As America’s energy production reaches record levels, it's time for a new system of public land management that promotes cooperation instead of conflict.
By Brian Lutz and Martin Doyle -- Our research shows that for the Marcellus Shale significantly less wastewater is generated for every unit of natural gas recovered by hydraulic fracturing than by conventional gas production.
For more than two decades, special interests have persuaded Congress to mandate Americans buy ethanol whether they want to or not. As a result, 40 percent of the U.S. corn crop is now used for ethanol rather than food.
As oil continues to gush from BP's Macondo well and politicians posture, it is time for us to ask why we are drilling in such risky places when there is oil available elsewhere. The answer lies in the mantra NIMBY—"not in my back yard."
Promises that green energy will change almost everypart of our lives for the better is an enchanting idea, but it is also a myth.
A new drilling technology is opening up vast fields of previously out-of-reach oil in the western United States. This new drilling is expected to raise U.S. production by at least 20 percent over the next five years. And within 10 years, it could help reduce oil imports by more than half.
Exorbitant production costs, pervading stench raise concerns about"green" technology Environment & Climate News June 2005 By Greg McConnell
Regulations requiring greater fuel efficiency in cars create unintended consequences such as more driving and more energy use because of the car's fuel efficiency.
One fellow at PERC's 2011 Enviropreneur Institute explored ways to create incentives for oil companies to work with conservation organizations like TNC to plan their projects to avoid sensitive areas and minimize impacts.