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A National Security Pipe Dream, Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

As for natural gas, why should taxpayers foot the bill to help the industry be more responsible? If gas companies don't adopt more responsible production practices voluntarily, the government's job is not to write them a check; it's to implement regulations that protect the public.

'Green News Report' - March 26, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.26.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Climate Change This Week: Big Bad Drought, Flowing Batteries, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.24.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

You Know That Big Bad US Drought of 2012? It Will Likely Worsen in 2013, says NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as it continu...

Let's Rethink the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

It's been almost five years since we set out to get America the energy plan it deserves. One thing hasn't changed: the need for aggressive and effective energy leadership in Washington. Long story short -- we have no national energy plan.

Voluntary Standards Don't Make Fracking Safe

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

The Center's efforts don't really change whether fracking can be done safely. What happens to fracking operators that aren't certified or who violate a performance standard?

'Green News Report' - March 21, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Cyprus Financial Crisis: Turkey & Reintegration Forgotten?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Will Turkey support and Cypriot Turks be expected to reintegrate into a unified Cyprus if the Kremlin is handed even a bigger role in the economic future of the Island and the exploitation of its natural gas reserves?

'Green News Report' - March 19, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.19.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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The Monopolists in My Back Yard

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York
Mary Manning Cleveland

One would think New York City officials would at least require detailed safety studies before allowing the new 30-inch line. Nope!

Dual Revolutions = Energy Evolution?

Cylvia Hayes | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Cylvia Hayes

Carston Rolle, BDI's Managing Director for Energy Policy, explained that the build out of renewables and necessary transmission lines is expected to cost 350 billion euros and increase electricity costs by approximately 30 percent. There doesn't appear to be an answer as to who will pay for this.

Now Mr. President, Deploy!

Carl Pope | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Companies like Daimler U.S. in Portland make natural gas trucks; ask them what they need to sell more and their answer is crisp: "pumps, pumps, and more pumps." Most truckers who want to save money by fueling with natural gas can't, because there are not CNG or LNG outlets on their routes.

Climate Change This Week: Earth Shoots UP on GHG, Biggest Security Threat, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.17.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Global Warming Gases Spike in 2012, packing in the second highest yearly amount recorded yet, reports Alex Kirby at Climate News Network, while fellow...

We Need a True Green Visionary to Lead the Department of Energy

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

It doesn't take a nuclear physicist to know that the process of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") threatens our communities and their most essential resources, so why has President Obama appointed Dr. Ernest Moniz, a proponent of the process, to guide our nation's energy future?

Methane Hydrates: The Next Natural Gas Boom?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

A test-well for collecting gas hydrates in Mallik, Canada. (Photo: USGS) There's a whole lot of methane in them thar seaflooor. But is it good as gold...

The Climate Post: Carbon Tax Is a Popular Topic in Washington

Tim Profeta | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

Japanese officials point to the recent gas boom in the United States as evidence that complex drilling processes can yield big results -- a fact that has Australia worried. Japan is Australia's top natural gas customer.

'Green News Report' - March 14, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Rex & Me: The Charlie Rose Show You Should Have Seen Last Friday

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Elliott Negin

PBS's Charlie Rose failed to grill ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson on his company's role in blocking efforts to address global warming, so Huffington Post contributor Elliott Negin intervened.

'Green News Report' - March 12, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Shell's Shell Game

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Does a critical mass of outraged citizens qualify as a "major geopolitical shift"? Think of the Vietnam War. Or apartheid, a truly global protest. We may not be there yet, but as climate change impacts get worse, so will the outrage.

What's That Smell?

Michael Brune | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Too many people -- especially politicians -- aren't paying attention to the dangers of the current "boom" in natural gas development. Here are three big reasons why we should stop new gas drilling and replace fossil fuels at every opportunity with clean, renewable energy.

Climate Change This Week: Frying Earth, Sustainable Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.10.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Just How Fast is Earth Warming? About 50x Faster Than Before, a new study that reconstructs the fine grained climate history since the Ice Age 11,000+...

Fracking Is No Breakthrough

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 05.06.2013 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

. As long as we are stuck in the simplistic mindset that we can only advance coal or natural gas as our main energy sources, we will never have any meaningful movement on climate change.

It's Rocky, but Our Transition to Clean Energy Is Well Underway

Clint Wilder | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Clint Wilder

Even with all the hype about fracking, natural gas was not the No. 1 source of new electricity generation in the U.S. in 2012. In fact, it was wind power, accounting for over 40 percent of new capacity compared with 33 percent for gas, according to the Energy Information Administration.

LNG: Mozambique's Magic Potion?

Bettina Strickler | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Bettina Strickler

Due to its geographic proximity, Mozambique has a competitive advantage in supplying LNG to Asian countries vis-à-vis America and European countries. It comes as no surprise therefore that the U.S. government has started to monitor Mozambique more actively.

Climate Change This Week: Pipeline Lunacy, Solar Supremacy, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Yo, O, Say It Ain't So: State Department Analysis Says XL pipeline harmless since the Canadian tar sands oil would be mined and drilled anyway, report...