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2013 News Items

June 2013

President Barack Obama's long-awaited plan to combat climate change with new standards for US power plants will cause a spike in natural gas demand, a former key Obama energy adviser said Tuesday.

When President Barack Obama weighed in on the Keystone XL pipeline controversy on Tuesday, his comments became a kind of Rorschach inkblot test for rival lobbies, reflecting their wishes for the fate of the long-delayed project.

US carbon dioxide emissions have been falling only because of the cheap price of natural gas and could easily pick up again if the price of gas rises, the International Energy Agency has warned.

The International Energy Agency's chief economist yesterday cautioned against not taking energy efficiency policies seriously when looking at how energy industries might lower their contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions.

President Barack Obama is preparing to bypass Congress on climate change and use his executive powers on everything from power plants to energy standards for appliances.

Technological breakthroughs may have increased the world’s potential oil and gas resources significantly, but variables and uncertainties will determine how quickly and to what extent they are developed, participants emphasized during the opening day of the US Energy Information Administration’s annual conference.

Energy is a profoundly important aspect of U.S. national security and foreign policy: the availability of reliable, affordable energy is essential to economic strength at home, which is the foundation of U.S. leadership in the world.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for a $20 billion system of flood barriers to protect low-lying areas from storms almost eight months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the region.

As the shale revolution in oil and natural gas spreads beyond the US and Canada, the energy industry needs to incorporate an important lesson from the nuclear industry.

The global oil market remains currently oversupplied helped by "staggering" US production gains which are eating into the demand for OPEC's oil, according to BP's chief economist, Christof Ruhl.

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