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California Continues To Lead U.S. In Green Technology

Breaking Energy was honored to be included in the recent North American Student Energy Summit held in New York City. Author and environmental activist Bill Hewitt and Breaking Energy’s Managing Editor Jared Anderson helped out with the Role of Media in Energy interactive breakout session in which students formulated blog posts about an important energy… Keep reading →

San Francisco Career Fair Helps Military Veterans Find Jobs

Energy companies including those operating in various stages of oil and gas development, utilities and other energy-related businesses face an imminent wave of retirements that have many working hard to smooth the transition into a new generation of employees. In additional to science-based fields like geology and engineering, large companies need people to fill financial… Keep reading →

Jaenschwalde Coal-Fired Power Plant

Statoil’s CEO Helge Lund gave keynote remarks to the audience at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy Spring Conference last week. He also engaged in some Q&A with IHS Vice Chairman and author of The Prize Daniel Yergin, who asked Lund about how Europe looks at the US unconventional production boom predominantly fueled by… Keep reading →


From insomnia to an off-grid power system; Hurricane Sandy relief; modern art; doctoral degrees and community clean energy projects; these engineers are tackling some of today’s pressing energy challenges. Rob van Haaren and his friend Garrett Fitzgerald, Columbia University engineering students, became unexpected heroes in post-Sandy Far Rockaway, Queens, NY when they brought solar-generated electricity… Keep reading →

Views of the Cuadrilla Fracking Site At Balcombe

Natural gas’s environmental impact can be viewed in a positive light as a lower-emitting power generation source than coal or petroleum derivatives, or in a negative light as a source of methane emissions and driver of drilling activity. The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund and nine natural gas… Keep reading →

Government Leaders Attend Clean Energy Summit In Vegas

At a at Columbia University event on July 26, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz pointed out hydraulic fracturing’s central role in driving coal-to-gas switching in the power generation sector, the driving force behind faster-than-expect reductions in US carbon dioxide emissions. But he stressed that its climate benefits will not last indefinitely. “Is natural gas part of the… Keep reading →

Weak Durable Goods Report Suggest Economic Growth Slower Than Expected

Carbon dioxide emissions costs have been possibly the great ‘unpriced externality’ for the energy business for more than a decade. Companies have resisted complex and cumbersome government plans only to end up with regional patchworks and failed private pricing mechanisms for the greenhouse gas that scientists have held most directly responsible for the lion’s share of human-contributed… Keep reading →

Natural Gas Ship Enters Boston

Speakers at the Energy Information Administration Conference in Washington, DC this week addressed three critical questions raised by the prospect of US LNG exports: how much US gas will the global market take, what impact will US exports have on global prices, and will development of unconventional gas outside of North America have a dampening… Keep reading →

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The window for US exporters to enter the global LNG marketplace will not be open forever, so why is it taking so long to approve these projects? Several high-profile energy experts mulled this and other economic, geopolitical and environmental questions at a recent Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy gathering. The US Department of… Keep reading →

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