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One of the more solid tenets of Big Oil dogma has always been that carbon pricing, whether a simple tax or a market-based cap-and-trade system, is terrible and conservatives must stand in unison against it. Daily Caller reporter Michael Bastach, Read more…


Bill McKibben — author, climate activist, and founder of 350.org — is in the midst of a 21-city “Do the Math” tour to build grassroots support for combating climate change. The target of the campaign is the fossil fuel industry, Read more…


Actor Pierce Brosnan, famous starring in several installments of the James Bond franchise, has lent his support to a campaign to save beluga whales in Alaska. There are only 284 beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska but that hasn’t stopped Read more…


Solar3D, a company that develops a three-dimensional solar cell technology to increase conversion efficiency, appeared on News and Fox Business Network last weekend. The article featured an interview with company’s CEO Jim Nelson. Solar 3D employs the same principle of Read more…


Royal Dutch Shell, the fifth-largest company in the world, is suing the Sierra Club along with a dozen other environmental organizations on the off chance that we might attempt to do our job. Shell is taking us to court preemptively Read more…


The United States is still the wealthiest nation in the world — we’re far from broke. What’s broken, though, is the way we allocate our considerable national resources. Fixing that would put our economy back on track faster than any Read more…


A wave of reports trumpeting the oil industry’s shift to unconventional fuels has appeared in recent weeks. The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are among the major publications covering changes in the global fossil fuel industry. With Read more…


Here’s another must-see video from Annie Leonard at The Story of Stuff, this one called “The Story of Broke.” I hope everyone will invest five minutes and check this out. Note how much of what she’s saying sounds like what Read more…


Washington currently provides approximately $5 billion worth of annual tax credits to U.S. farmers growing crops for ethanol production. The question of ending the subsidies is fracturing the Republican leadership in Washington, National Public Radio reported.


I have to say that I was impressed with most of the speakers at the EV Update show in San Diego last week. Frankly, I didn’t expect to be. In the trade shows I frequent, I’m often shocked at how Read more…


All energy is not created equal since each energy resource in the U.S. receives different levels of subsidization that make it either very competitive or not at all in the energy marketplace. Consequently, when politicians, the media, and others say Read more…


Representative Henry Waxman (D-California) and his colleagues, got an earful of excuses and an eyeful of blank stares from the heads of Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Conoco-Phillips, BP, and Shell Oil as the bosses appeared before the Congressional Subcommittee on Energy and Read more…


Does that headline grab you? If not, these numbers should: $600 million: the amount Exxon has pledged to invest in a partnership with Synthetic Genomics $10 million: the amount BP has invested in Martek Biosciences 25 percent: the percentage of Read more…