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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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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‘Fault’ shuts down Ukraine nuclear power plant

Volodymyr Demchyshyn said on Wednesday that one of the reactors at the Zaporizhzhya plant in the south of Ukraine had automatically shut down. There was no problem with the reactor itself and the problem would be fixed by the weekend,

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Bank of England investigating risk of ‘carbon bubble’

The Bank of England is to conduct an enquiry into the risk of fossil fuel companies causing a major economic crash if future climate change rules render their coal, oil and gas assets worthless. The concept of a “carbon bubble”

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E.ON brand turns its back on fossil fuels

E.ON, Germany’s largest utility, has announced plans to spin off its thermal power generation assets, in an attempt to adapt to the changing dynamics of the country’s electricity landscape. The restructure will see its fossil fuel generating assets spun off into a

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A haunting postcard from Pripyat

While on assignment in Chernobyl with Bob Simon’s 60 Minutes team, cameraman Danny Cooke captured striking, eerie footage of abandoned towns. Places where people once lived, played and worked are now rusted ruins — relics of a time before the meltdown and

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Behind Energy survey: “Italians’ attitudes to energy”

Italians increasingly concerned about energy issues and environment: majority of italians say oil is expensive and the cause of war while 3 out of 4 think pollution is one of the primary causes of death. Behind Energy, a new site

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Solar and wind energy start to win on price vs. conventional fuels

In the United States the cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted over the last five years, so much so that in some markets renewable generation is now cheaper than coal or natural gas.  Experts and executives caution

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