US President Barack Obama has set aside some $4 Billion for energy independence in the form of subsidies and loans.
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All this talk about “clean” natural gas? It may be a fraud, since experts are starting to come out claiming natural gas from fracking is worse than coal!
Lawmakers in D.C. have to act fast if they want to save The U.S. Highway Trust Fund according to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
The landscape of American energy is changing. Fracking has opened up once inaccessible resources at great cost to the American public and environment.
It is tax season again and that means the annual plea from the Obama Administration for eliminating $4 billion in incentives for the oil and gas industry.
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowskihas suggested that the United States use its home grown oil as a diplomatic tool in an increasingly tense world.
When the hydraulic fracturing measure passed the Los Angeles City Council today, several tweeters posted photos of this meeting (source of the above: Walker Foley on twitter). That’s a big win for the people of LA!
How bad is the chemical spill crisis in West Virginia? It’s bad enough that Wal-Mart had to call in a police escort to “protect” a shipment of bottled water into an area where the water has been deemed unsafe to bathe with, brush your teeth with, or wash your clothes with. It’s almost enough for […]
The tubes have been buzzing over a new New York Times report on Secretary of State John Kerry’s aggressive pursuit of a new global climate agreement, which has some clear implications for approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline…
Brazilian sugar and ethanol producers saw near-record profits in 2013 with growth of nearly 19% year-over-year. Despite the increased production and profits Brazil has seen, however, UNICA President Elizabeth Farina cited a report which pointed out that “during the past year, producers have spent nearly 15 percent of their revenues on debt servicing,” as opposed […]
The world of green politics is constantly moving, and we’ve rounded up some of the best stories from the past few weeks, including the Obama dusting off his climate change legislation, cost benefit analysis of clean energy, who killed American high speed rail, and Massachusetts looking to ban fracking in the state. Remember Obama’s Comprehensive Climate […]
Fighter jets + ethanol, it’s a calculation that Lockheed Martin recently announced a significant investment in. Lockheed is hoping to secure what it calls, “clean, secure, and smart energy” by buying into a company called Concord Blue. That company gained notoriety in the energy business when it developed a closed-loop, commercially proven, non-incineration process that […]
Canada’s taken a lot of heat in recent years for being one of the worst polluters in global history, from the horror of the Albertan tar sands to TransCanada’s “disaster waiting to happen” Keystone XL pipeline. Ontario, however, is working hard to distinguish itself from all that awfulness, and is considering an outright ban on […]
China’s rapid commercial growth has led to almost inconceivable air pollution in its major cities. In the last month alone, high levels of pollution have forced China to all but shut down the northeastern city of Harbin, a major city with a population of nearly 11 million people. In addition to threatening the country’s deadliest […]
“Farmers and ranchers in Nebraska didn’t ask to do business with TransCanada,” says the no-nonsense voice-over, “and TransCanada isn’t asking to do business with us.” That idea – that TransCanada is pushing their Keystone XL pipeline on them using political force – is the motivation behind a group of Nebraska farmers and ranchers. “They tried […]
That up there is a quote from teabilly wannabe and Texas Congressman Joe “of course he’s from Texas” Barton. It’s from 2005, sure – but I just became aware of it. I’m betting that most of you don’t walk around thinking that this level of stupidity is possible, but it is. I also don’t think […]
There has been a movement to divest in fossil fuels on a global scale. Be it at the G-20 Summit in Russia or on the steps of the Massachusetts State House, the divest movement is gaining traction.
The controversial methods of extracting natural gas know as hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, has been linked to earthquakes. Now, people affected by those quakes in Arkansas have filed a suit. These lawsuits are some of the first of their kind in the United States and are aimed at two companies, Chesapeake Energy’s operating […]
More delays for the Keystone XL project stemming from allegations by Keystone critics that ERM Group Inc., which is writing the supplemental EIS, has financial ties to TransCanada Corp., Keystone’s sponsor and one of the most environmentally destructive organizations in human history
Did the government engineer a natural gas fracking bubble to replace the housing bubble … and, is that fracking bubble about to burst? Maybe!