, not politics

Source: The Hill

For energy transition, the key word is sustainability, not politics © istock Two words — sustainable and transition — are frequently used when we talk about energy these days and unfortunately, the definitions are at best...

October 2, 2020 Unsustainable Energy Production Will Stop, BP Projects

Source: Forbes

The longer society waits to address climate change, the more likely climate will change society, according to BP’s chief economist Spencer Dale. The human tendency toward procrastination is just one of the scenarios Dale attempts...


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