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Energy Reads: Arctic traffic jam, UK to okay shale exploration

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Energy headlines for this morning.

Well Pad Suffers New Slip  "Because of another soil slip at the Ray Baker well pad in southern Marshall County, Chesapeake Energy is still trying to meet West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection requirements to resume operations."

Limited resources may force Coast Guard to get creative during next Arctic traffic jam  "With global warming opening Arctic sea lanes for longer stretches, the Coast Guard set up shop in Barrow for its first summer-long Arctic Shield operation to oversee the increased marine traffic. … This year's deluge of people and vessels in the Arctic surprised Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander of the Coast Guard's 17th District. ‘At one point this summer, we had a clutter of ships to manage there,' he said. ‘We didn't know [the growth in ship traffic] would happen as fast as it did.'"

The great rush: Government to give green light to mass exploration for shale gas  UK: "More than 60 per cent of the British countryside could be exploited for shale gas, government documents show, as ministers prepare to give the go-ahead for developing the country's most significant new energy source since North Sea oil."

Five New Government-Backed Energy Projects that Stand Out  "The U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E)—one of the few government agencies with solid, bipartisan support in Congress—announced 66 new research projects on Wednesday that will collectively receive $130 million. Here are five projects from the list that stand out."

Carbon pollution up to 2 million pounds a second  "The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it's now unlikely that global warming can be limited to a couple degrees, which is an international goal. … Three years ago, nearly 200 nations set the 2-degree temperature goal in a nonbinding agreement. Negotiators now at a conference under way in Doha, Qatar, are trying to find ways to reach that target."

Fossil-Fuel Subsidies of Rich Nations Five Times Climate Aid  "The data underline the steps developed nations may be able to take to cut their emissions. Eliminating the subsidies would reduce incentives to pollute and help rich nations meet their pledge to provide $100 billion a year in climate aid by 2020, said Stephen Kretzmann, the founder of Oil Change International."