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Study Proves Fossil Fuels Way Worse for Land Use than Renewables

A new, peer-reviewed article published in the scientific journal SCIENCE estimates that 3 million hectares of land (that's 11,583 square miles, or 30,000 square kilometers) have been lost due to oil and gas…

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Researching natural gas leaks is important to regulation

Once again, Environmental Defense Fund's Methane Research project is in the news - with concerns about whether EDF is transforming a highly polluting industry, or whether that industry is using EDF to…

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The Natural Gas Gamble: New UCS Report Highlights Dependence Concerns

The Natural Gas Gamble Today, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a new analysis, which shows that instead of aggressive over-reliance on natural gas by utilities as they phase out coal…

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Hurricane Irene and its Impact on Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power

This is the first in a three part series of blogs examining how natural disasters like hurricanes impact our energy generation. Traditional energy resources (nuclear, coal, oil and natural gas) appeared to…