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Embracing All Forms of Energy

demand  domestic energy  eia  energy consumption  energy demand  energy information administration  energy policy  energy reality  oil consumption  rhetoric vs reality  natural gas consumption  world energy demand 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 29, 2010

Before anyone--including each U.S. lawmaker--engages in a meaningful discussion about energy policy, it's important to understand the facts. Although this might seem to be an obvious point, it's one that shouldn't be overlooked especially during this fall's lame duck congressional session. 

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Oil Promotes Life, Health, Well Being

climate  domestic energy  energy reality  fossil fuels  natural gas  internal combustion engine  weather 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 24, 2010

It's fair to say that the ongoing debate over oil lacks balance. In recent years, oil--a naturally-occurring energy resource--has been accused of being addictive, blamed for changing the climate, chastised for despoiling the environment and criticized for enabling the internal combustion engine.

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"Oil Addict" or Intelligent Consumer?

domestic energy  energy demand  energy reality  natural gas  oil demand  rhetoric vs reality  oil products  oil 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 29, 2010

Last week, I read a very interesting and thoughtful blog post by Michael Lynch of MasterResource that discusses the concept of and rhetoric behind "oil addiction."

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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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The Ethanol Urban Myth

alternative energy  alternatives  diesel  e15  energy policy  energy reality  ethanol  fuel blend  blend wall  flexible fuel vehicles  house agriculture committee  house agriculture committee bioenergy forum 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 23, 2010

Last weekend I was having a very pleasant conversation with my neighbors when the subject turned to the oil spill and the need for alternative energy. One neighbor said, "The oil companies don't want us to use alternative energy so they've bought all of the best technologies.

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Oil Spill Shouldn't Cloud Energy Facts

bp  climate bill  eia  energy reality  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  oil spill  oil spill cleanup  oil spill investigations  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 3, 2010

At a speech at Carnegie Mellon University yesterday, President Obama called the Gulf oil spill a "catastrophe" and pushed for a climate bill and higher taxes on oil companies to pay for "clean energy research and development." Mr. Obama added, "The next generation will not be held hostage to energy sources from the last century. We will not move back. America will move forward." 

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Gasoline Production at Record Levels

api monthly statistics report  crude oil  crude oil production  diesel fuel  domestic energy  energy reality  gasoline  gasoline demand  gasoline production  refineries  ulsd  ultra-low sulfur diesel  distillate demand  refinery gasoline production  us crude oil production 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 21, 2010

API reported today that April gasoline production climbed to 9.1 million barrels per day, which is the highest level ever for April and second highest level for any month on record, according to the Monthly Statistical Report.

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Opinion Leaders Cite Benefits of Offshore Drilling

deepwater horizon  domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality  gulf oil spill  Jack Gerard  offshore drilling  offshore energy  offshore safety 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 20, 2010

Whenever this nation is confronted by a major incident such as theGulf oil spill, opinion-leaders step forward to offer their thoughts in print and online op-ed pages. Their comments are often thought-provoking and informative.

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