The ECOreport reposts another story of the continued contraction of the fossil fuel sector, Global Energy Investment Fell 12% In 2016
Press Release from the International Energy Agency
Global energy investment fell by 12% in 2016, the second consecutive year of decline, as increased spending on energy efficiency and electricity networks was more than offset by a continued drop in upstream oil and gas spending, according to the International Energy Agency’s annual World Energy Investment report.
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The ECOreport reposts news of a state legislature’s failure to take action, Oregon Fails To Pass Oil Train Emergency Response Legislation
Press Release from Stand Up to Oil
Salem, OR — At the close of the 2017 session the Oregon Legislature has failed to pass legislation that would have improved oil train emergency response requirements and oil terminal review standards, including House Bill 2131.
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The ECOreport reposts a report on overlooked impact from the oil sands, Alberta’s tailing ponds hold one trillion litres of toxic waste
Press Release from ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE and NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
Ottawa, ON – The volume of oil sands tailing ponds are now over 1 trillion litres, while the cost of cleanup is now greater than total lifetime royalty revenues collected by Alberta from oil sands companies, according to a new report released today by Canada’s Environmental Defence and the U.S.’s National Resource Defense Council.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about Trump’s climate policy, RMI Reacts To America’s Withdrawal From Paris Agreement
Originally Published on RMI Outlet
Friends, we are greatly disappointed in President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
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The ECOreport reposts an appeal for Americans to Take action, Stand with 68 Climate Mayors Supporting the Paris Agreement
Press Release from Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles
Trump just pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement to combat global climate change. He denies reality, but we won’t.
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The ECOreport reposts news about another of Justin Trudeau’s broken campaign promises, Liberals reject recommendations from Special Committee on Electoral Reform
Splicing together two Press Release from the Green Party of Canada
By Elizabeth May
A disappointment in Parliament today where the Liberals used their majority to defeat a motion to accept recommendations from the Special Committee on Electoral Reform. Two courageous Liberal MPs joined Green Party leader Elizabeth May, the Bloc Quebecois, NDP, and Conservative MPs to vote for the ERRE report.
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The ECOreport reposts a summary from Global Learning Forum 2017
Press release from Renewable Cities
Renewable Cities convened Global Learning Forum 2017 to discuss the transition to 100% renewable energy cities. Taking place over three days, beginning on May 17, 2017, the event brought together energy leaders and champions from 105 different municipalities across 12 different countries and 22 provinces and states.
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The ECOreport reposts news from the UK, HydRegen Enables Cleaner Chemicals For A Greener Planet
Originally Published on University of Oxford News
By Lanisha Butterfield
In today’s political climate, science’s value to society is under threat and consistently questioned.
Yet in our everyday lives we reap the rewards of research without even realising it. Take chemistry, for instance. From the flavourings in the food we eat, to the fragrances we wear and the life-saving pharmaceutical drugs that we rely on, the field has a phenomenal impact on the world at large. But this impact often comes with a financial and environmental price attached.
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The ECOreport reposts news from Europe, Half the Signatories To Paris Agreement Reaffirm Their Commitment
Press Release from the European Commission
The European Union and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific developing countries, who together make up more than half of the signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate change, today reaffirmed their strong and steadfast commitment to full implementation of the agreement, urging all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015.
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The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed from Germany, how art can inspire next-generation architects
Originally Published on the Technical University of Munich News
As an artist, Professor Tina Haase has a special way of seeing architecture. In this interview, she explains how art can inspire next-generation architects on ways to give tangible form to their ideas and why it’s important for buildings not to lose their individuality.
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