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Climate Debate Heats Up in the Senate

climate change  climate legislation  congress  energy  energy bill  energy policy  over regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 8, 2009

This week, the Senate began discussions on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, climate legislation that narrowly passed in the House last month. As a recent New York Times article mentions, this week and the remainder of the month will be a busy time on the Hill with a number of hearings taking place before the weeks of July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7--weeks Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) set aside for the bill's mark up. To follow the discussion, you can watch yesterday's Environment & Public Works Committee hearing.

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Energy Saved is Energy Found

chevron  cogeneration  efficiency  energy  energy generator 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 7, 2009

The greatest "new" energy source available today is the reduced demand brought about by greater energy efficiency. It's the cleanest, quickest and most cost-effective way to extend today's energy supply into the future. It's wise to practice energy efficiency, and the oil and natural gas industry is doing its part.

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Breathe Deeply

air quality  domestic energy  efficiency  energy  fuel  technology innovation  ulsd  ultra-low sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 7, 2009

Despite what you may have heard, the nation's air quality has improved markedly over the past several years. And part of the air quality improvement can be attributed to a major change in diesel fuel.

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Anti-Oil Bias Continued...

access  energy  energy policy  obama  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 6, 2009

In a post last month, I talked about columnist Robert Samuelson's view on an Obama administration anti-oil bias. And in a recent Las Vegas Review-Journal op-ed, it seems that former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts shares a similar perspective. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P610#sthash.cUd2Uhop.dpuf

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What's Your Energy IQ?

supply  oil company ownership  energy reality  energy iq  energy demand  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 2, 2009

Over the last few days, we've asked you a number of energy-related questions about topics such as energy demand, supply, taxes and oil company ownership. Now it's truly time to put your knowledge to the test: - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P610#sthash.cUd2Uhop.dpuf

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Energy IQ, Day 4: Who Owns 'Big Oil?

stock ownership  energy reality  energy iq  energy  earnings 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 2, 2009

When oil companies do well, who benefits? Is it solely the companies' management? Or do average investors benefit as well? Consider this question:

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No Federal Role for Hydraulic Fracturing

domestic energy  energy  energy policy  ground water protection council  hydraulic fracturing  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 1, 2009

On the surface, the companion bills introduced into the U.S. House and Senate seem quite benign. They propose to regulate hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Drinking Water Act, adding federal oversight to the oil and natural gas field process. In actuality, they could be an economic disaster waiting to happen. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P610#sthash.cUd2Uhop.dpuf

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Energy IQ, Day 3: Fueling Our Nation's Economy

energy reality  energy iq survey  energy iq 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 1, 2009

The oil and natural gas industry makes many important contributions to the U.S. economy, but specifically: - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P615#sthash.mWkaeH2s.dpuf

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Energy IQ, Day 2: Where Does Our Energy Come From?

supply  over regulation  imports  energy iq survey  energy iq  energy  domestic energy  demand  canada 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 30, 2009

Oil and natural gas are found all over the world in varying amounts, and throughout history, about one trillion barrels of oil have been produced. While about one-third of our oil is produced domestically, where does our imported oil come from? - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P615#sthash.mWkaeH2s.dpuf

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Energy IQ, Day 1: Meeting Future Energy Demand

fossil fuels  energy reality  energy iq survey  energy iq  energy demand  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 29, 2009

Looking ahead to the future, there's no doubt that we'll need more energy in the United States and around the world. Given expected global economic and population growth, time and again economists have said that energy efficiency improvements alone will not be enough to meet this future demand. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P615#sthash.mWkaeH2s.dpuf

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