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May 20, 2013 Energy Exports Are Good!Source: Joe Nocera, NY Times
What first caught my eye was the op-ed article in The Wall Street Journal. Published in late February, it was written by Andrew N. Liveris, the chairman and chief executive of the Dow Chemical Company. Liveris, an Australian, has...
May 8, 2013 The electric car is far from dead (Commentary)
Staten Island Advance - This myth is partly my fault, perpetuated by the title of my 2006 documentary ... role in the turnaround. Soaring gas prices in 2008 got everyone complaining. U.S. manufacturers, stuck with large...
April 29, 2013 Chris Paine: Don't give up on electric cars
Monterey County Herald - about 20 percent for internal-combustion engines). Skeptics will cite a 2012 report from the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî as evidence that electric cars aren't as green as some people make...
April 25, 2013 By 2023, a Changed World in EnergySource: NY Times
If you could close your eyes for just a moment like Rip Van Winkle, and blink them open in 2023, you might see a very different energy world. Electric cars may be popular. Solar energy could be cheap enough that millions of...
April 22, 2013 Daring to Knock on the Boardroom DoorSource: Gretchen Morgenson, NY Times
STEVEN ROMICK didn’t set out to be a shareholder activist. As managing partner of First Pacific Advisors and overseer of the $11 billion FPA Crescent fund, Mr. Romick has more than enough on his plate. Keeping a low profile is...
April 12, 2013 The Carbon Tax Is OverratedSource: Bloomberg
It's easy to see why. The theoretical argument is convincing. Negative externalities -- social costs created, but not considered, in private transactions -- ought to be "internalized" through taxes on the activities in question....
April 4, 2013 Oil as a weapon of power
Trini Center - A potential obstacle to its rise as a global power is whether it can ensure a sufficient supply of energy to maintain economic stability, wrote Frank Umbach, a senior researcher at the German îCouncil on...
April 1, 2013 Spectra Energy Retreats on Methane IncidentSource: Mike Benard, featured commentator
Spectra Energy Corporation (NYSE:SE) was forced to backtrack on dismissive assertions it made about a nighttime incident at its huge natural gas compressor station in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, after persistent neighbors and a...
March 31, 2013 Gas plan could bring breath of fresher air
Des Moines Register - Both incidents appear to have occurred near a liquor store at 1401 Buchanan Ave., where a driver of a party bus dropped off a rowdy group following a fight on board, according to police reports.- 11:27 am >...
March 27, 2013 The sustainability of pipelinesSource: Toronto Sun
When it comes to producing, transporting and ultimately exporting Alberta oil to U.S. and Asian markets, the rhetoric is in high gear in Canada and the U.S. So it might be useful to take a hard look at our options in the hope of...
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