Posts Tagged with "hydrofracking"

The Spectra Showdown in NYC

Friday, August 17, 2012

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The Spectra Showdown in NYC

The “Spectra Showdown” is a chain of demonstrations against the Spectra Pipeline in New York. Day and night, activists have been keeping vigil, awaiting shipments of equipment to arrive at the construction site in Lower Manhattan at the Hudson River. Guest blogger Shannon E. Ayala reports from the scene: Activists are regularly attendant, from break [...]

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PNC Bank’s Evolving Approach To The Energy Sector

Monday, October 3, 2011

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PNC recently released their 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report. Documents like this  provide a window into how a bank thinks about its environmental and social impact. RAN has been paying close attention to PNC Bank and its approach to the energy industry for a couple of years, so I was eager to get my hands on [...]

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What is “Clean” Energy Anyways?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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What is “Clean” Energy Anyways?

Not natural gas. Researchers at Cornell University just released a study (pdf) that argues that using natural gas for energy actually causes more, not less, greenhouse gas emissions than coal. The reason that natural gas is so greenhouse gas-intensive is because of “fracking,” or hydraulic fracturing, the process required to extract natural gas from far [...]

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