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Cutting Aid Hurts U.S. More than Egypt

Allan Topol | Posted 12.23.2013 | World
Allan Topol

By losing our influence with Cairo, the United States is on a path to becoming marginalized in this critical part of the world. Leaders in other American allies, including Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are frustrated by Washington's unwillingness to assist itself in the Middle East.

Made in USA: How Are We Doing as an Export Nation?

Dominik Knoll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dominik Knoll

Out of the top 100 metros, 76 registered record volumes in export. Interestingly, 28 percent of total U.S. exports was attributed to the top ten metropolitan areas in 2012 -- Los Angeles, New York and Houston being the top three respectively.

The Charade of the Iranian Oil Embargo

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The U.S. should at long last recognize that in being the world's most important consumer of fossil fuels our market is as important to oil producers as they have been in supplying our needs.

The State Of U.S. Oil Production, Addiction

Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

Since mid-2009, more than 1,100 new oil rigs have begun pumping in the United States, or about one new rig per day. Even though domestic oil productio...

INFOGRAPHIC: Do Oil Imports Affect Gas Prices?

Posted 06.14.2012 | Green

Are gas prices impacted by the source of countries' oil? The graphic below, from Oceana, suggests that how much oil a country imports does not affect ...

Our Dangerous Dependence on Foreign Chocolate

Ernest Istook | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Ernest Istook

Mr. Obama is using flimsy and misleading numbers to justify his anti-oil and gas energy policy, and his mega-billion dollar subsidies for "green energy" and "green jobs." So perhaps it's time for him to pivot to another basic necessity, like chocolate.

America and Oil, Declining Together?

Michael T. Klare | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

Ditching oil for the new energy technologies should be America's top economic priority, but if you're in a betting mood, you probably shouldn't put your money on Washington.

Jon Ward

Jon Huntsman's Jobs Plan Cements Shift From Green Republican To Energy Hawk

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – As recently as June, an environmental website declared former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman the "greenest" of the Republican presidential cand...

Which Countries Will Benefit Most From The Return Of Libyan Oil? [GRAPHIC]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

As Libyan rebels celebrate the likely overthrow of Moammar Gaddafi's regime, nation's who once relied on Libya's oil exports may soon share their jubi...

Import Prices Rise For Eight Straight Month

Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Pedro Nicolaci da Costa) - Import prices rose for an eighth straight month in May despite a drop in fuel costs, with the year-on-year ...

U.S. Exports Most Goods, Services In Nearly Two Decades

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies in March sold the most goods and services overseas in nearly two decades. But a big jump in oil prices pushed the na...

Egypt's Warning: Are You Listening?

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

One day, a fruit and vegetable seller was arrested in Tunisia, sparking social unrest, and a few weeks later the government of Egypt was set to topple...

Tea Party Republicans Should Tackle Federal Role in Distorting Markets and Causing Bubbles.

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

It did not take long for the conflicts to emerge as Republicans struggle to make good on their commitments to reduce federal spending. In the wake of ...

Biofuels v. Oil -- The Case for Biofuels Just Keeps Getting Better

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

For anyone who doubts that our dependence on oil is preferable to expanding our production of biofuels, a new report by the National Wildlife Fund is both a wake-up call and a call to action.

195 Californias or 74 Texases to Replace Offshore Oil

Chris Nelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Nelder

To replace our offshore oil with wind, you'd need 195 Californias, or 74 Texases of wind, and probably 20 years to build it.

Jason Linkins

SHOCK: Offshore Drilling Decision Seems Unlikely To Result In GOP Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As mentioned before, the conventional wisdom on President Obama's decision to backtrack on his previous support for a moratorium on drilling is that h...

Jason Linkins

Obama Announces Drilling Policy In Front Of Toyota Prius Of Fighter Planes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Barack Obama, despite having previously supported a moratorium on offshore oil drilling during the 2008 presidential campaign, has announced...

Obama Oil Drilling Plan: East Coast, Alaska Waters Could Open For Drilling

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll down to watch video of President Obama arguing against offshore drilling during his 2008 presidential campaign. (Washington/AP) Reversing a ba...

Oil Tax Increase By Congress Would Fund Federal Cleanup, Response To Oil Spills

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Responding to the massive BP oil spill, Congress is getting ready to quadruple – to 32 cents a barrel – a tax on oil us...

Will Natural Gas Save Us?

Michael J. Newport | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael J. Newport

While our country has enough natural gas reserves to fuel us for many generations, we need to keep our eye on the prize -- environmentally sound energy solutions not tied to natural resources.

The Days of Energy Malaise Are Over

Bob Dinneen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Dinneen

So when are we going to wake up to the fact that our dependence on imported oil is worse than in the days of Carter's "malaise"? And what are we going to do about it?

Palin's Pipeline From Hell

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

There's a stealth dirty oil project sneaking into the U.S. It's called the Canadian Tar Sands, or as the oil industry prefers, Canadian Oil Sands. And it's being brought to you by Sarah Palin and ExxonMobil.

It's Not About Political Parties

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

Ending our country's addiction to foreign oil isn't about being a Republican or about the Democratic Party. It's about America.

Plugging in for a Better Tomorrow: The School Bus 'Solution'

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Hybrids are too often thought of simply in terms of personal vehicles. They are also penetrating the big vehicle market space. And, well, now they're coming to a school system (maybe) near you.

Obama: Rescue Detroit and Buyout Gas Guzzlers

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The U.S. and Canadian governments should devise a scheme to get the gas guzzlers off the highways.