May 12, 2017

Energy Industry Gives Mother’s Day Gift To A Polar Bear Family

Energy Industry Gives Mother’s Day Gift To A Polar Bear Family

Mother’s Day came early for a mother polar bear in Northern Alaska, thanks to Hilcorp Energy Company, which partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to give the bear and her cub a safe place to den for the harsh winter months near an active Hilcorp oil production facility in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
May 12, 2017

Are California’s Climate Goals A Political “Time Bomb”?

Are California’s Climate Goals A Political “Time Bomb”?

The Los Angeles Times reports that a Stanford University energy economist believes California’s aggressive climate change policies could drive up gasoline prices to the point where the system loses political support:
May 12, 2017

A Wind Turbine Oil Spill

A Wind Turbine Oil Spill

Even supposedly “clean” energy sources like wind turbines have oil spills. Bloomberg reports on wind turbines in Mexico leaking “a copper-colored lubricant” that “contaminated soil,” smelled of “burned fuel or ammonia,” and made trees glisten with oil:
May 10, 2017

America Dependent On Foreign Rare Earth Sources

America Dependent On Foreign Rare Earth Sources

Right now, China produces 95 percent of the world’s rare earths, minerals used in renewable energy and defense technologies, which presents a significant national security concern for the United States: China produces some 95 percent of the world’s rare earth elements, which consist of 17 different metals. No rare earth mines have operated in the […]
May 8, 2017

World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Maker Struggles

World’s Largest Electric Vehicle Maker Struggles

According to a recent report in MIT Technology Review, the world’s largest electric vehicle maker hit a “speed bump” as a result of China’s cutting subsidies mixed with a global auto market slump. China’s BYD Auto is scrambling for ways to cut costs while remaining profitable:
May 4, 2017

A Diverse Energy Grid Keeps America Safe

A Diverse Energy Grid Keeps America Safe

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt told Fox Business that using coal for electricity is necessary to maintain a diversified, reliable, and secure electric grid:
May 2, 2017

Building Trade Unions Ask For Civility On Keystone

Building Trade Unions Ask For Civility On Keystone

North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) called for “civil discourse” over Keystone XL as Nebraska begins its hearing process on the project: “Recently, however, actions by extremist opposition groups against similar high profile projects like the Dakota Access Pipeline have worked to escalate tensions, and resulted in threats and intimidation targeting workers and law enforcement […]
April 28, 2017

Offshore Drilling Executive Order Can Create American Jobs, Boost U.S. Economy

Offshore Drilling Executive Order Can Create American Jobs, Boost U.S. Economy

President Trump will sign an executive order on Friday that can boost American offshore drilling efforts, according to news reports.
April 28, 2017

Why Does China Love Elon Musk?

Why Does China Love Elon Musk?

Elon Musk received a hero’s welcome in China this week, according to a Wednesday report from Fortune.