Energy & Fuel

"When A Coal Company Goes Bankrupt, Who Is Left To Clean Up The Mess?"

"The gloomier outlook for U.S. coal companies is raising questions about who will pay to clean up shuttered strip mines and open pits across coal country. With financial woes piling up for coal producers, environmental groups are warning that taxpayers could be on the hook for millions in restoration costs if mining companies can’t pick up the bill."

Source: International Business Times, 01/15/2016

"In Climate Move, Obama to Halt New Coal Mining Leases on Public Lands"

"The Obama administration will announce on Friday a halt to new coal mining leases on public lands as it considers an overhaul of the program that could lead to increased costs for energy companies and a slowdown in extraction, according to an administration official."

Source: NY Times, 01/15/2016
April 24, 2016 to April 27, 2016

OpenAccess Energy

This summit, hosted by Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, will address global energy access challenges. The Summit will be preceded by two days of public lectures on April 22 and 23, 2016.

"VW’s Chief Meets Head of E.P.A. to Discuss Pollution Problem"

"Under pressure to devise a fix for its polluting diesel cars, the chief executive of Volkswagen, Matthias Müller, met for the first time with a senior government official in the United States to discuss the crisis that has engulfed the German carmaker since September."

Source: NY Times, 01/14/2016

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