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Who Needs Russia? Ukraine Will Destroy Itself With New Gas Tax

James Stafford | Posted 10.11.2014 | Business
James Stafford

Ukraine doesn't need Russia to take it down--Kiev is doing fine destroying itself, most recently with a new tax code that doubles taxes for private ga...

Climate Change This Week: Mega Methane, Tidal Power, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.10.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 16 2014 How unusua...

Will Natural Gas Really Secure A Cleaner Energy Future?

Climate Central | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Research Report by Climate Central If President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is going to work, ...

Curbing Methane Emissions Needs To Be The Law Of The Land

John B. Kassel | Posted 10.04.2014 | Green
John B. Kassel

While touted as a clean alternative to carbon-intensive coal and oil, our natural gas leaks methane at every step of its production and distribution, from the wellheads in the fields to the burner tips in our homes.

Climate Change This Week: The Jet Stream Run Amok, Cheap Wind and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

The Plain Bad Economics of Today's Energy Prices

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

Remember not so long ago when the IMF was treated with deep suspicion by the environmental community? Times are changing.

The Climate Post: Report, Initiatives Aim to Take Action on Climate Change

Tim Profeta | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Editor's Note: While Tim Profeta is on vacation, Jeremy Tarr, policy associate in the Climate and Energy Program at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Envi...

Documents: Cheniere Fuels ALEC's New Push for Fracked Gas Exports

Steve Horn | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Today, legislative and lobbyist members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voted on model legislation promoting both exports of gas obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

The Gas Trap

Doug Struck | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Doug Struck

Natural gas is hailed as a "bridge" from the dirty fossil fuels of coal and oil, embraced as much better for our environment and much cheaper for consumers. But this is a fool's gold rush.

The Obama Administration's All-of-the-Above Energy Policy

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Our "global warming" president has consistently championed reforms (of a modest sort) to combat climate change. These, however, fit uncomfortably with his administration's anything-goes menu of oil and gas exploration and exploitation that is distinctly in the drill-baby-drill mode.

Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas

Naomi Oreskes | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Naomi Oreskes

Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are now trying to do with climate change policy.

Climate Change This Week: US Flunks Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

'NYT' Op-Ed Militates for Higher Oil Prices and Fewer American Jobs

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.25.2014 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Mr. Steven Rattner demonstrates that he lives in an oil industry induced fantasy whose preachments have seduced the public, our government, our press in the misguided belief that the price we are paying for oil is a market derived price reflective of actual supply and demand. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Hearings and Rallies Next Week! Your Voice is Needed to Support Climate Action

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever national standard to clean up carbon pollution from power plants. Now the EPA ...

Push the Pipeline: Noisy Fun

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Robert Whitcomb

Because of pollution, global warming and global geopolitics, we obviously need to move away from fossil fuels, especially coal and oil, but also natur...

Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation, Churches Divest, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20 2014 How unusu...

Researchers To Test How Great Plains Shale Reacts To Fracking

AP | Carson Walker | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Tests this summer on Pierre Shale that stretches across much of the Great Plains could help build the case for an undergrou...

Protecting Western Massachusetts Farms: Down with Fracking and the Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Lucia Green-Weiskel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Lucia Green-Weiskel

For residents of Western Massachusetts, the famous Shay's Rebellion of 1786-87 has yet to come to an end. Now the issue is the extension of the Tennessee Valley Gas pipeline proposal by Kinder Morgan on the Massachusetts-New York border.

The Future of U.S. Energy

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Brigham A. McCown

With enormous supplies and massive investments in natural gas and oil in the US, the nation's domestic supply of energy continues to grow at a record ...

EDF, Google Earth Outreach and the Most Innovative Trend in Environmental Protection

Fred Krupp | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Fred Krupp

Not so long ago, people who worried about pollution in their local environment had few options. Getting answers required hands-on testing by trained experts with specialized equipment, or finding and sifting through scarce, hard-to-come-by data.

A Day Among the Giants

Emily Callahan | Posted 09.13.2014 | Science
Emily Callahan

Upon approach, offshore oil and gas platforms appear industrial and lifeless -- devoid of any life, besides the humming of industry. Their potential to function as artificial reef systems seems impossible. Yet we have found that offshore oil and gas platforms provide one of the most unique artificial ecosystems in California.

Climate Change This Week: Super Typhoon, Solar Keeps Spreading, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.13.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

It Could Be Worse, It Could Be China

Ellis Richard | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Ellis Richard

There is an open window for smart planning that can go a long way in protecting the values of national parks from damage caused by unplanned or badly planned oil and gas development on neighboring BLM lands. But this window won't remain open long.

Kate Sheppard

The Government Is Still Spending Billions To Subsidize Fossil Fuels

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Over the past five years, the Obama administration has repeatedly called for cutting fossil fuel subsidies in the form of tax breaks a...

Translation of Leaked European Union Trade Document: Climate Disaster

Ilana Solomon | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

The document, similar to a previously leaked EU proposal for a chapter on energy which I wrote about here, makes it clear that the EU is looking to use this secretly negotiated trade pact as a back-door channel to get automatic, unfettered access to U.S. fracked gas and oil.