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Carbon Emissions in U.S. Have Dropped. Could "Not Bad" Be Good?

Neil Wagner | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

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Isaac Wreaking Havoc On Gulf Oil Industry

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business

* Producers curtail 93 pct of US Gulf of Mexico oil output * Isaac approaches Louisiana at hurricane strength * Experts ...

The Climate Post: Federal Court Tosses EPA's 'Good Neighbor' Pollution Rule

Tim Profeta | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit this week threw out the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), which set stricter limits on sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from coal-burning power plants in 28 states and the District of Columbia.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama, #14: Making the United States a Leader in Energy Production

Bernard Whitman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Despite what you may hear from the right, the Obama administration's record on energy is extraordinary. United States oil production is at an eight-year high, natural gas production is at an all-time high, and renewable energy production is up 27 percent.

Utility's Close Ties To Obama Led To Better Access

The New York Times | ERIC LIPTON | Posted 08.23.2012 | Green

Early in the Obama administration, a lobbyist for the Illinois-based energy producer Exelon Corporation proudly called it “the president’s utility...

Louisiana Sinkhole Spurs Evacuations, Lawsuits and a Resignation

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

After a sinkhole formed in Assumption Parish early this month, hundreds of neighbors fled, lawsuits were filed and Louisiana Dept. of Natural Resources Secretary Scott Angelle resigned.

The Truth About Fracking

Alec Baldwin | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green
Alec Baldwin

When the gas companies are done blasting and pumping and contaminating, after they've put the gas on the open market and sold it and the workers head home, who do you think they'll hand the bill to for the clean up of that mess? Gas companies will make huge profits. And what will you get?

Natural Gas Well Burst Kills 1, Injures 3

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2012 | Denver

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Aug 15 (Reuters) - A high-pressure burst of natural gas at a well operated by Canadian energy...

Interviewing Matt Wald, Dean of the Energy Press Corps

Mike Casey | Posted 10.08.2012 | Green
Mike Casey

In case you were thinking of it, I wouldn't recommend trying to stump Matt Wald, the national energy reporter for the New York Times, with an energy question.

Fracking Truth to Fracking Power

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

The scientific analysis that is supposed to provide our Governor the facts and information he needs to make a crucial decision was crafted with the guidance of the gas industry, not of the state's scientists.

Is The Natural Gas Industry Buying Academics?

www.motherjones.com | Posted 07.31.2012 | College

Last week the University of Texas provost announced he would reexamine a report by a UT professor that said fracking was safe for groundwater after th...

The Real Story Behind the Fracking Debate

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Are you confused by the debate over fracking? I'm not surprised. The public debate is complex, angry, boisterous, a mix of science intertwined with politics, and complicated by a lack of information (or even intentional disinformation) on all sides.

Frack-No-Phobia

Regina Hopper | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Regina Hopper

It is understandable that people have questions about how energy is produced and how risks are managed. But those who have intentionally inspired fear should be called upon to either participate in a more honest and factual dialogue or admit that they just don't want one.

Fracking: What Cuomo Won't (or Can't) Tell You

Alec Baldwin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Alec Baldwin

The Great Fracking Race will only bring more natural gas to market which will be piped to U.S. coasts and sold overseas. This will make some small cadre of gas executives and their investors very rich, while possibly leaving behind incalculable amounts of environmental damage.

As NY Gov. Cuomo Faces Fracking Decision, D.C. Lobbyists Sip "Fracktinis"

David Halperin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
David Halperin

Last week, the lobby group the American Petroleum Institute held a red carpet film screening in Washington. Such fancy film events are held regularly in D.C., but few come with as sexy a title as the "hydraulic fracturing event of the summer."

Natural Gas: A Bridge to a Low-Carbon Future or Not?

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

A recent paper argues that natural gas helps make the transition to a low-carbon ... eventually. But is that good enough? Let's do some sleuthing.

Fracking Insurance: Winners and Losers

Dave Colavito | Posted 09.19.2012 | New York
Dave Colavito

To stay in business, insurance companies' collective policy premiums must exceed the collective expense of liabilities. This means they won't protect people and the environment when there isn't money to be made, so we rely on government.

The Metaphors of Fracking

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

Fracking is a technology surrounded by metaphors that blind us to the data. Natural gas is called a bridge. And, claim its proponents, it will carry us to many good places.

Stop the Frack Attack

Michael Brune | Posted 09.12.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

By coming together, we can ultimately make the gas industry stop all dirty and dangerous drilling and put communities and our air, water, and atmosphere first.

A Father's Lesson In Energy Dependence

Jigar Shah | Posted 07.12.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

Perhaps when thinking about living green, Mr. Moore could have also explained to his children that there are more than a billion people on the planet with no electricity. They are in places like Africa where there is no grid.

You're Getting Screwed On Your Electric Bill

AP | Jonathan Fahey | Posted 09.10.2012 | Money

NEW YORK — A plunge in the price of natural gas has made it cheaper for utilities to produce electricity. But the savings aren't translating to lowe...

Center for Global Development has Announced a 'New Rich Energy Program'

Jigar Shah | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

What our friends at CGD clearly don't understand is that decades of pouring billions into grid extension have failed Africa.

The Climate Post: Climate Change Concern Slipping as Scientists Ponder Link Between Recent Events

Tim Profeta | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

Some scientists are connecting events such as the record heat and Colorado wildfires -- suggesting warming is a real threat. The proof, according to scientists such as Princeton University Professor Michael Oppenheimer, is right outside.

No, Natural Gas Is Not America's Future

John Farrell | Posted 09.03.2012 | Green
John Farrell

Big, centrist, statesmanlike leadership isn't found in last century's energy sources. We aren't going to frack our way to a cleaner, brighter future. We need a bold, 21st century vision for energy.

Fracking in Pennsylvania: A Boom That's Fizzling?

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.02.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Depending upon how things go, environmentalists could get a bit of what they have been asking for: a slowdown in new fracking and some time to assess the environmental impacts more thoroughly.