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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 05.23.2014 | 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.

EIA's Forecast Is an Energy Fantasy Land

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

The recently released base case from the EIA paints a future of cheap energy for the economy. But its underlying assumptions are no more credible than those that underpinned the optimistic forecasts released by the International Energy Agency.

Left Must Fine Tune Its Position on Cuba Embargo in Light of Oil Spill

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

It's time for Castro and Chavez to stop complaining about evil U.S. corporations, take a hard look at their own wasteful energy priorities and come up with a viable plan to save the Gulf of Mexico.

Government Report: US Emissions Projected to Tank ~3.5% in '09

Dennis Markatos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Markatos

The US Energy Information Agency has further lowered its emissions projection for '09, due to lower coal consumption based on a drop in demand for fuel and the substitution of coal for natural gas.

Government Report: US Carbon Emissions to Grow Much Slower

Dennis Markatos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Markatos

Federal climate legislation is crucial if our country is to be a responsible member of the global community. While the wind industry will contribute significantly to the solution, solar has a long way to go.