Daily Archives: May 18, 2012

Local Collection of State Taxes Rises in Marcellus Shale Counties (Penn State)

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Environmental Impacts During Shale Gas Drilling: Causes, Impacts and Remedies (University at Buffalo)

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Charleston Daily Mail Op-Ed: Shale Gas Can Re-Value West Virginia

Manufacturing chemicals here can help everybody
Steven Hedrick

“Shale gas development in the Mountain State could resurrect an industry that has provided high-paying jobs with excellent benefits to generations of West Virginians.”

Just five years ago, many chemical and energy experts believed that America would need to import a lot of expensive liquefied natural gas for domestic consumption.

But […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Launches New and Improved Online Headquarters

Canonsburg, Pa. – This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) – which represents approximately 300 companies with active operations across the Marcellus and Utica formations who are committed to responsible American natural gas development – unveiled a new and improved website, which will serve as the online home to the region’s largest trade association. The […]

China rejects US antidumping ruling on solar panels

The Chinese government on Friday called a U.S. antidumping ruling on makers of solar panels “unfair,” warning that higher tariffs would damage efforts to promote clean energy in both nations.

A Chinese official said the decision by the Commerce Department on Thursday sent a “negative signal” about trade protectionism with a policy that would hurt Chinese companies […]

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Vote in House to test support for Keystone pipeline among Democrats

The House will vote later Friday on a measure that tests the depth of Democratic support for including the Keystone XL oil pipeline in a final transportation program funding bill.

Rep. John Barrow (Ga.) — a conservative Democrat who is highly vulnerable in November’s election — is offering a motion to instruct his chamber’s negotiators to […]

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Romney ad touts ‘Day One’ support for Keystone pipeline

Mitt Romney is using his first TV ad of the general election to remind voters that he really, really supports the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

The Republican’s ad, which was released Friday and will run in several swing states, declares that approving the Alberta-to-Texas pipeline would be among his “Day One” actions if he is […]

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House, with fewer Democrats, affirms support for Keystone in highway bill

The House went on record Friday to insist that lawmakers negotiating a bicameral transportation programs funding bill include approval of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

The non-binding 261-152 vote signals political support for the pipeline in the lower chamber, but fewer Democrats went on record this time as supporting the project in the transportation bill.

Twenty-six […]

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Energy secretary uses ‘The Avengers’ movie to tout clean-energy agenda

Energy Secretary Steven Chu has been trying to get people to care about renewable energy for years. But the Nobel laureate pulled out all the stops Friday on his Facebook page.

Chu compared the global race to develop clean-energy technology to “The Avengers,” the blockbuster superhero movie that centers around a fight over a fictional energy […]

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News bites: Apple gets greener, climate talks inch ahead, and more

Reuters reports that tech giant Apple plans to completely power its main U.S. data center with renewable energy by the end of the year.

The decision is meant to “address longstanding environmental concerns about the rapid expansion of high-consuming computer server farms,” the story states.

AFP has the latest on international talks aimed at crafting a global […]

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