Published on Thursday, July 16, 2015 by Common Dreams, by Andrea Germanos, staff writer If renewable energy advocates need more evidence that solar and wind are better investments than nuclear power, a new report may offer just that. The findings come from the newly released World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2015, which looks at global nuclear developments over the past […]
Published on Monday, February 23, 2015 by Common Dreams by Sarah Lazare, staff writer According to federal authorities’ own predictions, potentially deadly oil train accidents are likely to be commonplace in the United States over the next two decades, with derailments expected to occur an average of 10 times a year, costing billions of dollars in damage, and putting […]
Published on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer Internal strategy documents prepared by a public relations firm on behalf of Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada reveal details of an enormous and well-organized effort by the oil industry to neutralized the transnational grassroots movement which has grown up around the industry’s effort to […]
by Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica, Nov. 14, 2014, 3:20 p.m. The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating how Chesapeake Energy pays landowners for the natural gas it drills on their property, according to disclosures made earlier this month in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The probe comes after years of complaints by […]
Published on Thursday, October 09, 2014 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer In order to build an adequate low-carbon 21st century energy system that scientists have said is necessary to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, a new report argues that the world must look beyond large-scale, centralized renewable projects—such as industrial solar […]
Why moving utilities from corporate to public control puts energy, dollars, and decisions into the hands of local communities.
A new study released today concludes that Koch Industries and its subsidiaries stand to make as much as $100 billion in profits if the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is granted a presidential permit from U.S. President Barack Obama.
A letter from the State Department denying an information request to a California man confirms that the exact route of the Keystone XL export pipeline remains a mystery
A consortium comprising French, South Korean and Chinese companies has won a contract for a liquefied natural gas project in Canada
Hofstadter predicted that electrons in a two-dimensional sheet will form a distinctive “fractal” pattern in response to a strong magnetic field