The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

The Great Energy Challenge Energy News

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Electric Cars Alone Won’t Drive a Drop in U.S. Emissions: Study
Electric cars can help limit reliance on imported oil and take a bite out of air pollution from urban traffic jams. But as sure-fire ammunition against climate change, a new study finds, they come up short. The study attempted to take a big-picture view, analyzing the ripple effects of electric vehicles on the U.S. energy system, including possible changes in emissions of key air...
Feb 25, 2014 4:45 PM ET
Hotels Save Energy With a Push to Save Water
Las Vegas-based Caesars realized a double payoff when it gambled on saving water. By cutting back on washing, lawn-sprinkling, and plain old waste, the hotel and gaming conglomerate saved both water and energy. But as is usually the case with casinos, Caesars knew the odds were in its favor. “I don't think we appreciate the value of water as much in our country as in much of the...
Feb 24, 2014 4:30 PM ET
Keystone XL Pipeline: 4 Animals and 3 Habitats in Its Path
Climate change has been the focus of much of the opposition to TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline. But many conservationists are also concerned about more immediate environmental consequences. They're worried about the pipeline construction's impact on wildlife and ecosystems, and of possible spills of the heavy crude oil that will flow through the pipeline at the rate of 830,000...
Feb 17, 2014 10:30 AM ET
Germany Plans to Raze Towns for Brown Coal and Cheap Energy
The German village of Atterwasch is tiny, its single street lined with sturdy brick and stone houses. The village has a single church whose bells peal out at noon each day, a small volunteer fire department, and a cemetery with a special section devoted to German soldiers who died nearby in the closing months of World War II. Atterwasch may soon be gone. Vattenfall, a...
Feb 13, 2014 10:35 AM ET
Sochi Powers Up: Bringing Energy to Site an Olympic Feat
In the middle of luge teams' November training sessions at Sliding Center Sanki, where they practiced supine sledding down a banked track at speeds near 90 miles (145 kilometers) per hour, the lights went out. Electricity was restored and the luge workouts continued the following day, but the incident shook confidence in the massive energy-delivery system that Russia built to power the Sochi...
Feb 7, 2014 3:00 PM ET

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