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Oil Sands Emissions Comparable to Other Crude Oils

cogeneration  crude oil  domestic energy  efficiency  emissions  energy  oil sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 27, 2009

Two new independent studies commissioned by the Alberta Energy Research Institute (AERI) have found that emissions from producing, transporting and refining oil sands are not significantly higher than emissions from other forms of crude oil refined in the United States. The studies found that direct greenhouse gas emissions from oil-sands derived crude oils are generally 10 percent higher, but when cogeneration is taken into consideration, the difference disappears. 

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Your State and the Climate Bill

domestic energy  emissions  energy  energy policy  over regulation  research  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 17, 2009

As we've noted several times on this blog, the costs and job losses that could be caused by the House-passed climate bill are quite large--almost too large to fully comprehend. Therefore, API has produced a series of brief papers that break down the bill's impact on a state-by-state basis.

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Cap-and-Trade Deal 'Inequitable'

congress  energy  energy policy  epa  greenhouse gas emissions  waxman-markey bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 15, 2009

Members of Congress trying to hammer out a bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have reached agreement on the distribution of valuable carbon dioxide permits.

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Climate Change and the Law

clean air act  climate change  congress  emissions  energy  energy policy  epa  Jack Gerard  over regulation  endangered species act 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 12, 2009

Congress has passed thousands of laws during its long history and frequently, questions are raised about how to interpret them.

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