Natural Gas Industry Blowing Smoke Up President Obama’s Nose

Forbes By Ken Silverstein If natural gas is paving the way to the country’s energy future, the industry has just misstepped and undermined the very infrastructure it wants to build: Just after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its guidelines to control the most potent greenhouse gas emission of them all — methane — an oil […]

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Consol Energy Exec Dugan Optimistic About Natural Gas Drilling

Trib Live By Katelyn Ferrel Consol Energy enters 2015 having for a year honed its natural gas operations and strategy. The company began drilling at the Pittsburgh International Airport in July, corralled its natural gas pipeline operations in a spin-off partnership with Noble Energy in September and has plans to start a second one focused […]

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Why Climate Change Isn’t a Sputnik Moment

Slate By  Sharon E. Burke and Sharon Squassoni This article originally appeared in New America’s Weekly Wonk. On Thursday, Jan. 15, Future Tense—a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University—will hold an event in Washington, D.C., titled “How Will Human Ingenuity Handle a Warming Planet?” For more information and to RSVP, visit the […]

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Carbon Reductions Cheaper When States Collaborate, Analysis Shows

Power Source By Anya Litvak Meeting federal carbon emission targets will be a lot cheaper if Pennsylvania teams up with other states, a new analysis by the nation’s largest grid operator found. PJM Interconnection — the Valley Forge, Pa., organization that manages the flow of electricity in 13 northeastern states and the District of Columbia […]

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Liberalization Key to Brazil’s Natural Gas Market Growth

Platts By J Robinson As one of the largest renewable energy producers in the world, Brazil’s relatively recent foray into natural gas markets could probably be euphemistically described as “unplanned.” When it became clear by the 1980s that the country’s hydroelectric reservoir system would be insufficient to meet growing national demand for electricity, the Brazilian […]

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