New York Town Pledges 'No Quarter' In Fight Against Wind Turbines

Energy | Andrew Follett
David Brockwell walks between wind turbines during a routine inspection at the Infigen Energy wind farm located on the hills surrounding Lake George, 50 km north of the Australian capital city of Canberra May 13, 2013. Infigen Energy's Capital Windfarm, built five years ago, was a vanguard for wind power as Australia sought to wean itself from cheap fossil-fuel power in the face of climate shift blamed in part for Lake George's transformation to a vast plain. But big plans to expand the Infigen renewable energy project near Canberra and others like it have been put on hold awaiting the outcome of an election in September. The ballot, which opinion polls show the opposition conservatives winning, along with an economic slowdown and rising home energy bills have put the brakes on Australia's decade-long clean energy push. At stake in the Sept. 14 vote is a controversial carbon trading scheme championed by ruling Labor to curb greenhouse gas emissions, with a $20 billion pipeline in renewable investment largely on hold as nervous companies sit on their hands. Picture taken May 13, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray

Up to 87 percent of local residents don’t want the turbines

Analysis: Blue States May Be Green, But They Have Very Pricey Energy

Energy | Andrew Follett
solar heater, money dollars flying from the sky, 3d rendering (Shutterstock/ kostasgr )

Blue states are super expensive to live in

Gov't Geologists Discover The US's Largest Natural Gas Deposit

Energy | Andrew Follett
Oil industry equipment. filtered picture of oil pump jack. Shutterstock.com/Chirkov

Thanks, fracking

Major Green Anti-Fracking Lawsuit Thrown Out Of Court

Energy | Andrew Follett
A law book with a gavel - Environmental law (Shutterstock/Zerbor)

Green lawsuit ‘not made out in substance’

China Is Now Buying Tons Of Oil From The US

Energy | Andrew Follett
A boy who is waiting to greet U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the National Museum makes a face while holding the U.S. and Chinese flags in Beijing May 4, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

‘It makes sense for Beijing to buy up as much oil from as many different sources as possible’

Biggest US Coal Company Emerges From Bankruptcy

Energy | Andrew Follett
Members of the United Mine Workers of America hold a rally outside the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington October 7, 2014. The union members rallied against proposed EPA Clean Power Plan rules, which the union claims will eliminate thousands of coal industry-related jobs. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

‘At least we’ve got a shot at it under Trump’

Idaho's $4.3 Million Solar Road Generates Enough Power To Run ONE Microwave

Energy | Andrew Follett
solar heater, money dollars flying from the sky, 3d rendering (Shutterstock/ kostasgr )

About 90 cents worth of electricity

Study: Kids More Likely To Be Abused When Gas Prices Are High

Energy | Andrew Follett
Sad little boy with teddy bear sitting on floor in empty room (Shutterstock/Africa Studio )

‘Changes in disposable income predict changes in child maltreatment’

American Coal Production Is On The Rise Again, Will Jobs Follow?

Energy | Andrew Follett
A dirty coalminer displays a lump of coal as a power and energy source. Shutterstock/Joe Belanger

Good news for President Donald Trump

Shuttering Nuclear Power Plants Kills Small US Towns

Energy | Andrew Follett
Nuclear power plant Temelin (Shutterstock/Nobor)

Virtually all US nuclear plants are in small towns where much of the local economy relies on them

UK Starts Drilling First Fracking Wells

Energy | Andrew Follett
Oil pump on background of flag of United Kingdom (Shutterstock.com/Anton Watman)

UK is one of the few countries in Europe to allow fracking

There's A Bill On Trump's Desk To Trash A Major Obama Enviro Reg

Energy | Andrew Follett
Barack Obama wipes a tear from his eye (REUTERS/Jason Reed)

‘I look forward to President Trump signing this joint resolution into law’

Saudi Arabia 'Losing Its Grip' On Global Oil Supply

Energy | Andrew Follett
Landscape image of a oil well pumpjack wiith an early morning golden sunrise and American USA red White and Blue Flag background. (Shutterstock/James BO Insogna)

‘Saudi Arabia is under extraordinary pressure both internally and externally’

New Nuclear Reactors Could Soon Be Built In Kentucky

Energy | Andrew Follett
Nuclear power plant reflected in the small lake. (Shutterstock/Nadezda Murmakova)

‘Kentucky’s lifting of the moratorium on nuclear energy is a harbinger of things to come’

Trump's Budget Revives Yucca Mountain After Harry Reid And Obama Killed It

Energy | Andrew Follett
Nuclear reactors at night , cooling tower closeup with steam.(Shutterstock/chuyuss)

Harry Reid killed it…Trump’s bringing it back

Another Solar Company Goes Bankrupt

Energy | Andrew Follett
Solar Panels (Shutterstock/Lightboxx)

Cut 350 jobs last week alone

Is America Too Good At Fracking?

Energy | Andrew Follett
A WPX Energy natural gas drilling rig north of Parachute, Colorado, December 9, 2014. The economy of Parachute, with a current population of approximately 1000 people, was devastated when thousands of workers lost their jobs on "Black Sunday" in 1982, after Exxon terminated the Colony Shale Oil Project. The current rise of hydraulic fracking in natural gas retrieval has given a cautious hope to the town's inhabitants, who know market demand and price can effect their local economy. (Reuters/Jim Urquhart)

‘Investors right now across the board just hate natural gas’

OPEC's Plan Falls Apart As Price Of Oil Plunges

Energy | Andrew Follett
Landscape image of a oil well pumpjack wiith an early morning golden sunrise and American USA red White and Blue Flag background. (Shutterstock/James BO Insogna)

Oil is less than half the price it was in 2014

Study: Natural Methane To Blame For Tainted Water, Not Fracking

Energy | Andrew Follett
A natural gas well is drilled near Canton, in Bradford County, Pennsylvania January 8, 2012. Bradford County is currently ground zero for fracking the Marcellus shale in the Northeastern United States. Shale gas production has skyrocketed in recent years thanks to advances in fracking, which involves injecting a cocktail of water, sand and chemicals into the ground to extract fuel. Picture taken January 8, 2012. REUTERS/Les Stone

“No link between fracking and groundwater contamination”

Geologist: America's Next Fracking Boom May Be In Alaska

Energy | Andrew Follett
Landscape image of a oil well pumpjack wiith an early morning golden sunrise and American USA red White and Blue Flag background. (Shutterstock/James BO Insogna)

‘The oil is there’