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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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

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...

The Key to Big Oil's Sky-high Price Play: Keystone Export XL

Carl Pope | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

It's time for everyone to wake up. Transportation fuel doesn't have to cost $4 a gallon. The oil industry is terrified prices might fall. They want government to bail them out, and guarantee permanent high prices.

Lynne Peeples

Governing Fracking Or Fracking Government? Watchdogs Question Conflicts Of Interest | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green

After facing heat from fellow residents of Red Wing, Minn., over his ties with an industry group intent on increasing frac sand mining in the state, t...

Shale Gas and Tight Oil: Boom? Bust? Or Just a Petering Out?

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.27.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could be that despite fracking and its current bounty, we're not going to be able to drill our way to energy security after all.

'Green News Report' - February 26, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

The Political Minefield of Hydraulic Fracturing in New York State

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

While in the long run we need to develop a fossil fuel free economy, in the short run, we are forced to choose between the energy sources now available. Natural gas is not as dirty as coal or oil. We should use it as a transition to a renewable energy economy.

Climate Change This Week: China Eats Amazon, Methane Bomb Set to Explode, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.26.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Amazon rainforest stores vast amounts of carbon, and many scientists acknowledge it is important in stabilizing the global climate.

'Green News Report' - February 21, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Ed Rendell Intervened for Fracking Giant Range Resources to Stop Texas EPA Water Contamination Case

Steve Horn | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

A recent investigation appears to connect the dots between shadowy lobbying efforts by shale gas fracking company Range Resources, and the Obama EPA's decision to shut down its high-profile lawsuit against Range for allegedly contaminating groundwater in Weatherford, Texas.

Climate Change This Week: Melting Tundra, Red Hot States, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Stop the XL Pipeline, Mr. President! said over 40,000 people concerned about climate change at the February 17th Washington DC Forward On Climate Rall...

Lynne Peeples

Sustainable Renewables: Inconsistent Policies Stall A Fossil Fuel-Free Future, Experts Say | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.15.2013 | Green

From his solar panel manufacturing facility in Marysville, Wash., Gary Shaver can see and hear passing coal trains. "The tracks are maybe a block a...

Explosion Kills Worker At Natural Gas Well Pad

AP | By VICKI SMITH | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — State regulators say a worker was killed Friday morning in an explosion at an EQT natural gas well pad near Flemington in r...

Natural Gas Drilling =
A Future of Dependence

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger, Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Contrary to the folktales the gas companies spin, shale gas development is not about ...