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H. Sterling Burnett: The Pro’s and Con’s of Romney’s Energy Plan

A great deal of ink has been spilled by commentators, journalists, and policy wonks since the release August 24th of presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s energy plan. Continue reading

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Marita Noon: The “Yes, You Can” vs. “No, You Can’t” Energy Plan

President Obama’s energy policies have kept investment and jobs out of America; Romney’s energy plan can bring money and jobs back. Analysts are picking apart Romney’s 21-page energy plan that was introduced in Hobbs, New Mexico on August 23rd. Is energy independence by 2020 possible, or is it, as the Financial Times posited, “an act of hubris?” More important than whether or not his energy play is realistic is the international implications of his “independence” assertion and how he plans to get there. Continue reading

What’s an Electric Car Champion Doing in Romney’s Inner Circle?

Romney advisor Dan Senor says that traditional oil drilling is the technology of the past. The ‘real economic growth’ is in cleantech and greentech.

Well nobody said it was a perfect team. Continue reading

Oil industry presses Obama on regulation

The US oil industry is increasing the pressure on President Barack Obama to pull back from new regulations on oil and gas production, stepping up its election advertising campaign in five key battleground states. Continue reading

Romney To Focus On Fossil Fuels

Energy Policy: Plan would end subsidies for renewable energy, makes no mention of climate change Continue reading

Russia: Shell-Shocked From U.S. Shale Over Shtokman

Russia will just be one of many gas producers competing for European and Asian export share. At no stage will Moscow be setting the price or volumes of global gas supplies. Anybody left paying oil indexed prices in Europe can expect to go bust. Continue reading

Netherlands: Arctic energy rules needed

New international rules are needed to protect the arctic environment as it is targeted for more energy exploration, the Netherlands said this week. Continue reading

Norway braces itself as scramble for Pole position begins

The Norwegian town of Kirkenes, on the far northern border with Russia, is on the cusp of becoming an oil boom town. But, asks Colin Freeman, will the world play fair for the Arctic’s spoils? Continue reading

Romney Energy Plan Would Expand Oil Drilling on U.S. Land and Offshore

Mitt Romney plans to unveil an energy plan Thursday morning in Hobbs, N.M., that would allow states more control over the development of energy resources on federal lands within their borders, as well as aggressively expand offshore oil and gas drilling — including along the coasts of Virginia and the Carolinas — as part of a broader effort to reach energy independence. Continue reading

Mitt Romney says plan will achieve North American energy independence by 2020

Mitt Romney morphed into a traveling salesman here Thursday as he gave his best pitch for an energy plan that’s big on loosening environmental regulations and expanding domestic oil drilling and coal production. Continue reading

Romney energy plan promises ‘independence’

Mitt Romney is unveiling an energy plan aimed at making the United States independent of overseas oil by 2020 — giving himself seven years to achieve a goal of energy self-sufficiency that has eluded every president since Richard Nixon. Continue reading

The Real Reason Why the U.S. Military is Going Green

Start drilling if you’re worried about supply, dopey and back it up with Fischer-Tropsch or better because we have coal literally to burn. Continue reading

David Strahan: We’re still on the slippery slope to peak oil

Technology and exploitation of unconventional sources can’t defer the long-predicted decline in global oil production Continue reading

We are Decades Away from a Cure for our Fossil Fuel Addiction

My name is Barry and I’m “addicted” to abundant, reliable, affordable energy supplies… and I’ll defend the use of those supplies for the good of my family and my community. Continue reading

Peter C Glover: Whatever Happened to Peak Oil?

Why are peak oil-ers like Jehovah’s Witnesses? Answer: When the definitive JW prediction of the ‘Day of Wrath’ failed in 1914, they did what false prophets have done in every generation: shifted the goalposts (to 1975 in the case of JW’s – and wrong again). It’s what false prophets do to save face, enabling them to keep fleecing the inherently gullible. Peak-oilers do likewise. Continue reading

Is the era of oil nearing its end?

The handwringing about running out of hydrocarbons is really quite absurd. The Fisher-Tropsch process is not particularly efficient nor economical but it is perfectly serviceable. In other words the coal resources we have can keep us supplied with liquid fuels for centuries to come. More efficient processes sourcing hydrogen from natural gas rather than water could be developed (they are known to work but no one has yet scaled them up to try industrial-scale CTLs, as far as I know), so the bottom line is that we have ample hydrocarbons for centuries to come. ‘Peak hydrocarbon’ is just not on the horizon nor in the foreseeable future. Continue reading

The Coming Oil Boom

Forget America’s fiscal cliff, Europe’s currency troubles or the emerging-markets slowdown. The most important story in the global economy today may well be some good news that isn’t yet making as many headlines — the coming surge in oil production around the world. Continue reading

John Merline: Do Greens Have A None-Of-The-Above Energy Policy?

Two environmental groups in April filed suit to block an energy project they said would seriously harm the local ecosystem. Continue reading

William O’Keefe: Country’s Economic Welfare Can’t Take More Poor Energy Policy

Whatever the outcome of November’s elections, our economic well being requires that the dysfunctional relationship between the White House and Congress change. Governing needs to replace posturing. Continue reading

Ice still choking Chukchi Sea as Shell oil exploration nears

As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks to explore for oil this summer in Alaska’s northern waters, the Arctic sea ice is melting at a record pace, breaking the record low-ice levels set in 2007, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Continue reading