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The 10th Anniversary of the Northeast Blackout: Are We Any Better Off Today?

August 14, 2013 marks the tenth anniversary of the Northeast Blackout and yet, Americans are still dependent on the same aging grid system…
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Town Bans Nudity but Keeps Fracking

One small community in southeastern Illinois seems to have its priorities squarely on track. For the town of Fairfield, the danger of fracking,…
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How Obama and Renewables May Benefit from the Natural Gas Boom

While early renewable energy policy decisions and the climate strategy President Obama laid out this week may ultimately have the greatest long-term impact…
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Shell 2012 Sustainability Report Promises Trust & Action on Environment

This week, Royal Dutch Shell released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which focuses on the environment and social issues around the world.
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Methane Hydrates: Energy Salvation or Worst Thing Yet?

Last week, energy researchers in Japan made a dramatic breakthrough that could have huge implications for the entire world’s energy, and since these…
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Shell’s Self-Serving Scenarios

Shell's latest report, praised on business and environmental websites, as well as by Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, predicts we are…
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Entergy: Utilities Should Focus on Climate Change Risk Mitigation

At the 2013 Climate Leadership Conference in DC, Rod West, Executive Vice President at Entergy Corporation urged the 450 attendees to stop focusing…
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SOTU: Will Actions Follow Strong Words on Climate Change?

The New York Times reported this morning on a study showing that “of legislative requests presidents have made during the State of the…
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Chevron, EDF Chat About Fracking, Cap & Trade

Monday evening, two energy business and environmental policy heavyweights duked it out - sparring over several economic and environmental issues involving the future…
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It’s Official: More Wind than Natural Gas Installs in 2012

The U.S. wind power industry not only had its best year ever in 2012, but exceeded natural gas in the installation of new…
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The Year Ahead: Environmental and Sustainability Hotspots in 2013

Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO of World Resources Institute (WRI), identifies six hotspots – topics that will dominate headlines in the coming…
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Major Pro-Fracking Studies Discredited

Natural gas producers are trying to use doubt to deter any action to regulate their activities, despite clear evidence of severe environmental consequences.…
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The Future of Coal Shows Continued Decline

As You Sow, just released an update to their 2011 white paper on The Financial Risks of Investments in Coal.
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Is There Really Such A Thing As Green Fracking?

A number of recent developments by each of the top three natural gas producers show that they have been working to develop cleaner…
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Answering the Payback Question for Oil vs. Natural Gas

It makes sense to use a different sales pitch when talking to homeowners who use oil and propane than the one you’d use…