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Is Energy Still A Natural Monopoly?

A “natural monopoly” is a service or product that gets cheaper as the market grows. Hempling says that the idea of a natural monopoly has changed dramatically in recent years and that many have lost sight of natural monopoly’s place in energy markets

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Palm oil from Indonesian grower that burned forest is still being sold

Palm oil from a company that burned a pristine orangutan habitat in Sumatra has entered the global market due to an oversight, possibly ending up in products made by multinationals such as Nestlé and …

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A Decade After Deepwater Horizon, Oil Still Flows From This Prolific Patch In The Gulf Of Mexico

A decade ago this week, BP’s drillers on the Deepwater Horizon platform lost control of a well they were drilling called Macondo, which blew out and ignited an explosion that killed 11 on the rig and …

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Yes, climate change can affect extreme weather – but there is still a lot to learn – The Conversation UK

Yes, climate change can affect extreme weather – but there is still a lot to learn  The Conversation UK

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Danish EV Sales 2019 — Finally Back On Track After 5 Years Of Standing Still!

The 2019 trend that led to record sales of plug-in vehicles is most certainly not going away any time soon: Denmark is jumping on the electric wagon, for real this time

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Tesla Cybertruck vs. Garage … Dutch EV Sales Explosion … 2012 Model S Still Beats New Non-Tesla EVs — Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of December

The Tesla Cybertruck may be “old news” by now (ah, the not-so-endearing ADD of the internet), but a piece of ours explaining why it doesn’t really need a garage was still king of the hill last month. Tesla took silver too, with a story explaining that the 2012 Tesla Model S still has superior specs to new 2020 EV entrants from other companies than Tesla. In third was a piece on world-leading research from our friend Mark Z. Jacobson and several colleagues on how the world could be a galaxy-leading 100% renewable energy planet!

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California Freezes New Fracking Permits – But All Oil Drilling Permits Still Outpace 2018

State oil and gas regulators have not issued a new permit for fracking or acidizing in California since mid-July and have slowed the overall … A halt of approvals of new oil extraction wells that …

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Newsom Freezes New Fracking Permits In California & Slows Rate of Oil Well Approvals Since Summer; 2019 State Oil Well Permits Still Outpace 2018

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Since mid-July, state regulators have not issued a new permit for fracking or acidizing in California and have slowed the overall rate of permitting oil …

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Chaos and Old Night: Fracking’s Hell Fires Still Burn Bright in Colorado

The vast majority of the studies and articles it contains expose fracking as a prevailing threat to the planet and most life on it. These are a few of the study results. Wastewater samples collected …

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