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Brother of Hillary Clinton's Top Campaign Aide Lobbied for Fracked Gas Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar

Steve Horn | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Anthony "Tony" Podesta began lobbying in late 2013 on behalf of a company co-owned by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum aiming to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the global market.

"Carbon Copy": How Big Oil and King Coal Ghost Write Letters for Public Officials, Business Groups

Steve Horn | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The Billings Gazette has revealed that coal mining company Cloudpeak Energy ghost wrote protest letters to the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) on behalf of allied policymakers and business groups.

How to Finance an Energy Revolution

William S. Becker | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
William S. Becker

All the financing tools -- federal, state, local and private -- could be mobilized in a national campaign to create a low-carbon U.S. economy, and to achieve it more rapidly than any other major energy shift in American history.

Yesterday: The Factory Floor Today: The Campus Commons

Jerry Ashton | Posted 02.28.2015 | New York
Jerry Ashton

In case you may not have heard as yet, Occupy Wall Street's "Strike Debt!" (SD!) working group has a modest goal in mind for 2015: to organize America's debt-burdened college and university students into a union strong enough to bring today's institutions of higher learning to their knees.

5 Words That Are On Fleek For 2015, And 5 That We Literally Can't With Anymore

The Huffington Post | Claudia Oshry | Posted 12.12.2014 | Teen

New year = new lingo. Amirite? 2015 is upon us and you don't want to be left behind when it comes to the cool new ~* sLaNg *~. You also don't want ...

The DOE Loan Program Is a Winner: Here's Why the Critics Were Wrong

Jonathan Silver | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Jonathan Silver

The program is a winner. Congress should support the loan program or, even better, create a long-term, self-sustaining, energy infrastructure bank modeled on the very program some once mistakenly attacked.

Solving the Threat to our Energy Grid

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 01.21.2015 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Founder & CTO Ziklag Systems Admiral Michael Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency and head of the US ...

REPORT: Child Homelessness Surges To All-Time High

AP | DAVID CRARY and LISA LEFF | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30,...

Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers

Steve Horn | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

By calculating the production numbers on a well-by-well basis for shale gas and tight oil fields throughout the U.S., Post Carbon concludes that the future of fracking is not nearly as bright as industry cheerleaders suggest.

Talking Like a Pirate, DOE and Cory Haim Amuse

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Weird News
Dr. Abraham Froman

I received a news release today about a "leaked" memo from the U.S. Department of Education suggesting that PASL -- or Pirate As A Second Language -- might become part of the secondary curriculum that will be implemented across 44 U.S. states which have adopted the controversial Common Core standards.

Revealed: Heather Zichal Met With Cheniere Executives as Obama Energy Aide Before Board Nomination

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

According to a DeSmogBlog review of White House meeting logs, between 2009 and 2013, the Obama White House held 32 meetings with Cheniere board members and lobbyists.

WATCH: Graphic Road Safety Advert Is... Intense

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.24.2014 | Weird News

Talk about getting the point across! This Northern Ireland campaign from the Department of Environment (DOE) is not kidding around with a PSA on r...

Heather Zichal, Former Obama Energy Aide, Named to Board of Fracked Gas Exports Giant Cheniere

Steve Horn | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogHeather Zichal, former Obama White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, may soon walk ou...

Call to Action: Make Clothes Dryers More Energy-Efficient to Save Consumers Up to $4 Billion

Noah Horowitz | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

While the exterior of clothes dryers have become more attractive, the insides are very much in need of a makeover.

No One Left Behind in Coal Country

William S. Becker | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

What should the Obama administration do to ensure that the transition in coal country is as fair as possible?

Revealed: Former Energy in Depth Spokesman John Krohn Now at EIA Promoting Fracking

Steve Horn | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

For those familiar with U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) work, objectivity and commitment to fact based on statistics come to mind.

Gulf Stream: Williams Nixes Bluegrass LNG Export Pipeline, Announces New Export Line

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Right before the champagne bottles began popping for activists engaged in a grassroots struggle to halt the construc...

Documents: MD County Housing First East Coast LNG Export Facility Signs Non-Disclosure Deal

Steve Horn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Co-authored by Steve Horn and Caroline Selle DeSmogBlog has obtained documents revealing that the government of Calvert ...

Historic Agreement to Slash Energy Use by Set-Top Boxes Will Save $1 Billion Annually

Noah Horowitz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

The agreement caps a year of negotiations between the pay-TV industry and efficiency advocates and is great news because it will save three power plants' worth of electricity -- and 5 million metric tons of carbon pollution that contributes to climate change -- every year by 2017.

Pay Zero Electric Bill. For Life.

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.11.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

In our interview of last June, Michael Liebreich, the CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, had a simple solution for market-weary investors -- at leas...

Obama Administration Quietly Approved Big Change

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Back in January, President Barack Obama proclaimed in his State of the Union speech that if Congress did not act on climate change, his administration...

Friday Trash Dump: Obama DOE Approves Second Fracked Gas LNG Export Terminal

Steve Horn | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Given the myriad ties that bind, it's tough to fathom any other decision being made by the DOE on Freeport or any other LNG export terminal from here on out. And the ecological consequences of that will be disastrous.

Lucia Graves

Senate Confirms Ernest Moniz As Energy Secretary

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz as U.S. secretary of energy. The vote was 97-0. Moniz, a prof...

GOP Rep. Sought Funds From Loans Program He Probed

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.26.2013 | Green

In a contentious House subcommittee hearing more than a little reminiscent of the Solyndra hearings, Republicans on Wednesday attacked the Department ...

GOP's New Solyndra?

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Has the GOP found its new Solyndra? On Wednesday the House Oversight Committee held a hearing titled, "Green Energy Oversight: Examining the Departmen...