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How Much Energy Will the 2014 World Cup Consume?

James Stafford | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
James Stafford

So while the 2014 World Cup is going to be bigger than ever -- it's shaping up to be the most watched, most lucrative and expensive tournament in soccer history -- it's also going to be one of the biggest energy-consuming, greenhouse gas-spewing World Cups in history.

U.S. Navy Has Found A Way To Turn Seawater Into Fuel

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green

Scientists with the United States Navy say they have successfully developed a way to convert seawater into jet fuel, calling it a potentially revoluti...

Senators Face Uphill Battle With Latest Push

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - A group of U.S. Senators introduced a bill on Thursday to eliminate ...

Our Climate is Shutting Down - Does Anyone Care About That?

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 12.07.2013 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

Despite the rising heat, once again news of a warming climate gets put on the back burner, right next to the proverbial frog that is boiling so slowly it doesn't know its fate.

South Louisiana's affordable LA Swift bus, started after Katrina, might be saved

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.23.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 24, 2013 edition.) Bus service between New Orleans and Baton Rouge on LA Swift--whi...

Cleaner Air With New Fuel and Vehicle Standards

Gene Karpinski | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

With more than half of all Americans still living in places with dangerous levels of pollution in the air, it is now more important than ever that we finalize these new fuel and vehicle standards.

Pennies & Petroleum: Spending Wisely at the Pump

Women & Co | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Women & Co

It's the phrase that you dread to hear, and yet there it is, on the news, in the paper, and at the water cooler. Gas prices stink. Still, we line up at the pumps and we fill up week after week, day after day -- because in the end, what choice to you have?

How Long Will the LNG Train Keep-a Rollin'?

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

By 2010, trade in LNG grew to represent nearly 10 percent of the total global demand for natural gas. The expansion in liquefaction capacity has been dramatic, but will it last?

Tanker Turns off Engine and Drifts for 280 Miles to Save Fuel

James Burgess | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
James Burgess

As a student, did you ever put your car into neutral when on a hill and coast along under the power of gravity in order to save those precious few dro...

Time for Change -- Shifting Energy Spending in Africa

Antoinette Sayeh | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Antoinette Sayeh

For many years, countries in sub-Saharan Africa have spent large amounts on subsidizing fuel and electricity. For both sources of energy combined, this averages around 3-4 percent of GDP. Is this a good use of scarce resources?

The Car Rental Industry's Big Trick

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.22.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

If you were the last person to rent the vehicle, you're on the hook for whatever damage they want to charge you or your insurance company. You just have to take them at their word.

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.

Fighting Climate Change and Air Pollution With One Swat

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

You may hear it called black carbon or even elemental carbon. Scientists getting technical will call it the "light-absorbing part of particles suspended in the atmosphere." Let's just keep it simple and call it soot.

$6 Gas and Why We Can't Let GM Fail

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Shaahin Cheyene

GM can't fail because we can't let it. The Volt is too good. It's not just a car. It may be the revival of the "Great American Car" and the rebuilding of Detroit as a great American city.

There are No Winners in Wars Over Oil

Terry Tamminen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

History tells us there are no winners in wars over oil, but there are certainly a lot of losers. History also tells us that we are smart enough to innovate our way to a more sustainable future.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #31, Fuel Standards Doubling

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

The Natural Resources Defense Council, a leading environmental group, predicts drivers will save an aggregate of $69 billion a year in fuel costs by 2030 because of new gas mileage standards in cars, or $1.7 trillion at the pump during the life of the program.

So Much For Saving At The Pump

AP | SANDY SHORE | Posted 10.01.2012 | Money

-- Gasoline is at $3.50 per gallon for the first time this summer after a sharp run-up in July. The price of gas gained 17 cents per gallon, or 5.1 ...

You're Getting Screwed On Your Electric Bill

AP | Jonathan Fahey | Posted 09.10.2012 | Money

NEW YORK — A plunge in the price of natural gas has made it cheaper for utilities to produce electricity. But the savings aren't translating to lowe...

Fracking in Pennsylvania: A Boom That's Fizzling?

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.02.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Depending upon how things go, environmentalists could get a bit of what they have been asking for: a slowdown in new fracking and some time to assess the environmental impacts more thoroughly.

Automakers Speed Up Search To Replace Crucial Material

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business

DETROIT — Six major automakers and 19 suppliers are close to agreeing on a fast-track process for testing replacements for a resin that's in dan...

Loren Berlin

Why You Could Soon Be Getting A Discount At The Pump

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 04.17.2012 | Money

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will ask Congress to get tougher with speculators who are increasing the cost of gasoline by gambling on future oil...

A Watershed in the Development of the Bio-based Economy?

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Stephan B. Tanda

The bio-based economy is far more than just bio-fuels. It is also about replacing the oil-based chemicals and materials in cars, shoes or electronic goods, with chemicals and materials derived from renewable biomass

Carbon Capture and Storage: A Fresh Look at Storage and Other Issues

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

New research concludes we've got space to store carbon, but other issues remain.

North Sea Well Blow-out Spikes Carbon Emissions

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok. Déjà vu? Not quite, but certainly some echoes of BP's Deepwater Horizon incident from two years ago. On March 25, the...

Latinos Hit Hard by High Gas Prices

Jorge Madrid | Posted 05.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Jorge Madrid

Seventy-two percent of Latino households are experiencing financial hardship--with 41 percent reporting "serious hardship"--as a result of rising gas prices.