Energy & Fuel

Despite Sanctions, ExxonMobil Starts Drilling in Russia. Putin Cheers.

"Russian president calls ExxonMobil a 'model of cooperation' for its partnership with Rosneft in the face of Western sanctions against the Russian oil company. The energy giants are drilling Russia's first well in the arctic Kara Sea, an area with huge reserves of oil and gas."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 08/11/2014

"Islamist Fighters Rout Kurds in Northern Iraq and Seize Dam"

"BAGHDAD — The crisis gripping Iraq escalated rapidly on Thursday with a re-energized Islamic State in Iraq and Syria storming new towns in the north and seizing a strategic dam as Iraq’s most formidable military force, the Kurdish pesh merga, was routed in the face of the onslaught."

Source: NY Times, 08/08/2014
August 10, 2014 to August 13, 2014

Renewable Energy Leaders Debate Critical Issues in Aspen at 11th Annual Summit

Billionaire philanthropist Democrat Tom Steyer meets Republican Conservationist Teddy Roosevelt IV at the 11th Annual American Renewable Energy Day Summit in Aspen.  They are among 135 clean energy world leaders from the public and private sectors who will converge on Aspen, Colorado to present and discuss new and innovative environmental concepts throughout this four-day event.

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