fossil fuel

Katie Coleman

Hydropower and Climate Change in Friday Fastbreak

From hydropower to the fossil fuel industry, catch up on the latest energy news in this week’s Friday Fastbreak. U.S. Looks to Hydropower to Cut Dependency on Coal A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy suggests that the country can reduce its reliance on coal and, thus, lower greenhouse gas emissions, by embracing […]

RP Siegel

Is There a Link Between Fracking and Earthquakes?

The U.S. has been experiencing a domestic fossil fuel boom. Natural gas withdrawals have grown by 23 percent since 2000 – that’s an increase of 5.6 million cubic feet per year. Domestic oil production is up a similar percentage since 2007, largely because of advances in technology.

Dan Reed

The Supreme Court Decision That Will Affect Americans Most Has Nothing to Do with Same-Sex Marriage

Lost among all the hoo-ha that surrounded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions last month regarding same-sex marriage is the fact that the High Court effectively declared E15 is legal in the United States. Like most other people, you’re probably asking, “What’s E15?” In fact, you might be asking that even if you work in or […]

Dan Reed

Energy Boom is Like a Rock Concert That’s Too Good to Pass Up

If someone were to offer you two tickets for the handsome sum of $500 each to a concert featuring a dream lineup of U2, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Earth Wind and Fire, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Heart, The Moody Blues, The Grateful Dead, The Who, Crosby Stills […]

Dan Reed

Hey, New York Times: This Oil Will Find a Market Somewhere

The New York Times has spoken (again), so it must be true: If the Keystone XL pipeline’s critical leg from the Canadian border to Kansas isn’t completed, most of the synthetic oil gleaned from the thick goo mined in in northern Alberta won’t find a market anywhere else. But that begs the question of why […]