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The Real Climate Wars

Carl Pope | Posted 09.11.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

It was a heartbreaking reminder of the power oil still wields in American, and California, politics. Behind the excitement and drama, a number of things are clear about the struggle to cut oil pollution.

Cheap Oil vs Clean Energy: A Strong Environmental Trade-Off

Thanos Niforos | Posted 09.02.2015 | Green
Thanos Niforos

The combination of robust world crude oil supply growth and weak global demand has contributed to rising global inventories and falling crude oil prices. The obvious winners of a lower oil price are oil importers and energy intensive sectors but a speculation that cheaper fossil fuels would mean a serious setback for renewables has been rife.

Falling Oil Prices and Geopolitics

David Oualaalou | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
David Oualaalou

The dawn of 2015 finds Americans continuing to marvel and benefit at the pump from low oil prices. Yet many ask: Why all of a sudden are prices falling so drastically? Do market forces have anything to do with it? Or is this a political strategy?

How to Waste 40 Years

Carl Pope | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

Why not stop exporting jobs and dollars to import oil which we then waste? Why not use our dollars to build our own economy instead of Russia's?

The Big Lie on Natural Gas Exports

Carl Pope | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

What is mystifying is why almost all of America's political class is willing to support a set of policy decisions whose outcomes will be to impoverish most Americans and weaken the nation.

Winning the Energy Lottery

Don McNay | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
Don McNay

I grew up in an era of unrest in the Middle East I've lived most of my life with unrest in the Middle East. There is plenty of unrest in the Middle East now. I'd like to make sure that the United States has supplies of energy that actually come from the United States.

NOPEC ('No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act'): A Presidential Issue and a Test of Political Integrity

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Is the Obama administration as pathetically submissive to OPEC and oil industry pressures as the Bush administration? How would they deal with this issue if they were given "four more years." And not to be left out, how would a Romney administration handle this hot potato?

Desperately Seeking Solutions... and Finding Them

Kelly Rigg | Posted 08.13.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Despite all of the rhetoric and posturing to the contrary, insiders say that there are signs of progress being made behind the scenes at the Bonn climate talks.

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Donald Trump's Big Idea To Lower Gas Prices | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With gas prices rising above $3.50 a gallon in all but one state, Americans are getting hit hard at the pump. But billionaire and presid...

OPEC Oil Is Still the Energy Issue

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

The debate surrounding the balance between our environmental and energy polices, while important, should not delay us from adopting legislation to reduce our dependence on OPEC oil.

Bishop to Queen 4: Recapturing Iran on the Grand Chessboard

Pye Ian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pye Ian

Winning Iran's good graces and regional loyalty would pay keen long term dividends.

Iran: OPEC May Decrease Production Further

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's OPEC governor says the organization may consider another cut in oil production due to a glut in the market. Speaking in a...

Iran to OPEC: Stop Oil Sales in Dollars

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is urging OPEC members to form a joint bank and stop pricing oil trades in U.S. dollars. A...

No Production Boost From OPEC

AP | WILLIAM J. KOLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

VIENNA, Austria — OPEC on Wednesday accused the U.S. of economic "mismanagement" that it said is pushing oil prices to new record highs and rebu...

OPEC: We'll Hold Oil Production Steady

AP | George Jahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OPEC decided Wednesday to keep output ceilings steady for now, in a move that briefly propelled crude prices above $90 a barrel. Other delegates said...

OPEC Talk Drives Oil To $95

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Oil prices rose Monday with more talk among OPEC members about converting their cash reserves to the euro and away from the U.S. dollar. There is als...