Natural Resources Defense Council

San Francisco Career Fair Helps Military Veterans Find Jobs

The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance,… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Devon has agreed to pay GeoSouthern Energy $6 billion for assets in the Eagle Ford shale that currently produce 53,000 barrels per day of oil equivalent and hold recoverable resources of 400 million boe, most of that proved reserves. [Devon] Oil and gas producer Cabot  will pay a $975,000 civil penalty and spend an estimated… Keep reading →

EPA Proposes Changes To Ethanol Mandate In Gasoline

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposal for mandated levels of renewable fuels blended into gasoline and diesel on Friday. The proposal aims to find a balance between encouraging the continued growth of the biofuels sector and avoiding blending more ethanol into the motor fuel pool than some engines can safely handle. Production… Keep reading →

Chicago Hit With Protests Leading Up To NATO Summit

A recent report by consultancy IHS Cera takes aim at common arguments against development of Canadian oil sands, but acknowledges the need for continued – and improved – environmental monitoring and regulation. Groups opposed to construction of the Keystone XL pipeline frequently feature the following claims on their websites: that the pipeline will not enhance… Keep reading →

U.S. Navy Sets Destroyers On Standby For Possible Strike On Syria

Could implementing a widespread change in energy use be as simple as educating leadership? The US Navy’s top-down structure may provide an effective means of implementing broad, sweeping changes to energy use in one of the country’s largest institutions. The Naval Postgraduate School’s Energy Academic Group and Cebrowski Institute hosted a five-day training course for Naval… Keep reading →

Obama Administration Authorizes EPA To Tighten Regulation Of Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its proposal for Clean Air Act standards to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants on Friday. The agency also announced that it has begun coordinating with state and local governments, industries and non-profit organizations to establish carbon dioxide emissions standards for existing power plants. “Power plants are the… Keep reading →

High Oil Prices Continue To Drive Gas Prices Steadily Upwards

Regulation of the energy sector tends to lag technological developments. This has been an underlying issue in heated debates about the safety and dangers of hydraulic fracturing, and whether it should be regulated at the federal level. A group of energy experts convened at for an online discussion of how waste produced during the… Keep reading →

Electricity Prices To Rise Due To Renewable Energy Investments

Any newcomer to the world of clean energy might become quickly lost in the maze of various renewable sources, technologies, incentive programs, efficiency opportunities, and other complexities in what is a very large – and often fragmented – part of the energy landscape. Below are some invaluable resources that offer helicopter-view insights into clean energy… Keep reading →

Germany Debates Renewable Energy Investements

In the wake of President Obama’s speech last week about a Climate Action Plan that would seek to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, opponents of new emissions standards have warned of the potential negative impact on electricity costs and economic growth. The Natural Resources Defense Council has sought to counter those claims with the… Keep reading →

President Obama Speaks At Southern Site Of The Keystone Oil Pipeline

Importing Canadian heavy oil via the Keystone XL pipeline may represent a more environmentally friendly option than crude from other sources, according to panelists at the New York Energy Week Oil and Gas Market Perspectives breakfast on Tuesday, hosted by CME Group. Environmentalists frequently cite the environmental footprint of Canada’s “tar sands” as a primary… Keep reading →

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