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  • Beneath new energy abundance, a slow-boil oil crisis

    New energy extraction methods are touted as an answer to high oil prices, Cobb writes, but they more closely resemble emergency measures designed to forestall an inevitable decline in the world's fossil fuel resources.

  • How many solar panels would it take to power Earth?

    What would a world powered by solar energy alone look like? According to one study, it would need to be enough solar panels to fill an area about the size of West Virginia.

  • White House climate change report: Act now, or pay later (+video)

    A new White House climate change report warns of the economic costs of delaying action on global warming. It comes as the EPA begins public hearings on controversial power plant regulations aimed at curbing climate change.

  • US curbs dirty coal at home, sends it overseas instead

    As the US tries to set a global example by reducing fossil fuel use at home, US energy companies are sending more dirty fuels than ever abroad. This fossil fuel trade, which has soared under President Obama, threatens to undermine his strategy to reduce the gases blamed for global warming.

  • Senate hopeful cuts power to White House – in TV ad (+video)

    In a new campaign ad, Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant rebukes the Obama administration's carbon limits on power plants by pretending to cut power to the White House. The White House power outage ad is the first for the West Virginia candidate.

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