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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 3, 2009

Did you know that the United States has largest energy resources on Earth? You might be surprised to learn that a recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) report found just that. 

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climate-change-bill  climate-legislation  energy-policy  energytomorrow-radio  kerry-boxer-bill  refineries  waxman-markey-bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 3, 2009

In this episode, I interview Alan Gelder of Wood Mackenzie, who recently conducted a study on the potential impact of climate change legislation on refiners. 

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domestic-energy  horizontal-drilling  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas  technology-innovation  wall-street-journal 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 3, 2009

When energy consultant Daniel Yergin calls unconventional natural gas a "game changer," people listen. And in today's Wall Street Journal op-ed, Yergin and his colleague Robert Ineson of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates (IHS CERA) say that the ability to produce natural gas from shale could "transform the debate over generating electricity." 

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  haynesville-shale  horizontal-drilling  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas  supply  technology-innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 2, 2009

"Remarkable" was the word used by Energy Information Administrator Richard Newell last week to describe the sharp rise in U.S. natural gas reserves. In a report issued by his agency last week, Newell noted that U.S. proven natural gas reserves rose 3 percent in 2008.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 30, 2009

The ongoing debate over the Kerry-Boxer climate bill has tended to focus primarily on two issues: the bill's potential costs and its proposed environmental benefits. But there are at least two other critically important items that have not been addressed adequately by the bill's sponsors. Both were mentioned briefly at yesterday's hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 29, 2009

One of America's largest refiners told a Senate panel yesterday that climate legislation could force his company to shutter some U.S. refineries. Bill Kleese, president and CEO of Valero Energy Corp. (not a member of API) made his comments during the second day of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearings on the Kerry-Boxer bill which proposes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent in 2020. The Kerry-Boxer bill would likely reduce U.S. refining jobs because refiners would be forced to pay billions of dollars for carbon credits. 

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drinking-water  hydraulic-fracturing  natural-gas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 29, 2009

Did you know that hydraulic fracturing has been used in about one million oil and natural gas wells in the United States? This tried-and-true process injects wells with water, small amounts of chemicals and sand to create tiny cracks in hard rock, allowing natural gas and/or oil to flow up the wellbore. Fracking, as it's often called, occurs thousands of feet below aquifers containing fresh water, and water supplies are protected by state well construction and drilling regulations. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 28, 2009

Repeat after me: We don't have to settle for just one or the other. We can have a healthy environment and energy development

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climate-bill  climate-legislation  energy  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 27, 2009

This week, the National Journal's Energy & Environment Blog posed several questions about the Kerry-Boxer climate bill. Among them, "What's your take on the chairman's mark and EPA's analysis?" The blog also invited a number of individuals, including API's Jack Gerard, to discuss the bill's strong points, weak points and provide an overall perspective on the legislation. 

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