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Nov 28, 2012 at 16:19 | Economywatch

In a momentous verdict last week, BP was ordered to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. However, while polluters…

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Nov 27, 2012 at 17:15 | Llewellyn King

Whatever its cause, the weather is getting more severe and America's aging utility grid is ill-suited to withstand the furies that Mother Nature is unleashing on it with increasing frequency.…

US Power Grid Vulnerable to Just About Everything

US Power Grid Vulnerable to Just About Everything

Nov 26, 2012 at 17:02 | Jen Alic

As Washington hunts ill-defined al-Qaeda groups in the Middle East and Africa, and concerns itself with Iran’s eventual nuclear potential, it has a much more pressing problem at home: Its…

Ten Reasons to be Wary of US Energy Independence Claims

Ten Reasons to be Wary of US Energy Independence Claims

Nov 26, 2012 at 16:53 | Matthew Hulbert

U.S. energy independence must be about to happen. The International Energy Agency just devoted its World Energy Outlook 2012 to telling us so. America will become the largest producer of…

Three New Energy Technologies that Could Change the World

Three New Energy Technologies that Could Change the World

Nov 26, 2012 at 16:40 | James Burgess

In the latest issue of Technology and Innovation – Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, three new energy technologies are discussed which could potentially change the world.The…

Ontario Smacked by U.S. Lawsuit on Fracking

Ontario Smacked by U.S. Lawsuit on Fracking

Nov 22, 2012 at 17:31 | John Daly

One of the major North American energy success stories over the past decade has been the massive rise of U.S. natural gas production as a result of the hydraulic fracturing…

EPA Testing Dangerous Pollutants on Human Beings

EPA Testing Dangerous Pollutants on Human Beings

Nov 22, 2012 at 17:28 | Jen Alic

Want to know how dangerous pollutants are to your health? For $12 an hour, you can find out directly.In the aftermath of US presidential elections and corporate fears…

New Yorkers Challenge LIPA, FEMA over Power Outages

New Yorkers Challenge LIPA, FEMA over Power Outages

Nov 21, 2012 at 17:42 | Jen Alic

Hurricane Sandy isn’t done with New York. Having revealed the unaccountable weakness of the local authorities to deal with the disaster, now she’s rolling heads.The past week has…

Europe Rejects Proposal to Ban Hydraulic Fracking

Europe Rejects Proposal to Ban Hydraulic Fracking

Nov 21, 2012 at 17:37 | Daniel J. Graeber

A proposal to ban new hydraulic fracturing operations in the European Union was rejected by members of the European Parliament. Natural gas production among member states is set to decline…

Is Iran Using an Insurance Scam to Cover its Oil Tankers?

Is Iran Using an Insurance Scam to Cover its Oil Tankers?

Nov 16, 2012 at 17:43 | James Burgess

An interesting article has today been published by Forbes which investigates the possibility that Iran has set up a false insurance company, offering illegal insurance policies, in order to…

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