Economy & Business

Global Market for Energy Efficiency Worth $310B And Accelerating: IEA

"For a variety of reasons -- whether it be mitigating climate change, enhancing security, increasing economic incentives or even improving the health of indoor living -- countries around the world have been investing in ways to boost energy efficiency. Worldwide, that market of cutting back on energy waste is growing and is now worth at least $310 billion, reports the International Energy Agency."

Source: ClimateWire, 10/10/2014

Will Fracking Disclosure Decisions Put Profits Above Health?

Federal agencies are still grinding forward on decisions about disclosure of often-toxic ingredients pumped into the ground during "fracking" to produce gas and oil. Significant decisions may come eventually from the Interior Department, the EPA, and the Obama White House. But don't bet on any courageous decisions until after the November election.

Chesapeake Cleanup Would Bring Economic Benefit Of $22.5 Billion: Study

The Chesapeake Bay region would reap an additional $22.5 billion a year from improved hurricane protection, crab and fish production and climate stability if the Obama administration's contested plan to clean up the watershed proceeds, an environmental group says."

Source: AP, 10/07/2014

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