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T. Boone Pickens hasn't been showing up as much in these pages since the wind power part of the Pickens Plan went south during the Great Recession, but, as Greentech Media reports, he's still pushing The Plan, even if
You read it right. Later today at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will announce new plans to expand offshore oil drilling in several areas of the country.
This is one you definitely don't hear about too often: Over at Green Biz Marc Gunther is highlighting the efforts of Contour Global to extract methane from Lake Kivu, on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Here's
One would think that a process that pumped all kinds of chemicals into the ground would be subject to environmental scrutiny, but it isn't; in 2004 the Bush Administration "concluded that the process was safe and didn't
Shawn Fiorentino inspects his mother Norma's well after a methane explosion in Norma's front yard in Dimock PA. Image credit:The Times-Tribune
Wall Street Journal is covering the latest governmental reactions to hydraulic fracturing: a.k..a. "fracking"
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Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar is an interesting guy: Vocally supportive of renewable energy (yay!) but also a fan of more oil shale development (nay!). Well here's one more example of that. The New York Times
If you missed it yesterday, the Senate Energy & Natural Resources committee passed a new energy bill which, apart from having pitifully low renewable energy targets (15% by 2021), would open up large areas of the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling,
It's been a while since a major new poo power project graced these digital pages, but this one's certainly worth noting: The Guardian reports that the German town of Lünen, will become the first town in the world to have its
Congress is looking at undoing a recent and unique oil and gas industry exemption from the Clean Water Act of 1974, created at the urging of former Vice President Cheney. Long story short: drillers are exempt from even telling State or Federal
You probably could've guessed it would happen: Back in February the Department of Interior revoke oil and gas exploration leases on public land in Utah, which had been authorized by the Bush administration,
Unknown to each other, two world script writers have helped ensure the long term reliability of cheap US natural gas supplies. Hollywood celebrities won't suffer LNG depots in sight of their lovely coast. That's plot
There aren't too many functioning carbon capture and storage projects up and running, so any new one is worth announcing. And this one is the world's first retrofit of one to a power plant. Total has upgraded an existing gas-fired boiler
In the few months since Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar has had his post, he's already proved himself quite willing to rework the policies of the previous administration. He's revoked controversial oil and gas exploration leases in Utah, as well as oil
Could this actually be a carbon-neutral fossil fuel source? New Scientist is reporting on research presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society which examines whether methane could be extracted from what looks like regular ice, and