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Big data helps shipping lines cut fuel bills and emissions – Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) LONDON – By focusing on operational improvements, shipping companies are reducing fuel consumption, saving money and cutting greenhouse emissions, while continuing to increase the amount of freight transported. Maersk Line, the world’s largest container carrier, cut fuel consumption by more than 13 percent between 2012 and 2014, ...

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Flying has become more energy efficient than driving: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) LONDON – Flying has become less energy intensive than driving, at least in the United States, according to the surprising findings of an analysis of energy consumption by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute. Transporting one person a distance of one mile by aircraft consumed on ...

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Gina McCarthy stands firm in natural gas support


Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media On Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy stood her ground as she reiterated long-held support for natural gas to meet new greenhouse emissions reduction goals. The new EPA Clean Power Plan, also known 111D, gives states lenient options on how to address their own greenhouse-gas reduction. However, it is expected that old ...

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U.S. reveals nearly 40 percent increase in global oil consumption by 2040


Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media As world leaders gather scientific data and write up new ideas to reduce greenhouse emissions for the upcoming Climate Summit in New York City, there is one lingering variable which shadows all future preparation. In a press release Tuesday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that world petroleum and other liquid fuels consumption ...

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Nuclear option to climate change

Brian Nearing | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) BALLSTON SPA — When she headed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under President Bill Clinton, Carol Browner was at best uneasy about nuclear power, like nearly all environmentalists. But years later, as she became more and more convinced that time was running short to combat man-climate change, she broke ranks and changed her mind. ...

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Rate of greenhouse gas increase unseen in 30 years

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Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media In a recent announcement, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) stated that Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere between 2012 and 2013 grew at their fastest rate since 1984. The WMO figures show that the globally averaged amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached 396 parts per million (ppm) in 2013, an increase ...

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Justices rap EPA, but uphold global warming rules

By Mark Sherman | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration’s only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority into their own hands without congressional approval. The justices said in a 5-4 ...

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America missing opportunities in the shale boom


Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Despite the fact that multitudes of objects in our daily lives are products or byproducts of the oil industry, Goldman Sachs believes we are failing to make the most of our shale revolution. According to an article written by Rob Wile for Business Insider, compared to the rest of the world, America appears to ...

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