Energy Policy

How Coal Pollution Harms Your Lungs

The American Lung Association shows what the US stands to gain from cleaner air.

How to Bring a Plane Down: FAA Greens Landings

The next time you fly, during the landing, you probably won’t think you are crashing but you may feel something a bit different.  The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is changing the way planes land in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.  The FAA is straightening the descent path instituting a process called Continuous Descent Approach (CDA).

Big Oil "Hearts Clean Air"...Or Not

Stickers handed out by the American Petroleum Institute imitate green slogans while obscuring their true purpose.

How Clean Air Makes Money

A new report by the Environmental Protection Agency shows how the Clean Air Act saves money and lives.

Oil, Addiction and Recovery

Most energy regulation is aimed at electricity production and emissions.  The U.S.

Natural Gas, Hydrofracking it Up for the Rest of Us

“Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers”, published in The New York Times, Sunday, February 27, 2011, reports on the public and environmental health impact of hydrofracking and the pursuit of natural gas.  Public water sources are being contaminate

Wind, Wind, Blow Away

Wind has been powering mankind for thousands of years.  Gentle and clean, a warm breeze embraces and provides clean electricity.  But the wind is whipping into an icy storm of dissent when people and turbines are forced to live next to each other day-in and day-out.

Will Events in the Middle East Spark a Renewable Energy Revolution?

One area of the financial markets most impacted by recent events in the Middle East and North Africa is the price of crude oil.  Since the majority of global crude reserves are concentrated in this part of the world, political unrest or disruption to production can often send prices soaring.

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