Tag Archives: Energy Policy

Big Oil Spends Big to Spread its Message

The oil industry special interests groups have spent nearly $200 million dollars for TV ads since Barack Obama took office on January 20th, according to Politico.com Avaaz.org, a human rights and sustainability advocacy organization, has produced the followed ad to help bring to light the high-priced propaganda campaign designed to confuse the public and prevent positive action on climate and energy policy.

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Report: Americans Miscalculate Their Natural Gas Needs For The Next Decade

The recent decision by the Bush administration to steer clear of making even a start with regulating greenhouse gas emissions in times of sky high oil prices is going to lead to massive problems for the next US government. “A new US government is likely going to tighten up on regulations for CO2 emissions, which will have a big influence on the balance between demand and …

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Gore Challenges Country: 100% Electricity Production From Sources Producing No Carbon Emissions

In a bold “Apollo-like” statement, delivered today from Washington D.C., former Vice President and Nobel Peace Laureate Al Gore challenged the nation to commit to a renewable energy economy, and to do it now – within the next ten years. Proposing that all electrical generation come from renewable, non-carbon emitting sources is …achievable, affordable, and transformative”, Gore said. Stating that the common problems facing the country are intertwined, Gore called …

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Where Would Jesus Drill? (Not in ANWR)

Nothing brings out a religious fervor in America than rising gas prices. It seems the sudden surge in the cost of a barrel of oil and the attendant rise in gas prices has Americans, as blogger Charlotte Weybright says, squealing like “stuck pigs”.    Or perhaps bleating like sheep. Sure high fuel prices bite at people just trying to get along. But it is simply delusional …

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Georgia Judge Blocks New Coal-Fired Power Plant

Construction of the $2 billion 120 megawatt Longleaf power plant was blocked yesterday by Fulton County Judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore, overturning a ruling that would have allowed the first coal plant to be built in Georgia in 20 years. Environmentalists cite Moore’s ruling as the first time a judge has applied the April 2007 ruling from the Supreme Court stating the greenhouse gas …

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Bush Claims Executive Privilege in Disclosing White House Influence Over EPA Decision

Last Friday, with only 15 minutes to spare before the House Oversight Committee was scheduled to vote on holding EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson and White House official Susan Dudley in contempt of Congress, the Bush administration invoked executive privilege – thus expressing its own contempt for that pesky concept known as “congressional oversight”. The impending vote from the committee chaired by Henry Waxman was in response to Johnson and Dudley, the administrator …

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