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New Rules for Life's Game

energy citizens  over regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 4, 2009

Three more Energy Citizens rallies were held on Thursday, Sept. 3. About 200 people attended the rally in Richmond, Virginia; 300 participated in the rally in Chester, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia; and 750 showed up in Detroit, Michigan, which was far more than anticipated. 

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Country of Origin

distribution  energy policy  ethanol  fuel  gasoline prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 3, 2009

A group that lobbies for ethanol wants consumers to know where their fuel come from, so it has asked Congress to require gasoline dealers to put labels on their pumps. According to The Hill, the ethanol group Growth Energy believes that consumers won't like where some of their fuel originates and are likely to prefer purchasing homegrown ethanol made from U.S. corn. 

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'Giant' Oil Discovery in the Gulf

drilling  energy citizens  energy policy  offshore drilling  technology  drillship 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 2, 2009

BP has announced a so-called "giant" oil discovery in the ultra-deep waters of the Gulf Mexico that might contain more than 3 billion barrels of oil. The discovery was made at the Tiber Prospect, which is about 250 miles southeast of Houston. As reported by Bloomberg, the well is the world's deepest exploratory well, drilled down to 35,055 feet, a distance that's greater than the height of Mount Everest.

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Alaskans for Jobs and Affordable Energy

alaska  climate bill  climate change  congress  energy citizens  energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey bill  rally 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 1, 2009

They wore hardhats and fluorescent orange safety vests, and their message was clear. These workers who demonstrated at yesterday's Energy Citizens rally in Anchorage, Alaska, want affordable energy and jobs.

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Tapping Virginia's Energy

access  domestic energy  energy  energy development  energy policy  mms  offshore drilling  outer continental shelf 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 1, 2009

In the heat of the gubernatorial campaign in Virginia, the Commonwealth's Speaker of the House is pushing the federal government to open the coastline to oil and natural gas development. Speaker William Howell has sent a letter to the Obama administration urging the leasing of 2.9 million acres of the Outer Continental Shelf along Virginia's coast by 2011.

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Look Out, Alaska!

alaska  climate bill  climate change  congress  energy citizens  energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 31, 2009

The 49th state in the Union is marked by its uniqueness. Alaska is the largest of all 50 states. It is the only state where the sun doesn't set in summer and doesn't rise far above the horizon in the winter. It contains some of America's largest oil and natural gas deposits, many of which remain untapped. And its residents could be more affected by the Waxman-Markey climate bill than many other U.S. citizens.

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Did You Know? Econ 101

demand  energy  energy costs  energy iq  gasoline prices  supply 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 31, 2009

Did you know that the laws of supply and demand have a huge impact on energy costs? 

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Democracy in Action

climate bill  climate change  congress  energy citizens  energy policy  over regulation  rally  waxman-markey bill  gasoline costs  nashville 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 28, 2009

If you ever want to see democracy in action, attend an Energy Citizens rally for jobs and affordable energy. Thursday, at the rally in Tampa, Florida, 175 people of all ages came together in hopes of sending a message to their elected officials in Tallahassee and Washington. 

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Discussion on Oil Sands Continues

canada  domestic energy  energy  energy development  oil sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 27, 2009

Some online discussion has emerged from bloggers who recently toured the ConocoPhillips and Syncrude oil sands operations in Alberta, Canada

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Passion for America

climate bill  climate change  congress  energy citizens  energy policy  gasoline costs  nashville  over regulation  rally  waxman-markey bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 26, 2009

When she was asked why she decided to attend the Energy Citizens rally in Nashville, the woman in the white sweater said simply, "passion." And Tonya Jones' passion showed when she got onto the stage and explained that she is a small business owner who can't afford the provisions in the House-passed climate bill

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