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Keyword: energyconsumption

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  • Bill Gates:Obama Told Me Energy Consumption Tax Makes Sense (Video)

    02/29/2012 8:37:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 29, 2012 | Nicholas Ballasay
    Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates said that President Barack Obama told him he supports a two percent national energy consumption tax, though the president said it likely could not be implemented because of gridlock in Congress. “We certainly need a price on carbon,” Gates said at the Energy Innovation Summit in Washington on Tuesday. (RELATED: Full coverage of the energy world) “What’s key is the carbon tax in the 20-to-50 year period, and can politicians do something today that would make it crystal clear to a risk-taker that there’s going to be a substantial carbon tax during the relevant...
  • 72 environmental organisations demand: Switch off (France) for the planet

    01/20/2007 10:32:58 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 24 replies · 968+ views ^ | 01/17/2007 | Lindsay Woodster
    Switch off for the planet We are asked to switch off all electricity from 7.55pm until 8pm on February 1 by L’Alliance pour la Planète, a grouping of 72 environmental organisations which includes the World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace and the Nicolas Hulot association. This is a call for a nationwide five-minute respite for the planet, and is intended to draw attention to citizens’ concern about energy consumption. The following day the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will be published in France.
  • China Signs Deal to Import Russian Oil ( China's Explosive growth in Energy Demand )

    11/26/2004 1:57:01 PM PST · by the_gospel_of_thomas · 3 replies · 334+ views
    Associated Press, from Yahoo Financial News ^ | Friday November 26 | Associated Press
    China Signs Deal to Import More Russian Oil Over the Next Two Years As It Scrambles to Secure Energy BEIJING (AP) -- China said Friday it has secured a Russian promise for more oil shipments by train for the next two years, as it scrambles to secure the energy it needs to feed its booming economy. China will receive at least 10 million tons (70 million barrels) of crude oil from Russia by train in 2005, and at least 15 million tons (105 million barrels) by train in 2006, in a deal signed between the two countries' governments Thursday in...
  • China's need for oil expected to dominate energy scenario

    09/02/2004 5:33:25 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 16 replies · 441+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | September 2, 2004 | JIM GRANSBERY
    While the United States' attention is focused on the Middle East and Iraq, it is China that will dominate the world energy picture in the near future, a petroleum economist told Montana's gas and oil producers Wednesday. "China has gone berserk," said Michael Economides. "In the last decade, China's oil consumption increased by 2.5 million barrels a day, the largest in the world so far," he said. "The U.S. consumption increased by 1.8 million barrels a day. "If China were to use the same per capita consumption as the United States, it would require 80 million barrels of oil a...