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Colonial Shale Policy

By at May 5, 2011 | 11:59 am | 8 Comments

Colonial Shale Policy

Start by considering that greenest of snake oil, renewable energy. The idea that renewables are anywhere near ready to take over the base load is a fiction even the pie in the sky folks in the Obama administration can’t sell.

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Marcellus Fever

By at April 28, 2011 | 2:05 pm | 983 Comments

Marcellus Fever

A civil society requires a certain level of respect for order and discourse. There are properand acceptable channels for protest and comment. And yesterday’s antics of shouting down a meeting or crawling under a table and then calling a political adversary a “prostitute” is beyond the pale

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Decision on Regulation in Marcellus on Hold

By at April 28, 2011 | 10:22 am | 346 Comments

Decision on Regulation in Marcellus on Hold

The Public Utility Commission wants more time to review Laser Northeast’s request to build a pipeline in the Marcellus Shale. Late last year, An administrative law judge ruled against Laser’s request to be regulated like a utility.

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A Knock on Fracking’s Footprint

By at April 13, 2011 | 10:39 am | 43 Comments

A Knock on Fracking’s Footprint

Researchers at Cornell University are blowing apart the notion that natural gas is the cleanest energy source behind solar and wind. Robert Howarth and his team sized up the greenhouse footprint of natural gas.

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Finding Guidance in a Japanese Catastrophe

By at March 15, 2011 | 11:22 am | 0 Comment

Finding Guidance in a Japanese Catastrophe

Scott Paterno is like many of us thinking long and now very hard about the future of nuclear power. The catastrophe in Japan has even the most ardent supporters of the nuclear industry questioning whether it truly is worth the risk.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 15, 2011 | 9:38 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute, radiation levels outside a Japanese nuclear power plant soared after a reactor caught fire. Over the past couple of days two reactors have exploded in the aftermath of that earthquake and tsunami. Roughly 145,000 people have been ordered to stay in their homes. In Germany, Chancellor Merkel ordered the temporary shutdown of 7 of its 17 reactors, and in Pennsylvania a committee is holding a hearing on what led to two deadly natural gas explosions since January.

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The Air is just fine in Marcellus Land

By at January 31, 2011 | 1:15 pm | 41 Comments

The Air is just fine in Marcellus Land

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection says limited air quality tests in areas around drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale show no adverse impact for people or wildlife. The DEP had registered complaints about a foul smell coming from well sites, and the DEP determined what caused the foul oder.

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Curiosity drove Pennsylvania’s Josh Fox to make “Gasland,” and now its up for an Oscar

By at January 26, 2011 | 1:45 pm | 1 Comments

Curiosity drove Pennsylvania’s Josh Fox to make “Gasland,” and now its up for an Oscar

Gasland, the HBO documentary about drilling for natural gas in Pennsylvania and across the United States is up for an Oscar. Rock The Capital interviewed Gasland Director Josh Fox following a screening of the documentary in Harrisburg.

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