The conventional wisdom has been that there was simply no appetite in Congress this year to take meaningful, effective steps to address climate change. It’s argued that the issue is not a priority for the Trump Administration, and there has seemingly been far too much division on Capitol Hill for
Thanks to the shale revolution over the past decade, growing production and exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has quickly become one of America’s greatest success stories. Last year, GEI reported that a record 27 countries were receiving LNG from the United States, with China overtaking Japan
2008 was a bleak year for American energy. Domestic oil production barely exceeded 5 million barrels per day—the lowest level since 1946—continuing a slow decline that began in the mid-1980s. Of course, our demand for oil continued to grow, so to make up for lost domestic production and to continue
Two recent developments highlight some of the progress being made in the never ending battle to build much needed energy infrastructure in our country. What is new with Keystone XL? A federal appeals court lifted a judge’s injunction that blocked construction of the Keystone XL (KXL) oil pipeline
It’s disposal time in Washington. If the Byzantine and confusing federal appropriations process could be summed up in a single phrase, it would most certainly be the famous adage that “the President proposes, and Congress disposes.”
There’s no doubt that greener energy technologies require minerals like copper, nickel, cobalt, and other rare earth elements. These are the raw materials needed to build everything from cell phones to airplanes, computers, solar panels and self-driving cars. As the United States increases its use
Thanks to a diverse supply chain and ongoing industry efforts to harden our nation’s critical energy infrastructure, Americans can depend on a flexible and resilient fuel delivery system as we approach the start of this year’s hurricane season. This starts with a geographic diversity in our
Last September, I wrote about one of the boldest efforts yet by New York to halt energy infrastructure in its tracks. This effort utilized a little-known provision of the Clean Air Act – the “good neighbor” provision at Section 126(b) – to argue that hundreds of energy-related and manufacturing
Most technologies necessary to aggressively tackle climate change are not yet ready on a mass scale, and #COVID19 is likely to delay development, a new @IEA report says. Continued investment in #energy innovation is vital to a cleaner, stronger future. https://t.co/8PPRLX2jA2
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