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May 3, 2012 New York's Fracking Math Problems

Source: Huff Post

It's puzzling for some of us to reconcile the continuing rise of gasoline prices with the current boom in domestic oil and natural gas production. We were promised "drill baby drill" was the answer to cheap gas. But as economist...

May 3, 2012 Its last nuclear reactor going offline, Japan takes tentative steps toward renewable energy

Source: Washington Post

TOKYO — Another long, stupefyingly hot summer is looming for Japan just as it shuts down its last operating nuclear power reactor, worsening a squeeze on electricity and adding urgency to calls for a green energy revolution.

May 2, 2012 Energy company: We didn't cause 3200 deaths

Source: NY Daily News

Energy giant American Electric Power is disputing an environmental group's study that finds air pollution from the company's 26 coal-fired plants caused as many as 3,200 deaths and more than 20,000 asthma attacks last year.

May 2, 2012 N.C. regulators support fracking, but report calls for safeguards

Source: News Observer

State regulators Tuesday issued a long-awaited analysis of fracking, reiterating that the mining method can be done safely in North Carolina, despite overwhelming public opposition to the natural gas extraction technique. The...

May 2, 2012 Special Report: Inside Chesapeake, CEO ran $200 million hedge fund

Source: Reuters

As chairman and CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp, Aubrey McClendon has been a powerhouse in the vast U.S. natural gas market, directing the company's multibillion dollar energy-trading operation and setting output targets for...

May 2, 2012 America's clean energy policies need a reality check


In the fast-globalizing clean-energy industry, the US should press its advantage in engineering, high-value manufacturing, installation and finance, writes Stanford researcher Jeffrey Ball. Credit: NAIT/Creative Commons

May 1, 2012 Was a Libyan Oil Man's Death in Vienna Connected with Corruption Probes?

Source: Time

The body found floating in the Danube in Vienna on Sunday might have been the opening scene of a spy thriller: The dead man turned out to have been a pivotal figure from an oil-rich dictatorship that collapsed seven months ago...

May 1, 2012 BP Profit Falls as Oil Spill Still Takes Its Toll

Source: CNBC

Oil producer BP reported a bigger-than-expected drop in profits on Tuesday, despite an increase in crude prices, as production fell after it was forced to sell fields to pay for the oil spill.

May 1, 2012 Fracking Sand Threatens Gas Well Workers, Researcher Says

Source: BusinessWeek

Sand dust created from the hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from rock is one of the most dangerous threats to workers at wells blossoming across the U.S., a government safety researcher said.

May 1, 2012 United States Leads World in Exports of Ethanol

Source: PR Newswire

HOUSTON - Hart Energy 's newly released study, U.S. & Brazil Ethanol Outlook to 2022, finds the United States has vaulted over Brazil to lead the world in the export of ethanol, ...

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