natural gas

Sierra Club Takes Coal Fight to Supreme Court

Sierra Club, Ratepayers & Community Intervenors and Earthjustice are taking the New York Public Service Commission to the state Supreme Court over a…

Note to U.N. Climate Delegates: Don’t Forget Renewable Natural Gas

Natural gas critics and boosters alike are missing something important: the advent of a fuel called renewable natural gas (RNG), which is chemically…

Big ‘Beyond Coal’ Victory for Indianapolis Grassroots Coalition

Indianapolis Power & Light's decision to stop burning coal at its Harding Street power plant marked a big victory for residents and Power…

New Carbon Capture Plant Will Use Coal Exhaust to Get Oil From the Ground

This week, NRG announced the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture power generation plant. This commercial-scale carbon capture…

How International Paper Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the forest products industry by 15…

Link Between Fracking and Earthquakes Grows With Surge of Quakes in Ohio

Ohio is merely the latest place to make this connection: Other sightings on the fracking-earthquake circuit have occurred in the UK, the Netherlands,…

Report: Fugitive Emissions Cancel Out Net Climate Benefit of Natural Gas

A new report by Stanford University finds that America's natural gas system is much more leaky than previously estimated, and maybe up to…

ExxonMobil CEO Cites Fracking Concerns in Homeowner Suit

Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil’s chairman and CEO, is part of a lawsuit seeking to block construction of a 160-foot water tower adjacent to his…

Extreme Winter Weather Puts Strain on Power Systems, Lets Wind Energy Shine

The displaced polar vortex, with its frigid temperatures and strong winds, has caused energy use to soar--creating supply shortages and rising energy costs.…

US Oil & Gas Sustainability Spending Sluggish Compared to Extraction Growth

The oil & gas industry increases sustainability spending, but not in proportion to their growth in extraction.

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…

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,…

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…

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.

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…