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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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Obama’s Climate Legacy May Come Down to Coal and ‘No’

President Obama delivers his State of the Union, 2014
by Bill Chameides
Feb 5, 2014

The Obama administration gave environmentalists little to cheer about last week, but the game is hardly over.

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In the House, a Little Quid Pro Coal?

Kentucky coal
by Bill Chameides
Jan 27, 2014

Coal is down but not out thanks in part to a pro-coal rider passed in the omnibus spending bill. Are we looking at pro-export policy or just a little mutual back-scratching?

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Top 10 Environmental Stories of 2013

by Bill Chameides
Dec 23, 2013

There was a lot to write about environmentally speaking this year.

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The Latest on Earthquakes: Enhanced Oil Recovery Shaking Things Up in U.S.

by Bill Chameides
Nov 14, 2013

Evidence linking carbon dioxide (CO2) injection to earthquakes may be bad news for carbon capture and storage.

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Electric Power Conundrum at the Crossroads of Energy, Climate and Water

power plant
by Bill Chameides
Nov 7, 2013

Which is more important: Meeting energy demand, lowering carbon emissions, or conserving water? How about all three?

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Fracking Water: It’s Just So Hard to Clean

Fracking site
by Bill Chameides
Oct 4, 2013

Another crack in the "fracking is safe" story for the industry to address.

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China’s Coal Policy: A Bait and Switch

by Bill Chameides
Sep 26, 2013

Government says no to coal-fired power plants but yes to syngas-from-coal-fired power plants.

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Natural Gas Study: Allays Fears for Some, Inspires Hot Air From Others

by Bill Chameides
Sep 17, 2013

Long-awaited research results suggest methane leakage small.

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Fracking Waste Wells Linked to Ohio Earthquakes

Northstar I well in Ohio
by Bill Chameides
Aug 27, 2013

Was lack of government regulation at fault?

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