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McKibben's Extreme Energy: Why Not Frack?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Still, if we forgo natural gas, what are our alternatives? And that was my stance too until I read McKibben's article. Now I'm fiercely on the environmental side. How did he persuade me? His masterful command of language.

Ryan Grim

Democrats Getting Behind Natural Gas

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A growing alliance between Democratic leaders and the natural gas industry looks like it's bearing fruit for both sides, with Democrats ...

The Chicago Mafia and the Price You Are Paying for Gasoline

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Chicago is to commodity trading what Wall Street is to financial markets. The world's most significant trading exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group is headquartered there and projects its power to influence institutions, the press and government.

The Climate Post: Rising Oil, Gasoline Prices Push Politicians and Reporters to Utter "Nonsense"

Mason Inman | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

Climate Central lampooned geoengineering -- ideas for planetary-scale projects to cool Earth -- with its own set of not-so-serious proposals, including giving Maalox to livestock.

John Rudolf

Former Top Halliburton Exec Heads To Prison For Bribery

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

A former top Halliburton executive will serve 2 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty in Houston federal court to orchestrating a $180 million bri...

Will Natural Gas Become the 'Achilles' Heel' of Our Country?

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

When you base your entire economy on an energy-intensive system and then rely on nonrenewable fossil fuels to support it -- and allow elected officials to be bought by the industry -- no doubt communities will suffer and the rights of people will fall to the bottom of the priority list.

The United States of India

Terry Tamminen | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

With inspired entrepreneurs and political leaders like these, especially at the state level, the "United States of India" will create massive opportunity to tackle sustainability challenges and create new economic opportunity simultaneously.

The Climate Post: U.S. May Be "Saudi Arabia of Natural Gas," But Shale Gas Rush Is Slowing

Mason Inman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

The market has a glut of natural gas due to widespread use of the drilling method, pushing prices to their lowest in a decade and deflating the shale gas rush, leading large producers to cut production to try to bring the price up.

Seven And A Half Things: Fracking, Food Fights And Mr. Roboto

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business

You may need seventeen muscles to smile, but you only need seven and a half things to know today. Here they are: Thing One: Fracking Our Way to Glo...

A Look at Our Energy Outlook

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com.Steady as we go with energy but definitely not on our climate target. Presidential Disconnect? A little more than tw...

Lucia Graves

Who's For Congressional Insider Trading? An Inside Trader

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Burr's vocal opposition to the STOCK Act raised some eyebrows in Washington this week, and with good reason. Burr, a No...

Joanna Zelman

WATCH: Josh Fox On Why He Was Arrested

HuffingtonPost.com | Joanna Zelman | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green

Documentary filmmaker Josh Fox and his crew on Wednesday walked into a congressional hearing on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," a controversial n...

The Sierra Club and Natural Gas

Michael Brune | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

It's time to stop thinking of natural gas as a "kinder, gentler" energy source. What's more, we do not have an effective regulatory system in this country to address the risks that gas drilling poses on our health and communities.

The Climate Post: Obama Calls for "All of the Above" Energy Strategy for America

Mason Inman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

In President Obama's third State of the Union address, he devoted more time than before to covering energy issues, calling for an all-out, "all-of-the-above" approach to boosting production of every kind of domestic energy, fossil as well as renewable.

Lucia Graves

Obama Unveils Energy Initiatives In Las Vegas

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama began laying out his "all-of-the-above" energy strategies in a campaign-styled stop in Las Vegas on Thursday, exp...

Lucia Graves

Obama Takes To Nevada And Colorado To Talk Energy, Expanding Drilling In The Gulf

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will double down on his "all-of-the-above" energy strategy on Thursday when he announces the Interior Department'...

Natural Gas' Role in 2012 Election Cycle

Frank Stewart | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Frank Stewart

In 2012 can we expect the polarizing attitudes and hyperbolic rhetoric to be set aside for pragmatic solutions when it comes to natural gas policy? Don't count on it.

Lucia Graves

SOTU On Energy: 'We Don't Have To Choose Between Our Environment And Our Economy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama clearly laid out his energy agenda in Tuesday night's State of the Union address, promising "responsible developm...

Why Fracking and Other Disasters Are So Hard to Stop

Peter Montague | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green
Peter Montague

U.S. environmental law commonly presumes that all economic growth is safe and that it is "reasonable" until someone can prove otherwise.

Louisiana's Forests Could Be Tapped for Energy Soon

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.17.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Roots of mighty oaks push up through New Orleans sidewalks while trees in the metropolis often tower above nearby buildings. Nearly half of Louisiana, in fact, is covered with forests, and the southern U.S. as a whole is considered the nation's wood basket.

After the Gas Rush (Part 1)

Rocky Kistner | Posted 03.18.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

As natural gas wells spring up like noxious neighbors across the U.S., rural residents and public officials are increasingly worried about emerging health threats in their communities.

Minds Meet on Shale Gas/Fracking

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

A group of the nation's leading experts on energy and the environment are at Duke this week attending a workshop to try to ferret out the facts (and tamp down the hype) around shale gas and fracking.

Energy Voters as a Political Power

Peter Gardett | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business
Peter Gardett

Americans are accustomed to identity politics; can their identity as energy workers, producers and consumers outweigh other political identities?

Shale Gas: Time to Look Before We Leap Any Further

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Janet Ranganathan

This post was written with Kevin Kennedy, Director of the U.S. Climate Initiative at the World Resources Institute. Shale gas is a game-changer for g...

European Downgrade Contagion

Peter Gardett | Posted 02.16.2012 | Business
Peter Gardett

The energy sector has been agitating for change for years as it seeks to rebuild and grow. Its challenge in 2012 may be to navigate that change as it stems from an unexpected source.