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Seven And A Half Things: Fracking, Food Fights And Mr. Roboto

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business

You may need seventeen muscles to smile, but you only need seven and a half things to know today. Here they are: Thing One: Fracking Our Way to...

A Look at Our Energy Outlook

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with as we go with energy but definitely not on our climate target. Presidential Disconnect? A little more than tw...

Lucia Graves

Who's For Congressional Insider Trading? An Inside Trader | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Burr's vocal opposition to the STOCK Act raised some eyebrows in Washington this week, and with good reason. Burr, a No...

Joanna Zelman

WATCH: Josh Fox On Why He Was Arrested | Joanna Zelman | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green

Documentary filmmaker Josh Fox and his crew on Wednesday walked into a congressional hearing on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," a controversial n...

The Sierra Club and Natural Gas

Michael Brune | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

It's time to stop thinking of natural gas as a "kinder, gentler" energy source. What's more, we do not have an effective regulatory system in this country to address the risks that gas drilling poses on our health and communities.

The Climate Post: Obama Calls for "All of the Above" Energy Strategy for America

Mason Inman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

In President Obama's third State of the Union address, he devoted more time than before to covering energy issues, calling for an all-out, "all-of-the-above" approach to boosting production of every kind of domestic energy, fossil as well as renewable.

Lucia Graves

Obama Unveils Energy Initiatives In Las Vegas | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama began laying out his "all-of-the-above" energy strategies in a campaign-styled stop in Las Vegas on Thursday, exp...

Why Does The Gas Industry Hate The F-Word?

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 03.28.2012 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — A different kind of F-word is stirring a linguistic and political debate as controversial as what it defines. The wor...

Lucia Graves

Obama Takes To Nevada And Colorado To Talk Energy, Expanding Drilling In The Gulf | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will double down on his "all-of-the-above" energy strategy on Thursday when he announces the Interior Department'...

Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Talks On Hold

AP | Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Federal regulators have rescheduled a meeting in Anchorage on TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Alaska natural gas pipeline project. The...

Natural Gas' Role in 2012 Election Cycle

Frank Stewart | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Frank Stewart

In 2012 can we expect the polarizing attitudes and hyperbolic rhetoric to be set aside for pragmatic solutions when it comes to natural gas policy? Don't count on it.

Lucia Graves

SOTU On Energy: 'We Don't Have To Choose Between Our Environment And Our Economy' | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama clearly laid out his energy agenda in Tuesday night's State of the Union address, promising "responsible developm...

Why Fracking and Other Disasters Are So Hard to Stop

Peter Montague | Posted 03.21.2012 | Green
Peter Montague

U.S. environmental law commonly presumes that all economic growth is safe and that it is "reasonable" until someone can prove otherwise.

Louisiana's Forests Could Be Tapped for Energy Soon

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.17.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Roots of mighty oaks push up through New Orleans sidewalks while trees in the metropolis often tower above nearby buildings. Nearly half of Louisiana, in fact, is covered with forests, and the southern U.S. as a whole is considered the nation's wood basket.

After the Gas Rush (Part 1)

Rocky Kistner | Posted 03.18.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

As natural gas wells spring up like noxious neighbors across the U.S., rural residents and public officials are increasingly worried about emerging health threats in their communities.

Minds Meet on Shale Gas/Fracking

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

A group of the nation's leading experts on energy and the environment are at Duke this week attending a workshop to try to ferret out the facts (and tamp down the hype) around shale gas and fracking.

Energy Voters as a Political Power

Peter Gardett | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business
Peter Gardett

Americans are accustomed to identity politics; can their identity as energy workers, producers and consumers outweigh other political identities?

Shale Gas: Time to Look Before We Leap Any Further

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Janet Ranganathan

This post was written with Kevin Kennedy, Director of the U.S. Climate Initiative at the World Resources Institute. Shale gas is a game-changer for g...

European Downgrade Contagion

Peter Gardett | Posted 02.16.2012 | Business
Peter Gardett

The energy sector has been agitating for change for years as it seeks to rebuild and grow. Its challenge in 2012 may be to navigate that change as it stems from an unexpected source.

China Shale Gas Discoveries Major Boost To Supply

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

SHANGHAI (AP) -- China is reporting discoveries of major shale gas reserves in its western Sichuan region, a development that could drastically boost ...

Shell Finds Shale Gas In China

Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

DOHA (Reuters/Tom Bergin) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc has found shale gas in China, a development that could cap imports in a market natural gas produ...

Mercury Storage Case Goes To Supreme Court

AP | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court will consider throwing out an $18 million penalty against Texas-based Southern Union Co. for illegally storing mercury...

Can Andrew Cuomo Meet the Leadership Challenge of Hydrofracking Policy?

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

We do not yet have the technology we need to create a renewable energy economy. Someday we will. The question is how fast can we get there, and how much of the planet's ecosystem will remain intact when we do?

Iraq Takes Major Step Toward Developing Natural Gas

AP | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

BAGHDAD -- Iraq on Sunday signed a multibillion-dollar deal with Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Japan's Mitsubishi Corp. to tap natural gas in the south, o...

Tom Zeller Jr.

EPA To Expand Federal Oversight Of Fracking Fluids | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans on Wednesday to begin developing rules requiring makers and processors of certain chemical cocktai...