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Fracking Creates A Glut Of Fossil Fuels & A Mountain Of Debt

June 28th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

To hear officials in the Trump administration tell it, fracking is a fantastic gift to the American people because it allows the US to be the largest oil and gas producer in the known universe. The US is pumping so much of the stuff, it now has what is being called "energy security." Apparently no one in government has tumbled to the fact that renewable energy also provides that elusive "energy security" as well


Texas Going Big On Renewables: Phase II Has Started

May 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

When a wind power discussion comes up, Texas is often mentioned. It’s not just that Texas has a lot of wind power. (It does.) It’s not just that Texas has a big, very isolated grid. (It does.*) There’s the oft-forgotten fact that when Texas started adopting wind power, it went from almost zero to the national leader in wind power in just 6 years!


New Report On Plastics & Climate — The Hidden Costs Of A Plastic Planet

May 18th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Amanda Kistler, Director of Communications and Development at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), has shared a new report with CleanTechnica. The full report, Plastic & Climate The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet, was released on May 15, 2019. Below is a summary of the report and several highlights from it


Should Fracking Be Banned? Let’s Talk About It!

December 19th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Fracking is a process used to extract oil and natural gas from the earth below. Oil producers drill down into the earth and inject liquids at high pressure to fracture the layers and pockets of rock that could hold the gold they are looking for


Stanford University Holds Inaugural Global Energy Forum

November 23rd, 2018 | by Susanna Schick

Governor Jerry Brown and William Perry. Stanford University Staff Photographer: Harmer. While America was focused on the upcoming election, and before Global Warming rendered most of Northern California completely uninhabitable, the leaders in energy production got together on a beautiful day at Stanford to discuss the future of energy. Not just clean energy, but all energy.


The Great American Fracking Bubble

May 21st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

In 2008, Aubrey McClendon was the highest paid Fortune 500 CEO in America, a title he earned taking home $112 million for running Chesapeake Energy. Later dubbed “The Shale King,” he was at the forefront of the oil and gas industry's next boom, made possible by advances in fracking, which broke open fossil fuels from shale formations around the U.S. What was McClendon’s secret?


Fossil Water Depletion, Groundwater Contamination, Saltwater Intrusion, & Permanent Subsidence — The Great Freshwater Depletion Event Now Underway

April 5th, 2018 | by James Ayre

As these fossil water reserves are depleted, there is often nothing to replace them (the one notable exception being the possibility of desalination in some regions), with the eventuality often being large populations, industrial infrastructure, and farmland that is untenable in the regions in question, to be followed by mass migrations out of such regions.


Emissions From Fracking 5 Times Higher Than Reported

February 22nd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

A new report from EDF shows methane emissions from fracking in Pennsylvania are 5 times greater than the industry claims, making natural gas from fracking just as damaging to the environment as coal-fired generating plants.


Pennsylvania’s Watersheds Contaminated With Radioactive Materials & Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals From Release Of Treated Fracking Wastewater, Study Finds

July 27th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The release of "treated" wastewater from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations in Pennsylvania has led to regional watersheds being contaminated with radioactive materials, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and heavy metals, according to a new study from researchers at Penn State, Colorado State, and Dartmouth



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