The state of energy today is anything but clear. Is increased oil and gas drilling the way to lower gas prices? Are natural gas and renewables the best prescription for energy independence? Will the XL Keystone pipeline create more jobs for communities?
UPDATE: The Senate just finished voting on a motion to repeal $2 billion of oil subsidies to the biggest oil companies. A majority of the Senate - 51 Senators from both sides of the aisle - voted to repeal the subsidies. While 60 votes were needed beca
While debating a bill that would repeal $2 billion in tax subsidies for Big Oil, S. 2204, United States Senators came to the floor to state their case. Unfortunately, those defending Big Oil’s perks decided to use well-worn myths and misdirection.
More than two weeks after an exploratory oil well in Alaska’s Arctic experienced a blowout, spilling spewing gas and drilling mud onto the tundra and forcing workers to flee a potential explosion, the well still hasn’t been brought under control.
Balancing our energy needs, the environment and wildlife protection—while creating jobs and boosting rural economies—is something we can achieve. Clean, renewable energy has the opportunity to be a catalyst for change in how America plans for our energy future.
President Obama released his 2013 budget request to Congress on Feb. 13, and it contains strong funding for conservation and renewable energy programs. In a tough budget climate like the one that we’re currently in, finding bright spots in the federal budget can be difficult.