August 16th, 2013
President Obama’s making good on a promise this week to restore solar panels to the White House roof. The installation of an unknown number of “American made” solar panels began this week
August 1st, 2013
Tired of dead zones, calving ice sheets, warming permafrost and coal pollution? Here’s some good news, rescued from the pileup of disasters and calamities we know as the news stream.
July 16th, 2013
Billionaire Tom Steyer, founder of Farallon Capital Management LLC, talks about today’s release of a report by the non-profit organization Consumer Watchdog that says completion of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline will raise gas prices in the U.S.
Tags: · Keystone pipeline
July 12th, 2013
If the rising price of oil is hurting your budget, don’t worry. Scientists in Australia have found a way to turn seawater into fuel. Lester Ranby has more in this Reuters report.
July 10th, 2013
The “London Array” off the coast of Great Britain is a massive wind farm, capable of powering 500,000 homes. But will such projects tip the scales enough for the UK to meet its renewable energy targets? The critics are gathering.
July 9th, 2013
One of the talking points that has convinced Americans to look politely away from the muck and dirty water while the oil and gas industry fracks tens of thousands of gas wells in Texas, Pennsylania, New York, Ohio, North Dakota , Wyoming, Colorado and beyond is that the U.S. is “The Saudia Arabia of Natural Gas.”
Tags: · BarbaraKesslerBlog, documentary, energy policy, Fossil Fuels, fracing, fracking, Green Energy, Josh Fox, natural gas, New York, Pennsylvania, Saudia Arabia, Texas, U.S., water contamination, watersheds
Shale oil production dependent upon ‘drilling intensity’ that will be hard to sustain, Harvard study says
June 28th, 2013
U.S. shale oil (and gas) production depends upon a frenzied level of drilling never before seen, according to a new paper out from Harvard. That’s because the wells accessed by new fracking techniques typically decline dramatically not long after being put into production.
June 14th, 2013
Germany is taking a big leap toward clean energy and away from the pollution created by fossil fuels. More than the U.S., or any nation, the country has committed to wind and solar power.
May 17th, 2013
Julia Trigg Crawford is standing firm, even as TransCanada arrived this week to dig the tunnel for its Keystone XL pipeline. The controversial pipeline will carry diluted tar sands oil, or dilbit, from Alberta to Houston-area refineries. Crawford has challenged the oil concern in court, saying it doesn’t have proper standing to operate in Texas.
May 6th, 2013
The Associated Press reports that oil and natural gas companies are using more solar power to provide electricity to power remote monitoring stations after the hydraulic fracturing crews have left.
May 3rd, 2013
Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Brink” explores how cutting edge technology and high-end machinery are increasingly accessible. Here, see how Houze is redefining the American dream by producing homes that cost less to own, operate and maintain.
Tags: · Houze
April 29th, 2013
Keystone XL pipeline protesters locked themselves to earth-moving equipment in Spaulding, OK, today, in one of a series of actions against the intercontinental project that would carry diluted bitumen oil from Canada to Texas refineries and ports. Opponents say the pipeline will unleash massive carbon dioxide pollution, accelerating climate change.