Top 6 Things to Keep in Mind When Reading MIT’s Clean Energy Study

As the weather turns colder, more Americans are relying on clean, affordable, reliable natural gas to keep their houses warm and cook family dinners during the holidays. That’s not what Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers were thinking about in a new report on what they consider an “uncertain role” for natural gas in a clean

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Year in Review: 2019 Was A Pivotal Year for American Oil and Natural Gas

The American oil and natural gas industry broke production and export records, redefined global energy markets, and helped American families save thousands of dollars – all while helping the United States continue to lead the world in reducing emissions. As 2019 comes to a close, let’s review the highlights from the oil and gas industry’s

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U.S. Natural Gas Leads All Energy Sources in Carbon Emissions Reductions

The world’s leading producer of natural gas continues to utilize this abundant resource as the favored choice for new electricity generation, aiding in the fight against climate change. The shift in the United States to building more natural gas power plants has led to the reduction of more than 2.8 million metric tons of carbon

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U.S. Petroleum Exports Exceed Imports for the First Time Ever

For the first time in history, the U.S exported more petroleum products to overseas markets than it imported in October, according to the Energy Information Administration’s recently-released “Short-Term Energy Outlook” It represents an historic shift as the United States solidifies its role as an oil and natural gas powerhouse that’s able to provide for its

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IEA: U.S. To Dominate Global Energy Markets through 2030

The United States will overtake Russia as the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas, reshaping global markets, and bolstering national security, according to the International Energy Agency’s 2019 World Energy Outlook. Going all the way up According to the report, the United States will account for a staggering 85 percent of the world’s

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Does the President Have the Authority to Ban Fracking?

Several Democratic presidential candidates are campaigning on promises to ban fracking on federal lands, or on some more extreme platforms – from Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris – place a ban on all fracking in the United States including on private property. World leaders have advised against a U.S. ban for a

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Efforts to Get Florida Municipalities on Board with Climate Litigation Fall Flat

Activists shopping around climate litigation to municipalities in Florida have struck out again, despite years of lobbying, advertising, and publishing reports projecting the costs of climate mitigation to support their efforts. The Sun Sentinel reports that Key Biscayne, Fla. has decided not to pursue climate litigation, joining the ranks of Fort Lauderdale, who we learned

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Green Giants: Axios Finds Skyrocketing Donations to Enviro Groups

It’s not that easy being green–unless you’re a nonprofit looking for donations. A new Axios analysis of tax filings from 18 of the most influential environmental groups found significant increases in donations between 2015 and 2017. Comparing 2015, the last full year before Trump’s election to 2017, the first full year after, Axios found donations to well-known environmental groups increased by

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Old News: MSNBC Struggles to Revive Failed #ExxonKnew Campaign

Its been a long time since we have seen a news outlet prop up the failing #ExxonKnew campaign, but MSNBC did its best last night. The segment, featured on “All in With Chris Hayes,” included commentary from the usual cast of anti-fossil fuel and anti-ExxonMobil activists: InsideClimate News reporter Neela Banjeree, and Harvard researchers Naomi

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New Report Shows No Link Between Fracking and Health Problems

A scientific review of more than two dozen studies aimed at linking oil and natural gas development to poor health found no direct association between fracking and illnesses, dealing another blow to activists trying to link the two together. The new report by the Health Effects Institute’s (HEI) Energy Research Committee examined 25 studies published

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Dem. Presidential Candidates’ Anti-Gas Platforms Leave Grid Questions Unanswered

Ahead of tonight’s third Democratic presidential debate in Houston, the energy capital of the world, EID is taking a deeper dive into several candidates’ climate plans and their potential impacts on America’s power grid. Top tier contenders including Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris have laid out plans to achieve a net-zero

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