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Energy Quote of the Day: Putin Says Russia Could 'Completely or Partially Cease Gas Deliveries'

The apparent strong-arm tactic may actually indicate Russian weakness.In a letter to leadership in European countries receiving Russian gas that first transits Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that unless immediate steps are taken to...

Posted April 12, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: On Terrible News from Kazakhstan

The giant Kashagan oil field development project offshore Kazakhstan’s territorial Caspian Sea will be shut down for at least two more years, according to Quartz. Already woefully overdue and over budget, the project being developed by a consortium...

Posted April 11, 2014    

New York Green Bank Open for Business, Deals in the Works

No you can’t deposit your money in a bank powered solely by wind and solar – well, maybe you can – but that’s not what the New York Green Bank (NY Green Bank) is about. This bank manages a pool of state money designated to help finance private...

Posted April 9, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: Exxon's Climate Response 'Consummate Arrogance'

We reported earlier this week about ExxonMobil’s uncharacteristically public response to shareholder requests for information about the company’s climate change mitigation efforts. And climate activist Bill McKibben leveled both barrels at the oil...

Posted April 5, 2014    

Five Clean Energy Trends to Watch

As energy-focused investors search for opportunities brimming with potential, the growth in renewables – albeit from a small base – along with other cleantech solutions cannot be ignored. The Clean Energy Trends 2014 report issued recently by clean-...

Posted April 3, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: On Negative Climate Change Outlook

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released its latest report on the current state of global warming, the risks it poses and mitigation efforts. The prognosis is negative, as the following list of key risks laid out in the report...

Posted April 1, 2014    

Moon Dust, Space Mirrors, and Global Warming [INFOGRAPHIC]

You can’t open a newspaper (or news website) these days without seeing an article about global warming. The discussion is generally shifting from whether or not climate change is occurring, to mitigation and adaptation strategies.Along with several...

Posted March 28, 2014    

Water Used by Power Plants [INFOGRAPHIC]

Breaking Energy has been focusing on the energy-water nexus today in our coverage in recognition of UN World Water Day, which occurred this past Saturday. The infographic helps visualize the volumes of water used to generate electricity from various...

Posted March 26, 2014    

Imposing 'High Costs' on Russia Would be Costly for All Involved

One day after a disputed and widely deemed unlawful referendum in Crimea, the Crimean Parliament declared Crimea’s independence from Ukraine, formally asking Russia to annex it, the New York Times reports. This comes after 96.6% of voters in Crimea...

Posted March 21, 2014    

Opportunity: Plugging US Oil and Natural Gas System Methane Leaks

A new methane emission study released recently details sources and potential costs associated with reducing emissions of the potent greenhouse gas from US energy infrastructure. The study, commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund and completed...

Posted March 6, 2014    

US East Coast Oil & Gas Exploration Could Start in 'Coming Months'

The US Department of Interior released today an Environmental Impact Statement regarding US East Coast offshore seismic surveys, which constitute early-stage oil & gas exploration. The east coast has been off limits to oil companies for 30 years...

Posted February 28, 2014