Tag Archives: energy

Energy in the State of the Union

During the State of the Union last night, President Obama took credit for his “all of the above” energy strategy as being responsible for the recent increase in domestic oil and natural gas production: Now, one of the biggest fact... Read more

Happy Birthday, Keystone XL Pipeline

Last week marked the 5th year since the developers originally applied for a permit to begin construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline: Five years ago today, TransCanadathe Calgary, Alberta-based corporation filed an application for a presiden... Read more

The New Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Nominee

Obama has nominated Ron Binz to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, pending his approval from Congress. He doesn’t seem to favor natural gas over the long run: The oil and gas fracking boom increased household disposable inco... Read more

Obama, Cuomo Walk a Fine Line on NY Fracking

Earlier this month President Obama toured New York State to discuss changes he proposed to higher education. Obama’s tour was expected to be met with numerous protesters in support and opposition to fracking: President Barack Obama’sÂ... Read more

Putting Fracking’s Water Use in Perspective

One of the criticisms that environmentalists hurl at hydraulic fracturing is that it uses too much water to pass the sustainability test. An article in The Wall Street Journal puts that water use into perspective: Hydraulic fracturing—aka ... Read more