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U.S. Petroleum Product Exports to Mexico Rise while Mexican Crude Exports to the U.S. Fall

June 1, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

U.S., Mexico, and Petroleum

The United States imported 850,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Mexico in 2013, which is the lowest volume since 1993. In the past decade, U.S. crude oil imports from Mexico fell 47%, primarily as a result of declining production of crude oil in Mexico.[read more]

Charts: The Evolution of US Microgrid Adoption

March 19, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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Microgrid Evolution

Microgrids are the most recent topic du jour in grid modernization, but there is far more talk than action about it. Most of the activity today is happening at universities and military installations, but cities are poised to take a larger role in coming years.[read more]

At Mexican Summit, President Ties Keystone XL Pipeline to Climate Concerns

February 22, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Keystone and Climate Concerns

The president met with the prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and president of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, at the “Three Amigos Summit”. But not all the conversation between the president and prime minister focused on which women’s Olympic ice hockey team would win today.[read more]

US Challenges India's Solar Energy Industry, Again

February 20, 2014 by Justin Guay
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The United States filed a WTO complaint against India alleging that India may be unfairly supporting the development of its solar manufacturing industry. This complaint will only further enflame tensions between the two largest democracies over an issue we all support: deploying more clean energy.[read more]

Washington Needs to Embrace the New American Century: More Thoughts on US Exports

February 17, 2014 by Amy Myers Jaffe
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New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman's recent column is a must read. He argues that innovation in the US is driving us to greatness again and potentially fantastic job creation but he notes correctly that our political leaders in Congress are failing to join in the success.[read more]

Natural Gas, Renewables, and Energy Efficiency will Build a Sustainable Energy Future: Four Facts from the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook

February 13, 2014 by Christina Nyquist
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Fact and America's Energy Future

Released recently, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy 2014 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook joins other insightful analyses demonstrating that natural gas will continue to serve as a foundation fuel that can work alongside energy efficiency and renewable energy.[read more]

Mixed Signals and Missed Opportunities as India Puts the Brakes on HFC Phase-Down Talks

October 31, 2013 by David Doniger

After a summer of diplomatic progress at the level of presidents and prime ministers, expectations were high that countries would launch negotiations on phasing down the dangerous heat-trapping HFCs at meetings of the Montreal Protocol in Bangkok last week.[read more]

Wildfire Smoke Puts at Risk the Health of Americans Living far From the Flames

October 27, 2013 by Frances Beinecke

Wildfires and Public Health

People in Western Australia continue to battle more than 60 wildfires raging across the region. They've left unprecedented destruction in their wake, creeping close to Sydney and burning homes. Yet the damage doesn’t end there. Even people living far from the flames may suffer.[read more]

US Edges Saudi Arabia, Russia in Oil and Gas

October 8, 2013 by Marianne Lavelle
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US Oil and Gas Growth

The International Energy Agency made headlines nearly one year ago with its bold forecast that the United States was on track to being the world’s top oil and natural gas producer by 2017. Turns out that the US is fracking its way to the top far faster than the experts anticipated.[read more]

Fracking May Provide Most of US Energy Despite Environmental Concerns [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 4, 2013 by Mia Shaw
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Fracking and US Energy

If fracking continues, it will provide over half the energy supply of the U.S. in 2 years. Proponents of farcking also argue that natural gas could replace coal and oil as the major energy source worldwide, subsequently reducing CO2 emissions by more than 50 percent.[read more]

India and US Make Progress on HFC Super-Pollutants

September 30, 2013 by David Doniger
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The pace of action to phase down the super-potent heat-trapping HFCs quickened when President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Singh announced new joint steps towards controlling HFCs under the Montreal Protocol, the treaty that saved the ozone layer.[read more]

Introducing America's Power Plan (Part 1 in a Series)

September 26, 2013 by America's Power Plan

Energy and America

 

America’s Power Plan is a policy plan curated by the Energy Foundation, in partnership with Energy Innovation. The Plan taps 150 experts to develop recommendations for dealing with rapid change in the power sector on the way to a clean energy future.[read more]

US and India Have Historic Opportunity to Fight Climate Change Together

September 21, 2013 by Frances Beinecke
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India, US, and Climate Change

President Obama will host Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House next week. The United States and India have benefited from combined efforts to address issues from national security to climate change. Now these leaders have an opportunity to do more.[read more]

US Shale Myths and European Market Reality

August 16, 2013 by Igor Alexeev
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Shale Myths

Rock-bottom gas prices on the American market make it extremely difficult to drill more shale wells and maintain current levels of production. Energy experts name a lot of reasons why the US business model of shale gas development cannot be exported to continental Europe.[read more]

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What Can the United States Learn from Germany’s Energiewende?

July 18, 2013 by Stephanie Wang
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Lessons From Germany

Germany has embarked on an effort to transition their energy system away from nuclear and fossil fuels towards renewable energy sources. This transition, known as the Energiewende, offers important lessons for U.S. energy policy.[read more]