Asian Americans in Energy, the Environment and Commerce

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This blog contains selected news and related issues about Asian Americans, energy, environment, and commerce. AE2C members are encouraged to post their articles and topics.  To express your topics of interest, please send us an email to
  • 29 Apr 2013 8:13 AM | Jeremy Wu
    EPA Revises Fracking Impact Results, Evoking Mixed Responses From ...
    Huffington Post
    The new EPA data is "kind of an earthquake" in the debate over drilling, said Michael Shellenberger, the president of the Breakthrough Institute, an environmental group based in Oakland, Calif. "This is great news for anybody concerned about the ...
  • 28 Apr 2013 10:11 AM | Jeremy Wu
    SoCalGas Chairman And CEO Anne Shen Smith Receives Corporate ...
    PR Newswire (press release)
    (SoCalGas), recently received a Corporate Leadership Award from the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) at its annual dinner. The event featured representatives from corporations, nonprofit groups, local businesses and ...
  • 28 Apr 2013 10:07 AM | Jeremy Wu
    The Dark Side of Energy Independence
    New York Times
    JUST as the world was writing off America as a declining power, the country now finds itself on the cusp of realizing one of its longstanding goals: energy independence. A wave of new technologies has made it possible to extract oil and gas from shale ...
  • 28 Apr 2013 9:56 AM | Jeremy Wu
    Economy picks up, but still disappoints (+video)
    Christian Science Monitor
    US GDP (gross domestic product) expanded at a 2.5 percent annual rate in the first quarter, according to a report released by the Commerce Department Friday. The growth was propelled by an acceleration in consumer spending, housing, and business ...
  • 27 Apr 2013 9:21 AM | Jeremy Wu
    America now has more solar energy workers than coal miners ...
    By mgrichard
    As of 2012, the U.S. employs more than119,000 people in solar jobs, an increase of 13 percent over 2011.
  • 26 Apr 2013 6:47 PM | Jeremy Wu
    Why Driverless Cars Could Be Bad for The Environment - Jalopnik
    By Matt Hardigree
    Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today we've got reports from The New York Times, The Truth About Cars, The Star-Ledger, and The Car Lounge.
  • 26 Apr 2013 6:45 PM | Jeremy Wu
    Fixing the environment is in our hands
    China Daily
    China's environmental problems were propelled to the forefront of national consciousness at the start of the year, highlighted by smog in Beijing that prompted the city to issue the first-ever orange fog alert, indicating that visibility fell below 200 ...
  • 24 Apr 2013 8:31 AM | Jeremy Wu
    America now has more solar energy workers than coal miners ...
    By Michael Graham Richard
    The Solar Foundation, which has been releasing reports for a few years on the state of the solar industry in the U.S., has just launched a very cool interactive map that breaks the stats down state by state.
  • 23 Apr 2013 11:36 AM | Jeremy Wu
    Earth Day's theme puts face on climate change
    Today (April 22) is Earth Day, and over one billion people in approximately 192 countries are taking action to protect the environment. The Earth Day Network, the organization that coordinates Earth Day around the world each year, said people ...
  • 21 Apr 2013 10:17 AM | Jeremy Wu
    Sunday Dialogue: Gas Drilling and Our Energy Future
    New York Times
    Fracking has made important changes to the American energy budget but has also raised significant concerns about environmental impacts. The resulting natural gas production has lowered natural gas prices and reduced American dependence on foreign ...

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