Energy

Information regarding alternative energy sources.


United Airlines Invests In Alternative Fuel Company, Plans To Use Biofuel In Trips This Summer

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist June 30, 2015   United Airlines Invests In Alternative Fuel Company, Plans To Use Biofuel In Trips This Summer     Last year, Southwest Airlines announced it would start using biofuels created from forest remnants to power some flights beginning in 2016. Today, United Airlines raised the stakes in the alternative […]

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Crony Capitalist Green Stuff – Alcoa Gets $269 Million DOE Loan For Already Built Aluminum Sheet Plant

By Against Crony Capitalism April 15, 2015   Crony Capitalist Green Stuff – Alcoa Gets $269 Million DOE Loan For Already Built Aluminum Sheet Plant     These sorts of loans are typically vehicles for crony capitalism. Think Solyndra. But in this case the market has already resolved the issue. The plant the taxpayer backed […]


Pink Slips: 100,000 Jobs Wiped Out Amid Oil Price Collapse: “Spreading Like Cancer”

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com March 22, 2015   Pink Slips: 100,000 Jobs Wiped Out Amid Oil Price Collapse: “Spreading Like Cancer”   Low oil prices are good for America according to President Obama. In fact, he has personally taken credit for the savings you’re experiencing. In a normal economy lower prices at the pump would certainly help […]

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From DOE to CEO: Revolving Door Spins in Washington as Top Official Hired by Nuclear Company 1

By Sarah Lazare Common Dreams March 17, 2015   From DOE to CEO: Revolving Door Spins in Washington as Top Official Hired by Nuclear Company Watchdogs raise ethics concerns as Dan Poneman takes helm of company that benefited significantly from lucrative government deals on his watch     Government watchdogs  are raising ethics concerns that […]

President Barack Obama listens to then-Acting Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman May 8, 2013. (Photo: White House/Pete Souza/Public Domain)

Chevron's Toxic Legacy in Ecuador's Amazon

International Court, Hague, Rules in Favor of Ecuador in its Case against U.S. Oil Giant, Chevron

By Robert Barsocchini Washington’s Blog March 14, 2015   International Court, Hague, Rules in Favor of Ecuador in its Case against U.S. Oil Giant, Chevron     Telesur: The International Court of Justice (CIJ) ruled Thursday a prior ruling by an Ecuadorean court that fined the U.S.-based oil company Chevron US $9.5 billion in 2011 should be upheld. The money will benefit about 30,000 Ecuadorians, most […]