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Fossil Fuel Fiefdoms

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Edward Flattau

How do Louisiana and West Virginia break out of their well-entrenched culture of dependency on the fossil fuel industry?

Three Lessons Fashion Can Teach the Energy Industry?

Peter Gardett | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Peter Gardett

The utility business can learn from the mixed fortunes of the fashion business over the past decade. Fashion has already undergone disruption to its brands and distribution models.

The $100 Billion Market You Didn't Know Exists

Seyi Fabode | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Seyi Fabode

The retail energy industry (gas and electricity) is a $100 billion industry! We don't pay attention because it is not as salient (in our faces) as the motor fuel (also called 'gas') market.

Independence -- From Rational Analysis?

Daniel Davis | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Daniel Davis

It is well beyond time when we must stop deluding ourselves with claims that all is well with our energy security and begin to take serious steps to address the likely looming problems.

Energy Sector Disruption: Three Political Lessons From 2012

Peter Gardett | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Peter Gardett

A heavily contested presidential election against the background of sweeping changes in the energy sector itself proved a perfect time to reexamine long-held theories about the politics of energy.

John Sununu: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Energy Policy

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The oil and gas industry is what it is today thanks in large part to decades of federal support, and America's new and "bright" shale gas-rich future is no exception.

Reports of Clean Energy's Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Stephen Cowell | Posted 10.26.2012 | Green
Stephen Cowell

Have we forgotten about the dangerous summer heat waves that threatened dozens of states? Or the hurricane that affected the schedule of the Republican Convention? What about the tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and massive droughts we experienced all too recently?

What A Political Donation Can Buy You

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 09.06.2012 | Money

Got $100,000 to spare? It could buy you a sleepover at the White House. As the presidential election heats up, so too does the competition for pol...

The Truth About Fracking

Alec Baldwin | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green
Alec Baldwin

When the gas companies are done blasting and pumping and contaminating, after they've put the gas on the open market and sold it and the workers head home, who do you think they'll hand the bill to for the clean up of that mess? Gas companies will make huge profits. And what will you get?

Environmental Ethics: Bernie Madoff's Pyramid Scheme Is an Important Lesson

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Many consumers assume that less packaging or no packaging is always the best answer for the environment. That may be true of most products, but there are reasons food packaging is different.

Matt Sledge

Houston's Job Growth Renews Debate Over 'Texas Miracle'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business

If you need a job -- and any will do -- move to Houston. Buoyed in part by the oil industry, the sprawling metropolitan area created the most jobs fro...

Influencing the Networked Global Energy Future

Peter Gardett | Posted 06.27.2012 | Green
Peter Gardett

Disputes are inevitable in the new global energy economy, but the resolution of those disputes does not have to repeat the history of oil-influenced wars, embargoes and economic crises.

Buffett: Business Can't Take 'Shortcuts' On This

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

What's bad for the environment is also bad for the bottom line. That's what Warren Buffett is arguing in the latest sustainability report from John...

Obama Speaks Against Oil Tax Breaks, Again, Some More

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pump prices on his mind, President Barack Obama says Congress should kill tax breaks for the oil and gas industry and help develop...

Energy Companies Are Behind On The Dodd-Frank Rules, Too

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business

Big banks aren't the only companies dragging their feet on Dodd-Frank rules. A majority of oil and gas executives polled in a recent survey say the...

Dan Froomkin

Auction 2012: Energy Lobby Finds Power In Money And Fear

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

Auction 2012 is a weeklong series in collaboration with "The Dylan Ratigan Show" and United Republic. When George W. Bush overruled scientists at t...

Energy Voters as a Political Power

Peter Gardett | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business
Peter Gardett

Americans are accustomed to identity politics; can their identity as energy workers, producers and consumers outweigh other political identities?

TransCanada Spends Millions Lobbying Federal Government, Several Key States

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

The Alberta-based energy company involved in Keystone XL has spent $2 million lobbying in the U.S. in recent years, focusing its efforts on states that the pipeline will pass through if the extension plan is approved this December.

Take Your Pick from the Energy Subsidies Tree: Apples, Oranges, or Blossoms

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

When assessing green energy subsidies, a little history helps.

AOL Energy Week In Review

Shifra Mincer | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business
Shifra Mincer

In a world of heightened tension between Democrats and Republicans intensified by a seemingly endless fiscal crisis, the Solyndra bankruptcy has been...

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?

AOL Energy Week in Review

Shifra Mincer | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business
Shifra Mincer

As digital communication technology improves, the world seems to be getting smaller and smaller. And as quarterly financial reports continued to roll in this week, energy markets showed a high degree of correlation and interconnection around the world.

Facing Scrutiny, the Oil and Gas Industry Yet Again Resorts to Ad Hominem Attacks and Tantrums

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green
Project On Government Oversight

The energy industry is out for blood once again. Over a decade ago, it went after POGO for revealing that the largest oil companies were underpaying royalties to the government. And now it appears they've found a new target.

Oil Companies to Americans: "News Flash: Gas Prices Are High!"

Marge Baker | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Marge Baker

Despite the oil industry's attempts to steer the public's frustration to a few predictable scapegoats, the facts simply don't support our continued coddling of the world's most profitable industry.

Obama Moves To Cut Oil Industry Subsidies

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama will propose nixing around $36.5 billion a year in oil and gas company subsidies and tax breaks in his new budget, set to be released ...