What oil subsidies is Obama targeting?

January 26, 2011By Steve KretzmannBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

Last night, The President once again proposed ending subsidies to the oil industry.  As we’ve said before, this is a great idea, and should be supported in full. That said, although we haven’t seen details, it’s quite unlikely that the Administration is proposing to eliminate all these subsidies.  First, there is an important difference from … Read More

Universal energy access stressed at UN

September 22, 2010By Elizabeth BastBlog Post

Yesterday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance of making energy available to the poor as a foundation for combating poverty as world leaders gathered in New York this week at the Millennium Development Goal Summit. At a high-level event yesterday, the Secretary General said that it is lack of political will that is keeping … Read More

NWF Attack Oil Industry’s “Assault on America”

July 30, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post

Yesterday Shell waded into the Deepwater fall-out by defending deep-water drilling. Peter Voser, Shell chief executive, argued that deep-water drilling still had an important role to play in global energy supply. “We have got growth potential there”. But what cost is this growth? Even the industry’s own trade magazines are questioning the business as usual … Read More