In Denver this morning, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join Governor John Hickenlooper to unveil an expected final rule for managing some four million acres of roadless national forests in Colorado.
An oil and gas well on the outskirts of Erie, east of Boulder, Colo.
Credit Photo by Kirk Siegler
Local officials in Erie say an analysis by an environmental firm hired by the town has concluded there are no immediate public health impacts from a recent rise in emissions coming from oil and gas wells in and around the community east of Boulder.
Germany plans to take all of its nuclear power plants offline by 2022, which means coal-fired power plants like the Kraftwerk Westfalen, in Hamm, Germany, will be a key component of the country's energy infrastructure.
Energy ministers from around the world met in London this week and got a scolding. The International Energy Agency warned the ministers that they are falling way behind in their efforts to wean the world from dirty sources of energy. Nations are nowhere near being on track to avert significant climate change in the coming decades.
It turns out that right now, just about everything is conspiring to make it harder to clean up the world's energy supply.