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The Climate Post: Libya's Revolution Could Provide Stimulus Through Cheaper Oil

Mason Inman | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

After rebel forces swept into Libya's capital, Tripoli, the country may be able to start to ramp oil production and exports again, which many analysts hope will bring down oil prices.

Don't Count on Burning Libyan Oil Just Yet

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Giving the people a say in the management of their country's hydrocarbons doesn't mean they will necessarily choose to export more of that fuel to you.

Confirmed: U.S. Emissions Up in 2010

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with, the blog by the dean of Duke's Nicholas SchoolWhether at Christmas time or in the heat of summer, nobody likes a lu...

Federal Fracking Response Could Be Years Away

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.18.2011 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Evan Bush, iWatch News 6:00 am, August 18, 2011A liquid concoction, often laced with toxic chemicals, is a central villain in the controversy ...

The Climate Post: Scrambling to Head Off Power Outages Caused by Heat Waves, Rapid Growth, and Disaster

Mason Inman | Posted 10.18.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

Texas has suffered through the worst drought and one of the worst heat waves on record, pushing electricity use to a record high in an attempt to cope.

7 Ways the Oil and Gas Industry is Buying Fracking Policy (and What You Can Do About It)

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Sometimes reality is stranger than science fiction. That's the case with hydraulic fracturing, or fracking -- a dangerous technology that's much like setting off a giant pipe bomb four or five miles underground.

Gas is Greener? Smearing Renewables Over Land Use Exposes Ignorance of Fossil Fuel Lovers

John Farrell | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green
John Farrell

Cost-effective distributed wind and solar power can be built in large numbers (but small sizes) without using undeveloped land.

As Stocks Gyrate the Oil Patch and Their Casino Cronies Continue to Strangle the Economy

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.15.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The formation of oil prices in this day and age is a farce, having little and ever less to do with the market disciplines of supply and demand.

Japan's People Come Together to Ration Energy While We Continue to Pump Tankerful of Profits Into Big Oil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
Raymond J. Learsy

Given the market distortions at hand, it is time to set limits on the use of gasoline throughout the nation by mandating consumption ceilings that would apply to gasoline only, while alternative fuels would be unencumbered

Chevron Posts Big Profit With Help Of High Gas Prices

Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Matt Daily) - Chevron Corp, the second-largest U.S. oil company, reported a 43 percent jump in quarterly profit on Friday, beating Wall Stre...

The Climate Post: Japan, Germany Struggle With Nuclear Power Slowdown

Mason Inman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

With a large share of their nuclear power plants down at the moment, both Japan and Germany are scrambling to meet energy demand and figure out how to get by without nuclear in the future.

Natural Gas Debate Makes Its Way To Washington

Posted 09.19.2011 | Green

Soaring energy costs and demand have prompted providers and consumers across the globe to look more toward accessible sources. For the United State...

Stop Your Addiction to Middle East Conflict News

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home
Karin Kloosterman

Arab uprisings, Iran's uranium enrichment, and flotillas to Gaza: The Middle East always seems to be riddled with conflict, and problems, and sometime...

Natural Gas Pains

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 09.13.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Not quite ten years ago, petroleum engineers hit on the idea of combining two well-known techniques -- horizontal drilling and fracking -- to make it ...

Governor Quinn OKs State's First Coal-To-Gas Plant

Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday signed legislation OKing a proposed plant that would convert coal to natural gas, the state's first of its kind,...

The Climate Post: Worldwide Energy Shortages Triggered by Drought, Subsidies

Mason Inman | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

As the summer heats up, energy shortages are striking around the world -- including the oil-rich Middle East.

Is the Natural Gas Industry Fracking Itself?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

While much is yet to be discovered about the full effect of hydrofracking, what is known to date would suggest that the gas industry would want to really take a good look at developing a long-term investment strategy of renewable resources, quickly.

The Climate Post: Ailing Economies Push Richer Countries to Tap Emergency Oil Reserves

Mason Inman | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

In a move that caught many by surprise, the world's richer oil-importing countries will soon tap into emergency oil reserves.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Future Of New York's Fracking Moratorium In Question (UPDATED) | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green

Environmental groups were up in arms on Thursday as news percolated that New York State's moratorium on natural gas exploration using a contentious te...

Tom Zeller Jr.

For South Africans, An American Tour Of The Fracking Debate | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.29.2011 | Green

CALLICOON, N.Y. -- Late last Sunday morning, Doug Stern and Lukie Strydom, farmers from South Africa, shuffled quietly in the parking lot of Lander's ...

The New York Times Flays Natural Gas to the Cheers of the Oil Industry, OPEC, and Coal Producers

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.28.2011 | Media
Raymond J. Learsy

The New York Times has a long history of buttering up the oil industry, an industry that would be a major loser if the projections for shale gas are proven out over time.

The New Thirty Years' War

Michael T. Klare | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Michael T. Klare

A 30-year war for energy preeminence? You wouldn't wish it even on a desperate planet. But that's where we're headed and there's no turning back.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Lawmakers Urge Obama To Pursue Energy Security Through Natural Gas | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.26.2011 | Green

Eight members of Congress, including several representatives of powerful national security committees, have prepared a letter imploring President Obam...

MIT's Fracking Report Backs Its Donors: Gas Companies

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

I almost gagged on my coffee when I finally got around to reading the corporate sponsored pro-fracking propaganda by MIT on natural gas. Isn't this academic institution embarrassed to sell its reputation to corporations?

Tom Zeller Jr.

Fracking Ridiculous : Natural Gas Lobby Offered Baseball Tickets To Supporters | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green

Environmental and citizen groups, already concerned about the makeup of a federal subcommittee formed last month to make recommendations for improving...