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Collaboration on Shale Gas Development A Step Toward Pragmatism

Last month an 11-member collaborative - two foundations, five state and national environmental organizations, four energy companies -- announced they had formed the Center for Sustainable Shale Development. The mission: to develop and implement...

Posted April 7, 2013    

To Frack Or Not? Just One Of The Questions

It's apparent why a great number of Americans wonder about the risks of fracking and whether states and the federal government ought to shut the technology down. The breakthrough that now enables developers to recover oil and natural gas from...

Posted March 31, 2013    

With Water and Energy, India is Different

It's been a couple of weeks since our Circle of Blue team completed its 27-day research trip to India. Our work, a scoping mission to prepare for a comprehensive project in 2013, focused on understanding the contest between energy, food, and water...

Posted January 16, 2013    

Choke Point: China—Confronting Water Scarcity and Energy Demand in the World’s Largest Country

BAOTOU, Inner Mongolia -- By any measure, conventional and otherwise, China’s tireless advance to international economic prominence has been nothing less than astonishing. Over the last decade alone, 70 million new jobs emerged from an economy that...

Posted February 21, 2011    

Obama's 80 Percent Clean Energy Goal: Who's He Kidding?

Arguably the central provision of President Obama's State of the Union address last night was the proposal to generate 80 percent of the nation's electricity from clean energy sources by 2035 -- including nuclear energy and CCS coal technology....

Posted January 26, 2011    

Memo to Hu and Obama: Water and Energy Choke Points Merit Time at the China-U.S. Summit

Washington’s foreign policy community is all aflutter anticipating the meaning and outcome of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s three-day summit with U.S. President Barack Obama, which starts today. But while the two heads of state focus on...

Posted January 18, 2011    

Cancun Climate Negotiators No Match For New Energy Alliances

On November 29 representatives from 190 countries will be in Cancun, Mexico for the 16th Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Late last week, following a two-day Major Economies Forum on Energy...

Posted November 22, 2010    

Talk of Tianjin Climate Conference: China and U.S. Are Electrifying The Car

TIANJIN, China - Whatever the differences that irked delegates from China and the United States during the six days of climate negotiations that ended here on Saturday, divisions principally defined by how each would control carbon emissions and...

Posted October 11, 2010    

Despite Divide Inside the Tianjin Climate Conference, China and U.S. Are Cooperating in Race To Deploy Advanced Coal Technology

TIANJIN, China - Though Chinese workers this week celebrated the 61st anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China, a holiday season as significant as July 4 in the United States, a swarm of construction laborers at China's GreenGen...

Posted October 8, 2010    

Coal Is King In China, And Top Priority For Engineers Determined To Lower Climate Risks

TIANJIN, China – This industrious nation’s allegiance to construction projects of massive scale is as familiar to the world as the 2,500-year-old, 5,500-mile Great Wall of China, which protected the country’s northern frontier, and as imposing as...

Posted October 6, 2010    

In Tianjin, China and U.S. Similarities Overshadow Differences

On opposite sides of the Pacific, leaders of the world's two biggest economies and carbon polluters are plainly thinking about clean energy to power up their economies and cool the climate. In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency and the...

Posted October 5, 2010    

In Tianjin This Week, Hope and Fresh Urgency on Climate Action

TIANJIN, China - In a gesture that signaled more urgent engagement to cool the planet, the United Nation’s chief climate negotiator today opened this nation’s first international climate conference by sealing a symbolic Great Climate Wall of China...

Posted October 4, 2010