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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...

First Statewide Fracking Ban May Soon Pass

AP | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont appears on the verge of enacting the nation's first statewide ban of a hotly debated natural gas drilling technique c...

Doctors Ask Gas Drilling Companies What They Have To Hide

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.04.2012 | Business

The pressure is mounting on gas companies to reveal what they know about the possible health side effects of their activities. More voices are cal...

'Green News Report' - May 3, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.03.2012 | 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: It's WAR!...

U.S. Shale Boom Causes Rise In Waste Gas Pollution

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green

* Gas flaring rises for first time since 2008-World Bank * Energy producers burn $100 bln of unused gas a year * World f...

'Green News Report' - May 1, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.01.2012 | 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: Poll show...

View From Inside Chesapeake's Board of Directors

Mason Inman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

Chesapeake Energy has been all over the news lately, with intense scrutiny of CEO Aubrey McClendon's attempt to take out more than $1 billion in loans for a complex deal to give himself a share of proceeds from the wells they're drilling.

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.

'Green News Report' - April 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.26.2012 | 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: Just a fl...

Sierra Club Challenges Maryland Natural Gas Terminal's Plan

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 06.26.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Sierra Club said Thursday it will try to block an energy company's plan to export liquefied natural gas to find new markets fo...

Bank Fraudster Sentenced

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

By Grant McCool NEW YORK, April 25 (Reuters) - A former chief executive of Optionable Inc commodities brokerage was handed a prison te...

'Green News Report' - April 24, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.24.2012 | 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: BP Oil Di...

Argentina Moves Towards Nationalizing YPF Repsol -- Good Nationalist Ploy, Bad Business

John C.K. Daly | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
John C.K. Daly

In Argentina the government of President Christina Kirchner Fernandez is moving to reclaim the YPF energy company. Looking behind the scenes, what is really driving Argentina's seemingly quixotic energy policies?

President Obama Speaks and the Oil Speculators React

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Natural gas, as traded today on U.S. exchanges, is a uniquely isolated American commodity and any attempt at influencing its price, overt or otherwise, would fall under the purview of the nation's anti-trust laws and its stated prohibitions to all manner of collusion.

The Climate Post: As Half the U.S. Contemplates Hydraulic Fracturing, First Liquefied Natural Gas Export Plant Approved

Jan Mazurek | Posted 06.22.2012 | Green
Jan Mazurek

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday approved the first large-scale liquefied natural gas export terminal in the lower 48 states despite record falling gas prices.

Slow The Frack Down

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Vikram Pandit's Connecticut house has six and one half bathrooms, which is one less than the number of things you need to know today. Here they are (t...

Natural Gas -- True Game Changer

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Across the industrial landscape, a wide variety of commerce is busily switching to natural gas, and every increment means a more competitive economy, bigger profits and more jobs.

'Green News Report' - April 17, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.17.2012 | 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: Obama cal...

Scraping the Bottom

John Feffer | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
John Feffer

Just about every commodity we depend on is becoming scarce: oil, natural gas, key metals, rare earth elements, and even arable land. As a result, like greedy little kids with a cookie jar, we are scraping the bottom to get all that remains.

Energy and Earthquakes: A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could it be that the increase in earthquakes is specifically tied to the growing practice of using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to release oil and gas from shale and other tight formations?

Natural Gas -- A Botched Opportunity

Daniel Dicker | Posted 06.12.2012 | Business
Daniel Dicker

Energy is the lifeblood of our economy and we've come to a unique and historic place