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American Greengemony: How the U.S. Can Help Ukraine and the E.U. Break Free From Russia's Energy Stranglehold

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Louis Klarevas

The idea is that, by developing and adopting alternative energy supplies -- and then selling America's eco-friendly power to its economic partners -- the United States can break free of its dependence on fossil fuel autocracies and grow its national economy.

New Jersey Explosion Serves As Reminder for Safety Vigilance

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

By requiring increased implementation of new technologies tied to detailed procedures, we can increase safety for everyone involved, from utility personnel and construction workers to the general public.

Israel: Now a Gas Exporter

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business
Micah D. Halpern

What an industry shakeup. For so long we lived in a world where a very large percentage of the world's gas was supplied by countries not too friendly towards the West.

Climate Change This Week: Earth's Thermal Shield Melting, Fracking NIMBY, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.29.2014 | 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.

Utility Interests Push Protectionism in the State of Washington

Gabe Elsner | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recently released a model resolution calling for the weakening of solar net metering policies that threaten the traditional utility industry business model.

Vermont: The Little State That Could?

Rachel Smolker | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green
Rachel Smolker

I am fortunate to live in the tiny state of Vermont, a state that has boldly led the way on so many issues it's hard to list them all. We were the fir...

'Green News Report' - February 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Natural gas methane leaks found to be 50% higher than EPA estimates; CO...

Kate Sheppard

Marcellus Energy Development Could Pave Over An Area Bigger Than The State Of Delaware

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green

Development of natural gas and wind resources in the Marcellus shale region could cover up nearly 1.3 million acres of land, an area bigger than the s...

Turkey and Iran's Growing Alliance

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Giorgio Cafiero

Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan's visit to Iran last month symbolized a pivot toward Tehran and a shift in Ankara's Middle East foreign policy.

Why Are Leading Overseas Development Advocates Pushing Us Down the Greenhouse Gangplank?

Charlie Cray | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green
Charlie Cray

Rumors are circulating that some members of Congress are pushing OPIC to shift directions and finance more polluting gas projects in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Climate Post: Tougher Efficiency Standards Ordered for Large Trucks

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced his administration will begin developing tougher fuel standards for the nation's fleet of medium- and heav...

Climate Change This Week: Screaming in the Tub, Solar Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter - and more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 20 2014 How unusual has th...

ALEC's Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bill Moving Through Florida Legislature

Steve Horn | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) model bill for disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground during the controversial hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") process is back for a sequel in the Sunshine State legislature.

'Green News Report' - February 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama's plan to keep on truckin'...with much less oil; Secretary of Sta...

Climate Change This Week: Magma Mania, Dirty Fuel Dealer, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.15.2014 | 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.

'Green News Report' - February 13, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fossil fuels booming in the US -- literally -- with more new explosions...

Documents: MD County Housing First East Coast LNG Export Facility Signs Non-Disclosure Deal

Steve Horn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Co-authored by Steve Horn and Caroline Selle DeSmogBlog has obtained documents revealing that the government of Calvert ...

Gas Line Explosion Sets Homes Ablaze

AP | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green

COLUMBIA, Ky. (AP) — An underground gas line in rural southern Kentucky exploded early Thursday, sending two people to the hospital and destroying t...

'Green News Report' - February 11, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: British military deployed to combat extreme rain, flooding in UK; Oops ...

What's the Hottest BBQ Fuel? Propane vs. Natural Gas

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.09.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

You may have wondered why we don't use hydrogen as a BBQ fuel. I know I used to wonder. Turns out there's a very good reason we don't use hydrogen as a BBQ fuel -- in fact, just two words will suffice to explain.

Kate Sheppard

Keystone Analysts' Ties To TransCanada Still Drawing Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An environmental group is again hammering the contractor that created last Friday's environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keyst...

Climate Change This Week: Pipeline Picadillo, Penguin Babies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 5, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? N...

'Green News Report' - February 6, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: No end in sight for coal ash waste spill in NC; Sniper attack exposes s...

Obama's Climate Legacy May Come Down to Coal and 'No'

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Obama's record on climate is thus far mixed: kudos on his fuel economy standards, not so much on boosting fossil fuel production. With three years left to go, he can still swing for the fences and he has two big fat pitches, headed for the plate and right in his wheelhouse.

Why we rob our children

William S. Becker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
William S. Becker

In 1934 when the FBI asked Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, he reportedly answered, "Because that's where the money is." Today, if you ask an inve...