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Fossil Fuels Receive $500 Billion A Year In Government Subsidies Worldwide

Published: 
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 9:19am
Category: 
Energy

Producers of oil, gas and coal received more than $500 billion in government subsidies around the world in 2011, with the richest nations collectively spending more than $70 billion every year to support fossil fuels.

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Poland, Wedded to Coal, Spurns Europe on Clean Energy Targets

Published: 
Sat, 11/02/2013 - 8:39am
Category: 
Energy

They call it Poland’s biggest hole in the ground.

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Looking for a Way Around Keystone XL, Canadian Oil Hits the Rails

Published: 
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 7:57pm
Category: 
Energy

Over the past two years, environmentalists have chained themselves to the White House fence and otherwise coalesced around stopping the Keystone XL pipeline as their top priority in the fight against global warming.

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In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword

Published: 
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 8:25pm
Category: 
Energy

In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere." 

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Gulf ecosystem in crisis after BP spill

Published: 
Mon, 10/21/2013 - 8:14pm
Category: 
Energy

Hundreds of kilograms of oily debris on beaches, declining seafood catches, and other troubling signs point towards an ecosystem in crisis in the wake of BP's 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.