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Energy policy

Does Amazon's Cloud Operation Lag On Green Credentials? Greenpeace Thinks So

Greenpeace says Amazon Cloud Operation Lags On Green Credentials Facebook and Apple used to bear the brunt of Greenpeace’s ongoing campaign for cleaner data centers, but both companies have made strides in energy efficiency and renewable power sourcing and the advocacy group now...

Apr 4 2014, 8:05am CDT

Insurers Have Huge Role As Clean Energy Investors

Insurers Have Huge Role As Clean Energy Investors Conversations about climate change and the insurance industry usually focus on catastrophic storms and their damaging financial ripples for insurance providers. Given skyrocketing extreme-weather losses in recent years...

Mar 3 2014, 1:01pm CST

Richard Branson Launches A Green Energy Plan For The Caribbean

Richard Branson Launches A Green Energy Plan For The Caribbean In 1979, when Richard Branson bought the 74-acre Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, he paid less than $300,000. It was untouched, undeveloped, inhabited only by birds and jungle critters. Back then, no one...

Feb 25 2014, 5:41pm CST

Is Shutting Working Nuclear Plants Jeopardizing Obama's Climate Goals?

Is Shutting Working Nuclear Plants Jeopardizing Obama's Climate Goals? Concern is mounting in the Obama Administration over a growing number of nuclear reactors that are being closed prematurely. For the wrong reasons. On Thursday, Dr. Peter Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy...

Feb 9 2014, 8:16pm CST

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Europe: Looking towards Low-Carbon Technologies to Get Ahead of the Energy Race

Europe: Looking towards Low-Carbon Technologies to Get Ahead of the Energy Race The European Union’s recent package of proposals on climate and energy policy to 2030 was long on the rhetoric of competitiveness, a reflection of the very real concern in Brussels that Europe’s ability to do business...

Feb 7 2014, 12:20pm CST

The Good News Behind the Alarming Energy Headlines

The Good News Behind the Alarming Energy Headlines In Davos, Switzerland the confabbing tycoons at the World Economic Forum spent their Friday fretting over climate change.  The irony of the super-wealthy flying in their private jets to hang out in a luxurious...

Jan 29 2014, 3:05am CST

The State of the Union Focused on Fracking Gas

The State of the Union Focused on Fracking Gas President Obama paid much less attention to energy and climate in last night’s fifth State of the Union address than he did in the previous four, highlighting only two specific initiatives: natural-gas fueling stations...

Jan 29 2014, 12:25am CST

Employees in  German Solar Power Industry Losing their Jobs

Employees in German Solar Power Industry Losing their Jobs Germany‘s solar power industry shed a staggering 5,000 jobs over the past two years, reducing the size of the industry by more than half, according to new data released on Tuesday by the Federal Office for Statistics....

Jan 28 2014, 11:50pm CST

 2014 Top 5 Climate and Energy Stories

2014 Top 5 Climate and Energy Stories The U.S. energy picture has shifted dramatically in recent years. The country is currently enjoying booming domestic energy production from multiple sources. And yet, signs of uncertainty abound, especially with...

Jan 28 2014, 4:12am CST

The Cloud is Powered by Coal

The Cloud is Powered by Coal “Americans use too much energy” is one of the most politically correct things you can say—but it’s wrong. My favorite response to that complaint is by the great energy commentator Robert Bryce, who says: “Actually, I...

Jan 23 2014, 2:10am CST

Wind Energy Of No Use In The Pacific Northwest

Wind Energy Of No Use In The Pacific Northwest I am all for a diverse energy portfolio and truly believe we can get to the 1/3-1/3-1/3 mix that we’ve put forward by 2040. A third fossil, a third nuclear and a third renewable would be sustainable and ethical. Having...

Jan 18 2014, 1:46am CST

Better To Export Natural Gas Fracking Or Advanced Coal Technologies?

Better To Export Natural Gas Fracking Or Advanced Coal Technologies? World leaders are about to gather in Abu Dhabi to discuss how to feed the global energy appetite with the cleanest fuels and the most modern tools. Questions are bound to crop up involving whether to use more advanced...

Jan 17 2014, 5:41am CST

We Can't Expect a Reliable Energy Future Without Talking Water

We Can't Expect a Reliable Energy Future Without Talking Water It’s no secret that electricity generation requires substantial amounts of water, and different energy sources require varying amounts of water. Nor is it a surprise that Texas and other areas in the West and Southwest...

Jan 14 2014, 1:56pm CST

The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies

The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 27, January 6, 2014   In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, foibles, fake news and real news related to the oil and...

Jan 5 2014, 1:01pm CST

5 Big Energy Stories Of 2013

5 Big Energy Stories Of 2013 The U.S. is awash in oil and natural gas. China’s air pollution is so bad some cities were nearly shut down. A massive typhoon wreaked havoc in the Philippines. These are some of the top stories of the past 12 months....

Dec 23 2013, 7:46am CST

Fisker's Bankruptcy Reminds Us Fossil Fuels Are Here To Stay

Fisker's Bankruptcy Reminds Us Fossil Fuels Are Here To Stay Last month, electric car start-up Fisker Automobile became the latest government-backed green energy company to file for bankruptcy. The carmaker was the recipient of a half-billion dollar loan from Washington, for...

Dec 22 2013, 8:11am CST

Why the UK needs to lead from the front on cutting emissions

Why the UK needs to lead from the front on cutting emissions Last week, the UK government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change told the government it had no justification to lower its ambitions to cut carbon emissions. The statement from the Committee, headed by former...

Dec 20 2013, 11:26am CST

Solar Impulse HB-SIA Solar Airplane flies at Night too The Solar Impulse HB-SIA solar airplane we first reported about back in April flew a successful test flight yesterday. After a 15 hour day flight the Solar Impulse HB-SIA also successfully finished a night flight...

Jul 8 2010, 9:09am CDT

Solar Airplane Soars To The Skies

Solar Airplane Soars To The Skies Scientists hope to create a solar-powered airplane that can fly all the way around the world, and a prototype of this plane just completed its very first test flight. The Solar Impulse has a massive 12,000 solar cells...

Apr 7 2010, 12:53pm CDT

Solar Powered Plane Stays Aloft 3 Days

Solar Powered Plane Stays Aloft 3 Days A spy plane built in Brittan has stayed in the sky for 82 hours and 37 minutes setting an unofficial record for the longest continuous flight for an unmanned aircraft. The plane was powered by solar panels and a...

Aug 25 2008, 9:30am CDT