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Louisiana Wood Pellet Plants Will Cater to Europe's Energy Needs

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

U.S. pellet exports nearly doubled last year to 3.2 million short tons and headed mostly to Europe, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. European nations, particularly the UK, are using wood pellets to replace coal for electricity generation and heating.

Nuclear Plants Make New York a Global Model for Addressing Climate Change

Jerry Kremer | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Jerry Kremer

On September 23, NYC will host the United Nations Climate Summit, one of the foremost events to address reducing carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions that threaten the quality of life for billions of people. As New York offers a showcase for how to have a vibrant economy and low carbon emissions, it is especially fitting the conference is here.

For First Time, TransCanada Says Tar Sands Flowing to Gulf in Keystone XL South

Steve Horn | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogTransCanada admitted for the first time that tar sands oil is now flowing through Keystone XL's southern leg, now reb...

Is There a Clean Energy Standard in Our Future?

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Americans are behind Obama, in the sense that they support the president's concept of a national clean energy standard. But they're also behind, in the sense that the voting public is unwilling to go as far as the president wants to go because of costs.

U.S. States With The Most Oil

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: As gas prices reach record highs across many parts of the country, Americans have been blaming oil companies. But as much as they ...

A Look at Our Energy Outlook

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com.Steady as we go with energy but definitely not on our climate target. Presidential Disconnect? A little more than tw...

Oil From the Gulf of Mexico

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

It is often claimed that President Obama is against big oil, wants to shut down all oil extraction and exploration in the United States. Really? You think so?

Confirmed: U.S. Emissions Up in 2010

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok.com, the blog by the dean of Duke's Nicholas SchoolWhether at Christmas time or in the heat of summer, nobody likes a lu...

The New York Times Flays Natural Gas to the Cheers of the Oil Industry, OPEC, and Coal Producers

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.28.2011 | Media
Raymond J. Learsy

The New York Times has a long history of buttering up the oil industry, an industry that would be a major loser if the projections for shale gas are proven out over time.

Can Energy-Efficiency Offset Our Lust for Electronics?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Our "needs" for the latest gadgets elevate our energy consumption, even with the onslaught of energy-efficient appliances in recent years.

Who Is Funding the Funders?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

All this talk about how the Cordoba project will be funded begs a bigger question: shouldn't we be trying to find an energy alternative to oil so that we don't have to continue to send our dollars to hostile nations and entities?