Besides low prices, falling output and actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, investors face another serious threat: the high levels of debt taken on by shale oil and gas producers. The risk of default is higher among smaller U.S. shale oil and gas producers, according to a new study from Carbon Tracker Initiative.
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A new round of DOE clean energy and energy efficiency funding highlights the pivotal role the federal government is playing in helping Native American and Alaskan Native communities realize ambitious climate, clean energy and sustainable development goals.
Mobile phones are ubiquitous and they are a central part of modern life, but they come with varying degrees of eco-friendliness. Collectively, the billions of phones in the world today have a massive environmental footprint. Manufacturers are responding to growing consumer interest in eco-friendly phones. In the last two decades, smartphones have gone way beyond being simply mobile communication devices.
Spanning 14.52 million square kilometers ( 5.61 square miles) as of March 24, 2015’s winter maximum was reached 12 days later than the average from 1981-2010. A late season surge is still possible, the National Snow & Ice Data Center noted, adding that it will post a detailed analysis of Arctic winter sea ice conditions in late April.
Editor’s note: this is the first in a series of posts on carbon pricing and emissions mitigation strategy. Look for more articles in the coming weeks about carbon emissions, pricing and various possible policy approaches to reducing emissions – With the international commitment in Paris calling for the decarbonization of the global economy by the second half of this century, the task we
Will you ever drive a hydrogen car? – Hybrid and electric cars have become an ever more familiar sight on many city and suburban streets across the world. But what about the hydrogen car? Many clean energy and environmental activist have considered hydrogen fuel cell-powered transportation as the way of the future. Fuel cells use stored hydrogen (instead of gasoline)