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Blogosphere Buzz: Oil Industry Booms--in North Dakota

bakken formation  bakken shale  domestic energy  efficiency  north dakota 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 2, 2010

The blogosphere is buzzing about a recent Wall Street Journal editorial titled, "Oil Industry Booms--in North Dakota." The article discusses the state's recent economic prosperity as companies utilize advanced technologies to turn the Bakken Shale deposit into one of the fastest-growing oil-producing areas in the United States. 

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The New Energy Tour

access  efficiency  energy iq  energy reality  energytomorrow  renewable energy  technology innovation  energy tour  tech tour 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted March 1, 2010

Last week on EnergyTomorrow.org, we relaunched a portion of the site called the "Interactive Tech Tour," now simply known as the "Energy Tour." The Energy Tour allows visitors to learn more about different facets of the oil and natural gas industry by choosing from four different themes:

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New Game: Turn Your Home Into a Smart House!

conservation  efficiency  energy costs  energy iq  energy arcade 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 11, 2009

Yesterday, we launched our newest interactive--Smart House, a game that teaches players about energy efficiency and tests personal energy awareness.

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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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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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Energy and National Security

efficiency  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 14, 2009

How do you define the expression "energy security?" To many people, it means having a secure supply of energy to support the American way of life--ample gasoline for the car, heat for the home, and chemicals to make products used in households and hospitals throughout the United States.

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Did You Know? Technological Leaders

cogeneration  efficiency  energy tomorrow  energytomorrow  refineries  revenues  technology 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 8, 2009

You probably know that the oil and natural gas industry is one of the world's largest industries and that its revenues are significant. But did you know that the costs of providing consumers with the energy they need are massive as well?

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The Case For Oil Sands

canada  canadian oil sands  domestic energy  efficiency  energy  oil sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 31, 2009

In a recent op-ed in the Argus Leader, John Duff Erickson, professor emeritus at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, makes a strong case for continuing the development of Canadian oil sands. He notes that Canada is the largest supplier of oil to the United States, and Canadian oil is helping to bolster U.S. energy security. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P580#sthash.EeXPTYED.dpuf

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Oil Sands Emissions Comparable to Other Crude Oils

cogeneration  crude oil  domestic energy  efficiency  emissions  energy  oil sands 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 27, 2009

Two new independent studies commissioned by the Alberta Energy Research Institute (AERI) have found that emissions from producing, transporting and refining oil sands are not significantly higher than emissions from other forms of crude oil refined in the United States. The studies found that direct greenhouse gas emissions from oil-sands derived crude oils are generally 10 percent higher, but when cogeneration is taken into consideration, the difference disappears. 

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Debunking the Numbers

domestic energy  efficiency  energy  energy development  energy production  energy reality  exploration 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 23, 2009

Individuals who oppose U.S. oil and natural gas development often cite the following sentence: "The United States represents 5 percent of the world's population but uses 25 percent of the world's energy." 

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