An oil well in the middle of a corn field near Cottonwood, Illinois. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Mark Lynas has spent the last decade or so researching and writing about global warming, and his work has been especially important in detailing the real dangers posed by rising temperatures. His 2007 book Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet won the Royal Society’s Science Book Prize. But Lynas has become a controversial figure among greens for his support… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) new Annual Energy Outlook for 2015 contains a number of stats, charts and projections, but you could boil them down to a couple of important points. First, oil and natural gas are and will continue to be the foundation of an all-of-the-above energy approach that’s key to continued U.S.… Keep reading →

Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country

Canada’s premiers – most of them, anyway – gathered in Quebec City this week to talk climate. But host Philippe Couillard, premier of Quebec, said provincial and territorial leaders can’t do it all on their own. “(W)e call upon the federal government right now to start working with us, first technically, then with the ministers,… Keep reading →

President Obama Visits Largest Photovoltaic Plant In U.S. In Nevada

President Obama announced a new program that reflects his conviction that climate change poses one of the greatest threats to future generations. The “Solar Ready Vets” program aims to train 75,000 workers, including veterans, to enter the solar industry by 2020. The Department of Energy will join the Pentagon to run the training program which… Keep reading →

9HA gas turbine in validation test stand

The first natural gas-fired turbine for US power generation and one of today’s state-of-the-art designs currently live a couple hundred yards apart on GE’s massive 413-acre Greenville, South Carolina campus. The fact that both machines convert natural gas into electricity is pretty much where the similarities end. The first gas turbine used for electric utility… Keep reading →

China Daily Life - Pollution

A top Chinese weather scientist told the Xinhua news agency that climate change could be a serious threat. It was a rare admission for a Chinese official, while the government has acknowledged global warming, it does not usually elaborate on potential problems from climate change. Temperature rises in China had already been higher than the… Keep reading →

21st-Century Energy

President Obama Speaks On Iran Nuclear Deal

The language of issue activism can have drawbacks. Sound bites charged with political activism seldom set the stage for useful policy discussions. The White House recently earned four “Pinocchios” from the Washington Post’s FactChecker for mirroring the anti-Keystone XL talk heard from those who want the U.S. to stop using oil. Similarly, in a climate… Keep reading →


Wrightspeed Powertrains of San Jose, California is a pioneer in developing hybrid-electric powertrains for heavy duty trucks. This next-generation design provides superior power, performance, fuel efficiency, and the lowest emissions for heavy duty trucks that operate in some of the most challenging and fuel-guzzling applications. There are many advantages to hybrid-electric vehicles that are beginning… Keep reading →

Beijing Enveloped In Heavy Smog

Two Chinese entrepreneurs became billionaires earlier this week when their companies rose exponentially on the prospect of new pollution laws after a Chinese documentary similar to “An Inconvenient Truth”. “Zhang Kaiyuan, chairman of Beijing SPC Environment Protection Tech Co., has a net worth of $1.1 billion, while Ao Xiaoqiang, chairman of Beijing SDL Technology Co.,… Keep reading →

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

President Obama, in an interview with a North Dakota television station, explaining why he continues to delay the Keystone XL pipeline: “Part of the reason North Dakota has done so well is because we’ve very much been promoting domestic U.S. energy use. I’ve already said I’m happy to look at increasing pipeline production for U.S. oil.… Keep reading →

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