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Trump Declares End To 'War On Coal,' But Utility Companies Aren’t Buying It

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 04.05.2017 | Politics

When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations, he said it would end America’s ...

New Data Highlights The Problem With The ‘War On Coal’ Narrative

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.15.2017 | Politics

Robert Murray, owner of the world’s largest private coal company, declared in 2014 the “absolute destruction of the United States coal industry....

Low-Income Families Would Have To Give Up A Lot More Than iPhones To Pay For Health Care

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.07.2017 | Politics

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was widely mocked on Tuesday after suggesting that Americans who struggle to afford health care should sacrifice “getti...

Map Shows Energy Installations In Extreme Weather's Path

Climate Central | Bobby Magill | Posted 06.13.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Imagine living near the Jersey Shore and a hurricane is barrelling in your direction, or living ...

Memorial Day Travel: American Families Pay at the Pump

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Ken Blackwell

Everyone knows that domestic oil production has been surging, and that this has created tens of thousands of jobs and improved our balance of trade. Doesn't the Great American Oil Boom also mean that families won't have to spend as much on the Great American Road Trip?

DOE: Furloughed Staff Can Take Jobs In Coffee Shops, But Not As Lobbyists

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Department of Energy employees who had been previously sheltered from the government shutdown are now starting to get notice that they, ...

Awash in Misinformation: America's Domestic Tight Oil 'Bump'

Daniel Davis | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
Daniel Davis

The idea of oil "independence" understandably appeals to Americans. But at some point America's leaders must recognize the physical evidence indicates the alleged "energy revolution" is likely to be merely a relatively short-term bump.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Coal Booms Amid Climate Concerns | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green

In a report destined to frustrate advocates for global action on climate change, the Paris-based International Energy Agency projected Tuesday morning...

CO2 Emissions Data Doesn't Tell the Whole Story

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Last month, the US Energy Information Administration reported that for the first three months of 2012, CO2 emissions from energy sources fell to about 1992 levels. Another boost for natural gas? Certainly EIA's press release spins it that way.

Can We Avoid Locking Ourselves Into Runaway Climate Change?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 01.14.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

It's as if this year the International Energy Agency wanted to grab us by the shoulders and give us a good shake. And coming from an institution that was long considered a cheerleader for the fossil and nuclear industries, we would do well to pay attention.

Headlines You'll Never Read About Renewables...

Andrew Winston | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Our days of relying on fossil fuels are numbered. That's not a political or moral statement -- it's a scientific one.

Controversial Energy Subsidy Report Made Public By Watchdog Group

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The Checks and Balances Project has obtained a copy of the controversial Energy Information Administration report that was called "garbage" by EIA Acting Administrator Howard Gruenspecht.

Facing Scrutiny, the Oil and Gas Industry Yet Again Resorts to Ad Hominem Attacks and Tantrums

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green
Project On Government Oversight

The energy industry is out for blood once again. Over a decade ago, it went after POGO for revealing that the largest oil companies were underpaying royalties to the government. And now it appears they've found a new target.

The Missing Energy Piece

National Journal | RONALD BROWNSTEIN | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green

Peering into the future, the federal Energy Information Administration recently released a kaleidoscopic collection of 57 computer-generated scenarios...

Top EIA Energy Trends Watcher: No Definitive Count on Dirty Energy Welfare

Mike Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Casey

Just how much of our tax money is going to ExxonMobil, Massey, etc.?

Historic EPA Action Provokes Hysterical Reaction From the Coal Industry

Matt Wasson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Wasson

In the wake of EPA's veto a large mountaintop removal mine permit, the grandstanding of West Virginia politicians and "sky is falling" rhetoric from the coal industry was hardly surprising.

Renewable Energy Investment Is a Long-Term Win

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

According to a recently released report from the U.S. Energy Information Agency, nearly 50% of all energy generated in this country comes from the burning of coal.

Colorado Oil And Gas Output Rose 4% In 2009, Despite Concerns Over New Regulations

The Denver Post | Mark Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado oil and gas production -- despite the recession and new state drilling rules -- rose about 4 percent in 2009, according to Colorado Oil and G...

Sarah Palin's Empty Promise

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Encouraging the auto industry to adhere to higher standards and pursue hybrid technology will reduce our dependence on all oil. Drill, baby, drill? No. Think, baby, think.

Dennis Gartman, the Dean Of Commodity Traders Doesn't Understand the Recent Move in Oil Prices -- Let Me Try to Explain

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

To paraphrase Mr. Gartman, "when I don't understand what is happening, I get out the market."

Offshore Drilling Won't Help, But "Green Stimulus" Can

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

On This Week, McCain again mentioned "offshore drilling" as part of a plan to reduce dependence on foreign oil. And he got away with it.

Gas Projected To Peak At $4.15 Per Gallon In August

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. gasoline prices will continue to march to record highs this summer before peaking at $4.15 per gallon in August, the Energ...

Oil Continues To Be King

New York Times | PHYLLIS KORKKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This year, there was plenty of talk about reducing oil consumption, but let's face it: a lot of it was probably hot air. So it should come as no surpr...