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Jared Gilmour

House Republicans Passed Three Bills To Help The Natural Gas Industry Just This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the House have been busy this week, passing three pieces of legislation that would help the natural gas industry by circu...

Why We Need to Move From Coal to Natural Gas

Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.

We must better control the level of methane being released from the current technology employed in hydraulic fracturing extraction of natural gas from shale deposits. We have the technology to minimize fugitive emissions of methane. We must implement the required real-time monitoring and control technology.

Colorado's Groundbreaking Climate Fix

Auden Schendler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Denver
Auden Schendler

No state has ever seriously considered aggressive leak detection and repair (of if you prefer, the awesomely acronymed LDAR, pronounced El-Dar!) on natural gas infrastructure, but these rules do just that.

It's Time to Set the Record Straight on Fracking

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

While fracking's impacts are increasingly clear, what is unclear is why the Obama administration continues to cheerlead for big oil and gas interests, ignoring the science -- even when the data come from its own agencies.

Jared Gilmour

Meet The Frackers: New Book Profiles Natural Gas Giants

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which uses a high-pressure stream of water, chemicals and sand to blast through deep layers of shale rock to extrac...

Most Residents Can Return Home After Pipeline Explosion

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

MILFORD, Texas (AP) — Most residents of a rural North Texas town evacuated after a nearby gas pipeline explosion can return home. Che...

The Latest on Earthquakes: Enhanced Oil Recovery Shaking Things Up in U.S.

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Evidence linking carbon dioxide (CO2) injection to earthquakes may be bad news for carbon capture and storage.

The World in 50 Years - An Energy Perspective

Badr Jafar | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Badr Jafar

If we are to succeed in seeing a less polluted, yet still prosperous, future, governments and societies alike must focus policy on promoting the fuels which strike the right balance between cost, scalability, efficiency, and environmental impact.

Where Is Obama on Climate Treaty?

Kyle Ash | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kyle Ash

The seriousness of global climate disruption demands leaders with a global view of the problem, who are willing to do everything in their power as quickly as possible.

Climate Change This Week: Super Typhoon, Calls to Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Super Typhoon Haiyan Blasts Thru Philippines; 10,000+ Feared Dead report Sunshine Lichauco de Leon and Calum MacLeod at USA Today. Wunderground meteor...

Frackers Start Recycling As Water Supplies Fall Short

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — In a story Nov. 11 about water recycling in fracking operations, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Pure Stream is...

The Climate Post: Report Says Current Efforts to Slow Global Warming Not Sufficient

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Days before world leaders meet in Warsaw, Poland, for the latest United Nations Climate Change Conference, a new report warns that the opportunity to limit global temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius compared with preindustrial levels is diminishing.

Electric Power Conundrum at the Crossroads of Energy, Climate and Water

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Which is more important: Meeting energy demand, lowering carbon emissions, or conserving water? How about all three?

Anti-Fracking Measures Largely Successful In Colorado

Posted 11.07.2013 | Green

Voters in three communities in Colorado succeeded in passing fracking moratoriums or outright bans on election night Tuesday. By Wednesday mornin...

Shell, mulling a new Louisiana plant, turns to a community go-between

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Nov. 4, 2013 edition.) Shell might build a natural gas-to-liquids or GTL plant in Louis...

Climate Change This Week: Future Freakout Forecast, Green Transformations, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

IPCC: Global Warming Will Create a More Violent, Sicker, Poorer Future says the reputable Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in a new study, re...

Kate Sheppard

Four Colorado Cities Vote On Whether To Halt Fracking

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Voters in four Colorado cities will decide this Election Day whether or not to ban fracking within their communities, putting the state at the center ...

U.S. Energy Policy: A Bridge to Nowhere

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Understandably, most of us are worried about jobs, the economy, and gridlock in Washington. America's narrow focus is unfortunate, because the decisions we make about energy today will determine the quality of life for our descendants.

Climate Change This Week: China Chokes, Arctic High, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Record-Breaking Fossil Fueled Smog Cripples Large Chinese City reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Soaring pollution levels, 3 times the desi...

Sydney Schools Los Angeles on Sustainability

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 12.25.2013 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

By Mark Gold and Jon Christensen Los Angeles could learn a lot by looking across the Pacific for lessons on how to move quickly towards energy and wa...

Climate Change This Week: A Snip in Time, Microgrid Mania, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

A Snip in Time Saves Nine... Billion humans from occupying Earth simultaneously, is the point behind World Vasectomy Day, reports Caroline Winter et a...

How to Build a Clean-Energy Future

Michael Brune | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

We have the chance to do something that's never been done: build a society that is 100 percent powered by clean energy. Instead of being daunted, we should be thrilled.

A Rejoinder to President Obama's Views on Oil Speculation

Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie

The question is not whether or not speculators assist in the efficient operation of the market but whether or not that type of speculatory behavior should be extended fully to a commodity so vital to the livelihood of nations, especially people in the middle class and poor.

'War On Coal' Good For Some, Mainly The Natural Gas Industry

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - When the Obama administration unveiled new emission regulations for coal-fired power ...

Scientists Tap Cow Burps For Natural Gas

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Maximiliano Rizzi BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine scientists have found a way to transform the gas created by the bovine digestiv...