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USGS: Water Used for Hydraulic Fracturing Varies Widely Across United States

Here’s the release from the United States Geological Survey (Anne Berry Wade/Leigh Cooper/Tanya Gallegos). (Multiply meters cubed used by 264.172052 to get gallons used). Here’s an excerpt: 98 more words

Colorado Water

NDP appoints ATB president to head royalty review

The Alberta banker tapped by the new NDP government to chair the review of Alberta’s energy royalty regime says he has no preconceived notions about what will ultimately be recommended. 871 more words

Politics

TWO IMPORTANT GLOBAL ENERGY UPDATES

From REN21, the annual Renewables 2015 Global Status Report  provides up to date data on the global renewable energy industry and policy landscape. It credits China’s increased use of renewable energy and the OECD’s progress for “landmark ‘decoupling’ in 2014 –  For the first time in four decades, the world economy grew without a parallel rise in CO2 emissions.  86 more words

Energy Policy

CARBON TAXES: THE POPE’S MORAL POSITION AND THE SECULAR ANALYSIS

On the issue of carbon taxes, the Pope’s Encyclical of June 2015 was clear:   “The strategy of buying and selling “carbon credits” can lead to a new form of speculation which would not help reduce the emission of polluting gases worldwide. 156 more words

Energy Policy

OPPOSITION TO KINDER MORGAN’S TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE CONTINUES

The TransMountain Pipeline Expansion project by Kinder Morgan proposes to build a new pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby, B.C., as well as a new marine terminal, to be served by oil tankers. 233 more words

Energy Policy

ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF B.C. LNG DEVELOPMENT

A May 2015 report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives considers six possible scenarios for liquefied natural gas export development in B.C., ranging in the number of export terminals from zero to five (the current government estimate). 176 more words

Energy Policy

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN ALBERTA & BRITISH COLUMBIA

In one of its first announcements, on June 4 the new Government of Alberta announced a $2 million investment in the province’s Municipal Climate Change Action Centre… 275 more words

Energy Policy