Natural Gas

Study: Natural Gas Will Not Solve America's Pollution Problem
September 26, 2014

It's not clean energy—far from it.

Why Cow Farts and Belches Are Obama's Next Big Targets on Climate Change
Methane from natural gas and agriculture industries is the second-biggest climate threat.
July 31, 2014

Obama is making so-called "clean" natural gas his next big climate target. 

Chart: Russia Is Insanely Dependent on Oil and Gas Money
Here's why strict sanctions could hurt the Kremlin—and why they probably won't happen
July 23, 2014

Here's why strict sanctions could hurt the Kremlin—and why they probably won't happen.

Obama to Take Big Step on Climate Change—Will It Be Big Enough?
June 01, 2014

Monday's announcement of new regulations on coal-fired power plants will be historic. But big questions remain.

The Truth About Stanford's Coal Divestment
May 22, 2014

It's not as groundbreaking as they made it sound

Evidence Is Mounting that Fracking Causes Birth Defects
February 05, 2014

In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama praised natural gas as “the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change” and vowed to “cut red tape” to help business invest in i

This Might Be the Last Traditional Coal Power Plant to Be Built in America
October 27, 2013

In rural, central Georgia, in a town called Sandersville in WashingtonCounty, a former state legislator with a blighted record has teamed up with a racketeer and a wealthy southern family to build a coal plant, and it may be the only one built in American in the foreseeable future. 

Scott Walker's Sand Grab: Wisconsin Wants a Piece of the Fracking Boom, No Matter Who Gets Hurt
August 21, 2013

On the night that he was elected governor of Wisconsin in 2010, a beaming Scott Walker told the hundreds of supporters sandwiched into Waukesha’s little Country Springs Hotel ballroom that his state was “open for business.” It was shorthand for his p

The Amish Are Getting Fracked
Their religion prohibits lawsuits—and the energy companies know it
June 06, 2013

Their religion prohibits lawsuits—and the energy companies know it.

Power-Hungry America: Where Will We Get the Energy
July 11, 1970

This TNR archive piece is available online for the first time as part of a conversation about America's energy future, sponsored by Southern Company.