Monday, January 27, 2014

GMO's Top Energy Stories of 2013

Here are the Green Market Oracle's (GMO) top energy stories for 2013 organized under the headings of the 20 most important related subjects.

This assemblage of 202 articles is comprised of stories that address renewables (including solar, wind and hydrogen), greenhouse gas emissions (including carbon and methane), fossil fuels (including tar sands, natural gas, coal, and petcoke), the transportation of fossil fuels (including pipelines, trains and trucks), fossil fuel subsidies and divestment, oil companies, ALEC, greener cars, charging stations and solar transportation.


Energy

Infographic - International Energy Consumption and Carbon Footprints (World Energy Report)
Infographic - Countries with the Largest Dirty Energy Expansion
Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map: World Energy Outlook Special Report
The "Third Industrial Revolution": How Renewable Energy and the Internet are Changing the World

Global Clean Energy Investment Sets Record
IAIA12 Energy Future: The Role of Impact
8 Congressional Reports on Energy
Energy & Environmental Report
Breakdown of Obama's Clean Energy


Renewables

Higher Oil Prices a Blessing for Fracking but what about Renewables?
Why Oil Prices Matter for Renewable Energy
US Government Support for Renewable Energy Projects
Worldwatch is Helping the Philippines to Go 100 Percent Renewable 

Solar

The Solar Industry at a Glance: Past Present and Future
Ambitious Growth Predicted for Solar in 2013 and 2014
The Growth of Global Solar Energy
America Surpasses a Solar PV Milestone and Keeps Going
Breakdown of Solar Demand in Q1 & Q2 2013
Deutsche Bank Revises its PV Forecasts for 2013
Solar Increasingly Sustainable Even Without Subsidies
Infographic - US Solar Growth 2013
Infographic - Solar Energy Price Declines
Infographic - Leading Companies Installing Solar Energy (2013)
US Solar is Breaking Records and Shining Bright in 2013
Video - Local Small Scale Solar Across the US: Freeing the Grid
Infographic - Solar Installations by State
Infographic - Top 10 Solar States
Cornell University Installing a Solar Array with the Help of NY State
Worldwatch is Helping the Philippines to Go 100 Percent Renewable
Solar Power's Prodigious Global Growth
Solar Operations and Maintenance are Increasingly Important
The White House is Reinstalling Solar Panels
Top Twelve Solar Friendly US States
Chinese Solar to Lead the World
Jinko Solar: Silicone Procurement at the Heart of its Success

Wind

Global Wind Energy at a Glance (China, EU, US)
A Condensed History of the Production Tax Credit (PTC)
Republicans Oppose the PTC but Support Oil Subsidies
The Growth of Global Wind Energy
Video- Energy Storage Technology for Offshore Wind Turbines
Wind Energy Storage Solution Employing Concrete Spheres
Harnessing Wind Energy Without Blades
Top Ten Wind Power States in the US in 2012
Wind and Renewable Energy in Europe: Problems and Solutions
US Wind Energy Doubles and Eclipses Natural Gas in 2012
Record Year for US Wind Power in 2012
Fiscal Cliff Deal Extends PTC and ITC for US Wind Energy
Cleantechnica: Top 10 Wind Power Stories of 2012
AES Wins Wind Project of the Year

Hydrogen

General Motors: Government Bailout to Environmental Sustainability
Video - Elon Musk Dismisses Hydrogen Powered Cars?

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Energy Emissions Comparisons
The US Transportation Sector can Reduce Petroleum Use and GHG emissions by 80% over the Next Few Decades
Best and Worst Nations at Combating Climate Change (2014)
Infographic: Countries Industries and Corporations Cumulative GHG Contributions
Global Levels of Greenhouse Gases Reach Record Levels
The EIA's Emissions Analysis by US States
Report on Global Emissions Reduction
The Way Forward on US Emissions Reductions

Carbon

C02 Concentrations are the Highest in 3 Million Years
World Bank President on the Cost of Carbon
The Dangerous Trajectory of CO2 Growth Since the 1880's
US CO2 Emissions at a 19 Year Low Due to Less Coal and Warmer Winters

Methane

The Race to Exploit the Arctic's Resources Ignores the Costs
More Evidence that Arctic Warming is an Economic and Ecological Time Bomb
Why the Fate of the Arctic Should be of Concern to Us All
Video - Arctic Warming: Risks for Methane Emissions
Video - Methane is the Ticking Time Bomb Beneath the Ice
Video - Massive Costs Associated with Arctic Methane
Video - Unlocking Methane in the Permafrost is a Global Warming Time Bomb

Tar Sands

The Tar Sands Have Higher Emissions Profiles than Previously Thought
Increases in Tar Sands Production Will Lock-in the Worst Impacts of Climate Change
The Tar Sands and IEA's Three Climate Change Scenarios
Scientists and Activists Hold US Press Conference on Conservatives' Tar Sands Agenda
Canadian Energy Espionage in Support of the Tar Sands
Video - The Tar Sands Give Canada the Worst Climate Record in the Western World
Leading Canadian Economist to Tell Europeans about the Climate Impacts of the Tar Sands
Climate Scientists' Urge Canadian Minister to Back-off Expanded Fossil Fuel Production
Canada to Fight EU Proposal Labeling Tar Sands as Dirty
Neil Young Compares Canada's Tar Sands to Hiroshima
Video - Neil Young Compares Alberta's Tar Sands to Hiroshima
Unstoppable Oil Leak at a Tar Sands Production Site in Alberta
Tar Sands Reality Check Counters Misinformation

Natural Gas / Fracking

New Pipeline Project Partners Fracking with the Tar Sands
US GHG Emissions Declining Due to Increases in Natural Gas
Newfoundland Pauses Fracking
Natural Gas is not Clean Energy
Whats the Fracking Problem
Video - Sandra Steingraber Shines a Spotlight on the Problems of Fracking
Fracking: A Tragic Waste of Water Resources
Infographic - How Much Water Does Fracking Consume
The US Environmental Protection Agency and Fracking
New Study Shows Natural Gas Worse than Coal

Coal

Video - Ontario to be the First Place in North America to End Coal Power
Study Shows Coal is a Bad Investment
Fossil Fuel Powered Carbon Bombs
Obama Reigning in Emissions from Existing Coal Power Plants

Petcoke

Video - Climate Change Causing Petcoke Poisons the Water
Video - Climate Change Causing Petcoke Poisons the Air
The Tar Sands Have Higher Emissions than Previously Thought

Oil Companies (BP and Shell)

Video - The Ongoing Impacts of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Transocean to Pay $1.4 billion for its Role in the Gulf Oil Spill of 2010
Shell's Game with the Arctic Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground in Alaska Raising More Safety Concerns
Video - An Oil Rig Belonging to Shell is Grounded in Alaska 
Shell Pauses its Arctic Drilling for 2013

ALEC

ALEC Must Die
Video - How ALEC Controls US Legislation
Video - United States of ALEC
Video - United States of ALEC: A Follow-Up
Video - ALEC's Organized Corruption
Video - ALEC Bill on Capitol Hill

Fossil Fuel Transportation 

Stop Old Trains from Transporting Oil
Massive Oil Spill from Train Derailment in the Town of Lac Megantic
Train Carrying Fossil Fuels Derails Causing an Explosion and Fire in Alberta
The Dangers of Transporting Fossil Fuels
MMA's Bankruptcy Protection is Unconscionable
Video - Train Carrying Oil Derails Illustrating the Dangers of Transporting Fossil Fuels
Video - Truck Carrying Oil Crashes and Explodes Illustrating the Dangers of Transporting Fossil Fuels
Three of the Most Destructive Tanker Oil Spills in History
Unstoppable Oil Leak at a Tar Sands Production Site in Alberta
Infographic: 13 Oil Spills in 30 Days
Top 25 Oil Spills Over 1000 Tonnes in the Last Decade
Pipelines and Oil Spills in Alberta Canada
Video - This is What a Corroded Underwater Tar Sands Pipeline Looks Like
Pipeline Explodes in Rural Oklahoma Underscoring the Dangers of Fossil Fuel Pipelines
Another Leaking Pipeline in Montana
Another Blowout on a Drilling Platform in the Gulf of Mexico
EPA Slams State Department on its Keystone XL Report
Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground in Alaska Raising Safety Concerns
Transocean to Pay $1.4 billion for its Role in the Gulf Oil Spill
Shell Temporarily Pauses its Arctic Drilling
BC Opposes the Northern Gateway Pipeline

Keystone XL Pipeline

Video - This is What a Corroded Underwater Tar Sands Pipeline Looks Like
Taxpayers Money to Promote Fossil Fuel Pipeline Brought to you by Canada's Ruling Federal Conservatives
Keystone XL on the Ropes: Conflict of Interest Revealed in the State's EIS
Obama Says the Number of Keystone XL Jobs are "Negligible
Obama Rebuffs the Keystone XL's Economic and Jobs Benefits
New Tar Sands Pipeline Goes East to Follow the Path of Least Resistance
The Fate of the Keystone XL Pipeline in the Wake of President Obama's Georgetown University Speech
Unions Oppose the Keystone XL in the Jobs vs. Environment Debate
EPA Slams State Department on the Keystone XL
Cornell University Questions the Economic Benefits of the Keystone XL Pipeline
American Employment: Keystone XL vs Green Jobs
A New State Department Environmental Impact Assessment Clears the Keystone XL Pipeline
The DoD's Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap (CCAR) Excludes Keystone XL

Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Divestment

A Large and Growing Chorus is Calling for an End to Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Video - Bill McKibben on Faith & Fossil Fuel Divestment
Pursuing a Moratorium on New Fossil Fuel Development
Fossil Fuel Action Day Divestment Strategy
Video - Fossil Fuel Divestment Resources 
Fossil Fuels Divestment Campaign is Gathering Momentum 
Divestment from Fossil Fuels is Both Smart and Responsible
Study on the Fossil Fuel Industry and the Bursting of the Carbon Bubble
Fossil Fuels are making the Planet Uninhabitable
Now is the Time to End our Reliance on Fossil Fuels: Worldwatch Institute's State of the World 2013 Report
Air and Water in the OECD Report
Pursuing a Moratorium on New Fossil Fuel Development
European Commissioner for Climate Action Urges Development Banks to Divest from Fossil Fuels
Curbing Fossil Fuels is Essential to Climate Change Mitigation
A Large and Growing Chorus is Calling for an End to Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Video - Bill McKibben on Faith & Fossil Fuel Divestment
Video - Fossil Free Europe Tour
Infographic - Divestment and Renewable Energy (350.org)
Fossil Fuel Action Day Divestment Strategy
Video - A Debate about the 350.org Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign
Video - Bill McKibben Makes the Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment at Middlebury College
Video - Do the Math: The Movie
Fossil Fuel Powered Carbon Bombs

Greener Cars

General Motors: Government Bailout to Environmental Sustainability
The Value of Electric Vehicle Subsidies
The Top 10 Best Selling Hybrid Cars in the US (2013)
Exploring the Demand for Hybrid Vehicles in the US
American Electric Vehicle Strategy
EV Sales Predictions in the US
The US is Positioned to Lead the Global Demand for EVs
Ford Motor Co.: Green or Greenwashing?
Ford Motor Co's Waste Reduction Efforts
The Greenest Vehicles of 2013
Meanest Vehicles for the Environment in 2013
Toyota's Efficient Cars and Vehicle Efficiency
Honda's Efficient Cars and Other Sustainability Initiatives

Charging Stations

Honda's Solar-Hydrogen Powered Charging Stations
Interactive Map - Find an Alternative Fuel or EV Charging Station Near You
Ford's Solar Powered Charging Stations
GM's Solar Powered Charging Stations
Hotel EV Charging Stations and Greener Transportation Guest Services
Ten Sustainability Initiatives in the Hotel Industry
US Automotive Industry: Efficient Vehicles and Sustainability Initiatives (GM, Ford & Tesla)
BMW's Efficient Cars and Other Sustainability Efforts
Five EV/Hybrid Product Marketing Strategies

Solar Powered Transportation

The Hyperloop: Solar Powered Rapid Transportation
The Winner of the Solar Decathlon 2013
Solar Powered Yacht Turanor Circumnavigates the Globe
Luminos and Stella 2 Cars in the World Solar Challenge
Schindler Solar Elevator on the Rise
Solar Powered HB-SIA Plane Sets New Record
Video - Solar Boat Tûranor as it Embarked on its Global Voyage
Video - The Solar Impulse Crosses the US Powered Only by the Sun
Video - The Stella Solar Powered Family Car

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