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Chinese Energy

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On May 7, 2016
Interesting developments in Chinese clean energy, which is of course of vital importance for the future of the planet, not to mention the health of the Chinese people. China’s order to suspend coal-fired power plant approvals in some provinces will help alleviate grid congestion that has left clean-energy capacity idle, according to the World Resources […]
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Keep on Fracking!

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On March 31, 2016
Now that the USGS has determined that Oklahoma has as much chance of a damaging earthquake in the next year as California, the only solution is to frack, frack away! I was in your state writing about water not long ago, and the big worry indeed was that a quake would wreck the aqueduct network […]

Oil Tax

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On February 8, 2016

I know there is no way it will get past Congress, but President Obama is completely correct in calling for a $10 per barrel tax on oil to fund green infrastructure. The proposal would go toward a $32.

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Bought and Sold by Dirty Energy

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On November 16, 2015
When David Vitter isn’t missing votes to visit prostitutes, he’s a paid man of the oil and gas industry. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), who last month won a spot in Louisiana’s upcoming gubernatorial run-off, made an appearance late last week on the SportsChat radio show out of Acadiana. When the discussion turned to policy, the […]

Keystone

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On November 6, 2015

Some people don’t like to be wrong. I love to be wrong. That’s because I’m pretty pessimistic about modern politics and even more so about the future. I don’t want to be right

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Earthquakes and Energy

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On October 22, 2015
Gee, maybe Oklahoma should take the geological impacts of fracking seriously… A sharp earthquake in central Oklahoma last weekend has raised fresh concern about the security of a vast crude oil storage complex, close to the quake’s center, that sits at the crossroads of the nation’s oil pipeline network. The magnitude 4.5 quake struck Saturday […]

Texas Regulations

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On October 17, 2015

One of the most underreported stories about energy right now is the attempt to drive pipelines through the Big Bend area, one of the most beautiful parts of Texas and one of the most iconic, not to me

Watts Bar

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On October 10, 2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority is about to finally bring Watts Bar Unit 2 online, making it the first new nuclear power plant to open in the United States since 1996. It’s been a complete disast

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