Energy & Fuel

"Shell to Start Arctic Drill Preparations, Lawsuit Filed"

"The Obama Administration [Thursday] gave Shell approval to prepare for oil drilling in environmentally fragile Chukchi Sea off Alaska although a critical oil spill containment vessel has not been certified. Shell will be permitted to start 'certain limited preparatory activities' for drilling off Alaska’s northwest coast, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told reporters."

Source: ENS, 08/31/2012

EPA Sets New Efficiency Standard; Autos Must Average 54.5 Mpg By 2025

"The Obama administration announced strict new vehicle fuel-efficiency standards Tuesday, requiring that the U.S. auto fleet average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, an uncontroversial move that, unlike other administration energy policies, was endorsed by industry and environmentalists alike."

Source: Wash Post, 08/29/2012
September 3, 2021 to September 11, 2021

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress

Media are invited to cover the IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental event that drives global action towards a more sustainable future. Held every four years, the 2021 event (postponed from 2020) takes place in Marseille, France under the theme 'One nature, one future'.

September 16, 2012 to September 17, 2012

Industry Leadership Forum on Arctic Sustainable Development

The World Ocean Council (WOC) Arctic Business Leadership Council meeting marks the start of an ongoing forum for multi-sectoral collaboration among responsible companies on the future of the Arctic. The gathering will bring together representatives of shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, marine science/technology and other industries with interests in the Arctic.



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