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World Water Day 2014: Exploring the Connection between Water and Energy

This year's World Water Day invites you to take a closer look at the many connections between water and energy.

London Unveils World's Largest Solar Bridge

A new bridge that can do more than shorten your commute– it can also power it!

World Bank to Stop Financing New Coal Burning Facilities, With Some Exceptions

 

Following President Obama's climate speech on Tuesday, calling for cuts to power plant emissions in the U.S., the World Bank Group released a report, stating that the world financial institution would no longer finance new (also known as  "greenfield") coal-powered plants worldwide, except in

President Obama Announces Plan to Address Climate Change

On Tuesday, addressing students at Georgetown University , President Obama laid out his vision to both fight climate change and prepare our country for its impacts in a National Climate Action plan, hoping to enlist the support of younger Americans for it. Moving past lingering doubts about the reality of climate change, the President asserted that "the overwhelming judgement of science has put all that to rest" and ticked through a series of alarming facts: "Our planet is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on all human kind. The 12 warmest years in recorded history have all come in the last 15 years. Last year temperatures in some areas of the ocean reached record highs, and ice in the Arctic shrank to its smallest size on record, faster than most models predicted it would. These are facts."

Natural Gas Dominates US Energy Conference, But Gains Seen in Energy Efficiency and Renewables

Discussions of natural gas, and liquid natural gas (LNG) in particular, dominated the EIA 2013 Energy Conference, which brought together professors, government officials, and private sector leaders to discuss the American energy landscape in the near future. Over the course of the two-day conference, speakers remained optimistic about the growth of the natural gas industry, but speakers neglected to explore the environmental consequences of natural gas. Speakers predicted growing market shares of both natural gas and renewable energy.

2013 EIA Energy Conference

Where: JW Mariott, Washington D. C.

The United States Energy Information Agency’s 2013 Conference will bring together government officials, professors, and industry leaders to discuss pressing energy challenges and developments, including the world’s hydrocarbon resources, U.S.