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Obama’s New Carbon Rules: What Price Regulation?

Coal-fired power plant
by Bill Chameides
Jun 9, 2014

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

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EPA’s Carbon Rule: State Goals

State-specific info
by Bill Chameides
Jun 3, 2014

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

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Obama’s New Carbon Emissions Rule: Drumroll Please…

Today's bold, game-changing announcement to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants marks the latest step in a march toward climate-change action. One hopes. (iStockphoto/nelik)
by Bill Chameides
Jun 2, 2014

An historic event or an historic trend?

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Friday Factoid: Oil Estimate Slip-Sliding Away

U.S. Shale Plays Map
by Bill Chameides
May 23, 2014

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

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

Should the ingredients in fracking fluid be proprietary information? Or essential disclosure to ensure safe drinking water supplies? (iStockphoto)
by Bill Chameides
May 20, 2014

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

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

by Bill Chameides
May 7, 2014

“Fair is foul and foul is fair,” it is said. Which is which in a proposed Senatorial horse-trade — a Keystone Xl pipeline in return for energy efficiency.

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

Energy Lobbying Dollars
by Bill Chameides
May 1, 2014

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

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The Dark Side of Environmental Art

Birds oiled by Exxon Valdez oil spill
by Bill Chameides
Mar 26, 2014

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

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

Oil sands mine
by Bill Chameides
Feb 21, 2014

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

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Obama Administration Grade on Coal Ash: Failing

Dan River
by Bill Chameides
Feb 19, 2014

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

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