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Our Renewable Future

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Craig K. Comstock

Are we greens resigned to repeating a sad litany of the Arctic melting, wildfires raging, weather getting weird, of tipping points, new expressions of...

'I Hate That Oil's Dropping': Why Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Wants High Oil Prices for Fracking

Steve Horn | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Tuscaloosa Marine Shale's "little problem" reflects a big problem the oil and gas industry faces -- particularly smaller operators involved with hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") -- going forward.

Revealed: Former Energy in Depth Spokesman John Krohn Now at EIA Promoting Fracking

Steve Horn | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

For those familiar with U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) work, objectivity and commitment to fact based on statistics come to mind.

Waste Without Borders: Fracking's Dirty Dilemma

Kyle Rabin | Posted 08.23.2013 | Green
Kyle Rabin

I have a love-hate relationship with hydraulic fracturing, but my affection for the drilling method has nothing to do with its so-called benefits.

Reports: Shale Gas Bubble Looms, Aided by Wall Street

Steve Horn | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Two long-awaited reports were published today at by the Post Carbon Institute (PCI) and the Energy Policy Forum (EPF). Together, the reports conclude that the hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") boom could lead to a "bubble burst" akin to the housing bubble burst of 2008.

WATCH: Is Keystone XL Your Annoying Ex-Boyfriend?

Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

With the fervor of anti-Keystone XL protests in the past year, is the American people's relationship with the proposed pipeline like a relationship go...

Who Killed Economic Growth? (And Why the Planet Is Listening)

Asher Miller | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Asher Miller


Where Elites Fail

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 07.20.2011 | College
Craig K. Comstock

Elites in both corporations and government are often quite good at running systems they create, and bad at looking beyond these systems at larger social effects. This doubleness was on display at the Worcester Polytechnic commencement.

Weekly Mulch: The Sticky Truth about Oil Spills and Tar Sands

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The National Oil Spill Commission released its report on last year's BP oil spill this week. The report la...

Oprah Winfrey Shocks Viewers With Surprise Gift

Asher Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Asher Miller

Wouldn't it be nice if -- instead of hawking throw-away products -- Oprah urged her audience to break this dangerous addiction, before it's too late?

Uttering the "C" Word

Asher Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Asher Miller

I was intrigued to learn that authors from three politically disparate think tanks--American Enterprise Institute, Brookings, and Breakthrough Institu...