The Debate over the Environmental Impact of Tar Sands

Tar sands, or oil sands, are a mixture of water, clay, sand and bitumen (a thick black oil). Through a complex, multi-step process, usable oil can be extracted from tar sands. Tar sand production begins with mining, usually strip or open pit, followed by a sequence of separation, upgrading and dilution of the extracted oil. Initially, the cost of this extraction process effectively eliminated the tar sands as a viable source of oil. But technological advances in the 1990s, coupled with the decreased availability of more easily accessed oil worldwide, has made tar sands a more attractive option to explore for meeting the world’s growing energy needs. 

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WegoWise's Top 5 Links For an Energy Conscious Friday

Whether you want to be a more informed citizen or just want to kill some time before 5 on a Friday afternoon, WegoWise has got you covered. So peruse our best links, give us some feedback and be sure to share some of the info you just gleaned with other interested parties at the parties you are hopefully attending this weekend. Brought to you by DanNate, Sean and Lily.

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WegoWise's Top 5 Links For an Energy Conscious Friday

Whether you want to be a more informed citizen or just want to kill some time before 5 on a Friday afternoon, WegoWise has got you covered. So peruse our best links, give us some feedback and be sure to share some of the info you just gleaned with other interested parties at the parties you are hopefully attending this weekend. Brought to you by DanNate, Sean and Lily.

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Washington D.C.'s Clean and Affordable Energy Benchmarking Act

Starting this October, all owners of commercial and multifamily buildings in Washington D.C. over 200,000 square feet will be required to annually report the energy performance of their properties to the District Department of the Environment. By 2014, any building greater than 50,000 square feet must comply. (See below for the full schedule.)

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WegoWise's Top 5 Links For an Energy Conscious Friday

Whether you want to be a more informed citizen or just want to kill some time before 5 on a Friday afternoon, WegoWise has got you covered. So peruse our best links, give us some feedback and be sure to share some of the info you just gleaned with other interested parties at the parties you are hopefully attending this weekend. Brought to you by DanNate and Lily.

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WegoWise's Top 5 Links For an Energy Conscious Frid

Whether you want to be a more informed citizen or just want to kill some time before 5 on a Friday afternoon, WegoWise has got you covered. So peruse our best links, give us some feedback and be sure to share some of the info you just gleaned with other interested parties at the parties you are hopefully attending this weekend. Brought to you by DanNate and Lily.

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