Energy & Fuel

"Gas Planet: Is Gas A Bridge To Lower Carbon Future...or A Plank?"

"Natural gas is causing angst and excitement in local communities across the country, but the rise of fracking will have an impact on an issue that affects everyone on the planet: climate change. Gas Planet, a special hour of radio, explores whether unconventional natural gas can help or hinder efforts to solve climate change."

Source: Allegheny Front, 07/03/2012

"A 2nd U.S.-Supported Maker of Solar Panels Will Close"

"Abound Solar, a solar panel maker that received a $400 million loan guarantee from the federal government, announced on Thursday that it would file for bankruptcy amid plummeting prices and intense competition from Chinese manufacturers in the solar equipment market."

Source: NY Times, 06/29/2012

"Enbridge Can't Say If Federal Cuts Would Undermine Oil Spill Response"

"OTTAWA — Alberta-based Enbridge can't say what impact millions of dollars in cuts to federal environmental emergency staff would have on its oil-spill response plan for the Northern Gateway pipeline project, even though the plan relies partly on federal help if a spill were to occur."

Source: Postmedia, 06/28/2012

EnergyWire Spotlights Limits of Fracking Disclosure in Ohio

About two dozen chemicals in the 8.3 million gallons of fluid used to fracture a gas-bearing Marcellus Shale formation near Canton, Ohio were disclosed on a public website — but the identities of another four chemical ingredients were withheld on the claim that they were trade secrets. EnergyWire's Peter Behr takes a look at the controversy.

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