Renewable Energy Surges Past Coal in Production of US Electricity

The New York Times reports that renewable energy sources including wind and solar power are now regularly outproducing coal fired electric power plants in the United States. Just 10 years ago, almost 50 percent of electricity came from coal but lower costs are now driving up renewables and increasing making coal the dirty fuel of a…

Iranian-flagged oil tanker on fire in Red Sea, some oil spilled

Report of an explosion aboard a National Iranian Oil Company Tanker Sinopa carrying 1 million barrels, sailing in the Red Sea near Jiddah. Block TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-run news agency and other media say an explosion has struck an Iranian oil tanker off the coast of Saudi Arabia. There was no immediate acknowledgement…

Trump twice tried to convince Iraq's PM to hand over the country's oil

To a Trump supporter, being “tough” apparently means never being afraid to commit flagrant war crimes. The same guy who reportedly asked a nuclear weapons expert why we aren’t using our nukes to blow up other countries has also frequently wondered aloud why we didn’t steal Iraq’s oil after we invaded the country in 2003. The answer — because…

Oil Interests Want Illinois To Frack for the Children

In what may be the most shameless in a long line of dishonest appeals, the Illinois oil industry is now asking us to start fracking for the children. The oil industry propaganda website, Energy In Depth (or Energy in Deception as it's often called), is blaming Illinois' school funding problem on the state's failure to…