FThe Obama administration rocked the energy sector Thursday by unveiling a finalized methane standard even tougher than the one proposed last year in the name of combating climate change.
China is planning to construct up to 20 floating nuclear power plants for remote locations, including the South China Sea, where China has been building man-made islands that could threaten freedom of navigation in the area. This is crazy. win
Guest essay by Paul Driessen: Deception, agenda and folly drive latest Obama EPA anti-hydrocarbon rules. Are farmers next? First they came for the coal mining and power plant industry, and most people did not speak out because they didn’t rely on coal, accepted Environmental Protection Agency justifications at face value, or thought EPA’s war on coal would benefit them.
Global oil prices are projected to scrape along at $40 a barrel or less through 2016, continuing to hammer economies in Saudi Arabia, Russia and other nations — and thus altering global politics — despite the producers’ efforts to limit output and counter the slump.
A newly released international study finds that farming, not fracking, is the likely culprit behind rising global methane levels, undermining the Obama administration’s crackdown on methane from oil-and-gas production in the name of climate change. Pew! win
A pro-energy advocacy group is seeking to incinerate the Clean Power Plan after releasing more emails showing a key Environmental Protection Agency official collaborating behind the scenes with leading environmental activists.
Like a trusty pickup truck, Gillette has bounced through tough times before and pulled through, thanks to coal. Thanks to coal we have a comfortable life. win
The Obama administration announced a moratorium on new coal development on public land Friday while it studies the impact of the U.S. leasing program on climate change, prompting fresh criticism that President Obama is ramping up his “war on coal.” War on our primary energy source. win
IBD Staff write: Politics: Ethanol has long been the dead man’s pass of presidential politics: No one makes it through Iowa without paying homage to the corn-based fuel now a $5 billion state industry. But this year may be different. Ted Cruz is leading the Republican polls in the Hawkeye State despite his opposition to the federal mandate requiring gasoline to be blended with 10% ethanol. He…