With the State of the Union address scheduled tomorrow night, let’s look at how policy goals in President Obama’s past annual speeches to Congress fit with oil and natural gas development. It turns out the fit is good – very good. For example, in the 2010 State of the Union the president called jobs his… Keep reading →
A majority of companies say taxes and cost of living are not a barrier to doing business in the state. Five years after signing one of the nation’s most progressive pieces of energy legislation into law, Massachusetts continues to see strong growth in solar, wind, efficiency and high-technology jobs throughout the clean energy industry. The… Keep reading →
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy yesterday released a report ranking the 34 largest US cities on energy efficiency. “By considering both policies and energy performance, the City Scorecard reflects the current activities and historical legacies in each city, and as a result provides actionable information to policymakers and residents,” the group writes in… Keep reading →
The floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange in lower Manhattan is one of the rare places the complex interplay between the ‘real’ economy of infrastructure and goods and the financial economy of data sets and dizzying amounts of money can be seen in action.
In an increasingly computerized trading world, floor traders at Nymex, since 2008 part of the globe-spanning exchange powerhouse CME Group, are an increasingly rare breed involved in an increasingly unusual occupation. But for pure dramatic representation of the financial economy at work, nothing conveys the reach and reality of the trading universe like a busy pit moving contracts in real commodities. Keep reading →
Gen. Clark told delegates at PV America West in San Jose yesterday that the solar industry could play a pivotal role in kick-starting the US economy. Keep reading →
Will Rush Limbaugh save the solar industry?
Looks that way for Toni Lynch in Allentown, Pennsylvania. And Spiro Basho in Hicksville, New York. Keep reading →
The second installment of the House Energy & Commerce Committee Jobs and Innovation Forum was convened to discuss the “natural gas revolution.”
The mostly Republican US Congressional Representatives truck a broadly enthusiastic tone about the economic potential of shale gas, with an emphasis from some speakers on safe operations and regulated drill operations. Six energy expert guests were invited to the discussion and mostly agreed that “fracking” has become a bumper sticker for natural gas opponents that does not actually relate to the risks and benefits of shale gas. Keep reading →