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A report issued by The United Nation's World Meteorological Association says that 2014 is expected to be the hottest year on record, with global temperatures 1.03 degrees Fahrenheit above the 1961-1990 average.
Are western sanctions over Russia's support of Eastern Ukraine separatists, the declining price of oil, and the sharp decline of the ruble causing significant enough pressure on the Russian economy to change Putin's stance on the Ukraine?
The plunge in oil prices may be good for consumers and the global economy, but it could also hurt efforts to make our planet's energy system more sustainable. Policy makers from around the world can prevent this by taking advantage of cheaper oil to make meaningful changes in the way we price energy.
Some investors might choose to steer clear of oil sands stocks for environmental or ethical reasons. Personally, I didn't disinvest from the oil sands to save the world. I did it to save my portfolio.
Since mid-June the price per barrel of petroleum has collapsed by a staggering 37 percent. This almost perfectly mirrors -- in reverse -- the steep rise in oil prices in mid-2008, which was followed by an equally sharp contraction when the Great Recession -- the onset of the global economic and financial crisis -- struck with full fury.
Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.
It's that magical time of year when the wee folk of Capitol Hill actually get something done. These brief bursts of activity only happen very rarely, of course, and always immediately proceed another one of the many, many long vacations Congress takes during the year.
Why, indeed, would U.S. shale producers want to use public policy to subsidize Canadian oil producers in an extreme and sustained low oil price environment?
Even if we choose to have civil conversations with each other about tense topics, it is no guarantee we can solve them instantaneously. But surely what cannot be discussed cannot be solved.
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Russia's projected growth of the economy in 2015 will not surpass 1% by even the most optimistic projections. What does Russian leadership do to mend this sinking boat?
For the last few years, energy independence seemed like a pretty good deal. What we're on the verge of discovering is that much of the production that makes it possible isn't viable in a world of falling oil prices.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. An Inspiring Conversation on Addressing Climate Change National Scientific Adviso...
Remember "Peak Oil?" The world was running out of oil, prices would soon skyrocket, and we had better find other fuels. Well, that argument didn't work out so well for environmentalists, did it? As oil reserves and those of other carbon fuels became scarce and prices rose, the law of supply and demand kicked in. The industry invested the profits from those higher prices in new technologies, and the oil barons found even more destructive ways to extract oil and gas -- by exploiting the muck from tar sands, inventing hydro-fracking, and despoiling Third World sources. So now, oil is cheaper than it's been in years, about $66 a barrel. Regular unleaded gasoline can be had for well under $3 a gallon. One of the few things sustaining U.S. consumer purchasing power in the face of dismal wages is close to $100 billion saved in energy costs. OPEC's pricing power has been broken and the United States is about to surpass Saudi Arabia as the world's largest oil producer.
More Americans travel around the Thanksgiving holiday than during any other time of the year. According to the United States Department of Transportat...