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Busting Big Oil Myths, Part IV: Gas Prices oil industry continues to spread misinformation about ethanol and other renewable fuels.

In its ongoing quest for repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the oil industry continues to spread misinformation about ethanol and other renewable fuels. In previous posts (here, here, andhere), I addressed three popular myths employed by Big Oil and its PR firms to confuse and cloud…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/busting-big-oil-myths-part-iv-gas-prices-oil-industry-continues-to-spread-misinformation-about-ethanol-and-other-renewable-fuels/ Agriculture, Biofuels, Energy, Energy and Economy, Energy Security, Ethanol, fuels, gas prices, oil companies, Politics & Legislation, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), renewable fuels, RFS and biofuels

The Bigger Picture: Nuclear Energy vs. Fossil Fuels court ordered the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to perform long-term storage of spent fuel at plant sites

By Jim Hopf
As I discussed last fall, a federal appeals court ordered the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to perform more thorough evaluations in support of its new Waste Confidence Rule, particularly with respect to the potential impacts of long-term storage of spent fuel at plant sites. While…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/articles/the-bigger-picture-nuclear-energy-vs-fossil-fuels-court-ordered-the-nuclear-regulatory-commission-to-perform-long-term-storage-of-spent-fuel-at-plant-sites/ Carbon and De-carbonization, Energy, Energy Security, Environmental Policy, Fossil Fuels, Negligible risks impacts, nuclear energy, Nuclear Energy vs. Fossil Fuels, nuclear generation, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Regulatory Commissio, nuclear regulatory commission (nrc), Politics & Legislation, REAL environmental, Waste Confidence Evaluations

High Oil Prices Starting to Affect China and IndiaEnergy Security US Energy Information Administration

The US Energy Information Administration recently released its report showing oil consumption by country updated through 2012. Based on this report, it appears that at current high oil prices, demand in both China and India is being reduced. Thus, for those who are wondering how high oil…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/high-oil-prices-starting-to-affect-china-and-indiaenergy-security-us-energy-information-administration/ China, economic development, Energy and Economy, Energy Security, Finance, high oil prices, India, Oil, Oil prices, Politics & Legislation, Risk Management, US Energy Information Administration

Could US Oil Trends Alter How Oil Prices Are Set? oil prices are set by the global market,

If you follow energy closely, you’ve likely lost count of the number of times you’ve heard an economist, executive or government official explain that oil prices are set by the global market, and not by oil companies or the US government.  Although somewhat over-simplified, this…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/could-us-oil-trends-alter-how-oil-prices-are-set-oil-prices-are-set-by-the-global-market/ Department of Energy (DOE), Energy and Economy, Energy Security, Finance, Geothermal Energy, Global Energy, global oil market, News, Oil, Oil prices, Politics & Legislation, US government, US oil production

US Navy Opens First Solar electric vehicle EV Charging Station Opens, Closes Last Coal Power Plant

The Navy got its first ever solar powered electric vehicle charging station last week, and though it’s a drop in the bucket compared to the Navy’s overall fuel consumption it is yet another demonstration of a slow but steady transition out of petroleum dependency by the US military. The news…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/electric-vehicle/us-navy-opens-first-solar-electric-vehicle-ev-charging-station-opens-closes-last-coal-power-plant/ Carbon and De-carbonization, Cleantech, coal fired power plants, Efficiency, Energy and Economy, Energy Security, ev charging stations, Finance, natural gas, News, Solar Power, solar powered electric vehicle charging station, Sustainability, u.s. navy, very last coal power plant

Ernest Moniz on Natural Gas and “Forgotten Renewables”

In a town hall meeting with staffers last week, new Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz dropped a bombshell and a hint. The bombshell, at least as far as fans of natural gas are concerned, is that Moniz sees natural gas not as a permanent fixture in the U.S. energy landscape but merely as a temporary…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/national-news/ernest-moniz-on-natural-gas-and-forgotten-renewables/ Carbon and De-carbonization, Cleantech, Climate, Energy and Economy, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Energy Security, Environmental Policy, Ernest Moniz, Forgotten Renewables, Fossil Fuel Transportation, Geothermal Energy, Hydro Power, National Energy Policy, natural gas, Obama energy policy, Renewables

EU Biofuels and Indirect Land Use Change Proposal (ILUC)[VIDEO]

Peter O’Donnell, European Affairs journalist for viEUws – the EU Policy Broadcaster, is joined by Tom Hanney, Irish Ambassador to the EU, to discuss the Indirect Land Use Change Proposal (ILUC).
In the Environment Council, there are very divergent views concerning ILUC, especially…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/videos/eu-biofuels-and-indirect-land-use-change-proposal-ilucvideo/ (ILUC), Agriculture, Biofuels, biofuels production, Cap-and-Trade, Carbon and De-carbonization, Cleantech, Climate, Efficiency, Energy and Economy, Energy Security, Environmental Policy, eu, Indirect Land Use Change Proposal, Politics & Legislation, Renewables

Offshore Drilling in Virginia Threatens Economy, Environment, and Naval Operations Research Associate for Ocean Policy at the Center for American

Shiva Polefka is a Research Associate for Ocean Policy at the Center for American Progress where Michael Conathan is the Director of Ocean Policy.

Fleet Composite Squadron 6 conducts boat operations off coast of Naval Station Norfolk, VA. (Credit: U.S. Navy)
Terry McAuliffe, Virginia’s…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/offshore-drilling-in-virginia-threatens-economy-environment-and-naval-operations-research-associate-for-ocean-policy-at-the-center-for-american/ Center for American, Climate, Energy Security, Environment, Finance, Green Business, Naval Operations, Ocean Policy, Offshore Drilling in Virginia, offshore oil drilling, offshore wind, Oil, Politics & Legislation, Public Health, Research Associate, Risk Management, Threatens Economy, Virginia, Wind

Department of Defense (DOD) Energy Innovation investments Impacted by Budget Sequestration Furloughs at the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA)

The impacts of budget sequestration are slowly being unveiled to the general public. Furloughs at the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) led to air traffic gridlock and angry travelers. Parks and national tourist sites are cutting back hours. And the Department of Defense (DOD)…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/department-of-defense-dod-energy-innovation-investments-impacted-by-budget-sequestration-furloughs-at-the-federal-aviation-authority-faa/ Budget Sequestration Furloughs, clean energy innovation, Department of Defense (DOD), Energy and Economy, Energy Innovation investments Impacted, Energy Security, Environment, Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), Finance, Politics & Legislation, Renewables, Sequestration

US Oil Boom Shifts Focus to North Dakota Bakken Shale Information by the United States Geological Survey (USGS),

North Dakota may soon be giving Texas a run for its money in the oil industry.  Information released last month by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Interior, indicates that oil and gas resources in the Bakken and Three Forks formations contain…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/us-oil-boom-shifts-focus-to-north-dakota-bakken-shale-information-by-the-united-states-geological-survey-usgs/ Bakken Shale, Energy, Energy and Economy, energy independence, Energy Security, fuels, News, Oil, Sally Jewell, shale oil

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