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Russia's Economy -- a Crevasse in Putin's Armor

Michael Kay | Posted 05.14.2014 | World
Michael Kay

It may be too late for the U.S. administration to salvage Crimea in the short term. But crafting an energy strategy that bolsters future geopolitical security for Europe and Ukraine would exploit the homemade crevasse in Putin's armor.

Tight Trouble

Daniel Davis | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Daniel Davis

Perhaps those claiming that the U.S. may one day be energy-independent will be proven right. Perhaps as tight oil production begins to wind down, other alternatives will be found in sufficient quantities (and at an affordable price) to make up the difference, and the U.S. economy will continue growing. Perhaps.

The World in 50 Years - An Energy Perspective

Badr Jafar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Badr Jafar

If we are to succeed in seeing a less polluted, yet still prosperous, future, governments and societies alike must focus policy on promoting the fuels which strike the right balance between cost, scalability, efficiency, and environmental impact.

Japan's Military Resurgence Would Harm US Interests in Asia

Donald Gross | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Donald Gross

Most American pundits and the Obama administration would like Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to concentrate on fixing the economy and stay away from raising Tokyo's military profile in Asia. But Abe seems bent on ignoring their advice and risks harming U.S. interests in the region.

India, Coal Imports, And Energy Security

Justin Guay | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

"If you want to import coal, gas or petrol, it is freely available. But the problem is that imported coal is 60 to 70 per cent more expensive," Chairm...

Cyber Terror Is the New Language of War

Sen. Byron Dorgan | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Sen. Byron Dorgan

How dangerous could these cyber attacks be? Consider what might happen if our water supply, our electric grid, or the Internet was successfully shut down by a cyber attack.

The eGallon: How Much Cheaper Is It to Drive on Electricity?

Dan Leistikow | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Dan Leistikow

Visit energy.gov/egallon to see your states eGallon price How much does it cost to commute to work or drive across town? The price of gasoline is po...

The Youth Climate Vote: A New Force in Electoral Politics

Adam Greenberg | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Adam Greenberg

It has become clear that Keystone pipeline is a threat to jobs, health and safety, energy security, food and water security, smart growth, and the climate -- but that's not all it threatens: Now, Keystone XL is becoming toxic for politicians who support it.

The push for clean energy has stalled

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Maria van der Hoeven

The drive to clean up the world's energy system has stalled: While energy is becoming less carbon-intensive in some sectors and regions, the story of ...

Keeping Iowa's Energy Dollars In-State

Craig Lewis | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green
Craig Lewis

Iowa is at a crossroads. Rather than continuing to allow out-of-state entities to monopolize Iowa's renewable resources, Iowa can enact SF 372 to foster the growth of locally owned and produced power.

Energy Efficiency Simply Makes Sense

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green
Maria van der Hoeven

What simple tool offers the entire world an extended energy supply, increased energy security, lower carbon emissions, cleaner air and extra time to mitigate climate change? Energy efficiency.

'Funeral for Our Future' Results in More Arrests as Keystone XL Protests Escalate

Adam Greenberg | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
Adam Greenberg

This past Monday, a funeral procession over 100 strong trudged solemnly towards TransCanada's offices in Westborough, MA. Dressed in black and carrying paper flowers, the mourners sang a chilling dirge.

A High-Energy State of the Union

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

The President's speech last week contained more discussion of climate and energy than any State of the Union speech in recent memory -- perhaps ever. Congressional action is still needed right away to reduce uncertainty and improve our chances of meeting climate targets.

Algeria at Davos: Refocusing on Energy, Security, Globalization's Impacts

Peter Gardett | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Peter Gardett

Issues of national security, of globalization and of the role of business in increasingly transparent societies have been raised at Davos but have attracted less attention since the financial crisis; this year, attendees say, that is likely to change.

A Fresh Start on Global Warming

David Victor | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
David Victor

Serious efforts to cut emissions are like drinking castor oil -- painful at first but beneficial, perhaps, if sustained over a long period of time. Few governments are good at that.

Congress Should Support Pentagon Energy Security Efforts

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 07.30.2012 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

Congress should support policies that will reduce our reliance on foreign oil, not undermine them. There is too much at stake for the nation's energy future to do anything less.

Oil vs. Morning in America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business
Brent Budowsky

Do not underestimate the potential political and economic power of the recovery that has begun. The economy still faces challenges, but the signs of recovery are real, growing and widening in scope.

Republican Candidates and Congress Quit Climate Change; Private Sector Counters, Creating Consumer Label

Michael Shank | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Michael Shank

We need more of this kind of innovativeness and initiative. The climate isn't cooling anytime soon and it's clear that climate talks will continue to be inconclusive. So companies and consumers, the ball is in your court.

API's Next Sham Campaign

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Today the American Petroleum Institute launched its latest attack on our great nation with their "Vote 4 Energy" or "I vote" campaign.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Keystone XL Oil Pipeline: A Symbolic Struggle Steeped In Fuzzy Math

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green

This is the second of two articles about the controversy surrounding the development of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The first installment can be fou...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Former Keystone Pipeline Inspector Says Construction Shortcuts Are Tied To Leaks

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

Michael Klink, a 59-year-old civil engineer from Auburn, In., says he reported a litany of problems when he was working as a construction inspector at...

Natural Gas: Good for the Economy, Good for the Environment

Frank Stewart | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business
Frank Stewart

Not only has investment in shale gas risen to record levels, but the natural gas industry now employs more of our citizens than ever before. That's especially good news at a time when the national unemployment rate holds at a staggering 16.7% for African Americans.

End OPEC Now!

Michael Moynihan | Posted 08.08.2011 | World
Michael Moynihan

Based on a long history of economic study, today cartels are illegal in virtually all developed countries. The question with OPEC, therefore, is not why it is bad but why has it survived.

Andrea Stone

Air Force Is Going Green, Flies F-15 Fueled On Plant Oil Over Phillies Home Opener

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

The sellout crowd that turned out Friday to watch the Phillies win their home opener against the Houston Astros in Philadelphia was treated to a pre-g...

WATCH LIVE: Obama Speaks On America's Energy Security

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green

President Obama speaks on America's energy security. According to ABC News, Obama will call for the U.S. to reduce its oil imports by one-third over t...