Tag Archives: Energy Policy

Enviro News Wrap: Fracking Regulation; Climate Change National Security Threat; Rainforest Resilience, and more…

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Climate Change is a military issue: Even if the general public does not commonly accept this the military sure does and is taking the coming changes to our planet quite seriously. Rainforests and global warming: Predicting how planet Earth will respond to the epic amount of pollution …

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Environmental News Wrap: BP’s Bill for Devastating the Gulf; Understanding Peak Oil; Less Meat, and more…

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The legal repercussions from the Gulf Oil Spill are coming to fruition for BP;  the money they will pay out money to the US government will in turn be funneled to states like Florida so they can fund environmental restoration efforts. Peak Oil theory is often interpreted …

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The Water-Energy Nexus in a Climate-Changed World

Managing the water-energy nexus in a climate change world

Editor’s note: This post is a finalist in Masdar’s Engage blogging contest as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Special thanks to Tim Hurst and Nick Aster.  The water-energy nexus – the fundamental connection between water and energy – may not seem an overly complex concept to initially grasp – and yet its implications are not fully understood in our industrial, resource-strained, climate-changed world. The fact is, climate is the …

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Time for President Obama to Lead on Energy

President Obama has an opportunity in his second term to offer real leadership for a new energy economy

President Obama can use his executive powers to circumvent the political deadlock in Congress and embolden the nation’s commitment to battling climate change. Instead of an “all the above” approach that ramps up fossil fuel production, we need responsible, science based energy policy. There is no future to a national energy strategy that features the unholy trinity of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), tar sands and …

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A Glass Ceiling on Economic Recovery: Peak Oil in 2014-2015

As per the contention of Peak Oil proponents, the economics of oil supply and demand will act as “a glass ceiling” to economic recovery, hastening demand for alternative energy sources sooner than many expect, according to a new study released by the New Economics Foundation (NEF). “Sustained high oil prices and price spikes will have a significant impact on the economy,” with global energy …

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Enviro News Wrap: Too Late to Stop Global Warming; Inhofe Wins Dodo Award; Solar Power Awaits U.S. Policy, and more

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Did you know that it may be too late to stop global warming? The only impact we can have is to lessen the damage. It’s amazing that such a crucial issue to the future of the US and the world can be so ignored in the 2012 …

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