National Safety Month: AGA Reminds Public About Natural Gas Safety Methods

July 4, 2014 by Lisa Dundon

Each June, the National Safety Council (NSC) celebrates National Safety Month (NSM), an initiative to bring attention to the importance of safety and the prevalence of accidental injury. According to the NSC, accidental injuries lead to the deaths of about 120,000 people each year.[read more]

Eight Steps for Safer Oil Trains Eyed by U.S. Officials

January 21, 2014 by Marianne Lavelle

Due to the booming oil production in North Dakota, and the ramp-up of ethanol production, U.S. railways now are carrying an unprecedented volume of flammable liquid—and the majority of tank cars used are prone to be punctured in an accident, as safety investigators have been warning for 20 years.[read more]

'Climate Warrior' Jeff Immelt Corrects Activists on Gas and Renewables

November 5, 2013 by Simon Lomax

For years, professional activist groups have tried to ban hydraulic fracturing by claiming this six-decade-old technology is “inherently unsafe and can’t be made safer through government oversight or regulations.” It’s a loser of an argument.[read more]

Why I Believe that Nuclear Energy is the Safest Form of Energy

September 9, 2013 by Charles Barton

One of the advantages of having a father who was a nuclear safety researcher is that I had a chance to look at nuclear safety from the inside rather than from the outside. Most of my father's work during his career was either directly or indirectly related to nuclear safety.[read more]

New Mexico Oil and Gas Sites Fail Safety Inspections, Highlighting Energy Risks

June 18, 2013 by Amy Mall

In New Mexico, about 85 percent of 276 oil and gas well sites inspected over the past six weeks failed electrical safety inspections. The good news is that the state carried out the inspections, although they were overdue.[read more]

Six Reasons Arctic Offshore Drilling Cannot Be Done Safely

June 11, 2013 by Frances Beinecke

Even the best-prepared, best-equipped, and most technologically advanced oil company has no business drilling for oil in the Arctic. It is simply not possible to do it safely here.[read more]

Managing Continuous Improvement in Offshore Drilling Safety [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 4, 2013 by Mark Green

Industry’s commitment to continually improving safety in deep-water operations is a moral obligation – to our workers, to the American people and to the environment. It’s also sound business.[read more]

Does My Smart Meter Make Me Look Fat?

March 27, 2013 by Christine Hertzog

At a Smart Grid industry conference last week, three attendees protested against smart meters based on concerns about the health impacts of the Radio Frequency signaling technology in them.[read more]

New EU Offshore Drilling Rules Agreed

February 23, 2013 by Matthew Cook

Member states and MEPs struck a deal on new safety regulations for offshore oil and gas exploration and extraction in EU waters.[read more]

The Nuclear Safety Paradox

June 29, 2011 by Meredith Angwin

Over the past several months, a thought has been at the back of my mind about nuclear safety. I feel is important to enter this issue into the ongoing discussion about Nuclear Power in our country.[read more]

Why 60 MPG Can Be as Standard as Catalytic Converters, Airbags, and Seatbelts

May 25, 2011 by Peter Lehner

One of the first cars I drove was my dad’s Buick Regal. I was only 14, but my older brothers let me sit behind the wheel. After college, I moved to DC and was happy to have an old VW Rabbit to wedge into tight parking spaces. I have fond memories of both those cars—they brought me a taste of freedom—but they can’t hold a candle to today’...[read more]

Talk to the (invisible) hand (of the free market)

March 25, 2011 by Lou Grinzo

You can find the whole comic here, permission from Tom Morrow.    [read more]

Elementary Particles, Complex Challenges

July 8, 2010 by Breakthrough Institute

This is a guest post from the Breakthrough Generation blog. To read more writings from this year's 2010 Breakthrough Fellows, head to By Mark Caine, Breakthrough Fellow Environmentalists have long couched their opposition to nuclear power in the argument that tinkering with elementary particles to produce...[read more]

Nuclear Energy Safety Is Different From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Drilling Safety

June 27, 2010 by Rod Adams

There is a depressing meme circulating around the Internet and in the commercial media that attempts to use BP's incredibly costly accident on the Deepwater Horizon as a reason why we should avoid using nuclear energy. (See, for example, BP spill an argument against nuclear power.) The very idea of trying to use what is happening in the...[read more]

Nuclear Energy Practitioners Spend Their Careers Thinking "Something Could Go Wrong" AND Planning How to Respond

May 19, 2010 by Rod Adams

There is an interesting discussion taking place on on a post titled The myopia of energy production: "Nothing will go wrong". The post is quite short, consisting mainly of a cartoon that plays on the world's intense concern about the continuing uncontrolled gusher deep in the Gulf of Mexico to raise safety questions...[read more]