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Judge refuses to toss lawsuit over decade-old Gulf oil leak 8.7.2015 Yahoo: US National
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge refused on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit that environmental groups filed against a New Orleans-based company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
Hail a robo-cab, save the planet? 8.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
If you want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, consider commuting by robo-cab.
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How important is your personal carbon footprint? 7.7.2015 TreeHugger
We need to decarbonize our economy. But is your environmental impact the most relevant metric?
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Stocks Fall as Traders Eye Oil, Greece 7.7.2015 Yahoo: Business
U.S. equity markets extended their declines in mid-morning trade as oil prices resumed their plunge from the prior session, and as traders eyed ongoing negotiations in Greece about whether the nation will retain its membership in the EU.
Shell spends big to boost high octane and higher prices 7.7.2015 Philly.com News
Premium gasoline sales have declined over the decades as more motorists came to regard motor fuel as a generic commodity, and realized the pricier grades did not necessarily improve performance of their ordinary cars.
Oil Prices Drop Below $53 Per Barrel 7.7.2015 Yahoo: Business
U.S. markets closed in the red Monday, but in a far less shade of crimson than when they first opened.
Oil prices stabilize after massive sell-off 7.7.2015 Yahoo: Business

A flame shoots out of a chimney at a petro-industrial factory in Kawasaki near Tokyo"Crude oil prices hit a two month low amid mounting concerns over economic stability in Europe and Asia. On the supply side, an increase in Iranian supply is expected to compete with Russian sales when the new supply hits the market," ANZ bank said on Tuesday.


Energy Sector Plummeting on Sinking Oil 7.7.2015 Yahoo: Business
The energy sector has taken a beating over the last several months and now finds itself under increasing pressure with uncertainty in Greece.
Citizen Actions in Canada Are Putting the Brakes on Tar Sands Pipelines 7.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Jennifer Skene, Ford Fellow, International Program, Washington, D.C.: This past weekend, citizens from across Canada gathered in Ontario to voice their support for moving beyond the tar sands industry to a clean energy future. Over 10,000 people marched in Toronto in support of Jobs, Justice, and the Climate....
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Consumer advocates: Oil refiners manipulate California gas prices 6.7.2015 LA Times: Business
Filling up at the pump is often painful in California, where drivers tend to pay more for gasoline than in most other states.
Sweltering through a Climate Breakthrough 6.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Neither Paris nor Lyon are burning - yet. But sweltering, roasting under 40 centigrade (106 F) skies, they definitely are - and the delegates gathering in Lyon to channel the climate action potential of cities, states and provinces feel the heat. In addition to the weather, the World Summit on Climate and Territories suffers from the usual conference burden of deadening boiler plate and an occasional diplomatic aversion to hard truths - such as an entire document on transportation and climate which managed to avoid a single use of the words "oil" or "petroleum." Nonetheless, listening to these proceedings and tracking the outside context, it seems likely to me that COP 21 may entrain as much climate progress as the previous 20 COP's put together - which is the kind of breakthrough the world needs. The reason is simple. This time climate action has momentum. Christiana Figueres, who will chair the 21st UN Climate Summit in Paris this December, fires up her constituency - and she's worth quoting: "Why are ...
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Israeli Gas Boon Blocks Out Solar Hopes 6.7.2015 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The residents of an Israeli village in the Negev desert have everything they need to build a solar-panel field including plenty of sun. But Tarabin village is missing one crucial prerequisite: government permission to sell its solar power to the national grid that would make the project ...
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Oil refiners are manipulating California gas prices, consumer advocates say 6.7.2015 LA Times: Top News
Tanzanian lawmakers pass disputed petroleum bill 6.7.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
Tanzania's parliament on Sunday approved a legal and regulatory framework for developing its nascent hydrocarbons industry, after days of contentious debate. Tanzania estimates it has more than 55 trillion cubic feet of natural gas but has yet to make oil discoveries. Under the terms of the bill, energy companies will pay a 12.5 percent royalty for oil and gas production in onshore or shelf areas and 7.5 percent for offshore output The state's share of profit on natural gas production would range from a minimum of 60 to 85 percent, pegged on specific daily gas ...
Missionary zeal for ethanol in roots of NASCAR sponsor 5.7.2015 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which administers the ethanol program, has proposed a sharp cutback in ethanol mandates that were expanded by Congress in 2007.
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As Record Settlement Announced Over BP Gulf Oil Disaster, Lesson Is Clear: Clean Energy Now 3.7.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Catholic Colleges In No Rush To Divest From Fossil Fuels After Pope's Encyclical 3.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Students at Catholic universities across the United States are hoping the pope's encyclical on the environment , which lays out a moral argument for addressing climate change, will help them persuade their schools to drop investments in fossil fuel. “We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels -- especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas -- needs to be progressively replaced without delay,” Pope Francis wrote in his June 18 encyclical. He pointed to an “urgent need to develop policies so that, in the next few years, the emission of carbon dioxide and other highly polluting gases can be drastically reduced, for example, substituting for fossil fuels and developing sources of renewable energy.” Student campaigns for divestment were already underway at the very wealthiest Catholic universities in the U.S. But so far, not a single American Catholic college or university has announced plans to divest in light of the encyclical. Of the three ...
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Stocks Book Losses for the Week on Greece Drama 3.7.2015 Yahoo: Business
It was a rough week for investors as Greek fears and hopes gripped the markets.
California's push for cleaner buses could edge out natural gas 3.7.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fifteen years ago, California led the way to cleaner transit buses with strict tailpipe emissions standards that effectively ushered out diesel as the primary fuel for buses in the state and replaced it with natural gas. Now, California is poised once again to take the lead, this time by mandating a switch to so-called "zero-emission" buses by 2040. The new push by California’s powerful Air Resources Board (CARB) has the potential to marginalize natural gas as a bus fuel in the same way its adoption once marginalized ...
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Now Is the Time to Eliminate Fossil Fuel Energy 2.7.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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