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LCFS: 'Bait-and-Switch Energy Policy'

energy policy  oil sands  over regulation  pennsylvania 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 12, 2010

A recent Patriot-News op-ed authored by Michael Whatley of the Consumer Energy Alliance calls Pennsylvania's proposal to adopt a Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) "nothing more than a flawed bait-and-switch energy policy."

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Concern about Jobs Trumps Climate Worries

domestic energy  energy policy  epa 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 11, 2010

With the unemployment rate standing at 10 percent, concerns about the economy are trumping support for climate legislation. News reports from around the country indicate a growing unease with legislation or regulations that are aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions due to their potential impact on jobs.

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It Could Be Worse...

alaska  distribution  domestic energy  nebraska  north dakota 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 8, 2010

Many parts of the United States are experiencing an Arctic blast today. North Dakota could hit 50 degrees below zero, eastern Nebraska is likely to see temperatures as low as 35 below, while the Midwest and the Mid-Atlantic states have received a fresh layer of snow ranging from a foot to a few inches. In the Deep South, citrus growers have been scrambling to protect their trees from overnight temperatures in the 20s. 

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Pump Price Update

gasoline  prices  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 8, 2010

The record cold weather has helped to push up crude oil prices this week. When the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) closed yesterday, the price of oil stood at $82.66 a barrel. Because there are 42 gallons in a barrel of oil, this is equal to $1.97 per gallon. 

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EPA Ozone Standards Based on Politics, Not Science

epa  over regulation  ozone 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 7, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed to tighten U.S. ground-level ozone standards to protect people as well as plants. Under the new guidelines, the "primary" standard aimed at protecting public health would be reduced to 0.060 and 0.070 parts per million (ppm) measured over eight hours from the 0.075 ppm level set in March 2008.

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The Low-Carbon Fuel Folly

epa  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 7, 2010

In a move that should raise eyebrows across the country, the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) last week agreed to adopt a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vehicles and possibly from home heating-oil furnaces. Although on the surface this agreement might sound environmentally friendly, it's likely to do more harm than good.

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New Year's Resolution: Get Smart on Energy with College of Knowledge

education 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 6, 2010

As we begin a New Year, many of us think about New Year's resolutions. Some people want to find more time to exercise amid busy schedules, while others hope to learn more about a particular topic that interests them.

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FOX: "Shale, the New American Gold Rush"

natural gas  haynesville shale 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 5, 2010

As part of Fox News' "Job Hunt" series, today a segment aired aboutshale gas, calling it "the new American gold rush of the 21st century," and discussing how its development is creating jobs--even during this time of economic distress.

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Clean Diesel in Your Tank

air quality  environmental protection agency  epa  fuel  gasoline  ulsd  ultra low sulfur diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 5, 2010

The most massive fuel transition ever attempted in the United States has been occurring quite smoothly over the past few years without so much as a hiccup. It is the slow and steady movement from Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel that started in 2006 and will continue through 2014.

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