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domestic-energy  energy-policy  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 30, 2009

In the wake of the bruising political battle over health care reform, several U.S. senators have signaled that they don't want to take up  climate legislation during the upcoming 2010 election year.

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  energy-reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 29, 2009

This week's episode focuses on an Institute for Energy Research article that discusses China's recent upswing in investing in oil and gas resources outside its borders, while the United States promotes more investment in solar and wind power. 

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offshore-drilling 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 28, 2009

Suppose you were the manager of a coastal city and you had the opportunity to greatly increase funding for fire protection and other services without raising taxes on the citizenry. And suppose you could do it without harming the air, nearby beaches, or the water quality simply by allowing a company to produce more crude oil. 

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  energy-reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 22, 2009

Here's an interesting question for you: What has the United States learned since the energy crises of the 1970s? 

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domestic-energy  energy-reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 21, 2009

Wondering when the recession will end? A survey of 100 chief financial officers (CFOs) at U.S. oil and natural gas exploration and production companies shows that 31 percent believe the business climate will improve in the second half of 2010, and 33 percent say the climate will be better between 2011 and 2012. 

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  energy-reality  prices 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 18, 2009

As we approach the end of year, it's time to take stock of 2009 and pause long enough in our holiday preparations to look forward to 2010. While none of us can predict the future--my snow globe doesn't double as a crystal ball--there are three organizations that have made projections of oil demand in the coming year.

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energy-policy  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 17, 2009

The Wall Street Journal today published an editorial that explains the "dirty truth" about climate legislation such as the Waxman-Markey climate bill. In a few brief paragraphs, the editorial confirms what we've been saying on this blog for months--Waxman-Markey and similar bills could eliminate millions of jobs in the United States and them overseas.

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domestic-energy  energy-reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 16, 2009

API fuel demand statistics seem to indicate that the economy is recovering, albeit very slowly. According to API's Monthly Statistical Report for November, U.S. gasoline deliveries (a measure of demand) increased 1.5 percent over the same month a year ago, following a trend that has been nearly uninterrupted since June. Overall, domestic petroleum deliveries were down just 1 percent. 

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  energy-reality 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 16, 2009

Have you ever wondered how other countries are preparing for their energy future? According to the Institute for Energy Research (IER), China is quietly investing in oil and natural gas supplies around the globe, including in North America, while the United States is hoping that wind and solar power will fuel the economy. 

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