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Tar Sands Trade: Kuwait Buys Stake in Alberta As It Opens Own Heavy Oil Spigot

Steve Horn | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogChevron made waves in the business world when it announced its October 6 sale of 30-percent of its holdings in the Alberta...

A Global Shofar Blast for the Climate

Rabbi David Seidenberg | Posted 09.24.2014 | Religion
Rabbi David Seidenberg

Let's make this Rosh Hashanah, and this Shmitah, the year when all of that changes. Let's get our institutions and portfolios to divest from Big Oil. Let's get our synagogues and communities to stand up for the Earth.

Ad Links Iraq To Domestic Gas Prices, Advocates For Preserving Renewable Fuel Rules

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The liberal group Americans United For Change released a new television ad Thursday tying the fight over domestic renewable fuel sta...

Has Putin Been Manipulating Energy Prices?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.06.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The crafting of Putin's new Euro-Asian vision -- in effect a new "Greater Russia" assembled from the remnants of the old Soviet Union in Central Asia and Europe -- has been greased by a pipeline delivery system under the Kremlin's control.

High Oil Prices Taxing American Families--But There's A Solution

Ken Blackwell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Ken Blackwell

New transportation technologies will delink our economy and security from the global oil market, helping offer relief from the high gas bills straining family budgets. It's time to get serious about embracing these solutions.

Petroleum Jelly May Not Be As Harmless As You Think

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.23.2013 | Style

Check your average medicine cabinet, and you're bound to find a jar of Vaseline. But is your trusty petroleum jelly really a "cure-all"? More importan...

Ubiquitous Plastics, Toxic Sponges Extraordinaire

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Toxic plastic pollution is filling-up the Great Lakes, European lakes and even subalpine lakes in Europe's famed Alps. This insidious byproduct of pet...

Food Dyes: Red Does Not Mean GO

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Gavigan

Petroleum-derived colors are cheaper. Plain and simple. But they're not safe and they're completely unnecessary given modern sourcing and manufacturing. It's time to end this chapter of chemical history and say "the end" to these questionable hues.

Egypt's Looming Famine and America's Grain Bounty

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Along with this new focus and responsibility, it is also high time that the nation establishes a Strategic Grain Reserve much in keeping with the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

The First Big Climate Test for Obama 2.0

William S. Becker | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

It has not taken long for Barack Obama to face the first big test of his resolve on combatting global climate disruption.

Renewables to the Rescue

Carl Pope | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

While renewable energy still retains a "too expensive for a poor country" reputation here, the reality is that short-term solutions to Pakistan's energy poverty almost all will come from efficiency and clean energy.

Advancing Transparency, Battling Its Oil Industry Opponents

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Daniel_Kaufmann

Part of the oil industry clearly wants to return to the era when secrecy was acceptable, when companies and governments kept details of their transactions to themselves. Big oil companies are increasingly isolated in this approach.

Growth Alone Is Not the Answer

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Why do you think Calgary-based Nexen Inc. is so eager to sell to China National Offshore Oil Corp.? While state-owned CNOOC thinks it is buying a strategic reserve, what it is really buying are huge cost overruns and production delays.

Energy Markets Being Driven by Fear

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green
Daniel J. Graeber

A lackluster economic recovery, coupled with cautious consumer sentiment, is keeping demand for petroleum products suppressed.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama, #14: Making the United States a Leader in Energy Production

Bernard Whitman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Despite what you may hear from the right, the Obama administration's record on energy is extraordinary. United States oil production is at an eight-year high, natural gas production is at an all-time high, and renewable energy production is up 27 percent.

Murkowski Criticizes Obama Administration On Petroleum Plan

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar unveiled a proposed management plan Monday for a vast petroleum reserve on Alaska's North Slo...

'Drop-In' Biofuels: The Best of All Possible Worlds?

Colleen Becker | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Colleen Becker

Given the potential of drop-in biofuels, the U.S. and EU have every reason to raise renewable fuel thresholds higher. Advantages include energy security, reduced dependence on foreign oil, fewer carbon dioxide emissions and domestic job creation.

Four Lies About America's Energy "Crisis"

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Since 1990 oil and gas companies have contributed $238.7 million to candidates and parties and 75 percent has gone to Republicans -- a higher percentage this year. It's not "drill, baby, drill," it's "money, baby, money."

This Is What Occupy Nigeria Looks Like

Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts

On January 1, the Nigerian government eliminated the subsidies used to keep petrol prices at reasonable rates. The Associated Press reported prices to...

Nigeria's Chance for Reform

Alexandra Gillies | Posted 03.14.2012 | World
Alexandra Gillies

It is not too late for Nigeria's government to make the end of its fuel subsidy the beginning of reform. Citizens will bear the cost of the higher fuel prices.

Lucia Graves

Dramatic Carbon Emission Reduction Goals Targeted By Koch Brothers Achievable, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- California's ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals may be eminently achievable using available technologies, a new study finds, altho...

China and the Gulf: A Growing Strategic Relationship

Barry Lando | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Barry Lando

Just as American troops and bases have spread along the Gulf, so have China's businessmen, eager to exploit the vital resources that the U.S. military is thoughtfully protecting.

Saudi Arabia's Biggest Challenge Doesn't Come from Abroad

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

When it comes to Saudi Arabia, it seems that this oil-rich kingdom is defying any sense of trepidation, as more ambitious projects and construction contracts are announced.

Environmental Legacy Of 9/11

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 11.08.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

At first I thought 9/11 would spur our leaders to lead us toward energy independence. Maybe instead it will lead us toward a renewed sense of interdependence among people and between people and land.

About 60 Percent Of Gulf Oil Still Shut After Lee

AP | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Federal regulators say about 60 percent of the normal daily oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is still turned off following the pass...