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Environment Issues

Keystone Can Help the Gulf

According to the federal Energy Information Administration, the United States exported 3 million barrels per day of finished petroleum products in October 2011 -- a new high...

Gulf Deep Water Drilling Ban's Hidden Victims

More than 52 percent of companies serving Louisiana's energy industry surveyed have not hired new employees since the federal moratoria on drilling issued in May 2010...

No Need to Panic about Global Warming

If there is little data to support the global warming claim, why would certain communities of scientists continue to insist on its existence?...

Obama-Backed Car Battery Company Files for Bankruptcy Protection

While the White House once forecast that the Ener1 grant would help the company hire 1,400 workers by 2013, the company recently reported a workforce of just 350...

Obama Green Jobs Program Faces Further Investigation

The Obama administration's energy programs' goal was to train 124,893 people and put 79,854 in jobs, but 17 months later, just 52,762 were trained and only 8,035 had jobs...

When "Being Green" Means Favoring the Rich

Last year, Americans spent more on gasoline as a percentage of their income than they have for 30 years...

Energy Needs Fueling Tensions in the Arctic

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the Arctic may hold 1,670 trillion cubic feet of natural gas -- 30 percent of the world's undiscovered gas...

Germany Vows to Quicken Solar Power Subsidy Cuts

Germany, the largest market for solar panels, said it will make quicker cuts to subsidized rates and phase out support for the industry by 2017...

Wind and Solar Power Production

A wind farm with a theoretical generation capacity of 1,000 megawatts and a generous generation capacity of 35 percent would require up to 192,000 acres...

Oil Production Keeps Recession at Bay in North Dakota

Oil production in North Dakota now rivals that of OPEC member Ecuador, which produces 485,000 barrels per day...


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