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Enviro News Wrap: Energy and Climate in Obama’s Second Term; Natural Gas – A Bridge Too Far; Flirting With a Carbon Tax, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: What is Obama’s plan to push renewable energy forward? He did some great things in his first term, like opening up military land for development and giving money to the military to spend on renewable energy projects. But, he needs to introduce a new idea…

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Concentrating solar plant in the California desert

Obama Forges Ahead on Clean Energy, Launches Industry Energy Efficiency, Advanced Solar Energy Research Initiatives

The President and his administration launched new initiatives aimed at boosting industrial energy efficiency and combined heat & power, as well as public-private research partnerships to develop advanced solar PV and CSP technologies.

House Republicans’ Energy Policy Delusions

House Republicans have been lambasting President Obama, asserting that it’s the president’s “all of the above” energy policy for rising gasoline and fuel prices. Nothing could be further from the truth, as the Obama administration has pointed out that US oil and gas production has actually increased during his first term. Apparently, House Republicans don’t know the basics when it comes to how prices are set in a global oil market, or the dynamics and mechanics of oil exploration and production in the 21st century.

Will president Obama throw the EPA under the bus?

Will Obama Throw the EPA Under the Bus?

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) President Obama made an energy speech this week that had little new to offer, while on Capitol Hill Republicans were pushing to relieve the government of its last options to limit carbon emissions. In the House Republicans have passed a bill that would keep…

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Is the Obama administration serious about a clean energy economy of just greenwashing?

Dirty Energy: Interior Dept. Clear Path for More Wyoming Coal; Michigan Oil Spill Clean-Up Unfinished

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) The renewable era is still far away. Despite the attention and rhetoric that has been given over to green energy projects, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced this week that coal companies would be able to take a whack at mining 2.35 billion tons of…

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Environmental News Wrap: Shell in Nigeria; Climate and Weather; Koch Bros. Seeks Total Domination, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The government in the Netherlands is highlighting the environmental record of Shell’s operations in Nigeria. Oil companies get away with a lot in foreign countries and there are few things that the home country can do to hold companies like Shell accountable. Climate Change is…

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An oil field in Kern County. Will clean energy development ever take hold under Obama's leadership?

Is Clean Energy the Solution for Climate Change?

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger During the State of the Union address earlier this week, President Barack Obama spoke at length about clean energy, with nary a mention of climate change. This is the new environment in which America’s energy policy is being made. Just two years ago, Democrats were rallying to…

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