Sunday Train: Bringing This Oil Tanker to a Halt

By: Sunday December 22, 2013 6:58 pm

Its been said that it takes miles for a fully-loaded super-tanker to come to a stop, because an ordinary stop takes 20 minutes, and even an emergency, or “crash”, stop takes 14 minutes. But that is less than the blink of an eye compared to the time it will take to bring the emissions of CO2 to a stop.

Is Dirty Ethanol Here to Stay?

By: Sunday November 17, 2013 6:10 pm

Demanding that politicians at a very minimum try for “All the Good” in terms of sustainable, renewable energy sources and efficiency gains in our worst energy hogs is far from idealism, at least for all of the twenty and thirty year olds in our electorate, and for those older than that with kids or grandkids. Its pure, pragmatic self-interest.

Canadian Spying Agency Reportedly Engaged in Economic Espionage Against Brazil’s Mines & Energy Ministry

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 7:15 pm

A Canadian spying agency has apparently targeted Brazil’s Mines and Energy Ministry with a program capable of mapping phone calls, emails and video conferences by those inside the ministry, according to documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

The report aired on Brazilian television further suggested Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) sought to develop the Ministry as a target. The goal was to map out the communications as part of a software program named Olympia.

Michael Klare, How to Fry a Planet

By: Sunday August 11, 2013 12:30 pm

Look at it any way you want, and if you’re not a booster of fossil fuels on this overheating planet of ours, it doesn’t look good. Hardly a month passes, it seems, without news about the development of some previously unimaginable way to extract fossil fuels from some thoroughly unexpected place.

JPMorgan Pays $410 Million for Enron-Style Manipulation Of Energy Market

By: Monday August 5, 2013 8:30 am

It’s the same old song. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has been caught once again breaking the rules to snatch profits and will only have to pay a small portion of its loot to make it all go away. No criminal prosecutions and no reforms, just a speeding ticket on the bankster highway.

JP Morgan Accused of Manipulating Energy Markets, Wrist Slap Expected

By: Tuesday July 30, 2013 12:51 pm

Too Big To Fail Megabank JP Morgan Chase is back on the government’s radar. The bank has been under investigation numerous times after taking a bailout during the 2008 financial crisis – most notably for the London Whale trade – and is now under scrutiny for its trading activities in the energy market. The accusation comes ahead of a likely legal settlement between JP Morgan and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The Keystone XL Shuffle

By: Tuesday June 4, 2013 12:45 pm

For the past year, most blog posts, action alerts and appeals to “Stop Keystone XL,” “Reject Keystone XL,” “Fight Keystone XL” and “Resist Keystone XL” have focused on blocking the pipeline’s northern leg, while ignoring President Obama’s support for the 485-mile southern segment. During this time, TransCanada has been busy building that southern leg, which is now 75 percent constructed.

This should alarm every climate activist.

Ellen Cantarow: Big Energy Means Big Pollution

By: Thursday May 2, 2013 4:00 pm

Gary Judson had just been removed from his shackles when they slapped the handcuffs on him. The 72-year-old Methodist minister had chained himself to the fence surrounding a compressor station — part of the critical infrastructure associated with hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking — a stone’s throw from Seneca Lake in upstate New York. The sheriff and his deputies freed him only to arrest him for trespassing.

“They don’t have the right to do this — to put the lake in jeopardy. We’ll all end up paying for their mess.”

Fukushima Two Years Later: Many Questions, One Clear Answer

By: Monday April 8, 2013 2:05 pm

You can’t say you have all the answers if you haven’t asked all the questions. So, at a conference on the medical and ecological consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, held to commemorate the second anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that struck northern Japan, there were lots of questions. Questions about what actually happened at Fukushima Daiichi in the first days after the quake, and how that differed from the official report; questions about what radionuclides were in the fallout and runoff, at what concentrations, and how far they have spread; and questions about what near- and long-term effects this disaster will have on people and the planet, and how we will measure and recognize those effects.

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