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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...

Congressional Panel Eyes Fracking Wastewater Rules

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green

OKLAHOMA CITY — The disposal of polluted wastewater from a drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing should be overseen by individual sta...

Jordan Howard

Fracking: Weighing The Pros And Cons | Jordan Howard | Posted 01.10.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Last Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its final research plan to study the effects of hydraulic fracturing on dr...

Governors Plan To Replace State Fleets With Natural Gas Cars

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 09.09.2013 | Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The governors of Colorado, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wyoming are teaming up to encourage U.S. automakers to develop affordable ve...

Energy Agency's 'Golden Age' for Gas

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

A special report from the International Energy Agency released in advance of the World Energy Outlook 2011 examines how ramping up natural gas would impact energy and climate up to 2035.

Massive Natural Gas Export Deal Inked by BG Group, So Much for Industry's "Domestic Energy" Claims

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Little did the residents of the rural U.S. communities know, when the gas industry rolled into their communities a few years ago to frack and drill their land, that they were simply pawns in the industry's larger plan to export this shale gas to overseas markets.

Alaska Governor Revamps Gas Pipeline Pitch

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell proposed a new way forward on a natural gas pipeline Thursday, saying if demand for gas has shifted from th...

'Drill, Baby, Drill' Returns

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's still "drill, baby, drill." After the nation's largest offshore oil spill and a series of pipeline breaks, Republican presidential ...

'Green News Report' - October 27, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.27.2011 | 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: It's no t...

Exxon Mobil Profits Jump On Higher Oil Prices

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Exxon Mobil's quarterly profit rose 41 percent because the company sold oil and natural gas at higher prices, making up for lower pro...

Also Ensuring the Common Good

Joe Sestak | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Joe Sestak

The role of government is not to strangle rugged individualism, but to encourage it -- while ensuring that the common enterprise, the common good, of our citizens is enhanced and not harmed.