The morning after the President actually discussed climate change in the State of the Union address, a group of prominent people are heading to the White House to risk arrest in a call on the President to live up to those words on the need to act on climate change. The Keystone XL pipeline, [...]
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February 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment
June 7th, 2012 · 1 Comment
If Shell can’t even handle a three-foot replica of a rig that pumps booze, how is the company going to fare in the Arctic deep?
So ends Brian Merchant’s Treehugger discussion of the hilarious events at Shell’s celebratory partying about oil drilling plans in the Arctic Ocean.
As seen starting at 30 seconds into the video below, [...]
March 18th, 2012 · 3 Comments
Fareed Zaharia was on with Anderson Cooper in what is an informative and interesting interview which CNN has entitled: Zakaria: Republicans are pandering on gas prices. Zakaria lays out numerous ways in which Newt Gingrich’s “$2.50 gallon of gas” and Republican attacks on President Obama re gas prices are at odds with reality. (Although, Zakaria [...]
March 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments
While Newt Gingrich travels the country extolling the power of a magical plan to lower gasoline prices (perhaps revolving around unicorns towing our cars), a simple fact:
The Republican policy agenda will lead to increased gasoline prices at the pump in the short, near, mid, and long term while undermining the American economy and American security.
March 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments
Today, President Obama game a speech (text and comments after the fold) on energy issues. The takeaway line when it comes to clean energy:
“If some of these folks were around when Columbus set sail, they probably must have been founding members of the flat earth society. They would not believe that the world was [...]
February 14th, 2012 · 9 Comments
Environmental organizations are showing a too rare unity in their opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. In the U.S. Congress, the Republicans are fighting hard to get around reasonable review processes for safety, environmental impact, and understanding of the national interest to support a pipeline to move highly-polluting Canadian tar sands to Gulf Coast refineries [...]
December 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments
The United States is now a net exporter of petroleum products. Simply put, the United States exports more post refinery products than it imports. (E.g., it exports more diesel and gasoline, for example, than imported of these types of products.) This is real news, after all this reverses a net import refinery product balance of [...]
June 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment
How should we understand the cost of a gallon of gasoline?
This is a very serious question with a myriad of layers and implications.
The price of gasoline, at the pump, is the most prominent indicator of energy costs for a very large share of humanity. Whether driving a car or taking a bus or even walking [...]
May 30th, 2011 · No Comments
May 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment
Former CIA Director and advisor to John McCain during the 2008 campaign James Woolsey bubbles with enthusiasm when speaking of his car: a modified Prius which is a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) able to run on electricity from his roof-top solar and on gasoline for an equivalent of about 100 miles per gallon.
“We’re paying [...]