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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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domestic-energy  energy-policy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 15, 2009

Yesterday's events at the Copenhagen meeting and in Washington illustrated the difficulty in finding agreement on climate change policy. In Denmark, the United States and China came to an impasse over the monitoring and verification of promised carbon dioxide emission cuts. 

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  technology-innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 15, 2009

In this episode, I recap the recent Newsweek-sponsored panel discussion about proposed climate legislation on Capitol Hill. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P455#sthash.JyjnV09k.dpuf

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  virginia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 9, 2009

In an op-ed from today's Richmond Times-Dispatch, former Congressman Charlie Stenholm (D-TX) describes the potential benefits of offshore drilling to Virginia. Citing studies, he says offshore development would create about 1,900 new jobs and generate nearly $19.5 billion in revenues to federal, state and local governments. About $3 billion would go into the Virginia treasury over a period of 30 years, where it could be used to pay for hospitals, schools, roads and public safety.

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domestic-energy  natural-gas 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 9, 2009

As we've discussed on this blog, America's oil and natural gas industry supports more than 9 million jobs in every U.S. state--and one of them may be yours.

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domestic-energy 

Jack Gerard

Jack Gerard
Posted December 8, 2009

In a speech today at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., President Obama outlined a series of job creation ideas and called for using some of the $200 billion in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to help pay down the $1.4 trillion budget deficit and "create fiscal room for job creation programs."

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  oil-sands  pennsylvania 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 8, 2009

The administration recently held a Jobs Summit to help determine the best way to put Americans back to work as quickly as possible. Today, API chairman and Devon CEO Larry Nichols authored an op-ed in The Hill that discusses how the U.S. oil and natural gas industry can be a part of the jobs solution.

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access  domestic-energy  energy-policy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 4, 2009

Although the oil and natural gas industry was not invited to the White House Jobs Summit yesterday, API today unveiled a legislative proposal that could create hundreds of thousands of jobs. 

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  over-regulation  pennsylvania 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 3, 2009

API's President Jack Gerard and Devon's CEO and Chairman Larry Nichols called the White House Jobs Summit a "missed opportunity" during a conference call with reporters this morning, and wondered why the oil and natural gas industry was not invited. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 2, 2009

The numbers tell the story. The official U.S. unemployment rate stands at 10.2 percent but is believed to be closer to 20 percent. Economic analysts say that the country will pull itself out of the recession, but it's likely unemployment levels could remain high. Meanwhile, as the holidays approach, consumers are pinching pennies and worrying about an uncertain future, which could dampen their holiday festivities as well as the sales expectations of the nation's retailers.

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