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Frackonomics: Debunking the Financial Myths of Fracking

Robin Madel | Posted 08.12.2012 | New York
Robin Madel

It's easy to get taken in by the industry barkers who make promises that seem so great, but when the potential costs are as great as they are in this instance, taking time to look behind the curtain is essential.

'Green News Report' - June 12, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.12.2012 | 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: Raging wi...

'Green News Report' - June 7, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.07.2012 | 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: Congressi...

The Future of Natural Gas -- An Interview With Raymond Learsy

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Daniel J. Graeber

Massive natural gas discoveries along with new extraction techniques have led many to claim natural gas as the fuel of the future. Yet why have we seen so many negative publications and reports?

Safe Hydrofracking Is the New Jumbo Shrimp

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

With an insistence on best practices, could drilling and fracking operations be made safe enough to be sited in densely populated communities -- or even sparsely populated communities -- without making the people who live there feel they are living in a war zone?

CO2 Emissions for 2011

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Sobering numbers from the International Energy Agency. IEA's estimates for global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2011 are in. Draw your own conclusions.

Knocking the Wind Out of U.S. Energy Options

Elliott Negin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Renewables currently generate only about 5 percent of U.S. electricity, but by 2030 they have the potential to produce more than 40 percent, half coming from wind. And yet, unless Congress acts soon, the wind industry will have to trim its sails.

'Green News Report' - May 22, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.22.2012 | 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: Republica...

CO Supreme Court Rules Against Pipeline Company

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that a Wyoming pipeline company has no right to condemn property in Colorado for a high-pressure ...

How Rural America Got Fracked

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

Food or frac-sand: it's a decision of vital importance across the country, but one most Americans don't even realize is being made -- largely by multinational corporations and dwindling numbers of yeoman farmers in what some in this country would call "the real America."

For Farmers, Fracking Could Mean Salvation-- Or Ruin

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 07.21.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- When Dan Fitzsimmons looks across the Susquehanna River and sees the flares of Pennsylvania gas wells, he thinks bitterly of the riche...

The Climate Post: Stakes High as Negotiators Begin Climate Talks in Germany

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

The meeting in Bonn, Germany this week was the first since the 2011 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) in Durban where leaders initially agreed to put together a plan that would limit Earth-warming emissions.

'Green News Report' - May 17, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.17.2012 | 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: House GOP...

Is There a Clean Energy Standard in Our Future?

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Americans are behind Obama, in the sense that they support the president's concept of a national clean energy standard. But they're also behind, in the sense that the voting public is unwilling to go as far as the president wants to go because of costs.

Does New Mexico's Oil And Gas Industry Need More Inspectors?

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators, who are grappling with how to best regulate the oil and natural gas industry, heard Thursday from energ...

'Green News Report' - May 15, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.15.2012 | 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: Ominous s...

Oil Seeps and Slicks Studied Near BP's Macondo Well

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Scientists say oil and gas seeps surrounding BP's Deepwater Horizon well appear to be mostly natural and to pre-date the 2010 spill.

To Frack Or Not To Frack In NY; Drillers Face Bans

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 05.13.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- With all the restrictions in proposed state regulations and local bans, gas companies say about half of their lease holdings in the lu...

'Green News Report' - May 10, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.10.2012 | 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: The deepe...

Lucia Graves

Sanders, Ellison Unveil Legislation To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Progressive lawmakers Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) teamed up on Thursday to introduce legislation design...

Obama's Soros-Controlled Energy Council

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

If natural gas is an already cheap and abundant source of energy, why would we subsidize it? The answer may be found with the Soros Management Fund.

Ohio Republicans Turn Against Their Governor on Behalf of the Oil Industry

Carl Pope | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

A rock-ribbed reactionary Governor who proposes a very modest tax increase on oil and gas that would not even begin to raise Ohio taxes to those in Texas and Oklahoma is broadsided by his own party.

Federal Fracking Regulations Cover Only A Sliver Of Land

Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

ProPublica's Lena Groeger Reports: Last week’s media coverage of the Obama administration’s newly-proposed fracking rules focused so heavily on...

'Green News Report' - May 8, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.08.2012 | 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: Billionai...

Private Equity Hearts Oil

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

Private equity loves oil and gas. The money private-equity firms spent on deals in the oil-and-gas industry reached at least a 20-year high in the...