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It Could Be Worse, It Could Be China

Ellis Richard | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green
Ellis Richard

There is an open window for smart planning that can go a long way in protecting the values of national parks from damage caused by unplanned or badly planned oil and gas development on neighboring BLM lands. But this window won't remain open long.

Kate Sheppard

The Government Is Still Spending Billions To Subsidize Fossil Fuels

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Over the past five years, the Obama administration has repeatedly called for cutting fossil fuel subsidies in the form of tax breaks a...

Translation of Leaked European Union Trade Document: Climate Disaster

Ilana Solomon | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

The document, similar to a previously leaked EU proposal for a chapter on energy which I wrote about here, makes it clear that the EU is looking to use this secretly negotiated trade pact as a back-door channel to get automatic, unfettered access to U.S. fracked gas and oil.

Kate Sheppard

Secret Trade Doc Calls For More Exports Of U.S. Oil And Gas To Europe

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The European Union is making its desire to import more oil and natural gas from the United States very clear in the course of discussion...

21st-Century Energy Wars

Michael T. Klare | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

The world is aflame with new or intensifying conflicts. At first glance, these upheavals appear to be driven by their own idiosyncratic circumstances. But look more closely and they share several key characteristics -- notably, a witch's brew of ethnic, religious, and national antagonisms that have been stirred to the boiling point by a fixation on energy.

Climate Change This Week: Patriots Win the Fracking War, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 5, 2014 H...

Fracking Company Tries To Buy Off Pennsylvania Residents

ProPublica | Naveena Sadasivam | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on ProPublica. For the last eight years, Pennsylvania has been riding the natural gas boom, with companies drilling...

Major Oil-Producing State Seeks To Reduce Flaring

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators have adopted the most stringent rules to date aimed at reducing the amount of natural gas that is burn...

New York Energy Week: The Surprising Things

Peter Gardett | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Peter Gardett

First principles are important. Rooting New York Energy Week in the priorities established by a community of volunteers, participants, sponsors and ad...

Meme With Wings: Are Western Anti-Fracking Activists Funded by Putin's Russia?

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

With loud megaphones and ongoing geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and Russia with no end in sight, one can rest assured Rasmussen will not be the last one to repeat this meme, just as he was not the first.

Trade Case Puts Jobs and Security in the Balance

Tom Ridge | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Tom Ridge

A principal role of government is to protect its people and the Commerce Department should not fail in its responsibility to enforce our trade laws in the interests of both our economic and national security.

Climate Change This Week: Packing Record Heat, Fracking Leaks and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

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

Steve Horn | Posted 06.27.2014 | 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.

U.S. Gas Exports Flow Through DC Lobbying's Revolving Door

David Halperin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
David Halperin

Even as Obama pursues a new public effort to fight global warming, his administration is quietly advancing an energy policy that may well raise the volume of climate-increasing greenhouse gases, while at the same time polluting U.S. communities through increased use of the controversial practice of fracking.

Sabrina Siddiqui

The Senate Is Fighting Over The Keystone XL Pipeline. Again.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is engaged in a fruitless battle over a pair of ill-fated energy bills. Again. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-...

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

Steve Horn | Posted 06.20.2014 | 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...

Senate Kingpins to Vote on Climate Changing Pipeline: Tell Them No -- Now!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

What Earth-changing events are happening this week? The US Senate Committee is going to vote on the climate changing Keystone XL pipeline, and NASA j...

Alaska Starting New Partnership With TransCanada

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell announced Tuesday that the state and TransCanada Corp. have formally ended their relationship under terms of...

Why Americans Are Ready to Pay More Money for Cleaner Energy

Michael Shank | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Michael Shank

If we want to save our communities from impending natural disasters, save our citizens from poisonous pollutants, and save our economy from energy options that are less than sustainable and renewable, then the choice going forward is clear: Keep it clean.

Climate Change This Week: Really Hot Summers, New Global Warming Gases and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Climate Change This Week: Obama's Opus, Alarming Antarctic History, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, June 5 2014 How unusual...

Marching on Moscow

Conn Hallinan | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Conn Hallinan

So why are the United States, the European Union (EU), and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) all on the road to the Russian capital? And exactly what are they hoping to achieve?

The Climate Post: EPA Releases Proposed Rule for Existing Power Plants

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.05.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week announced a proposed rule to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired ...

Finding a Big Data "Safe Space" for the Energy Sector

Peter Gardett | Posted 06.04.2014 | Technology
Peter Gardett

The ongoing debate over the potential removal of an export ban on crude oil that could finally open global markets to U.S. crude oil supply would also challenge existing data collection and analysis practices, all at a time when access to energy is a key component of global security and U.S. geopolitical power.

As EPA Launches War on Emissions, U.S. Plays Catch Up With Europe on Renewables

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

The United States is behind the curve when it comes to the percentage of renewable energy resources on its national grid. And with domestic oil and natural gas production increasing, low-carbon solutions may fall even further by the wayside.