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Natural Gas is not the "clean" fossil fuel many say it is, but more the "energy bridge to nowhere"

Natural Gas is Not Clean Energy

Natural gas has garnered a lot of attention, but the research reveals it is anything but clean. To increase domestic energy production and reduce reliance on coal, there is a natural gas boom in the U.S. and elsewhere. However, reliance on natural gas is not a panacea to our energy woes. Natural Gas is Not a Clean Energy Source According to a February 2012 study published in Nature, extracting and producing natural…

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Renewable electrical generation surpasses nuclear power generation

Power Generation from Renewables Surpasses Nuclear

The latest issue of theMonthly Energy Review published by the US Energy Information Administration, electric power generation from renewable sources has surpassed production from nuclear sources, and is now “closing in on oil,” says Ken Bossong Executive Director of the Sun Day Campaign In the first quarter of 2011 renewable energy sources accounted for 11.73 percent of US domestic energy production….

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President Obama calls for one-third reduction in oil imports by 2025

Obama Calls for One-Third Reduction in Foreign Oil Imports by 2025

In a speech at Georgetown University today, president Obama called for reducing the nation’s dependence of foreign oil by one-third by 2025. Realizing that he comes in a long line of past presidents calling for decreased dependency on energy imports, Obama acknowledged that “we’ve been down this road before.” ” …we can’t rush to action when gas prices are high…

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Wind energy hits record peak in California

Latest EIA Report Shows Renewable Energy Production Continues Growth in 2010, Equals Nuclear Energy Output

The latest Monthly Energy Review released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) last week shows both nuclear and renewable energy sources provided roughly 11 percent each of primary energy production for the first nine months of 2010 – the latest period for which data is available. The EIA report states that renewable energy sources, including biomass/biofuels, solar, wind, hydro,…

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Growth in U.S. Renewable Energy Production Remains Strong

Renewable sources now provide 10.5  Percent of  US energy production and 10.2 percent of net grid-connected electrical generation – According to figures released in the latest issue of the Monthly Energy Review from the US Energy Information Administration renewable energy sources  – biofuel, biomass, geothermal, solar, wind, and hydro) – supplied 10.51 percent of all domestic energy production during the…

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