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Environmental icon Marina Silva may struggle to advance her environment agenda if elected president.
Marina Silva rose from poverty deep in the Amazon jungle to become a prominent politician and the advocate who kick-started Brazil’s ...
When you combine climate change, an unlikely partnership between Californians and French-speaking Canadians—and the prospect of an 8-cents-a-gallon rise in gasoline prices—what do you get?The energy industry vs. California. And ...
OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment? With huge subsidies for ethanol
in gasoline, with all States now selling gasoline having some ethanol
blend, and a general misconception that ...
With his country’s foreign minister in tow, Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer walked the marble corridors of the U.S. Capitol yesterday pitching the prize his nation is seeking: the Keystone XL pipeline.
“It always makes more sense in our ...
Emboldened by the recent boom in U.S. crude production, oil company executives and others closed the year by launching a highly public push for the right to freely export U.S. crude oil. The move is a 180-degree change from 40 years of telling ...
The battle between U.S. ethanol
producers and oil companies has reached a turning point, with the winners poised to gain an advantage over the future of the country’s energy mix and the losers forced to cede profits and jobs to their bitter ...
I went to a meeting earlier this winter in the Colorado Governor`s Office. I’m not a regular.
The Governor, John Hickenlooper, Hick to his friends, had called the meeting with Boulder County Commissioners to discuss the county’s draft ...
Hundreds of U.S. counties labeled disaster areas due to drought - CNN.com SET EDITION: U.S.
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Just five years ago, Brazil's mostly "green" energy landscape was the envy of nations dependent on dirtier sources of power and the pride of a government that believed it was leading the country to economic superpower ...
For decades, California has been the engine of growth behind America's sputtering clean energy economy—adopting groundbreaking clean air and climate policies as federal efforts lagged behind.
The hope was that California's initiatives ...
Brandon Hunnicutt has had a year to remember. The young Nebraskan from Hamilton County farms 2,600 acres of the High Plains with his father and brother. What looked certain in an almost perfect May to be a "phenomenal" harvest of maize and soy ...
A year after the U.S. government raced to meet a deadline to finish loan agreements with dozens of clean energy companies, less than half the total money promised has been handed over.
Technical questions and companies' own failures in ...
After years at each other's throats, Brazil and the United States are working together to promote the use of ethanol
in a collaboration that could revolutionize global markets and the makeup of the biofuel itself.
The breakthrough came ...
Two companies involved on the ground level of an expensive Pentagon effort to embrace biofuels have used familiar strategies in building their profiles in Washington, using hefty campaign contributions and aggressive lobbying to secure ...
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Discussions about the environment can often get loud as politics
and personal experience transform conversation into debate. Jonathan Foley, director of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment, calls ...
Big oil and natural gas companies may vastly outspend and outman the renewable fuels industry on Capitol Hill but the general gridlock in Washington gives advocates of wind, ethanol
and other new-age sources the upper hand in the growing battle ...
Big oil and natural gas companies vastly outspend and outman the renewable fuels industry on Capitol Hill, but the general gridlock in Washington gives advocates of wind, ethanol
and other new-age sources an edge in the growing battle to overhaul ...
For decades, Sen. Richard Lugar has been Mr. Energy.
The Indiana Republican speaks out repeatedly on the costs of "our oil addiction" and how the reliance on imported oil makes the U.S. less secure.
He has crossed party lines to ...
and wind are getting the bum's rush in the Iowa primary.Energy issues — historically ethanol
but increasingly wind — used to be a centerpiece of the first-in-the-nation caucuses, providing a national platform for a state that ...
supporters, on the defensive since the last Iowa caucus cycle, have decided to do some educational outreach this year to the estimated 600-plus media reprersentatives who will come to Iowa for the Aug. 13 straw poll in ...
More than 2 ½ years have passed since President Barack Obama took office -- a sufficient length of time to assess what he has accomplished, or at least started to accomplish. To gauge his record on the environment, Yale Environment 360 asked a ...
The price of some food has almost doubled in a year, forcing tens of millions into poverty. Photograph: Romas Foord for the Observer
Dig up your lawn and plant your flowerbeds with spuds. Marry a farmer. Buy land. The United Nations, ...
Federal subsidies for corn ethanol
have long been considered untouchable in Washington — not least because politicians want the votes of Iowans, who have traditionally held the first nominating caucuses in the contest for the ...
Almost three-quarters of the Senate approved a measure to end the $6-billion-a-year blenders credit, but its prospects for ultimate passage remain cloudy
Deficit hawks have practically turned sharpened scissors into a fashion accessory ...
Recent pronouncements by declared Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty favoring an end to ethanol
subsidies and undeclared possible candidate Sarah Palin to end all energy subsides have been seen as evidence of political ...