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Redeem: Strengthening a Bridge to Our Renewable Energy Future

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
T. Boone Pickens

What no one is willing to admit is that one of the chief underlying reasons why Syria was catapulted into a front burner issue in this country is because it sits smack in the middle of a region that produces a significant share of the world's oil.

Is (Yucky) Algae the Future of Biofuels?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

The world's algae can provide a reliable and efficient source of power and energy, without the side effects that other fuels have on our environment, and on our wallet.

President Obama Vows to Cut Pollution

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I was live tweeting the speech, which had a distinct "call to arms" tone, as Obama underscored the need for each citizen to do his/her part. He said, "I'm going to need all of you to educate others. Speak up for the facts, Broaden the circle. Make yourself heard."

Dreams of Independence

Martin Adams | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Martin Adams

Whatever the hype in the U.S. about oil self-sufficiency and its benefits to energy security, America is a long way from achieving oil independence -- let alone energy independence.

Hurricane Sandy Shows Us Why We Can't Afford Dirty Energy Projects Like the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Steven M. Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Steven M. Anderson

I rarely agree with President Obama, and Governor Romney remains my choice for president on other grounds. However, my fellow Republicans should concede that the president made the right call in January when he postponed granting a permit to build the pipeline.

Our "Independent" Dependence: Why Romney's Plan Doesn't Add Up

Kristina M. Johnson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Kristina M. Johnson

These policy and technology innovations allow cars to go farther on a gallon of gasoline. So how can Mitt Romney blame President Obama for high gas prices and do it with a straight face?

Wind Energy Makes America Safer

Mario Rivas | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green
Mario Rivas

While Congress drags its heels, the military is already working to reduce its energy impact and increase the portion of its energy that comes from renewable sources.

Billboards Comparing Obama To Ahmadinejad Going Up In Colo.

Posted 05.10.2012 | Denver

On Wednesday, conservative group Compass Colorado announced a new billboard campaign that they are launching around the state that links President Bar...

Our Dangerous Dependence on Foreign Chocolate

Ernest Istook | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Ernest Istook

Mr. Obama is using flimsy and misleading numbers to justify his anti-oil and gas energy policy, and his mega-billion dollar subsidies for "green energy" and "green jobs." So perhaps it's time for him to pivot to another basic necessity, like chocolate.

The Afghanistan Killings: Time for Self-Reflection

Rajan Menon | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home
Rajan Menon

It's easy to express outrage and sadness over the Panjwai killings and to debate their cause. What's harder to do, but what we should do, is to reflect on ourselves in the light of what occurred.

President Obama On Offensive Over High Gas Prices

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

* Gasoline prices hit record highs for February * Prices could make Obama vulnerable in Western states * Republicans pou...

Lucia Graves

Obama Unveils Energy Initiatives In Las Vegas | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama began laying out his "all-of-the-above" energy strategies in a campaign-styled stop in Las Vegas on Thursday, exp...

Alternative Energy, Alternative Wisdom

Rabbi Chaim Miller | Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Chaim Miller

There is a reason why men of repute continue to visit Rabbi Menachem Schneerson's grave. It is not merely for a spiritual or religious boost; they sense that his wisdom can help shape a better world.

To Fix America, Tax Foreigners

Carl Pope | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The U.S. consumes about 6.5 billion barrels of oil a year. About 60 percent of it is imported. Getting rid of these imports would have had the same impact in 2010 as a $300 billion dollar tax cut on American consumers and the American economy.

Lucia Graves

House Votes To Expedite Review Of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill on Tuesday that gives the White House a Nov. 1 deadline to finish its review of Keystone XL, a controversial oi...

If the Sun Shines on the White House, Will it Make a Difference?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Last October, Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu promised that by the end of this spring, the White House would have solar panels on its rooftop as well as a solar water heater installed. Would it surprise you to learn that this has not happened yet?

End OPEC Now!

Michael Moynihan | Posted 08.08.2011 | Home
Michael Moynihan

Based on a long history of economic study, today cartels are illegal in virtually all developed countries. The question with OPEC, therefore, is not why it is bad but why has it survived.

The Global Energy Crisis Deepens: Three Energy Developments That Are Changing Your Life

Michael T. Klare | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green
Michael T. Klare

Any expectations that ever-increasing supplies of energy will meet demand are destined to be disappointed. Instead, recurring shortages, rising prices, and mounting discontent are likely to be the thematic drumbeat of the globe's energy future.

Breaking the Oil Addiction

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

Right now, the United States has an addiction to foreign oil -- an addiction that is not only crippling our economy, but is also funneling hundreds of billions of dollars to foreign governments and corporations.

U.S. Dependency On Foreign Oil Below 50 Percent For First Time In A Decade

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (Reuters/Tom Doggett) - U.S. dependence on imported oil fell below 50 percent in 2010 for the first time in more than a decade, thanks in p...

T. Boone Pickens' New Energy Plan

Roll Call | Ambreen Ali | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green

T. Boone Pickens has a new plan -- but fewer allies -- in his quest to curb America's dependency on foreign oil....

The Best Remedy for the Price of Gas

Dan Becker | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Dan Becker

The Obama administration can't do much to lower the price of a gallon of gas, but it is on the cusp of a crucial decision that could help consumers come out ahead because they would need less gas.

The People's Journalist, Bob Herbert, Steps Down at The New York Times

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.28.2011 | Media
Pearl Korn

No one will replace Bob Herbert at the Times, and that is our great loss, for his kind of journalism is a rarity. But, we will be watching and waiting to see what this journalists' journalist -- and our friend -- comes up with.

Let's Bring Oil Back Into the Energy Debate

Macha Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Macha Levinson

The U.S. energy debate is distorted with talk about the future. t's about clean technologies and tackling climate change. It's about investment in energy efficiency and in bio-fuels. But the way we use energy is still mired in oil.

Alternative Energy: Why the President's Portfolio Approach Will Make us Leaders

Michael Wynne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Wynne

One of the greatest threats to our economic and national security is the need to secure foreign oil.