Commodity dependency. A risky state

Between 2000 and 2011 broad indices of commodity prices tripled, easily outpacing global growth. Since then prices have changed course. Some commodities have endured ferocious price falls: oil peaked at $115 a barrel in June, and by early December was

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Drilling California: a reality check on the Monterey shale

The recent growth in unconventional oil production from the Bakken (North Dakota), Eagle Ford (Texas) and other tight oil plays has drawn attention to the potential of shale in California’s Monterey Formation. In 2011, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) published a

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EU investment programme: € 100 billion for nuclear power?

According to a report by the German broadcasting service ARD, nuclear power plants are included on the preliminary project list of the investment programme for the European economy, which has been proposed by the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude

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Utilities face significant revenue losses from growth of solar, storage and energy efficiency, Accenture research shows

Continued growth of distributed energy resources and energy efficiency measures could cause significant demand disruption and drive down utilities’ revenues by up to $48 billion a year in the United States and €61 billion a year in Europe by 2025,

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Fracking 101

The Sierra Club has put together a two-and-a-half minute animated video called Fracking 101 that’s simple enough for a kindergartner to understand and short enough so that even the most attention-challenged will get it. Cancer-causing poisons? Check. Polluted aquifers? Check. Climate change-causing methane-emissions?

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Watch: ‘Fracking 101′ narrated by Edward James Olmos

The Sierra Club has put together a two-and-a-half minute animated video called Fracking 101 that’s simple enough for a kindergartner to understand and short enough so that even the most attention-challenged will get it. Cancer-causing poisons? Check. Polluted aquifers? Check. Climate change-causing methane-emissions?

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5 Reasons Oil Prices Are Dropping

As oil prices continue to fall, analysts and producers are trying to wrap their heads around the reasons and identify a floor price. Even though crude benchmarks like Brent and WTI keep dropping, the cost of finding oil continues to

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Climate change’s first victims are always those least to blame

In September 2014, a report published by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) found that 20.6 million people were displaced by extreme weather events in 2013. That’s almost three times as many as those fleeing current conflicts. The number one

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Canada’s Green Energy Sector Now Employs More People Than Its Tar Sands

Between 2009 and 2013, employment in Canada’s clean energy sector increased by 37 percent — meaning it now supplies more jobs than the country’s infamous tar sands, according to a new report Tracking the Energy Revolution — released by Clean

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Church of England files shareholder resolutions at BP and Shell on climate change

The Church of England said it was in the process of filing shareholder resolutions on climate change at BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc. The Church said it chose BP and Shell because they have the biggest carbon footprints

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