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What Energy Progress Looks Like

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 26, 2012

Interesting piece by the Washington Post’s Robert Samuelson, analyzing America’s energy future in light of new government figures showing increased domestic oil and natural gas production:

“Despite big gains in energy efficiency and increases in ‘renewables’ (wind, solar, biofuels), fossil fuels will remain the mainstay of America’s energy system for years. In 2010, fossil fuel represented 83 percent of U.S. energy consumption, with oil at 37 percent, natural gas at 25 percent and coal at 21 percent. Although total energy use grows only 10 percent between 2010 and 2035, the fossil-fuel share stays high at 77 percent in 2035. Oil is 32 percent, natural gas 25 percent and coal 20 percent.”

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The Keystone XL’s Real Jobs Numbers

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Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 17, 2012

In an economy with more than 13 million Americans out of work, every potential new job matters, right? Wrong, according to some Keystone XL pipeline opponents.

Though the Keystone XL is the largest shovel-ready project around, the construction and permanent jobs it would create get little credit from people who oppose the pipeline or the Canadian oil sands crude it would carry – or both. This, from Natural Resources Defense Council President Frances Beinecke, is pretty representative:

“Rather than bringing us energy security, it will transport dirty Canadian oil through America's heartlands – for delivery to China and other countries. Rather than bringing us prosperity, it will leave us with a legacy of poisoned lands and waters. All for, at most, 100 permanent jobs?”

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What Would You Do?

taxes  keystone xl  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 13, 2012

Compelling video from the office of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner that cuts to the heart of the case for approving the Keystone XL pipeline project

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The White House’s Natural Gas/Manufacturing Connection

pennsylvania  ohio  north dakota  natural gas  keystone xl  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 12, 2012

From where we sit, a new White House report that gives substantial credit to natural gas production for recent growth in U.S. manufacturing looks pretty darn good. In this economy, lots of Americans surely would agree.

The report, “Investing in America: Building an Economy That Lasts,” notes the loss of 3 million manufacturing jobs from 2001-2007 – but then the addition of 334,000 of those jobs the past two years. That second number is due in no small part to the production of natural gas from shale through hydraulic fracturing. The White House:

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Starting the Energy Debate

vote 4 energy  taxes  state of american energy  earnings  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 5, 2012

Will Americans vote energy in 2012? We think they should, and API President and CEO Jack Gerard made a compelling argument for it yesterday at the second State of American Energy event in Washington, D.C.

Gerard’s speech was both an appeal and a signal. The appeal: America’s oil and natural gas industry believes there’s never been a better time for a fact-based debate on energy that focuses on ways to help make this country more energy self-reliant and more secure. The signal: API’s new Vote 4 Energy campaign is under way, designed to persuade American voters to be energy-issue voters in this election year.

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