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No, Cities Are Not Actually Leading on Climate. Enough With the Mindless Cheerleading

The idea that cities are leading on climate change is applauded over and over and over. There’s just one problem. It's not actually happening. Retrofit programs for buildings and homes aren't delivering results. Power distribution remains rooted in century-old thinking and technology. ...

Oil Drop to Put Pressure on Weaker US Shale Operations

Crude oil’s bear market is highlighting the haves and have nots among U.S. shale producers, with the stronger promising to keep pumping even as prospects dim for some of their financially strapped peers. Crude prices have dropped more than 20 percent since late February, in part because of rising ...

Gold Remains Close to 5-Week Low as Fed Sounding Hawkish

Gold is showing little movement in the Wednesday session. In North American trade, spot gold trading at $1244.59 per ounce. In economic news, Existing Home Sales improved to 5.62 million, beating the estimate of 5.54 million. Crude Oil Inventories posted a sharp drawdown of 2.5 million, larger tha ...

Newly minted Conservative leader Scheer leader to hit the road this summer

OTTAWA – Before Canada’s new Conservative leader arrived at a news conference this week to opine on the spring session of Parliament, an aide affixed a sign to the podium: “Andrew Scheer, leader of the Official Opposition.” The jokes came quickly: if the parliamentary media needed a sign t ...

Oil Sinks on Oversupply Concerns

Oil prices sank to seven-month lows Tuesday, falling 3 percent on signs of rising production in key parts of the world. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were down $1.21, or 3 percent, at $42.85 on Tuesday morning. The U.S. benchmark fell to the weakest intraday prices since Nov. 14, when t ...

Nashville Singers Save Their Best Songs For Last, But Why?

Seriously, where did this formula come from? (And in an era that prioritizes singles far, far above album construction - remember "albums"? - how is this meaningful in the slightest?) ...

Stephen Schwarzman: Wall Street Investor, Trump Ally, Fracking Profiteer

This is a guest post by Rob Galbraith and originally appeared on Eyes on the Ties. By now, many people have heard of Stephen Schwarzman. Some may know him as the billionaire founder and CEO of the Blackstone Group, a mammoth private equity firm that has its tentacles spread across numerous sub ...

RMP Energy Announces Start-Up of its Elmworth Battery

CALGARY, Alberta, June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RMP Energy Inc. (“RMP” or the “Company”) (TSX:RMP) is pleased to announce the recent successful commissioning and start-up of its 100% owned and operated Elmworth 2-23 oil battery and gas handling facility in the Elmworth (Gold Creek) fiel ...

Tesla Lowers Price Of Its 100 kWh Battery Cars

Tesla has dropped the price of its cars equipped with the 100 kWh battery by $3,000, citing a 3% drop in manufacturing costs. Tesla Lowers Price Of Its 100 kWh Battery Cars was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Em ...

Learn the keys to crafting sturdy, beautiful websites — for only $39

Being a webmaster (especially a qualified and certified webmaster) means mastering a wide ranging skill set. It isn’t enough to just know coding or graphic design or video and animation creation — you have to know something about all those disciplines as well as how they work together. You can ...

GBP/USD – Pound Quiet as May Meets with EU Leaders

The British pound is showing little movement in the Thursday session. In North American trade, GBP/USD is trading at 1.2670. On the release front, British CBI Industrial Order Expectations surged 16 points, crushing the forecast of 7 points. In the US, unemployment claims rose to 241 thousand, matc ...

RETAIL SPDR ACHIEVES BULLISH BREAKOUT -- TODAY'S RETAIL LEADERS INCLUDE NORDSTROM, KOHLS, AND TJX

S&P RETAIL SPDR BREAKS OUT TO THE UPSIDE... My Monday message showed the S&P Retail SPDR (XRT) attempting an upside breakout above its October high. Chart 1 shows the XRT accomplishing that in pretty decisive fashion over the last two days. In fact, retailers have been one of the market's stronges ...

Oil Lower on Wednesday Despite Fall in US Weekly Inventories

Oil prices fell on Wednesday despite a larger-than-expected decline in U.S. crude and gasoline inventories, as investors remained concerned about high global crude output and the nagging supply glut. Brent crude futures fell $1.43 at $44.59 a barrel. U.S. crude futures fell $1.24 to $42.47, briefly ...

Norway shows what to do with fading oil and gas holdings

In recommending two weeks ago that oil stocks be excluded from its equity benchmark index, Norges Bank, the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) manager, has moved oil stocks from a mainstream investment to a speculative grade risk. If Norway’s Finance Ministry and Parliament agree, GP ...

8 Cannabis Creams for Treating Dry Winter Skin

Marijuana-infused lotions can help moisturize weathered skin and provide additional calming benefits. It’s winter time and that means the days are short, dark and cold, and your skin is in need of some extra TLC to help combat the dryness that arctic temperatures can bring. During this time of t ...

Tesla Model 3 impresses German automaker after being reverse-engineered

A few weeks ago, we reported on two Tesla Model 3 vehicles spotted in air freight inbound for Germany. We assumed that they were purchased on the used market by a German automaker to be reverse-engineered and benchmarked. Sure enough, a report from Germany now confirms our suspicion and gives us ...

Why portfolio manager David Barr isn’t sitting back amid market gyrations

PenderFund Capital Management CEO and portfolio manager David Barr is looking for buying opportunities in today's markets ...

Guggenheim Director Talks About Threats To Staff That Led Him To Pull Artworks From Show

Last week the museum removed three pieces from the exhibition "Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World" following pressure from animal-rights activists; countercriticism followed from artists, curators, and anti-censorship activists. Now Guggenheim director Richard Armstrong has explained hi ...

Québec, Vermont, New York Continue Work on Lake Champlain

Yesterday, the Province of Québec, the State of Vermont, and the State of New York announced that they will continue to work together to restore and protect the waters and natural resources of Lake Champlain. Meeting in Crown Point, N.Y., the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and th ...

LA auto-show cars, Tesla Model 3 tested, electric motorcycles, 2018 Nissan Leaf: Today's Car News

Today, we've got news from the LA auto show, electric motorcycle updates, test data on the Tesla Model 3, and a preview of the 2018 Nissan Leaf. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We're at the LA auto show this week, and you can follow all the production-car and concept debuts on our Los Angel ...