Oil prices fall ahead of a key meeting of OPEC ministers. Also, President Obama spent part of his weekend trumpeting his success of Copenhagen. Clean Skies News talks with Worldwatch's Chris Flavin and Jonathan Lash of the World Resources Institute about the Copenhagen Accord and whether it can be called a success. And, London Mayor Boris Johnson announces plans to install 25,000 charging stations across the city over the next five years to service the growing numbers of electric plug in vehicles.
Clean Skies News talks with Worldwatch Institute's Chris Flavin and Jonathan Lash of the World Resources Institute about the Copenhagen Accord and whether it can be called a success.
Clean Skies News reports on the latest out of Angola where OPEC ministers are meeting to decide oil output quotas. And, the Copenhagen Accord is now getting tempered praise from environmental groups here in the US. Clean Skies News talks with WRI's Jonathan Lash and Chris Flavin of Worldwatch about the climate agreement. And, Montana's Land Board votes to lease 572-million tons of state-owned coal in southeastern Montana's Otter Creek Valley. The move could net the state $1 billion dollars in royalties.
Clean Skies News takes a look at Audi's A3 TDI, the 2010 winner of the Green Car of the Year Award. Relying on diesel fuel instead of hybrid or plug-in technology, Audi is revving up sales with their new line of energy-efficient cars they hope will bridge the energy gap.
The American Petroleum Institute released its oil inventory report on Tuesday and John Felmy, Chief Economist of API, joins Clean Skies News to discuss the report, demand trends and what these figures may mean for the future of oil.
Clean Skies News reports that the National Cattlemen's Beef Association files suit in DC Circuit Court hoping to halt the EPA's plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. Environmentalists say they are polluting the Great Lakes. The EPA reaches a decision on what do with ships that don't meet federal standards.
Clean Skies News reports that Mercury pollution from coal-fueled power plants is on the rise in Michigan, Illinois and Texas while emissions from all US power plants declined on average by 4 percent. Also, Clean Skies News has learned that Consumers Energy has been given the go ahead to build a 958-megawatt coal-fired plant in Bay County, Michigan. Bob McCann with the state's DEQ tells Clean Skies News the plant could take three older coal plants offline, which could result in an 87% decrease in mercury pollution. And, Argonne National Laboratory is working on an omnivorous engine. One that will run on any alcohol based fuel.
The US moves to place new duties on steel from China used in oil and gas production. Natural gas producers look to lock in buyers with long term deals.. But buyers are scarce. And, Clean Skies News looks at a growing trend to save energy in big cities... the return of the streetcar.
Clean Skies News reports that France's Total jumps into the US unconventional natural-gas market with a joint-venture deal with Chesapeake Energy. Plus, Cold temperatures and positive economic news send oil and natural gas prices up. And the EPA looks at expanding regulations drilling in the Marcellus shale.
The natural gas market climbed today as French energy company Total announces participation in a joint venture with Chesapeake Energy. Clean Skies News' Margaret Ryan discusses the move being considered a "win" for both companies.
The U.S. government is the biggest energy hog in the country. That's because it owns the most buildings in the country. But the stimulus bill includes money to green government buildings. Clean Skies News talks to the man in charge of changing employees attitudes from energy waste to energy saving.
Clean Skies News reports that the EPA has approved one of the largest mountaintop removal mines in West Virginia. The agency says it negotiated significant changes in Patriot Coal's Hobet 45 mining plan, to reduce the miles of streams impacted and control contamination. Plus, the biggest energy user in America, the US government, is taking steps to conserve energy. And, the answer to CO2 storage may lie in rocks beneath the coasts of New Jersey and New York. Clean Skies News talks with David Goldberg of Columbia University.