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Climate & Energy

Bill McKibben: Blame Canada!

Bill McKibben has it in for Canada. In a new article in The New Republic, he calls it "one of the earth's most irresponsible nations," admonishes liberals that they need to find a new country to dream of emigrating to, …

Oil

Why selling off the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a good idea

Here's how releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve can lower gas prices and help get the U.S. off of oil.

Climate & Energy

Why tapping the strategic petroleum reserve is a bad idea

When it comes to oil, this is what the U.S. looks like to the rest of the world   The Obama administration has decided over the next two months to release 60 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum …

Climate & Energy

Pipeline industry funded two-thirds of pipeline safety studies

Wondering whether natural gas and oil transportation pipelines are safe? Why not ask a neutral objective party -- like, say, the pipeline industry? The federal government’s Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is supposed to study and regulate pipeline safety. But …

Oil

Pump fiction: U.S. gas is artificially cheap

What's the true price of gasoline? This animated feature from the Center for Investigative Reporting explores the external costs of oil use in the US.

Business & Technology

How oil and gas companies that deny climate change are adapting to it anyway

Next to agriculture, the industry most vulnerable to climate change is, arguably, the extraction of the very fossil fuels that are causing it, says Michael Cote at GOOD. And while this industry is spending millions to deny that climate change …

Business & Technology

Russia building floating nuclear power plants to unlock Arctic oil

Climate & Energy

Humanity's energy dilemma in three easy charts

According to a new report from BP, our current energy path leads to catastrophe, and it's hard to even envision a scenario in which catastrophe is avoided.

Climate & Energy

Three energy developments that are changing your life — and not in a good way

This essay was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with Tom’s kind permission. Here’s the good news about energy: Thanks to rising oil prices and deteriorating economic conditions worldwide, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that global oil …