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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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Interior Secretary Salazar Speaks in Copenhagen

energy policy  over regulation  technology innovation 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted December 14, 2009

Last week, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar delivered the keynote address at the U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen.

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Op-ed: Carbon Creep

energy policy  epa  ghg  over regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 14, 2009

There's more talk of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) endangerment finding and the agency's related efforts to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a Forbes article authored by Brian Wingfield. 

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Retail Gas Price Update

energy reality  gasoline  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 11, 2009

If you're planning to hit the road this weekend for seasonal travel, you're likely to find that gasoline prices are slightly lower. According to AAA statistics, the average price of gasoline dropped for the fifth time in the last six days on Thursday. It fell by 0.6 cent, making the average price $2.623 per gallon. 

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A False Choice

energy policy  epa  north dakota  over regulation  texas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 10, 2009

At least two states are objecting to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) endangerment finding. As reported earlier this week, this finding paves the way for EPA regulators to restrict carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. 

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Jobs for Virginia

domestic energy  energy policy  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 9, 2009

In an op-ed from today's Richmond Times-Dispatch, former Congressman Charlie Stenholm (D-TX) describes the potential benefits of offshore drilling to Virginia. Citing studies, he says offshore development would create about 1,900 new jobs and generate nearly $19.5 billion in revenues to federal, state and local governments. About $3 billion would go into the Virginia treasury over a period of 30 years, where it could be used to pay for hospitals, schools, roads and public safety.

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Oil and Natural Gas Jobs in Your State

domestic energy  natural gas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 9, 2009

As we've discussed on this blog, America's oil and natural gas industry supports more than 9 million jobs in every U.S. state--and one of them may be yours.

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