Energy & Environment

Your clean, livable world in 2030

From climate change to questions about the global supply of food and water, environmental crises confront the next generation of world leaders with great urgency. How these future government, corporate and community leaders—including all those...

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Oil market manipulation is alive and well

Opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) claim that the free hand of an unrestricted marketplace will guide biofuels into our fuel supply, driving economic competition and giving consumers better options at the gas pump. In an ideal world,...

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Why energy R&D matters more than ever

As Congress proceeds with fiscal year 2017 appropriations, it should reject the House and Senate subcommittees’ marks and embrace President Obama’s request for increased support of energy research. But it should do so for reasons that far...

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Short Red Snapper seasons should inspire reform

At a time when red snapper continues its strong comeback in the Gulf of Mexico, this year private recreational anglers face another punitively short federal red snapper season – a mere nine days. How is that possible? And what can be done?

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The hollow victory of LWCF reauthorization

One of the touted environmental provisions in the recent Senate-passed Energy Bill is a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (“LWCF”). The inclusion of this provision has drawn significant condemnation from Rep. Rob...

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Earth Day irony

As the U.S. Senate passed its long-delayed energy bill April 21, the irony was acute. Here was the world’s greatest deliberative body voting to kill carbon-cutting requirements for the federal government - on the eve of Earth Day and the signing...

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Evolution of an issue

 

When I started LNG Allies two and a half years ago, the energy world was quite different.

Crude oil prices were in the $110 per barrel range, natural gas at the Henry Hub was trading above $4.00 per million BTUs (mmbtu), and...

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