DOD Energy Innovation Impacted by Budget Sequestration

May 24, 2013 by Matthew Stepp

Department of Defense

DOD has ramped up its energy innovation investments to address strategic challenges impacting warfighters and addressing the geopolitical consequences of climate change. But sequestration threatens to slow, or even halt, these efforts.[read more]

2 Budgets: One Presents Clean Energy Vision, Other Guts Environmental Protection

March 16, 2013 by Frances Beinecke

If you are one of the hundreds of millions of Americans who rely on environmental and public health protections, then the new House and Senate budget proposals should interest you.[read more]

Environmental Impacts of Sequestration

March 8, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

abandoned windmills

In addition to harming the economy, the middle-class and national security, sequestration will have a disastrous impact on the environment, adversely affecting air, water, energy, fish, wildlife and national parks. The upside? Sequestration will likely slow down oil and gas permitting.[read more]

Secretary of Energy for a Leaner DOE?

March 6, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

Ernest Moniz

The choice of Moniz also reflects many of the key challenges facing the Department of Energy at this moment, not least the preservation of its R&D activities.[read more]

Energy and the Federal Budget Sequester

March 1, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

Energy is no exception, and some of the sequester cuts there may seem surprising, given the President's emphasis on promoting new energy sources. It's worth putting all this into perspective.[read more]

These Guys Are No Fossil Fools! Markey and Waxman Call for Ban on New Coal Plants

March 12, 2008 by Jesse Jenkins

Ed Markey and Henry Waxman are no Fossil Fools! The two Chairmen and Congressional Climate Champs released a new bill yesterday calling for a moratorium on any new coal plants that do not capture and sequester their greenhouse gas emissions. The ban would stay in place until Congress adopts and implements comprehensive global warming...[read more]

Rule Four of Offsets: No Enhanced Oil Recovery

August 24, 2007 by Joseph Romm

Capturing CO2 and injecting it into a well to squeeze more oil out of the ground is not real carbon sequestration. Why? When the recovered oil is burned, it releases at least as much CO2 as was stored (and possibly much more). Therefore, CO2 used for such enhanced oil recovery (EOR) does not reduce net carbon emissions and should not be...[read more]