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Peak Oil Demand Is Deja Vu All Over Again

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:57:00 -0500

Although there are real economic issues that could lead to world oil demand peaking, it does not appear imminent. Most of the alarmist predictions have no more credibility than peak oil supply warnings a decade ago.


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White House Begins Purging Climate Change Science

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0500

The exact moment that Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House Website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science. Other sites have followed. This is troubling to us scientists as well as to our military.


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With Oil Back In Power, Scientists Revisit An Old Way To Use Fossil Fuels Without Making CO2

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:01:00 -0500

Turns out humanity's preferred method of making power and heat for the last million years—burning stuff—isn't the only way to extract energy from fossil fuels.


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California Undercuts Trump's Inauguration With Aggressive Carbon Reduction Plan

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:30:00 -0500

By 2050, California aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% -- and create jobs in the process -- but it will need federal approval for parts of its plan, setting up a potential showdown with the Trump administration.


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Trump Executive Order Hacks At Obamacare, With More To Come

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:15:00 -0500

Trump vows to get out his pen and start reversing Obama's executive orders Monday but some of the biggest rules will take time and careful lawyering to get rid of.


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America Still Uses A Lot Of Nonrenewable Energy: The Pros And Cons

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:33:00 -0500

With a new fossil fuel-friendly presidential administration and growing global concern over climate change, the issue of what forms of energy we should use, and for how long, may be the subject of a hot debate.


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Rick Perry Proves You Don't Have To Be A Rocket Scientist To Run The Energy Department

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:57:00 -0500

Rick Perry, the Texas governor appointed by Donald Trump to run the Energy Department, will report to work in January to a department whose name he couldn't recall in a gaffe that effectively ended his 2012 primary campaign. A rocket scientist he is not. Cartoon by Ted Rall.


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36 Of The Most Big League Donald Trump Cartoons You'll See, They're Fantastic, The Best CartoonsThese cartoons are TREMENDOUS!If It's Tuesday, Trump Must Be Shaking Up His StaffGifts You Give Your SweetheartDonald Trump Supporters Prepare For A Big Let DownTrump Attempts To Seduce More Women Voters With 'Locker Room Talk'How To Answer Stupid Job Interview Questions (n Trump's America)Trump Reaches Out To MinoritiesTrump's Twitter Tirades Replace Presidential Press ConferencesHow President Trump Can Prevent Alien Contamination From Mars?Democrats Pick The Perfect Presidential Candidate For 2020Donald Trump Clarifies His Position On AbortionHow President Trump Can Prevent Alien Contamination From Mars?Donald Trump: Time To Unite The GOPAmerica Voted! You Won't Believe What Happened Next ...Which Public Servants Will Donald Trump Insult Next?The End Of Cinco de Mayo?The Plus Side Of A President Donald TrumpReporters Travel Deep Into Trump Territory2016: The Republican Party's 'Groundhog Day'What If Everybody Talked Like Donald Trump?Hitler Got Lucky ...Everyone Is Voting For Trump!Ignore The Bigly Lies!Who Won 'Tremendous' Clinton-Trump Debate? Depends On How You Define 'Winning'The GNC's Scary New 'Big Tent'Evangelist Declares Trump A "Baby Christian"Trump Gets To Bottom Of Hillary Clinton's Health#KasichOrBustTed Cruz Vs. Donald Trump In A 'Big Dog' Battle Over ConscienceTrump Or Clinton? Why Your Vote Makes You An Intolerant JerkWhy Donald Trump's Voter Fraud Claim Isn't Complete NonsensHalloween 2016's Scariest CostumeCan Donald Trump Destroy (What's Left Of) The System?Trump University Class Of 2011Pokemon GO" Takes Candidates To A Better PlaceTeam Trump; Some Kind Of Suicide SquadClinton And Trump 'Aspire To Inspire' From The Same SoulCycle

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:57:00 -0500


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Rick Perry Vows To Protect Dept of Energy; Al Franken Blushes

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:12:00 -0500

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, Trump's choice to become the next Energy Secretary, apologized for his previous recommendation to do away with the Department of Energy and instead vows to protect the science and scientists at the Department.


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Possible Oil & Gas Takeover Targets That Aren't In The Permian Hot Spots

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:48:00 -0500

Companies operating in the Eagle Ford, the Mid-Continent and parts of the Rockies are starting to get attention with oil prices stabilizing above $50 per barrel.


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SCOTUS To Decide Arbitration Issue; Unclear If Trump Pick Will Be On Bench In Time

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:04:00 -0500

Shutterstock The U.S. Supreme Court last week agreed to review the validity of class action waiver clauses in employer/employee arbitration agreements, and one attorney says its decision could have “important implications” for businesses. In an order list Friday, the nation’s high court granted petitions for writ of certiorari, or review, in Epic [...]


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US Investigation Of Deadly Tesla Autopilot Crash Finds No Defect

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:26:00 -0500

NHTSA's six-month investigation was spurred by a fatal Florida crash involving a Tesla owner using the semi-automated driving feature


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Rick Perry Vows To Defend Energy Department From Trump

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:31:00 -0500

Donald Trump's nominee for energy secretary, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, promised senators during his confirmation hearing this morning that he would defend the Energy Department from budget cuts reportedly favored by his prospective boss.


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With A Record $1.4 Trillion In Sustainability Assets, Investors Bail On Fossil Fuels

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:18:00 -0500

The Climate Group As President-elect Donald Trump puts together his fossil fuel-focused administration, the investment community is moving full speed in the opposite direction, instead putting their bets on emissions reductions and support for clean energy. Some recent developments: Investors controlling more than $5 trillion in assets have committed to [...]


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U.S. Shale Producers And OPEC Keep Spiking The Ball At The One Yardline

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:24:00 -0500

Both OPEC and the U.S. shale industry have tried to claim "victory" over the other in their ongoing struggle for market position in recent months, but both were premature, analogous to an NFL wide receiver spiking the football before he reches the goal line. This is a tie game headed for overtime.


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Duke Energy Gets Slap On Wrist For Deceiving Federal Energy Regulators

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:14:00 -0500

Powerlines stand near the Duke Energy Corp. Gibson Station power plant in Owensville, Indiana, U.S., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg Duke Energy agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty yesterday to the U.S. Department of Justice for violating federal antitrust laws in connection with the purchase of a [...]


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3 Reasons Scientists Are Confident 2016 Was The Warmest Year On Record

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0500

How do climate scientists really know that 2016 was the warmest year on record?


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Clean Energy Will Thrive In 2017 Because It's Cheap And Companies Want To Buy It

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:11:00 -0500

Wind turbines, of the Block Island Wind Farm, the first US offshore wind farm, tower above the water off the shores of Rhode Island. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images Every January, Michael Liebreich and Angus McCrone, founder and chief editor of Bloomberg New Energy Finance respectively, look into their crystal ball and predict [...]


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40% Price Drop On Chinese EV Batteries Spells Trouble For Tesla

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:49:00 -0500

Regardless of where you stand on Tesla, if EV batteries can be bought for much less this year in China than when produced by 2020 in Nevada, the Gigafactory, and with it the bedrock of Tesla’s strategy and outsized valuation is in serious trouble.


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Wyoming Considers De Facto Prohibition On Solar And Wind Energy

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0500

A wind turbine stands on property used by the MidAmerican Energy Co. Eclipse Wind Farm. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Wyoming’s legislature is considering a bill that would effectively outlaw renewable energy in the state. The so-called “Electricity Production Standard” proposes to penalize utilities in Wyoming for generating electricity from solar and wind energy. [...]


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Total Sees Trump's America As Good For Oil Investment And Will Reveal Texas Deal Soon - CEO

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:26:00 -0500

Total plans to be active in US energy M&A and in the global marketplace. The company has an eye on shipping abundant US natural gas abroad and at the same time developing energy resources in Iran.


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Fuel And Fury: 'Mexico Had It Coming'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:58:00 -0500

Millions of Mexicans are bracing for a tough year ahead amid fuel price hikes, rising inflation, a plunging peso and a menacing new president next door.


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You Can Thank Fracking For Early Closure Of NY Nuclear Plant

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:49:00 -0500

Last week’s announcement that the plant would close 14 years early is being touted by the governor as a major victory, but his unlikely ally in that win is natural gas produced from the Marcellus and Utica shale resources located in nearby Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.


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I've Served Under Many Republican EPA Administrators. Here's Why Scott Pruitt Is Wrong For This Job.

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:15:00 -0500

I’ve had the honor and privilege of working for six different EPA administrators, almost all of them Republicans. I’ve seen first-hand what it takes to be a good—even great—administrator. And those years of experience tell me that Scott Pruitt is a breathtakingly wrong-headed choice.


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Opportunities In Post-Distress Equities

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:39:00 -0500

We’re going to look at what happens when companies come out on the other side of a bankruptcy and begin to once again trade on the open market.


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Rex Tillerson's Last Deal? Exxon Mobil To Pay $6B To Bass Family For Permian Oil

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:35:00 -0500

End of an era for Bass Family. Tillerson negotiated directly with Sid Bass.


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Revising Energy Regulations: Some Advice For The New Administration

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:52:00 -0500

A battle is forming over the incoming administration's plans to change regulations, but the current patchwork system is in need of reform, having become unwieldy and unnecessarily burdensome.


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Solar Energy Entrepreneurs In India Are Finding Faster, Cleaner and Economical Route to Power

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:15:00 -0500

Access to power in India is not a given. Here are the solar energy entrepreneurs who have found faster, cleaner and more economical route to universal access to power.


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