Energy is Not a Talking Point – It’s a Critical Resource
Energy / Politics / Presidency / Presidential Race 2016

Energy is Not a Talking Point – It’s a Critical Resource

One of the final questions of the second presidential debate was perhaps one of the more substantive policy questions asked throughout this chaotic election season. While the rest of the internet has focused on Ken Bone and his striking red sweater, the content of his question was equally striking: “What steps will your energy policy … Continue reading

Meat Industry Challenged by New DGAC Report
Environmental Regulation / Healthcare / Politics

Meat Industry Challenged by New DGAC Report

Do you love coffee but also love red meat and dessert? If so, there’s good news and bad news. On Thursday, February 19, the Dietary Guideline Advisory Committee (DGAC) released a lengthy 571-page report of suggestions to the Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The report explained … Continue reading

Renewables vs. Conventional Energies: How to Make Them Work Together?
Energy / Environment

Renewables vs. Conventional Energies: How to Make Them Work Together?

The Climate Change threat doesn’t leave us much choice but to transform our current economy into a “low carbon economy”. While it is well acknowledged that renewable energy (RE) sources like solar, wind or even biomass could lead us towards that goal, conventional energy sources like coal, natural gas or oil will still play a … Continue reading

EPA Holds Listening Sessions on Carbon Regulations – But Who Are They Listening To?
Energy

EPA Holds Listening Sessions on Carbon Regulations – But Who Are They Listening To?

The EPA recently held 11 sessions for public input on the agency’s new rules to restrict carbon emissions from existing power plants. While large coal interests and major labor unions were represented, the vast majority of attendees represented environmental advocacy groups (or themselves) and favored regulation. Some might suggest that this indicates broad support for … Continue reading

Who Will Replace King Coal?
Economy / Energy / Environment / Environmental Regulation / Politics

Who Will Replace King Coal?

On Wednesday, President Obama gave a speech at Georgetown University announcing a new climate change policy.  The announcement fulfills a promise he made in his State of the Union Address to move forward with executive regulation if Congress failed to act on climate change.  It also makes good on his promise to bankrupt the coal … Continue reading

Energy / Regulation

EPA’s Climate Change System — Pointing the Finger Without All the Data?

At noon today, the EPA unveiled major greenhouse gas data in the “Release and Demonstration of the U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program’s Data Publication Tool” Webinar. The webinar lasted for just about 30 minutes, and illustrated the comprehensive new system the EPA is utilizing to illustrate greenhouse gas emission sites to the general public. … Continue reading