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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blames the intensity of superstorm Sandy, which struck Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states in October, on pollution caused by coal energy. He spoke at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Maryland.

“Sandy was developed by warmer-than-normal ocean waters, and it was amped by rising sea levels, and because a warmer atmosphere holds more moisture, when the storm came, it packed a greater wallop.[…] Continue Reading »

American innovation brought about the natural gas production boom the U.S. is now experiencing, and Americans would be fools not to capitalize on it, energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens said at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Maryland.

The U.S. has the advantages of the Marcellus Shale Formation — which mostly sits under New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio and is the world’s biggest natural gas field — and the technology to successfully extract gas from it, Pickens said.[…] Continue Reading »

Jack Gerard is president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, which represents U.S. oil and natural gas industry interests nationwide.

What was the biggest challenge for the oil and natural gas industry this year?

Our greatest challenge was ensuring that energy — and oil and natural gas in particular — remained front and center in the public political debate in a critical election year — and using a tightly contested election year to effectively advance both our priority advocacy objectives as well as our core messages on the value of America’s oil and natural gas industry.[…] Continue Reading »

I attended this week’s 2012 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles. On Monday, I and other media members chatted with energy tycoon and advocate T. Boone Pickens before his dinner appearance.

T. Boone Pickens probably knows more than you do about natural gas and oil. And the differences and best uses of compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBrief senior editor James daSilva spent two days this week at the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy’s Energy Innovation Summit in National Harbor, Md. The conference highlights the Energy Department unit’s funding success in supporting clean-tech and clean-energy innovations until they can tap venture capital. On Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton mentioned the importance of shale natural gas, then an afternoon session looked at how to take advantage of the opportunity.[…] Continue Reading »