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Energy Crunch: Clean energy gains ground

Ever since oil and gas prices started to plunge, speculation that cheaper fossil fuels would mean a serious setback for renewables has been rife.

Hype, Broken Promises, and Shales

The term shale revolution has been used so much that it almost has no meaning anymore.

Tanking Asia Gas Prices Makes BC LNG 'Not Viable,' Expert Says

A liquified natural gas industry, as currently promoted by British Columbia's Liberal government, is not viable at current natural gas prices, and the proposed industry tax regime actually "gives a subsidy to the LNG industry," according to a royalty expert.

Low Prices Driving Record U.S. Crude Oil Exports Despite Crude Oil Export Ban

As the oil industry cries poverty due to low oil prices in an effort to justify its attempts to lift all restrictions on exporting crude oil produced in the U.S., it is helpful to remember that this is an industry that was demanding tax breaks for oil production even when, in 2013, the top 5 …

Shale Gas Lobby Backfires in Pennsylvania

Tom Corbett became the only GOP incumbent governor not re-elected for a second term in the recent 2014 mid-term elections. Backed by the powerful oil and gas industry, it appears this overwhelming industry support may have cost Corbett a second term.

Tight oil boom can explain only part of drop in US oil product imports

This analysis shows that only around one quarter of a drop of 1.7 mb/d since 2005/06 can be explained by the tight oil boom.

U.S. Advises Oil Companies How to Break The Law, Approves LNG Despite Fracking Fallacy Debate

It is wrong to offer oil companies a regulatory solution that borders on illegality when it would be right to debate the Energy Policy and Conservation Act and reach a clear course of action.

David Hughes Weighs In on The Fracking Fallacy Debate

The Fracking Fallacy debate is important because it casts doubt on the reliability of government estimates of our natural gas supply.  If U.S. gas production is in decline by the early 2020s as described in the Nature article, or sooner as I suspect, then important policy …

Fracking Fracas: The Trouble with Optimistic Shale Gas Projections by the U.S. Department of Energy

The implications of the EIA being wrong on its projections of cheap and abundant gas for decades are considerable.

As New York Bans Fracking, Calls for Moratorium in Pennsylvania Grow Stronger

Some environmental advocates are calling for Pennsylvania to undertake a similar review to New York's.

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