“Three years later, the lessons of Fukushima are uglier than ever” Three years ago, on March 11, 2011, Tokyo time, what may be history’s worst, most enduring nuclear power plant disaster began in Japan. It’s a baleful anniversary that bears object lessons for the entire nuclear power industry in the U.S. and around the […]
“5 Reasons Solar’s Win Over Gas In Minnesota Is Just The Beginning” If solar trumps gas for peaking power in Minnesota, there’s little reason to be building new natural gas peaking capacity anywhere in the country. Ever again. [CleanTechnica]
Members of Parliament (MPs) have urged The Bank of England to investigate its exposure […]
Science and Technology:
The idea that ammonia can be used as a fuel, while not new, is not widely known. The use of historically cheap coal and natural gas has kept ammonia on the sidelines in the electricity market as well. But one person is trying to change that. [Investing.com] The evidence is mounting that […]
“Spying on environmentalists – the American Petroleum Institute” The US fossil fuel industry has been caught red-handed spying on green activists. But it has received poor value for money – and is no closer to tackling the ‘existential crisis’ it faces. [The Ecologist] “Carbon investments may run out of gas” Investors are being urged […]
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Whither the world of energy prices during the next 12 months? Energy analyst Chris Nelder grades his 2013 oil and gas price forecast, and gazes into the crystal ball for his 2014 predictions.
It’s the end of the year, and that means it’s time to review my oil and gas price forecast […]
By George Harvey
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) made an announcement in late October that sounds like it could change the world. They are bringing a technology to market that makes butanol from cellulose. The thing that makes this special is that they claim the process doing this is carbon-negative. In other words, the process […]
In a significant shift, at least 29 major U.S. corporations, including the five biggest oil companies, expect that the government will force them to pay a price for carbon pollution to control global warming and are incorporating a price on carbon into their long-term financial plans, according to published reports on Thursday. Sadly, some in […]
They can’t even get their lies straight anymore.
TransCanada, a foreign oil company, just launched a massive new advertising campaign making false claims that the Keystone XL pipeline would create thousands of new jobs for Americans.
The real number? Only 35 permanent jobs.
TransCanada and other pipeline supporters are trying to sell us a pipeline […]
by Nancy Rae Mallery Publisher – Green Energy Times firstname.lastname@example.org
As we celebrate the independence of our country this 4th of July, I have to think that we have missed the boat. True independence for our country will occur when we are Energy Independent, as well. We have a long ways to go! Too […]
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Editor’s Note: Tara Lohan is traveling across North America documenting communities impacted by energy development for a new AlterNet project, Hitting Home. Follow her trip on Facebook or on Twitter.
A few years ago most Americans had never heard of tar sands. Now, thanks to mounting opposition to the Keystone […]