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The World in 50 Years - An Energy Perspective

Badr Jafar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Badr Jafar

If we are to succeed in seeing a less polluted, yet still prosperous, future, governments and societies alike must focus policy on promoting the fuels which strike the right balance between cost, scalability, efficiency, and environmental impact.

Where Is Obama on Climate Treaty?

Kyle Ash | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kyle Ash

The seriousness of global climate disruption demands leaders with a global view of the problem, who are willing to do everything in their power as quickly as possible.

Climate Change This Week: Super Typhoon, Calls to Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Super Typhoon Haiyan Blasts Thru Philippines; 10,000+ Feared Dead report Sunshine Lichauco de Leon and Calum MacLeod at USA Today. Wunderground meteor...

The Climate Post: Report Says Current Efforts to Slow Global Warming Not Sufficient

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Days before world leaders meet in Warsaw, Poland, for the latest United Nations Climate Change Conference, a new report warns that the opportunity to limit global temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius compared with preindustrial levels is diminishing.

Electric Power Conundrum at the Crossroads of Energy, Climate and Water

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Which is more important: Meeting energy demand, lowering carbon emissions, or conserving water? How about all three?

Anti-Fracking Measures Largely Successful In Colorado

Posted 11.07.2013 | Green

Voters in three communities in Colorado succeeded in passing fracking moratoriums or outright bans on election night Tuesday. By Wednesday mornin...

Shell, mulling a new Louisiana plant, turns to a community go-between

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Nov. 4, 2013 edition.) Shell might build a natural gas-to-liquids or GTL plant in Louis...

Climate Change This Week: Future Freakout Forecast, Green Transformations, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

IPCC: Global Warming Will Create a More Violent, Sicker, Poorer Future says the reputable Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in a new study, re...

Kate Sheppard

Four Colorado Cities Vote On Whether To Halt Fracking | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Voters in four Colorado cities will decide this Election Day whether or not to ban fracking within their communities, putting the state at the center ...

U.S. Energy Policy: A Bridge to Nowhere

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Understandably, most of us are worried about jobs, the economy, and gridlock in Washington. America's narrow focus is unfortunate, because the decisions we make about energy today will determine the quality of life for our descendants.

Climate Change This Week: China Chokes, Arctic High, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Record-Breaking Fossil Fueled Smog Cripples Large Chinese City reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Soaring pollution levels, 3 times the desi...

Sydney Schools Los Angeles on Sustainability

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 12.25.2013 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

By Mark Gold and Jon Christensen Los Angeles could learn a lot by looking across the Pacific for lessons on how to move quickly towards energy and wa...

Climate Change This Week: A Snip in Time, Microgrid Mania, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

A Snip in Time Saves Nine... Billion humans from occupying Earth simultaneously, is the point behind World Vasectomy Day, reports Caroline Winter et a...

How to Build a Clean-Energy Future

Michael Brune | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

We have the chance to do something that's never been done: build a society that is 100 percent powered by clean energy. Instead of being daunted, we should be thrilled.

A Rejoinder to President Obama's Views on Oil Speculation

Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie

The question is not whether or not speculators assist in the efficient operation of the market but whether or not that type of speculatory behavior should be extended fully to a commodity so vital to the livelihood of nations, especially people in the middle class and poor.

'War On Coal' Good For Some, Mainly The Natural Gas Industry

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - When the Obama administration unveiled new emission regulations for coal-fired power ...

Scientists Tap Cow Burps For Natural Gas

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Maximiliano Rizzi BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine scientists have found a way to transform the gas created by the bovine digestiv...

Five Reasons to Join Us Tomorrow for the Global Frackdown

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

From Australia to India, France to Argentina, South Africa to Canada, and all across the United States, people will be taking action in their communities -- demanding that their elected representatives protect their communities and our planet from fracking and associated activities and work to move towards a clean energy future.

Pain at the Pump Could Lead to More American Jobs

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 12.17.2013 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

Sometimes, the reasons given for hikes at the pump seem more like excuses -- a way to squeeze more money from consumers who have no choice but to pay so they can get back and forth to work.

Fracking: The Other EPA Shutdown

Michael Brune | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Sometimes we overlook that the EPA (and the rest of our government, for that matter) is made up of people who take pride in serving their community and doing a good job. Unfortunately, when it comes to hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the EPA has let down its guard.

Climate Change This Week: The Beetles Are Baaaaack, Drunken Forests, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.16.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Beetles Are Baaaaaack... and Now They're Decimating Spruce Forests with climate change, reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Over the pas...

Blue Collar Robots Steal Green Jobs

William S. Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
William S. Becker

There's good news and bad news these days for the solar energy industry and its workers. The good news: Some enterprising companies are planning to re...

A Healthy Challenge to Fracking Groupthink?

Simon Greer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Simon Greer

Iconoclasm can have its limits. How can we critique our own work and the work of our allies in a way that prompts then to reflect and maybe even adjust rather than retrench? How are we tough on the problems but soft on the people?

This Study May Change The Way You Think About Natural Gas

Rod Kuckro | Posted 12.14.2013 | Green
Rod Kuckro

Just a few years ago, it seemed the nation's good fortune for having discovered abundant fuel to make electricity and manufacture a host of everyday products might be reversed by a handful of critics. But a recent study from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the University of Texas may be the single most comforting piece of news this year for gas producers, their customers and everyone concerned about emissions and air quality.

The Climate Post: Leadership Change in the White House

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Heather Zichal, President Barack Obama's top energy and climate adviser, announced plans this week to step down. Zichal has advised the president sinc...