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BP Gets Pass From Obama Administration To Potentially Pollute Lake Michigan

May 21, 2010 at 08:52 | Wayne Madsen

The Obama administration, already charged with providing political cover for BP in the Gulf of Mexico mega-oil disaster, is also charged with allowing BP to renege on agreements between the…

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U.S. Utility Executives Disappointed in Obama’s First Year, Survey Says

May 19, 2010 at 20:04 | Darrell Delamaide

Four-fifths of energy utility executives in a recent survey said they were dissatisfied with the first year of the Obama administration, citing a lack of tangible and actionable policy and…

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EIA’s Energy Outlook for 2010 Reveals Disturbing Figures

May 15, 2010 at 09:02 | Robert Rapier

The Energy Information Administration just released their Annual Energy Outlook for 2010: Annual Energy Outlook 2010 It is about 220 pages long, and therefore I haven’t had a chance…

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Environmental Markets at Centre of Chesapeake Clean-Up Plan

May 14, 2010 at 10:51 | Environmental Finance

In a ground-breaking initiative that could trigger a new era in ecosystem markets, the Obama administration issued an executive order yesterday to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay, the US’s…

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American Power Act by Sens. Kerry/Lieberman

May 13, 2010 at 17:20 | Editorial Dept

Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) released their climate and clean-energy legislation yesterday. Sen. Kerry said the bill is essential for the United States to remain globally competitive…

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Russia Staking it’s Claim on Arctic energy

May 10, 2010 at 09:02 | Peter C. Glover

When Vladimir Putin calls for international dialogue and personally attends the resulting conference, you know Russia means business. Whether the intention is that the international cards are dealt fairly…

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US Climate Bill Plunged Into Chaos

May 08, 2010 at 08:53 | Carbon Finance

Shocked at the stunning turn of events that led to the collapse of a tri-partisan effort to produce an energy and climate proposal in the US Senate, many carbon market…

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Vanishing Uranium Resources

May 07, 2010 at 08:37 | Dave Forest

There was a mysterious disappearance of uranium in South Australia last week. Uranium mining hopeful PepinNini Minerals reported a new resource estimate on its Crocker Well project. And something was…

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Leaked EC paper reveals €81bn cost of Reducing Emissions by 30%

May 07, 2010 at 08:23 | Carbon Finance

Increasing the EU’s 2020 emissions reduction target to 30% below 1990 levels would add an extra €33 billion ($42.5 billion), or 0.2% of GDP, to the final bill, according to…

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Changing Oil Consumption Habits: Fuel Efficiency in Light Vehicles

Apr 20, 2010 at 19:00 | James Hamilton

I recently highlighted grounds for pessimism about the ease with which the U.S. could significantly change our oil consumption habits. Here I highlight some interesting new research by U.C. Davis…

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