Energy & Environment

Zoos and aquariums vital to global conservation

Americans love animals. In fact, more of us go to visit zoos and aquariums each year than attend all professional sporting events combined. Yet recent incidents such as the one with Harambe, the Western lowland gorilla who was shot to death at...

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A new deal for Africa

“Electricity is no longer a luxury. It is a definite necessity. It lights our homes, our places of work and our streets. It turns the wheels of most of our transportation and our factories.”

These inspirational words could have been uttered...

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Methane emissions - latest non-problem for natural gas

Methane emissions have been identified by anti-fracking activists as an argument of last resort to stop everything from more production of natural gas to the construction of gas pipelines in New England. Now that argument, like others before it...

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Why Congress should reject new energy taxes

As early as this week, Members of the House of Representatives will face a very simple choice: support a tax that will make everyday life harder for their constituents, or take a stand for the American people and reject any new energy taxes.

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Energy infrastructure investments vital to economic growth

Roads, bridges, high speed rail, airport modernization – when politicians promise to fix the nation’s “crumbling infrastructure” and put Americans to work building shovel-ready projects, transportation is usually at the top of the list. We all...

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In meeting Western water challenges, collaboration is key

At the recent Business of Water summit in Phoenix, 150 leaders from American business, government, and water agencies convened to share sustainable water strategies in the face of diminishing supply.

The ongoing challenge is a 15-year...

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Doubling down on energy innovation

Last year in Paris, President Obama and 19 other world leaders announced Mission Innovation, an effort to expand the clean energy innovation pipeline by doubling research and development and then turning innovation into transformation. At the...

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Congress confirms biomass should help fight climate change

In a rare moment of bipartisan cooperation, the Senate just passed a far-ranging energy bill. Critics have quickly homed in on a unanimously adopted amendment recognizing the renewability and carbon benefits of biomass energy derived from wood...

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