Thursday, September 13, 2007

Energy RoundUp

What is happening in energy today.
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The Arctic’s steady thaw over the years has emboldened sailors to attempt crossing the Northwest Passage. Now, instead of encountering deadly ice floes, many recreational boats are finding the route to be smooth sailing.

The House and Senate are working on legislation that over the next seven years would phase out the conventional light bulb, a move aimed at saving energy and reducing man-made emissions believed linked to climate change.

A federal judge’s ruling that Vermont can limit greenhouse-gas emissions from cars and trucks will have national implications in the intensifying debate over fuel economy and global warming.

With energy prices steadily increasing, the world’s biggest aluminum companies are investing heavily to secure dedicated power sources, at times buying local power plants or building aluminum-making operations in remote parts of the world where energy is more abundant and cheaper.

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