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Revealed: Energy Transfer Partners’ 'Pipeline-for-Prostitute' Landman

By Steve Horn and David Goodner A DeSmog investigation has uncovered the identity of a land agent and the contract company he works with that allegedly offered to buy an Iowa farmer the services of two teenage sex workers in exchange...Show More Summary

The Climate Science Deniers And Free Market Activists Backing Bjorn Lomborg

“ STOP ACADEMIC CENSORSHIP ” screamed the full caps headline on the half-page advert in the Murdoch-owned The Australian newspaper earlier this week. Click here for reuse options! Tags: bjorn lomborg Copenhagen Consensus Center Australian Taxpayers' Alliance Tim Andrews cato institute patrick michaels pat michaels the australian

All New Electricity Generating Capacity Added In April Was From Wind And Solar

Renewable energy continues to run the table in the United States. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects has released its latest “Energy Infrastructure Update,” and it shows that all of the new electricity...Show More Summary

'French Champions of Pollution' Announced as Paris COP21 Sponsors

The first batch of corporate sponsors for December’s climate negotiations in Paris has officially been revealed. Among them are big-name polluters Engie (formerly GDF Suez), Air France, and the European bank BNP  Paribas. Pierre-Henri...Show More Summary

That Time When Jim Inhofe Called Climate Change a Hoax

This DeSmog UK epic history post tells the story of climate denier Jim Inhofe’s infamous ‘climate hoax’ Senate speech. The US Senator Jim Inhofe relentlessly denies that humans are driving climate change. In a rambling February speech...Show More Summary

BNSF President Greeted by Bomb Train Protestors in Chicago

Today at the annual North American Rail Shippers Association, Carl Ice, president of rail company Burlington Northern Sante Fe ( BNSF ) had his keynote address interrupted by members of Rising Tide Chicago. The activists carried banners...Show More Summary

Is Obama Shipping Away His Commitment to Climate Change?

While President Obama has emerged as a strong leader on climate change, serious questions have been raised about his government's rush to ship coal overseas.  Click here for reuse options! Tags: obama climate change coal climate change China climate change

Groups Petition EPA To Stop Texas From Letting Electric Utility Industry Rewrite Its Own Pollution Permits

NRG Energy has two coal-fired power plant units in Limestone County, Texas, about 115 miles southeast of Dallas. They’re already some of the largest, most polluting power plants in the state, and they’re about to get a whole lot dirtier. Click...Show More Summary

"Seven Nobel Laureates" Behind Climate Contrarian Bjorn Lomborg's Think Tank Are Not All They Seem, Or Even All Alive

As a way to sell your think tank’s ideas, get people to fund it or even just collaborate with it, there could be few more enticing prospects than being able to rub shoulders with seven Nobel prize winning economists. In Australia, Danish...Show More Summary

Mexico's Pemex Plagued By Deadly Offshore Explosions and Major Pipeline Spills

It's been a disastrous year for Pemex, the state-owned Mexican oil company at the center of the nation’s landmark energy reforms. In just over a month, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) starred in three tragic incidents, two fatal.  Click here for reuse options! Tags: pemex mexican energy reform Mexico Abkatun Gulf of Mexico campeche

How David Henderson Became One of the IPCC’s Most Able and Determined Foes

In this DeSmog UK epic history post we meet David Henderson, who accidentally became one of the IPCC ’s fiercest opponents. David Henderson is a fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs ( IEA ) where he is valued as an eloquent and modest advocate of radical free market capitalism. Show More Summary

The Energy Minister, Her Brother-in-Law, His Hedge Fund and the Oil Investments

The rise of Andrea Leadsom to energy minister has correlated with generous donations to the Conservative party by Peter de Putron, a mysterious hedge fund guru – and her brother-in-law. Leadsom was appointed energy and climate change minister in the wake of the Conservatives’ shock victory at the general election. Show More Summary

What Does The Cabinet Re-Shuffle Mean for Energy and Climate?

This article by Christine Ottery has been cross-posted from Energydesk. Sajid Javid, the newly appointed secretary of state for the department of Business Innovation and Skills, has accepted over £16,600-worth of conference expensesShow More Summary

New York State Reverses Decision, Requires Full Environmental Review of Tar Sands-by-Rail Facility

In what came as a welcome surprise to activists in Albany, New York, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ( DEC ) reversed an earlier decision and now will require a full environmental review for a proposed tar...Show More Summary

Pipeline Company Responsible For Santa Barbara Oil Spill Had Horrendous Safety Record, But So Does The Entire Industry

Plains All American Pipeline, the company responsible for the 9-mile long oil slick polluting the California coast near Santa Barbara, is no stranger to oil spills. The LA Times examined data kept by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials...Show More Summary

Open for Business: First Major Deal Since Energy Reforms Will Bring Fracked Gas to Mexico

For the first time in 76 years, a piece of Mexico’s oil and gas infrastructure has been sold to a foreign investor, and the deal will help bring fracked gas from Texas’s Eagle Ford shale region into Mexico. In this first major deal since...Show More Summary

Power for All Shows Peabody a Real Plan to End Energy Poverty

Peabody Energy would like you to believe that coal is the only way to light up the homes of the roughly 1.1 billion who still live in energy poverty. A new campaign launched Thursday at the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy For All Forum in New York City offers a much different solution. Show More Summary

Cuadrilla Owner AJ Lucas’s Share Price Doubles in Wake of Amber Rudd Promotion to Energy Secretary

Australian engineering and mining firm AJ Lucas’s share price nearly doubled in the first week following the Conservative party’s surprise election win on May 7. The dramatic jump in value coincided with the promotion of fracking-friendly...Show More Summary

TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline Network Under Investigation by Federal Regulators

Attachment Size 420135017W_Operator_Response_to_Warning_10242013.pdf 50.78 KB 420135017W_Warning_Letter_09102013.pdf 111.88 KB 420135021W_Warning_Letter_09262013.pdf 112.37 KB A month after revealing that TransCanada is under a compliance...Show More Summary

Lord Lawson’s French Neighbours Struggle with Climate Change, Yet He Continues to Deny It

This DeSmog UK epic history post details the 2003 heatwave in Europe and the pivotal moment it played for climate denier Lord Lawson. Lord Nigel Lawson and his second wife, Thérese, made £1 million from selling their idyllic six-bedroom...Show More Summary

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