Fossil Fuels

Not unsurprisingly, Democrats and Republicans had opposing views at a House subcommittee meeting Thursday on the future of coal in the United States. (Noah Broder/Medill)

Northwestern University
Medill's Noah Broder reports from a House hearing, which looked at the value of coal to our economy. Dems called for more environmental controls, while the GOP stressed its importance to our energy infrastructure.

A technician at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve inspects a crude oil transfer pipe in this 2013 file image. (Photo courtesy the Department of Energy)

Northwestern University
A GOP-lead House energy subcommittee is pushing legislation to require the DOE to lease some of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities, and use the profits to update old equipment and infrastructure, as reported by Medill's Minghe Hu.
George Washington University
Did you know that hydraulic fracturing in just a state away from your home could be affecting where you live?
An overview of HY-TEK Bio's new clean energy technology that allows the use of fossil fuels as clean sources of energy.
Above: Block diagram of City Block Stored Energy Supply
The National Water System would produce infrastructure and operate services to enable universal irrigation. This would enable conversion of vast underused land area into productive farms. It would also end the effects of drought and flood. The... Read More
We need to use more renewable resources as opposed to burning fossil fuels for obtaining energy. Global warming is clearly in effect, causing each summer to be warmer than the last. To adapt to a warmer world we will need to reduce the burning of... Read More
Facing some of the most intractable foreign policy situations of his term, President Barack Obama is looking inward. In a major speech on March 30th, Obama outlined his plan to reduce oil imports by a third over the next decade and a half while... Read More
University of Arkanasas
Biofuels have been considered as one of the great alternatives to solving the energy problem for transportation fuels. Corn used for ethanol unfortunately competes with a staple foodstuff, and requires significant amounts of land area. Ethanol... Read More
Rehabilitate railroads with dual tracks on main lines and move all long-haul freight to containers. Trucks would be limited to 100 miles per day round trip. Trains are four times as efficient in moving freight, and can reduce greenhouse gases... Read More

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