Politics

Trump to leave Paris Climate Accord: Reuters

Trump to leave Paris Climate Accord: Reuters

Paris Climate Accord pullout will deepen the rift with US allies According to a story by Reuters, President Donald Trump plans to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord.  The move is expected to further alienate US allies already wary of Trump. Officials with the White House caution that the details are still […]

Coal, solar stocks drop as Trump set to ditch Paris Climate Agreement

Coal, solar stocks drop as Trump set to ditch Paris Climate Agreement

If Trump ditches deal, US, Syria and Nicaragua world’s only non-participants in the Paris Climate Agreement On Wednesday, after media reported the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, renewable energy stocks fell and coal stocks continued to underperform the broader market in the States. Despite encouragement from several large coal companies, Reuters sources […]

Data doesn’t support claim Marcellus natural gas production is increasing asthma issues

Data doesn’t support claim Marcellus natural gas production is increasing asthma issues

No context on how emission levels fit into state’s overall air quality By Nicole Jacobs, EnergyInDepth Philadelphia-based Clean Air Council (CAC) plans to hold a rally in Harrisburg this week asking Gov. Tom Wolf to impose more emissions regulations on the oil and gas industry. And not surprisingly, CAC will opt to use asthma misinformation to […]

Colorado voices support AG’s decision to appeal “Kids’” anti-fracking lawsuit

Colorado voices support AG’s decision to appeal “Kids’” anti-fracking lawsuit

Key Colorado officials support Coffman’s decision to appeal the ruling by Katie Brown, EnergyInDepth In the week since Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman (R) announced that she will, over the governor’s objections, appeal a Colorado Court of Appeals ruling that would upend the decades-long oil and natural gas regulatory permitting process in the state, key […]

Rolling Stone magazine backs radical Pennsylvania fracktavists

Rolling Stone magazine backs radical Pennsylvania fracktavists

“Article is nothing more than a glamorization of an extreme organization” By Nicole Jacobs, EnergyInDepth Rolling Stone put out a hit piece this week that not only attempts to perpetuate the myth that injection wells are inherently dangerous, but also tries to legitimize the agenda and tactics used by radical Pennsylvania-based activist group Community Environmental […]

Is “backwardation” the answer to price war between OPEC, US shale producers?

Is “backwardation” the answer to price war between OPEC, US shale producers?

OPEC searching for strategy that raises oil prices without igniting another American shale boom By John Kemp “Backwardation is the solution” to OPEC’s problem of how to raise output and revenues without sparking another shale boom, according to the influential oil research team at Goldman Sachs. Backwardation would allow low-cost oil producers in OPEC to […]

What you need to know about so-called kids’ anti-fracking lawsuit

What you need to know about so-called kids’ anti-fracking lawsuit

Attorneys arguing the case are the same attorneys used by big national green groups by Katie Brown, PhD, EnergyInDepth Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) has until tomorrow to decide whether or not to appeal a March 2-1 court decision that would change how the state’s oil and gas regulatory agency has reviewed drilling projects for […]

Two Republican governors urge Perry to keep US in Paris accord

Two Republican governors urge Perry to keep US in Paris accord

Nearly 200 countries signed 2015 Paris accord The United States staying in the Paris accord would demonstrate the leadership required to help states reduce their carbon emissions, was the message two Republican governors sent to US Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Wednesday. Vermont Governor Philip Scott and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker urged Perry to ensure […]

How much extra are you willing to pay to speed up the Energy Transition?

How much extra are you willing to pay to speed up the Energy Transition?

Consumer behaviour is complex and often contradictory By Barry Rueger Dear Reader, here is my question for you: how much extra are you willing to pay to speed up the Energy Transition? How much risk are you willing to assume? This is not at all a simple question. Would we be likely to retrofit our current […]

Democratic Senators target Carl Icahn biofuel credit activities

Democratic Senators target Carl Icahn biofuel credit activities

Carl Icahn proposed change to US biofuels program in February Eight Democratic Senators, including Elizabeth Warren, have requested that US regulators launch an investigation into the activities of Carl Icahn in the US biofuels blending credit market, according to a report by Reuters. The senators say Icahn may have violated securities trading laws since becoming an […]