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  1. Obama’s New Carbon Rules: What Price Regulation?

    Can good economic times roll while carbon emissions decline? Maybe so.

    CO2 vs the Economy, 2010-2012

    It’s just a three-year span, but from 2010 to 2012, U.S. CO2 emissions declined while ...READ MORE

  2. EPA’s Carbon Rule: State Goals

    How much does each state need to reduce its carbon load to comply with the federal government’s landmark carbon rule?

    Since yesterday’s unveiling of the Environmental ...READ MORE

  3. Obama’s New Carbon Emissions Rule: Drumroll Please…

    An historic event or an historic trend?

    No real surprises here. Through a series of leaks and pre-announcements, we all knew before this morning that President ...READ MORE

  4. Friday Factoid: Oil Estimate Slip-Sliding Away

    The Monterey Shale oil prospect takes a big hit, but daily extraction rates jump.

    Word on the street is that the U.S. Energy Information Administration has reduced how ...READ MORE

  5. States of Denial: We Don’t Need No Fracking Info

    Oil and gas interests trump truth for many state legislators. The first of a two-part series.

    First a quick note to our readers: TheGreenGrok tries to ...READ MORE

  6. The Senate Takes on America’s Energy Future: On Pipelines, Posturing and Politics

    Updated May 8, 2014.

    “Fair is foul and foul is fair,” it is said. Which is which in a proposed Senatorial horse-trade — a Keystone Xl ...READ MORE

  7. Following the Money: Energy Dollars Hard at Work on Capitol Hill

    Is the alternative energy industry losing the influence-peddling war to fossil fuels?

    Perhaps you caught the editorial in Sunday’s New York Times taking “the Koch Brothers and their ...READ MORE

  8. The Dark Side of Environmental Art

    The Artful Planet series is produced in partnership with the University of Washington’s Conservation Magazine.

    Do doom-and-gloom pictures of environmental devastation and catastrophe make green converts?

    Birds dead ...READ MORE

  9. A Little Tar on Obama’s ‘All of the Above’ Energy Strategy?

    Have you heard the one about the United States producing oil from tar sands? Some joke, huh?

    The fight over the Keystone XL Pipeline — which ...READ MORE

  10. Obama Administration Grade on Coal Ash: Failing

    Yes, failing … just like the coal ash ponds along the Dan River.

    What Put the Stuff on the Map

    Despite being a political football [pdf] that had been ...READ MORE

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