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Ten Challenges to De-Carbonizing Our Energy Supply

Kenneth M. Klemow | Posted 02.17.2016 | Green
Kenneth M. Klemow

Proponents of alternative energy were left scratching their heads last December over a report that the town council from Woodland, N.C., rejected a proposal to rezone a parcel of land to allow a proposed solar farm.

Can Tourism Save Oman from Cheap Oil?

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Of all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members, non-OPEC Oman is most vulnerable to low oil prices. In the 1990s, the sultanate discovered that its oil reserves were substantially smaller than previously thought and Oman's sovereign wealth fund is a fraction of the size of other GCC nations.

The Geopolitics of Cheap Oil

John Feffer | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
John Feffer

The market was supposed to save the planet. That, at least, was the argument of many economists grappling with the problem of climate change. As fossi...

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

A Brief Legal Introduction to a Landowner's Oil and Gas Ownership

Brad Reid | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

Significant developments in oil and gas law in the U.S. date from the first commercial oil well in the U.S., drilled to a depth of approximately 70 fe...

SB 350 Threatens Petroleum Profits

Clifford J. Tasner | Posted 09.10.2016 | Green
Clifford J. Tasner

SB 350 will be voted on in the Assembly this week. So Californians, it's time to get your priorities straight! Are you going to stand with the selfish mob that wants to breathe cleaner air, or are you going to dare to stand up for a small beleaguered minority of billionaires?

How The Oil Industry Got Two Regulators Fired For Doing Their Jobs

Capital & Main | Judith Lewis Mernit | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

“They are a huge, huge spending force."

Plastic Pollution: A Social Justice Perspective

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

We all have different tools in out tool boxes that we can use to fight the power of corporations that place short-term profit over the long-term health and well-being of people and the planet. The time is NOW to use all that we have to stop plastic pollution.

Don't Be Too Sure About Petroleum

Joel Levin | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Joel Levin

Really big and disruptive changes are hard to imagine until they are upon us. But there are a few leading indicators that suggest that big changes are afoot in the world of transportation energy.

The Long-Range Threat Is Poor Education, Not Nukes

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.24.2015 | Education
Hal Donahue

Without a strong education base, a global power cannot maintain its leadership position. The United States' massive investments in education following World War II and during the Cold War space race allowed the nation to successfully compete on existing resources. This trend is ending.

Is Economic Warfare the Theme for 2015?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Is the Russian Ruble becoming financial rubble as consequence of targeting by the U.S. and its allies? The dramatic fall in oil prices and commensurate drop in the Russian currency, is this coincidental to broader global economic trends or an orchestrated assault?

PUMP - How, When and Why to End Our Oil Reliance

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 12.28.2014 | Teen

This film is a wake up call offering alternatives that you can implement today and help break the oil monopoly.

What Your 'Fill Her Up' Really Buys -- Our Elections

Carl Pope | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

Locally our gasoline and diesel purchases are the most lethal toxin in American politics. Just a couple of weeks out from the election it's good to remind ourselves -- lots of voters may not think the ballot counts, but Big Oil knows better.

Tar Sands Trade: Kuwait Buys Stake in Alberta As It Opens Own Heavy Oil Spigot

Steve Horn | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogChevron made waves in the business world when it announced its October 6 sale of 30-percent of its holdings in the Alberta...

A Global Shofar Blast for the Climate

Rabbi David Seidenberg | Posted 11.24.2014 | Religion
Rabbi David Seidenberg

Let's make this Rosh Hashanah, and this Shmitah, the year when all of that changes. Let's get our institutions and portfolios to divest from Big Oil. Let's get our synagogues and communities to stand up for the Earth.

Ad Links Iraq To Domestic Gas Prices, Advocates For Preserving Renewable Fuel Rules

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The liberal group Americans United For Change released a new television ad Thursday tying the fight over domestic renewable fuel standar...

Has Putin Been Manipulating Energy Prices?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The crafting of Putin's new Euro-Asian vision -- in effect a new "Greater Russia" assembled from the remnants of the old Soviet Union in Central Asia and Europe -- has been greased by a pipeline delivery system under the Kremlin's control.

High Oil Prices Taxing American Families--But There's A Solution

Ken Blackwell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Ken Blackwell

New transportation technologies will delink our economy and security from the global oil market, helping offer relief from the high gas bills straining family budgets. It's time to get serious about embracing these solutions.

Petroleum Jelly May Not Be As Harmless As You Think

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.01.2016 | Style

Check your average medicine cabinet, and you're bound to find a jar of Vaseline. But is your trusty petroleum jelly really a "cure-all"? More importan...

Ubiquitous Plastics, Toxic Sponges Extraordinaire

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Toxic plastic pollution is filling-up the Great Lakes, European lakes and even subalpine lakes in Europe's famed Alps. This insidious byproduct of pet...

Food Dyes: Red Does Not Mean GO

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

Petroleum-derived colors are cheaper. Plain and simple. But they're not safe and they're completely unnecessary given modern sourcing and manufacturing. It's time to end this chapter of chemical history and say "the end" to these questionable hues.

Egypt's Looming Famine and America's Grain Bounty

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Along with this new focus and responsibility, it is also high time that the nation establishes a Strategic Grain Reserve much in keeping with the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

The First Big Climate Test for Obama 2.0

William S. Becker | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

It has not taken long for Barack Obama to face the first big test of his resolve on combatting global climate disruption.

Renewables to the Rescue

Carl Pope | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

While renewable energy still retains a "too expensive for a poor country" reputation here, the reality is that short-term solutions to Pakistan's energy poverty almost all will come from efficiency and clean energy.

Advancing Transparency, Battling Its Oil Industry Opponents

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Part of the oil industry clearly wants to return to the era when secrecy was acceptable, when companies and governments kept details of their transactions to themselves. Big oil companies are increasingly isolated in this approach.