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Analysis: Keystone XL Is Designed for a Burning Planet

Brad Johnson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Brad Johnson

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, now under consideration for approval by the U.S. Senate, would have a significant and dangerous impact on the climate, incompatible with the White House goal of a sustainable climate.

Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers

Steve Horn | Posted 10.28.2014 | 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.

The Climate Post: Ozone Focus of EPA's Latest Rulemaking

Tim Profeta | Posted 10.23.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that sets domestic production consumption limits for hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)-...

Court Files: Coal CEO Robert Murray Unearths Lease from Aubrey McClendon's New Fracking Company

Steve Horn | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogDeSmogBlog has obtained a copy of a sample hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") lease distributed to Ohio landowners by embat...

Map Shows Energy Installations In Extreme Weather's Path

Climate Central | Bobby Magill | Posted 06.13.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Imagine living near the Jersey Shore and a hurricane is barrelling in your direction, or living ...

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.

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...

Despite Green Energy Gains, U.S. Reliance on Coal and Gas Set to Continue

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Barring an unlikely change of heart by the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Energy Department believes natural gas and coal will continue to provide the bulk of electricity to the nation's grid in the years ahead, despite a projected increase in renewable energy.

Nigeria Planning Country's First Nuclear Power Plant

John C.K. Daly | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
John C.K. Daly

The road to a comprehensive Nigerian nuclear energy program may encounter both specialist shortages and salary funding issues.

Iran Expanding Presence on International Oil Stage

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said oil production from the Islamic republic could increase even with harsh economic sanctions in place. In late December, Tehran said it would pump as much oil as it could if sanctions are lifted. Now, it seems, OPEC is taking notice.

The Climate Post: Climate Change, EPA Rules Focus of McCabe Confirmation Hearing

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Climate change, extreme weather and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power ...

U.S. Oil Boom Makes Gas Cheaper, But Not by Much

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Crude oil sourced in the United States is cheaper and therefore means less pain at the pump for American drivers. When adjusted for inflation, however, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is still high because of international dynamics, AAA said Monday.

U.S. Taking on More Saudi Oil Despite Shale Glut

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

The U.S. Energy Department said imports from OPEC increased year-on-year, with Saudi Arabia accounting for the bulk of additional oil. While oil production from the United States has increased, the data show the global market is still interconnected.

Follow the Money: Three Energy Export Congressional Hearings, Climate Undiscussed

Steve Horn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-posted from DeSmogBlog In light of ongoing geopolitical tensions in Russia, Ukraine and hotly contested Crimea, three (yes, three!) U.S. Congre...

The Climate Post: Tougher Efficiency Standards Ordered for Large Trucks

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced his administration will begin developing tougher fuel standards for the nation's fleet of medium- and heav...

Econocide by Carbon

William S. Becker | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
William S. Becker

The international community is on a runaway coal train, the train is speeding toward a terrible wreck, and there appears to be no way to stop it. That...

Obama's Climate Action Plan: Nuclear Energy?

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

It remains to be seen whether nuclear energy will experience a renaissance, as predicted by Moniz, or collapse under the pressure of the various factors mentioned.

Tar Sands Coal Export Boom: Petcoke Exports Second Highest Ever in April

Steve Horn | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Although no coal production is actually taking place here, a filthy fuel with even more severe climate impacts than coal is leaving port bound for foreign power plants.

Awash in Misinformation: America's Domestic Tight Oil 'Bump'

Daniel Davis | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business
Daniel Davis

The idea of oil "independence" understandably appeals to Americans. But at some point America's leaders must recognize the physical evidence indicates the alleged "energy revolution" is likely to be merely a relatively short-term bump.

Cheap Gasoline No Christmas Miracle

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

If gasoline prices for this December are at their lowest levels since last December, perhaps it's a reflection of normal activity in the refinery market following a very volatile year.

The Supposed Decline of Green Energy

Andrew Winston | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Andrew Winston

In recent years, several corporate energy managers have told me that when they run the numbers on renewables, the payback just isn't quick enough. I'd suggest running the numbers again.

Nuclear Shutdown Means Japan Must Abandon Carbon Emission Targets

James Burgess | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green
James Burgess

In 2009 the Japanese government signed a pledge to cut their carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2020, however following the disaster at Fukushima in 20...

Libya -- Oil, Water, Gold Are the Real Issues

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.15.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The oil price has skyrocketed over the past few months and the finger often points to Libya and claims of supply disruptions have dominated the press. However, are these claims grounded in fact or are we watching yet another sentiment driven bubble?

Oil: Mucking Up the Recovery

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

Why is the government subsidizing an industry that is making record profits? How long can hard-working Americans tolerate the manipulation of the commodities their survival is reliant on?

EIA Energy Watcher: We Do Not Count Damaged Public Property in Price of Fossil Fuels

Mike Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Casey

When the dirty energy lobby claims it's not really subsidized, or hardly at all, it's OK to laugh. But it's important to point out that it's a lie -- and a big one at that.