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 ma...

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...

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 wa...

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. Fo...

Feb 9 2014, 8:16pm CST

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 competitivene...

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. ...

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...

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...

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 pro...

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...

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 t...

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 th...

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...

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 brief...

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...

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 bankru...

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 am...

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...

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 jus...

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 con...

Aug 25 2008, 9:30am CDT