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Fracking Fudged: Looking at Illinois Chamber of Commerce's Job and Economic Numbers

Henry Henderson | Posted 02.17.2013 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Thursday, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce released a remarkably rosy sounding report, speculating on the impacts that fracking might have on Illinois. Having a look at the report, I was disappointed to find that it's not really all that comprehensive.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Coal Booms Amid Climate Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green

In a report destined to frustrate advocates for global action on climate change, the Paris-based International Energy Agency projected Tuesday morning...

Climate Change This Week: A Break for Clean Energy, 2012 Hottest Yet, GravityLight, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.15.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

The Smell of Freedom in Indonesia

American Anthropological Association | Posted 02.13.2013 | World
American Anthropological Association

Smelling freedom in the shifting winds of history, a multitude of church leaders, politicians, and ordinary citizens are starting to take action in solidarity with this struggle.

John Sununu: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Energy Policy

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The oil and gas industry is what it is today thanks in large part to decades of federal support, and America's new and "bright" shale gas-rich future is no exception.

Climate Shame: Four Years Later, Capitol Power Plant Still Burns Dirty Coal?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

If the U.S. Congress can't even move off its own use of dirty energy -- so symbolically small -- is it any wonder that the annual UN climate talks result in such pathetic action?

Climate Change This Week: Plastic Lightbulbs, Bye-Bye Reindeer and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.08.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Rudolph and friends are dying off, as Arctic snow now occasionally melts, then refreezes into impenetrable ice, covering reindeer food, explains Jeff Flocken at Living On Earth.

Louisiana Sinkhole Evacuees Won't Be Home For Awhile

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

At the eight-acre, Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish, owners of slab houses are waiting for methane-gas monitors to be installed in December.

Should Feds Continue to Fund $1.4 Million Alaska Pipeline Coordinator's Office?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Tapping the North Slope's vast natural gas reserves, the largest conventional reserves in North America, is considered critical to Alaska's economic future. But longtime Alaskans are skeptical the gas will ever reach market.

Obama Approves Natural Gas Pipeline In NYC

DNAinfo | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A new natural gas pipeline is coming to Brooklyn and Queens, after President Barack Obama cleared the way for it to be built on Tuesday. ...

Lynne Peeples

Fracking's Toxic Secrets: Lack Of Transparency Over Natural Gas Drilling Endangers Public Health, Advocates Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green

Some frustrated residents and anti-fracking activists are finding new names to call the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) -- "...

The Climate Post: Climate Change Back on Political Radar after Sandy, Election

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

A number of environmental groups have expressed hope Obama will finally be at liberty to take steps to address the issue of climate change. But the future of U.S. climate policy is far from certain.

Obama's Legacy Question? Drill

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business

PITTSBURGH -- Energy companies, environmental groups, and even Hollywood stars are watching to see what decisions President Barack Obama makes about r...

The Appointment of Our Next Energy Secretary

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

The Obama administration now has an opportunity to reposition the Energy Department as a force for national energy independence, an economic force for national security, and as a monitor and sponsor of rational energy pricing thereby husbanding a mighty engine of economic growth.

Fracking Causes Friction Between Trade And Environment

Ilana Solomon | Posted 01.16.2013 | Green
Ilana Solomon

The truth is becoming clear -- trade rules are being used to threaten policies that protect wildlife, preserve scarce natural resources, and promote clean energy and green jobs.

It's So Easy To Rig Markets These Days

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

And now it's time for another installment in our continuing series, Manipulating Markets Is Easy. What have traders gone and manipulated this time? Th...

Fracking: Has the USGS Been Co-opted by the Oil and Gas Industry?

Marvin Resnikoff | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Marvin Resnikoff

Known for its objective and scientifically rigorous research, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been pulled into the battle between environmentalists and the oil and gas industry. One skirmish in the larger battle involves the radioactive gas radon in natural gas.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Fossil Fuel, Free Market Proponents Brace For Second Obama Term

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.08.2012 | Green

As it relates to energy and the environment, the 2012 presidential fight was, by almost any measure, historically expensive and deeply bitter, pitting...

De-Carbonize Our Taxes

William S. Becker | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

Tax policies that encourage carbon emissions range from subsidies for oil companies to mortgage interest deductions for energy-wasting McMansions, but neither Romney nor Obama has addressed it head-on.

Climate Change This Week: Burning Farts, Improved Cloud Forecast and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Hurricane Sandy, 2012 Climate Change Poster Child, was likely influenced by continuing climate change in 3 ways.

The Biggest Threat to the Economy? Climate Change

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The biggest long-term threat to the U.S. economy isn't government over-regulation, high taxes, the deficit or even China--the issues candidates routinely cite. It's climate change.

Bloomberg's Obama Endorsement Brings Candidate's Energy Policy Back in Focus

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Richard Schiffman

While Romney is clearly the first choice of America's fossil fuel industry, Big Oil and Gas have thrived under Obama too, even if he has not given them a totally free reign. 

Ask Mr. Green: What's the Best Type of Furnace?

Sierra | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
Sierra

Whatever you end up choosing for your heater, try to cut waste: Proper insulation, caulking, and duct sealing can work wonders. Turn the thermostat down to 55 or 60 degrees when you're away or sleeping,

Fracking: Abundant Energy, But at What Cost?

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Lynn R. Goldman

Along with the promise of economic benefits and a healthier planet comes the worry that the exponential growth in the industry is spawning troubling health risks in communities near fracking operations.

Political Energy: We All Lose

Robert L. Bradley, Jr. | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Bradley, Jr.

Just about everyone talks about energy efficiency. Well, energy-versus-energy dueling in Washington, D.C. is energy inefficiency on stilts. How about some political conservation instead?