For several years now, we’ve been making the case that the clean energy industry has to dramatically scale its advocacy investment to meet an aggressive disinformation campaign trained against it by the fossil lobby. We’ve found increasing receptiveness to that message, but we still run into people who think we’ve got tin foil on our heads. The refrain goes something like this: “Who’d want to do such a thing to wind, solar and geothermal power?”
Coal's share of U.S. electricity generation dropped to its lowest levels in 33 years between November and December, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a schedule to develop standards for wastewater produced from natural gas development.
Fulfilling its charge in the allotted 90 days, the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Natural Gas Subcommittee submitted its report and recommendations to improve environmental safety and performance from extracting natural gas from shale formations.
Tapping the energy stored in a rock formation called the Marcellus Shale has been an economic boon to Pennsylvania, but is the state paying an environmental price?
A forthcoming study [pdf] from Cornell University may dash the growing reputation natural gas has acquired as the "clean" burning fossil fuel.
The controversy over hydraulic fracturing has spilled into the halls of Congress. Republican lawmakers have urged state-level oversight and industry self-regulation to preserve jobs and energy independence. Democratic legislators called for increased industry oversight and regulation to protect health and the environment.
Hydraulic fracturing, the new, headline-grabbing natural gas drilling technique is making its way across the ocean from the United States to Europe.