Energy & Fuel

May 1, 2012

Book Launch for "Harvest the Wind: America's Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability"

The Environmental Law Institute invites you to join them in Washington, DC to celebrate the release of a new book by former ELI Senior Attorney Philip Warburg. Wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. RSVP.

"Greenpeace: How Clean (And Green) Is Your Cloud?"

"Greenpeace released its latest report today asking, 'How clean is your cloud?' The annual report examines the server farms built by the largest Internet companies -- including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo -- and ranks them according to how efficient their cloud facilities are, and where they get their electricity."

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April 25, 2012

DEADLINE: Fellowships for Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and O Eco have developed a Fellowship program to bring journalists to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held June 20-22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Apply by April 25th.

"Electric Cars Cheaper To Run, Less Polluting: Report"

"Electric vehicles in the United States save money on fuel and are less polluting than most gasoline-powered vehicles, even in places where electricity is made by burning coal, the Union of Concerned Scientists said in a report released on Monday."

"'Drivers should feel confident that owning an electric vehicle is a good choice for reducing global warming pollution, cutting fuel costs, and slashing oil consumption,' said Don Anair, a senior engineer on UCS's clean vehicles program.

Source: Reuters, 04/17/2012

"Natural Oil Seep Caused Gulf Of Mexico Sheen: BSEE"

"An oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico last week came from a natural sea floor seep and not from Royal Dutch Shell offshore production platforms, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Monday."

"'A modest amount of oil is being released from a natural sea floor seep previously suspected as the source of an oil sheen reported last week in the Gulf of Mexico,' BSEE said in an emailed news release."

Bruce Nichols reports for Reuters April 17, 2012.


Source: Reuters, 04/17/2012

"As Air Pollution From Fracking Rises, EPA To Set Rules"

"On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce the first national rules to reduce air pollution at hydraulically fractured -- fracked -- wells and some other oil and gas industry operations. The agency estimated that the plan it proposed in July would reduce smog-forming, cancer-causing and climate-altering pollutants from the natural gas industry by about one-fourth."

Source: McClatchy, 04/17/2012


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