Yearly Archives: 2012

Keystone XL Means Big Jobs for Big Labor

Over at U.S. News & World Report, University of Houston Professor Larry Bell argues President Obama can deliver big jobs for Big Labor if he moves ahead and approves the Keystone XL Pipeline. On the other side of Obama’s Democratic base, any direct pipeline veto would have brought wrath from unions who have been backingContinue Reading

Tribune-Review says “Good riddance” to Obama’s EPA Administrator

President Obama is fielding candidates to replace Lisa Jackson as the administrator of the EPA and the folks at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review could not be happier.   The headline in Saturday’s opinion page read, “Good riddance, Lisa Jackson” noting the administrator used regulations to “browbeat” the coal industry. Good riddance, Lisa Jackson Tribune-Review |December 29,Continue Reading

Climate Secretary John Kerry?

Two stories we are reading: Houston Chronicle: At State, Kerry could push climate change action President Barack Obama nominated Kerry to be secretary of State on Dec. 21. The post would make Kerry the United States’ chief foreign ambassador and the face of the nation’s foreign policy. It also would thrust him into big environmentalContinue Reading

Kevin Doyle: Comprehensive energy policy needed

Kevin Doyle: Comprehensive energy policy needed Published: Friday, December 21, 2012 at 5:04 p.m. An important gathering in Jacksonville earlier this month underscored how urgent it is for Florida and the nation to insist that our leaders formulate a coherent, comprehensive policy for America’s energy future. The forum, featuring energy policy leaders at the local,Continue Reading

Afternoon Energy: How Will An Obama Second Term Impact Energy Prices?

The empty chair at the fiscal bargaining table: American Energy

The empty chair at the fiscal bargaining table: American Energy The pathway to economic freedom is the maximization of America’s energy resources. by Adam Waldeck As the political class and talking heads in Washington argue back and forth over whether or not to raise taxes to avert the “fiscal cliff,” we may be missing theContinue Reading

Energy Summit Sparks New RFS Discussion

Farm Journal Technology: An energized summit was held this week – literally. Not only was the discussion lively, the topic itself was about the current and future energy needs of the agriculture industry and new ways farmers can help contribute to energy production. The Southeast Energy Alliance (SEA) held its 2012 Southeast Ag-Energy Summit on Monday,Continue Reading

Washington Post: Oil prices drop as talks stall between Obama and Republican leaders to avert a ‘fiscal cliff’

Washington Post: Oil prices drop as talks stall between Obama and Republican leaders to avert a ‘fiscal cliff’ Oil closed above $90 a barrel for the first time in two months Thursday as it tracked an upward move in U.S. stock markets. Benchmark crude for February delivery ended the day at $90.13 per barrel, up 15Continue Reading

Bloomberg Businessweek: Keystone XL Pipeline Protesters Stuck in Texas Jail

Bloomberg Businessweek: Keystone XL Pipeline Protesters Stuck in Texas Jail Protesters sitting in trees or blocking equipment used to build TransCanada’s (TRP) Keystone XL oil pipeline are learning that environmental activism in East Texas sometimes has big consequences. Matthew Almonte, Glen Collins, and Isabel Brooks landed in jail in Tyler on Dec. 3, charged with misdemeanorContinue Reading

Top 10 energy stories of 2012

Writing at The Daily Caller, David Holt recaps the top ten energy stories of 2012: Over the past year, energy has moved from newspapers’ business and science sections to their front pages. From the president’s highly controversial decision on the Keystone XL pipeline to new assessments of prolific U.S. oil and natural gas reserves, AmericanContinue Reading