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Making Clean Energy 'Profitable' - At Whose Expense?

alternative energy  domestic energy  energy legislation  energy policy  energy reality  fossil fuels  ghg emissions  green energy  obama  renewable energy  renewables  rhetoric vs reality  climate bill  climate legislation  energy and climate legislation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 30, 2010

Members of the U.S. Senate met with President Obama at the White House Tuesday to discuss next steps for energy and climate legislation. In a statement, the White House called the meeting "constructive" and released information about the president's comments: 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 111 - Myths and Regulations Surrounding Air Quality

air quality  clean air act  emissions  environmental protection agency  epa  ghg  greenhouse gas emissions 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 29, 2010

In today's episode, I interview Rich Trzupek, a principal consultant at Mostardi Platt Environmental, about the myths and regulations surrounding air quality in the United States and how both affect the economy.

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Climate Concerns Delay Onshore Leases

blm  domestic energy  energy policy  epa  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas emissions  onshore 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 12, 2010

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is delaying an April 13 oil and natural gas lease sale covering 91,000 acres in Montana, and North and South Dakota to study energy development's climate impact. The decision follows a legal settlement we mentioned in March, in which environmentalists challenged the lease sale under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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Environmentalists Should Support Offshore Drilling

domestic energy  efficiency  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas emissions  offshore drilling  offshore platforms 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 7, 2010

Eric Smith, a professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, is calling on his "fellow environmentalists to reassess their stand on offshore oil."

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EPA's Car Rule Triggers New GHG Regulations

air quality  clean air act  energy policy  epa  epa regulations  greenhouse gas emissions  over regulation  dot  vehicle efficiency standards 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 1, 2010

Today the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly issued the so-called "Car Rule." The rule orders vehicle manufacturers to raise efficiency standards to 34.1 miles per gallon for the combined industry-wide fleet for the 2016 model year.

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API Files Suit Against EPA's New Biofuels Rule

biofuels  diesel fuel  epa  ghg emissions  over regulation  renewable fuel standard 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 29, 2010

API today filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its handling of the federal Renewable Fuel Standard 2 (RFS2) rule. 

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Study: Industry Investment Reduces GHG Emissions

climate change  efficiency  epa  greenhouse gas emissions  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 26, 2010

While members of Congress have been considering proposals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), the oil and natural gas industry has been investing in technologies that have reduced GHGs from its facilities and processes. 

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E15: Not Ready for Prime Time

e15  emissions  environmental protection agency  epa  ethanol  fuel blends  gasoline blends  vehicle emissions 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 16, 2010

If you fill up your own gasoline tank, you've probably seen the signs on gasoline pumps that read: "This product may contain up to 10 percent ethanol."

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Pressure Increases to Stop the EPA GHG Regulations

air quality  clean air act  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  epa regulations  ghg emissions  greenhouse gas emissions  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 10, 2010

Two more letters were sent to Capitol Hill late this afternoon, asking Congress to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from moving forward with greenhouse gas regulations

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