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Kerry-Boxer Hearings: Day 1

climate bill  climate legislation  congress  efficiency  environment and public works committee  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 27, 2009

In the first of a series of Senate hearings about the Kerry-Boxer climate bill today, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mt.) said he has "serious reservations" about the bill's "overall direction."

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Groups Urge Congress: Avoid Energy Taxes

congress  energy policy  energy taxes  labor unions  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 26, 2009

Members of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee, which includes API along with fifteen labor unions, have written to senior members of Congress encouraging them to support tax policies that will protect and encourage the development of quality U.S. jobs, while at the same time fortifying our nation's energy and economic security. 

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Is Anyone Listening?

climate  climate bill  climate change  congress  distribution  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  kerry-boxer  natural gas  taxes  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 23, 2009

More voices are speaking out against the climate legislation being considered on Capitol Hill. Here's a sampling of some of the statements and studies that have been in the news during the past couple of days.

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Poll: Fewer Americans Support Climate Legislation

climate  climate bill  climate change  climate legislation  efficiency  energy  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  kerry-boxer  kerry-boxer bill  waxman-markey  waxman-markey bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 22, 2009

House and Senate leaders are continuing to push for climate legislation despite the fact that far fewer people believe that global warming is a serious problem, according to a new survey released today by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. The survey, conducted among 1,500 adults from Sept. 30-Oct. 4, shows that 35 percent of respondents believe global warming is very serious as compared with 44 percent in April 2008. 

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Relive the THUMS Experience

access  domestic drilling  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  offshore drilling  thums islands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 22, 2009

As I've discussed on this blog, I recently traveled with a group of bloggers to visit man-made islands where drilling for oil and natural gas occurs in coastal waters--the THUMS Islands in Long Beach, CA. 

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Industry Barometer

baker hughes  drilling rigs  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  onshore  rig count 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 22, 2009

One of the most reliable barometers of drilling activity is the Baker Hughes rig count. Since 1944, Baker Hughes, an oil services company that produces drill bits, has been issuing weekly counts of U.S. and Canadian rotary drilling rigs that are actively drilling for oil and natural gas. The weekly figures are released at noon on the last day of the work week and are regular features in many energy industry magazines and newsletters. 

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Storing Carbon

carbon dioxide  co2  emissions  energy tomorrow  carbon capture  carbon storage  co2 emissions  enhanced oil recovery 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 21, 2009

The Weyburn oil field in southern Saskatchewan is the largest greenhouse gas storage facility in Canada. Under a project sponsored by the International Energy Agency, academic institutions and industry partners, the oil field is being injected with carbon dioxide (CO2) piped from a North Dakota coal gasification plant. By injecting CO2 into the oil-bearing rock formation, it's believed that the oil field's life could be extended by 25 years while providing storage for 20 million tons of CO2. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 92 - Ben Lieberman on Sky-High Gas Prices

demand  domestic access  domestic drilling  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  energytomorrow radio  gas prices  gasoline prices  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 20, 2009

In this episode, Jane Van Ryan interviews the Heritage Foundation's Ben Lieberman, senior policy analyst on energy and the environment, on his recent paper, "Five Things Congress and the President Are Doing to Bring Back Sky-High Gas Prices." 

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