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Oil = Jobs and City Services

offshore drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 28, 2009

Suppose you were the manager of a coastal city and you had the opportunity to greatly increase funding for fire protection and other services without raising taxes on the citizenry. And suppose you could do it without harming the air, nearby beaches, or the water quality simply by allowing a company to produce more crude oil. 

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United States Since the 1970s Energy Crisis

domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 22, 2009

Here's an interesting question for you: What has the United States learned since the energy crises of the 1970s? 

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2010 Energy Outlook Survey

domestic energy  energy reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 21, 2009

Wondering when the recession will end? A survey of 100 chief financial officers (CFOs) at U.S. oil and natural gas exploration and production companies shows that 31 percent believe the business climate will improve in the second half of 2010, and 33 percent say the climate will be better between 2011 and 2012. 

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Doing Nothing is Not a Solution

domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 18, 2009

As we approach the end of year, it's time to take stock of 2009 and pause long enough in our holiday preparations to look forward to 2010. While none of us can predict the future--my snow globe doesn't double as a crystal ball--there are three organizations that have made projections of oil demand in the coming year.

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Climate Legislation: Workers Beware!

energy policy  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 17, 2009

The Wall Street Journal today published an editorial that explains the "dirty truth" about climate legislation such as the Waxman-Markey climate bill. In a few brief paragraphs, the editorial confirms what we've been saying on this blog for months--Waxman-Markey and similar bills could eliminate millions of jobs in the United States and them overseas.

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API Statistics Point Toward Economic Recovery

domestic energy  energy reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 16, 2009

API fuel demand statistics seem to indicate that the economy is recovering, albeit very slowly. According to API's Monthly Statistical Report for November, U.S. gasoline deliveries (a measure of demand) increased 1.5 percent over the same month a year ago, following a trend that has been nearly uninterrupted since June. Overall, domestic petroleum deliveries were down just 1 percent. 

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China Buys Oil and Gas; America Dithers

domestic energy  energy policy  energy reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 16, 2009

Have you ever wondered how other countries are preparing for their energy future? According to the Institute for Energy Research (IER), China is quietly investing in oil and natural gas supplies around the globe, including in North America, while the United States is hoping that wind and solar power will fuel the economy. 

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The Complexity of Climate Policy

domestic energy  energy policy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 15, 2009

Yesterday's events at the Copenhagen meeting and in Washington illustrated the difficulty in finding agreement on climate change policy. In Denmark, the United States and China came to an impasse over the monitoring and verification of promised carbon dioxide emission cuts. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 96 - Climate and Energy Policy: Moving?

domestic energy  energy policy  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 15, 2009

In this episode, I recap the recent Newsweek-sponsored panel discussion about proposed climate legislation on Capitol Hill. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P455#sthash.JyjnV09k.dpuf

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