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Congressional Review Act Used To Repeal Energy Disclosure Rule As Trump Cabinet Members Await Vote

Tim Profeta | Posted 02.21.2017 | Green
Tim Profeta

The Congressional Review Act was used to repeal a rule that forced energy companies on the U.S. stock exchanges to disclose the royalties and other pa...

Solar Energy Created 1 In 50 New U.S. Jobs. Now It's Bracing For Trump Cuts.

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump promised to spur a hiring renaissance after he won election last year by bulldozing regulations he says stymie economic growth....

6 Easy Ways To Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 01.30.2017 | Business

First time home owners know that buying a home is one of the most important investments that you can make. And while signing the papers on your first ...

Rick Perry Made An Inadvertent Sex Joke During His Confirmation Hearing

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics

It was another “Oops!” moment for Rick Perry. Senators grilled the former Texas governor on Thursday during his confirmation hearing for energy se...

Rick Perry No Longer Wants To Get Rid Of The Agency He Now Wants To Lead

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he no longer wants to eliminate the Cabinet department he now wants to lead. At his confirmation hear...

Rick Perry Vows To Protect All Scientists At Energy Department, Even Climate Researchers

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump has filled his Cabinet with nominees who are openly hostile to science. He picked a budget director who questions the use...

Trump Picks Steven Mnuchin And Rick Perry Face Confirmation Hearings

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics

Two more of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks face questions today on Capitol Hill. Former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s...

2016 Was The Hottest Year On Record

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.19.2017 | Green

Last year was the hottest on record, two federal agencies confirmed Wednesday morning, after months of warning that 2016 would be another chart-buster...

8 Reasons To Worry About Rick Perry Running The Department Of Energy

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that he had picked former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head the Department of Energy was met with both mirth...

As Dakota Access Protests Escalated, Obama Admin OK'd Same Company for Two Pipelines to Mexico

Steve Horn | Posted 09.20.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogPhoto Credit: C-SPANOn September 9, the Obama administration revoked authorization for construction of the Dakota Access P...

Is a Billing Plan From Your Utility Company a Good Idea?

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 03.30.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Utility company budget-billing plans satisfy many customers. However, it's important to understand what you currently spend on energy and how you can lower those amounts first.

Emails: U.S. Government Facilitated LNG Business Deals Before Terminals Got Required Federal Permits

Steve Horn | Posted 01.03.2017 | Green
Steve Horn

Emails and documents obtained by DeSmog reveal that the U.S. Department of Trade has actively promoted and facilitated business deals for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry and export terminal owners, even before some of the terminals have the federal regulatory agency permits needed to open for business.

Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.09.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.

How the Solar Decathlon Provides an Innovative Education

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 10.05.2016 | Green
Michael A. Moodian

In the biennial event, teams composed of college students from across the globe design, assemble and operate solar-powered homes. Students strive to create structures that are attractive, effective and energy-efficient.

"Carbon Copy": How Big Oil and King Coal Ghost Write Letters for Public Officials, Business Groups

Steve Horn | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The Billings Gazette has revealed that coal mining company Cloudpeak Energy ghost wrote protest letters to the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) on behalf of allied policymakers and business groups.

Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers

Steve Horn | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

By calculating the production numbers on a well-by-well basis for shale gas and tight oil fields throughout the U.S., Post Carbon concludes that the future of fracking is not nearly as bright as industry cheerleaders suggest.

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.

Gulf Stream: Williams Nixes Bluegrass LNG Export Pipeline, Announces New Export Line

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Right before the champagne bottles began popping for activists engaged in a grassroots struggle to halt the construction ...

"Russia with Love": Alaska Gas Scandal is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

Steve Horn | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog A legal controversy — critics would say scandal — has erupted in Alaska's statehouse over the future of its natural ...

Innovation Earth: House Made of Textiles Will Use the Energy of a Hair Dryer

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Ask me to show you a sustainable house made of fabric, and I'll show you a tent -- or a yurt. Here where I live in Southern California, "green" homes ...

Daylight Saving Time

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 05.08.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

Historians tell us the general idea for daylight saving time was first written about in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin while in France.

Documents: MD County Housing First East Coast LNG Export Facility Signs Non-Disclosure Deal

Steve Horn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Co-authored by Steve Horn and Caroline Selle DeSmogBlog has obtained documents revealing that the government of Calvert ...

NY State Working Hard to Catch up With CA's Energy Storage Requirements

Bill Radvak | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Bill Radvak

This report clearly signals to me that the U.S. government clearly wants to create a substantial energy storage marketplace and is laying the groundwork to make this a reality.

Our Fossil-Fueled Future

Michael Klare | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Klare

If the experts at the U.S. Department of Energy are right, the startling "new" fuels of 2040 will be oil, coal, and natural gas -- and we will find ourselves on a baking, painfully uncomfortable planet.

City Environmental Initiatives Win Innovations Prize

Carol Kellermann | Posted 09.30.2013 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Too often, government is satisfied with regulation and enforcement. Yet in New York, the Mayor's Office has created effective collaborative mechanisms to go further, and Mayor Bloomberg and the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability deserve enormous praise.