Category Archive: Politics and Policies

Reality Check on U.S. Government Forecasts for a Lasting Tight Oil & Shale Gas Boom

Drilling Deeper: A Reality Check on U.S. Government Forecasts for a Lasting Tight Oil & Shale Gas Boom investigates whether the Department of Energy’s expectation of long-term domestic oil and natural gas abundance is founded. It aims to gauge the likely future of U.S. tight oil and shale gas production based on an in-depth assessment …

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Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas Exports on U.S. Energy Markets

From the introduction: “This report responds to a May 29, 2014 request from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (DOE/FE) for an update of the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) January 2012 study of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export scenarios. This updated study, like the prior one, is intended to serve as an …

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Renewables: The Only Path to a Secure, Affordable and Climate-friendly Energy System by 2030

Economic and environmental goals sometimes appear to require opposite paths of action. This paper demonstrates, however, that there is a single solution to Europe’s threefold challenges of achieving climate protection goals while ensuring security of supply and affordable energy for a competitive economy: an expansion in the share of renewable energy. Renewables not only drastically …

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Planning for Fracking on the Barnett Shale: Urban Air Pollution, Improving Health Bases Regulation, and the Role of Local Governments

In the last decade hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has exploded on the Barnett Shale in Texas. Local governments in Texas, however, do not currently have the regulatory authority, capacity, or the information required to close the regulatory gap. Furthermore, government bodies in charge analysed data in an inappropriate way to claim there was no …

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Critique of the ACC-CEFIC proposal for trans-Atlantic cooperation on chemicals

Toxic partnership – A critique of the ACC-CEFIC proposal for trans-Atlantic cooperation on chemicals Author(s): Vito Buonsante (ClientEarth) and Baskut Tuncak (Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)) Date: 03.2014 Source / Publisher: Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) ClientEarth Key findings: The chemicals industry of trying to use TTIP to slow down the regulation of …

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TTIP – how the EU-US trade talks could harm our health by affecting chemicals regulation

TTIP – how the EU-US trade talks could harm our health by affecting chemicals regulation Author(s): HEAL and CHEMTrust Date: 03.2014 Key points: TTIP could undermine progress on chemicals, including pesticides in Europe. TTIP could prevent progress in EU Member States on chemicals, including pesticides. TTIP could undermine innovation toward safer chemicals. TTIP could force …

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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permitting and Pretreatment for Shale Gas Extraction Wastewaters: Frequently Asked Questions

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permitting and Pretreatment for Shale Gas Extraction Wastewaters: Frequently Asked Questions [DRAFT] Author(s): Office of Wastewater Management US EPA Office of Water Date: 03.2014 Source / Publisher: US EPA Key findings: Numerous toxic and radioactive substances in shale gas extraction wastewaters found at high enough levels to cause concern: Almost …

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