All Posts Tagged With: "energy independence"
A new poll of American and Canadian residents suggests
a majority in both countries–74% of Americans, 68% of Canadians–either support or “somewhat” support the controversial pipeline, which has been the target of intense opposition by environmentalist groups and key Democratic lawmakers.
He said the only way to “break this cycle of spiking gas prices for good” is to find alternative sources of energy for vehicles. “We went through another spike in gas prices, just like last year, and the year before that. It happens every year. It’s a serious blow to your budget—like getting hit with a new tax coming right out of your pocket.”18Mar2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
A new state-by-state study estimates total unconventional oil and gas production in the Lower 48 will contribute $63 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenues in 2012, with contributions rising to nearly $113 by 2020, said IHS.23Dec2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
President Obama’s Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner recently offered an interesting assessment of the state of the U.S. economy – one worth remembering as we debate the future of energy policy in Colorado. “The economy now is actually looking quite resilient,” Geithner told NBC News, before adding that two of the biggest reasons are domestic oil and gas production and domestic manufacturing.6Dec2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
“Around 2017, the U.S. will be the largest oil producer of the world, overtaking Saudi Arabia,” IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol said in London on Monday. Shale oil plays like the Niobrara, Bakken and Eagle Ford are driving the production boom — and that means more jobs and economic prosperity.13Nov2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
It’s hard to imagine two people less alike than Harold Hamm and Heather Zichal, the top energy advisers to the presidential candidates. Who exactly are Hamm and Zichal? What influence do they wield? And what do energy and environmental insiders think about them?2Nov2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told reporters that his department is promoting wider use of renewable energy on public land to reduce consumption of foreign oil and create clean energy jobs. The agency has approved 31 utility-scale wind, solar and geothermal projects since 2009 with more than 7,200 megawatts of capacity.3Jul2012 | admin | 2 comments | Continued
H.R. 4381, Planning for American Energy Act would require the Secretary of the Interior to develop a strategic plan every four years … and that plan would have to include oil, natural gas, coal, wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, oil shale, and minerals necessary for energy development.25Apr2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The country is the closest it has been in almost 20 years to achieving energy self-sufficiency, a goal the nation has been pursuing since the 1973 Arab oil embargo triggered a recession and led to lines at gasoline stations.10Feb2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
For the third year in a row energy played a central role in President Obama’s State of the Union address, with the president leaning hard this year on the twin themes of increased domestic oil and gas production and the need to invest more in renewable sources.25Jan2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Shale Gas Development — A Special Report From the Bipartisan Policy Center
The in depth study articulates opportunities associated with newly accessible and economically recoverable domestic shale gas resources, and highlights the critical need to develop those resources efficiently and responsibly.23Jan2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
While jobs overwhelmingly top the list of national concerns,
the majority of Americans care about energy issues. More than three quarters of those surveyed said they are worried about a lack of progress in developing better ways to use energy efficiently and develop renewable sources.
Yet it will only be achieved with federal policies that expand access to domestic oil and gas resources and reduce the regulatory burden on producers, Chevron CEO John Watson said in a speech this week in Houston.1Sep2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued