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The Efficient, Stupid Market for Nuclear Electricity

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Llewellyn King

When President Obama goes to Paris to plead with the world for action on climate change in December, the market will be undercutting him at home, as more and more electricity is being generated by natural gas for no better reason than it's cheap.

Climate Change: A Genocide Driver, Solar Scores Again, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.

All Fracked Up

XPRIZE | Posted 09.11.2016 | Green
XPRIZE

Experts are still split on to what extent fracking can be directly connected to the increasing number of earthquakes in Oklahoma and elsewhere, but now litigants can at least debate it in open court, giving fracking's opponents a new legal weapon to use in their fight.

Fossil Fuel Execs Made Twice As Much As U.S. Pledged To Help Fight Climate Change Overseas

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top executives at the largest publicly held fossil fuel companies in the United States have made nearly $6 billion in the last five ...

The World's First Clean Oil Sands Project: An Interview With Dr. Gerald Bailey

James Stafford | Posted 09.01.2016 | Business
James Stafford

After decades of exhaustive attempts to overcome the dirty reputation of oil sands, we finally have an environmentally-friendly and low cost method to tap into these vast resources in the state of Utah -- good news both for Mother Nature and all oil and gas investors.

Creating a Vision to Match the Scenery of Our Public Lands

Ellis Richard | Posted 08.27.2016 | Green
Ellis Richard

On several occasions over the past few years, Park Rangers for Our Lands has called on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to do a better job of balan...

Climate Change This Week: Wind Winds Up, Extinctions Explode and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.26.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."

EPA's Common-Sense Climate Measure: Fix Methane Leaks

Earthjustice | Posted 08.25.2016 | Green
Earthjustice

Getting our own house in order by creating a common-sense solution to fix preventable methane leaks should make it easier to build a convincing case for other countries to take meaningful action on climate.

EPA Methane Rule: A Good Start Toward Meeting Administration's Landmark Goal

Mark Brownstein | Posted 08.21.2016 | Green
Mark Brownstein

To understand the impact of these new draft rules, it's important to look at what they do - and what they don't - and measure them against the nation's bold but readily achievable goals set out by the Obama administration earlier this year.

Obama Administration Releases New Rules For Methane Emissions

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed new standards limiting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations, a significan...

Climate Change This Week: Cap and Trade Comes, Delta Danger and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.17.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Congress Passed Legislation to Ban Natural Gas Exports--In 1975

Kyle Ash | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green
Kyle Ash

The 1970s oil crisis led to a lot of new policies to address energy security, one reason why some policymakers have opposed exports of LNG today. On top of that, the social and environmental problems with the globalization of the U.S. fracking industry would be overwhelming.

Martin O'Malley: Where Is He on the Environment?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.11.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With the threat of climate change and a host of other environmental challenges looming like a dark cloud, the 2016 election will be a time to hold candidates accountable on where they stand on these concerns -- and what they promise to deliver.

The Climate Post: Final Clean Power Plan More Ambitious, Flexible

Tim Profeta | Posted 08.06.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

Once the targets are set, however, states do not have to use the building blocks as a framework for their plans, and have been given a range of market-based, flexible mechanisms to reach their state targets.

Clean Power Plan Puts Emphasis On Clean Energy, Not On Natural Gas

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 08.06.2016 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

The Clean Power Plan helps level the playing field for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Now it's up to all of us to push states to move beyond fossil fuels.

The New Region Of The Eastern Mediterranean

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Aristotle Tziampiris

The region's new-found energy wealth may ultimately contribute to the lessening of Europe's energy dependence to Russia. At the same time, the possibility of friction and conflict over these resources among regional actors cannot be discounted.

Why President Obama's Clean Power Plan Is an Exaggeration

Kyle Ash | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Kyle Ash

While the Clean Power Plan is an important step in federal regulations on climate pollution, it does not reach far enough. On its own, it is depressingly insufficient and unambitious. And in the light of the Obama administration's disastrous desire to expand extraction and export of federal coal, oil and gas, it looks even worse.

Markets Are About to Deal With Climate -- Get Ready for Ugly

Carl Pope | Posted 07.27.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Advocates of "market-based" climate solutions paint pastel pictures reflecting smoothly adjusting macro-economic models. But commodity markets for oil and gas don't work that way. Schumpeter's destructive engine of capitalism is about to show its ugly side.

Sizing Up EPA's New Voluntary Methane Reduction Program

Mark Brownstein | Posted 07.24.2016 | Green
Mark Brownstein

Did EPA hit the mark - will this program achieve real, measurable, verifiable benefits for the environment? Does it fairly recognize and reward those companies that step up to innovate and lead?

Climate Change This Week: Solar For Everyone, Mothers Mass, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...

Coal's Fortunes Keep Getting Worse

James Stafford | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
James Stafford

The coal industry is in uncharted territory. After decades of strong financial numbers and dominance in the electric power sector, coal producers are starting to fall apart faster than anyone could have anticipated.

Harvard Business School Report Promotes Oudated Energy Vision

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 07.20.2016 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

We're all tempted to point fingers at a policy recommendation that will delay achieving a zero emissions future while bolstering fossil fuel and power businesses. Isn't this just business as usual?

Four Things to Look for in EPA's New Voluntary Methane Reduction Proposal

Mark Brownstein | Posted 07.20.2016 | Green
Mark Brownstein

While voluntary efforts can be helpful in establishing new technologies or practices, and validating industry's ability to meet regulatory benchmarks, opt-in programs alone are no substitute for effective regulation that will reduce energy waste and better protect public health.

WV Museum, Clay Center, Launches Gas Funded Pro-Fracking Exhibit for Kids

Joe Solomon | Posted 07.19.2016 | Green
Joe Solomon

The Clay Center, West Virginia's premiere arts and science museum for kids, recently launched a new exhibit focused on the science and wonders of fracking, thanks to hefty donations by the oil and gas industry.

'Green News Report' - July 16, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.16.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Senator Lindsey Graham chides fellow Republican candidates on climate cha...