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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...

Using the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Is Not the Answer to High Gas Prices

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Our elected leaders have been kicking the can down the road for over 40 years since the first oil shock, and continue to do that today, only fiddling around the edges of comprehensive energy policy.

Let's Bring Oil Back Into the Energy Debate

Macha Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Macha Levinson

The U.S. energy debate is distorted with talk about the future. t's about clean technologies and tackling climate change. It's about investment in energy efficiency and in bio-fuels. But the way we use energy is still mired in oil.

Rep. Giffords and the New Energy Economics and Security Consensus

Daniel Goldfarb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Goldfarb

The events of the past few weeks have made clear that the future of our economy and national security are in fact intimately intertwined; American greatness in both respects rests on our ability to act boldly on energy.

Burma's Electoral Authoritarianism

Matthew Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Smith

Three years ago, Buddhist monks organized peaceful demonstrations in the streets of Burma. What they got in return was a violent crackdown by the state. And now, the country is ushering in a new form of politics: electoral authoritarianism.

How Many 'Top Priority' Issues Does Obama Have?

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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Bouncing Back From the Disaster in the Gulf

Byron Kennard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Byron Kennard

The Gulf oil spill is yet another grim reminder that our society's reliance on highly complex and centralized energy systems renders us highly vulnerable. In fact, there seems to be a correlation: the more complex and centralized a system, the more vulnerable it becomes.

Can We Get on the Road to the Emission Reductions We Need by Starting with a Cap on Stationary Sources?

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

President Obama hosted a bipartisan group of Senators at the White House last Tuesday to talk about the path forward on comprehensive clean energy and...

Grow, Baby, Grow

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephan B. Tanda

Who could forget Sarah Palin's famous line during the 2008 presidential campaign: "Drill, baby, drill!" With the current environmental and economic di...

Green News Report -- June 22, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking: Mor...

Clean Energy Here -- Not So Clean Hands Over There

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leo Hindery, Jr.

This Thursday, I am addressing the Apollo Alliance on Clean Energy and Good Jobs on the subject of "How to Make the U.S. a Leader in the Clean Energy Economy," a topic made urgent in the midst of the ongoing Great Recession. I believe that the answers -- four in number -- are actually pretty simple.

The President's Power Tools

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William S. Becker

On Capitol Hill, the ship of state is so bereft of rudder and sail that the crew is jumping overboard. The latest to abandon ship is Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana.

Eurasian Geopolitics and Energy Security Deserves More Attention

Tuncay Babali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tuncay Babali

With vast energy resources and located between existing (Russia, US and EU) and emerging great powers (China and India), Eurasia is geopolitically very strategic.

What State Is Our Union In, Anyway?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Tonight President Obama will deliver his first State of the Union Address. This country is obviously in a far sourer mood than it was a year ago. The ...

The Security Implications of Climate Change

Justin Mundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Justin Mundy

Climate security, energy security, food security and water security are now all inextricably linked. There is no long term and stable security outcome that is viable unless all four challenges are met.

Why The Military Is Worried About Climate Change

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Powers

Military leaders are now identifying climate change and energy security as a growing threat. The Pentagon is now taking it so seriously that it has been war-gaming scenarios.

The Next Generation's Great Adventure

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Powers

Our generation's great adventure is to find our way out of this energy and climate mess we find ourselves in.

Hans Jørgen Koch Explains Why IRENA Is "50 times More Than the IEA"

Lily Riahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lily Riahi

Lily Riahi speaks with Hans Jørgen Koch about why we need the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) especially given the existence of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Time for the Gigaton Throwdown!

Larry Coben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Larry Coben

Tomorrow in Washington, the Gigaton Throwdown releases its long awaited report on how to remove a gigaton of CO2 from our atmosphere while building an...

Retired Generals, Admirals Consider Oil Dependence A Security Risk

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — An advisory group of retired generals and admirals said in a report issued Monday that reducing America's reliance on oil and addre...

Celebrating Ag and Energy Day Year Round

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Dinneen

Celebrating the productivity and the potential of American agriculture is something that we need to do more often. Too few people recognize that food doesn't miraculously appear on grocery store shelves.

US Intel Chief Says Climate Change Is A Top Security Threat

Treehugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As Obama gets ready to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan, the new head of US intelligence warns that another severe threat to national securit...

Clinton's Trip To China Signals Importance Of Climate In Obama Era

New York Times | Andrew C. Revkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has settled on China as an important stop on her first trip abroad in her new job and aides told me that cli...

Energy Secretary Pick Has Vocally Supported Alternative Fuels

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Steven Chu, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who is President-elect Barack Obama's choice for energy secretary, has been a vocal a...

Energy Imperialism? Is The Georgian Conflict All About Oil?

Wall Street Journal | Keith Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Could the Kremlin's latest bid for energy dominance boomerang and finally wake up the West? The prevailing wisdom says Russia's military incursion i...