Month: August 2012

Energy Energy Policy Fossil Fuels New Energy Economy Renewable Energy Video

Video Friday: No Worries, Keep Driving – Post Carbon Institute

A dose of energy reality from the Post Carbon Institute This video from the Post Carbon Institute discusses the reality of our current energy economy and why leaders from both parties have bought into the recent hype that reliance on natural gas fracking and unconventional sources of oil – “tight” oil and tar sands – […]Read More

Energy Energy Policy New Energy Economy Renewable Energy

Electrical Generation Capacity from Renewable Sources Surges Under Obama

Electrical generation from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal has grown dramatically under the Obama administration says Ken Bossong, Executive Director of the SUN DAY Campaign. Bossong cites two new government studies that show a near doubling of non-hydro renewable energy sources contributing to U.S. electrical generation since president Obama took office. […]Read More

Climate Change and Business Climate Change and Politics Coal Energy Energy Policy Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Politics

Mitt Romney’s Love Affair with the Fossil Fuel Industry

Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s “new” energy plan, relies on 19th century fossil fuel technology. It is but the latest incarnation of a longstanding Republican obsession with oil and gas. Romney’s energy strategy is reliant on Canada’s environmentally disastrous tar sands. He wants to expedite the Keystone XL pipeline, reduce regulations on hydraulic fracturing and ease the permitting process for offshore […]Read More

Adaptation Agriculture Biofuel Climate Climate Change and Business Climate Change Mitigation Environmental Resources Renewable Energy Solutions Water Resources

California Start-Up Looks to Scale Up Algae Biofuel-Agriculture-BioPharma System

With backing from VC investors, commercial partners and the Australian government, Aurora Ventures is looking to significantly scale-up production of biofuel, protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. The system it's developing could well prove capable of sustainably producing liquid fuels and essential agricultural products more efficiently and cheaply than conventional methods, requiring a lot less in the way of freshwater, energy and other inputs derived from natural resources.Read More

Energy Energy Policy Environmental News Green Building Politics

Enviro News Wrap: Big Oil Subsidies; North Dakota Gas Flares;

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Oil companies are hugely profitable – to the tune of tens of trillions of dollars – but they still get tax breaks and ample tax loopholes. Renewable energy also gets tax breaks but not at the expense […]Read More