Energy

The Guardian recently reported a billionaire-funded vast right-wing conspiracy to sabotage President Obama's energy agenda and defeat him in the upcoming elections. Environmental correspondent Suzanne Goldenberg pointed to a February meeting held in Washington, DC, of what she called "a network of ultra-conservative groups" backed by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers. Adding fuel to the fire, she also revealed a "confidential strategy memo" discussed at the meeting which advised "using 'subversion' to build a national movement of wind farm protesters."

Germany's power grid is in trouble, and federal regulators are warning something must be done before the onset of winter's usual skyrocketing energy demands. They say the current grid is unable to support the forced transition from nuclear to government mandated "renewable" energies and must be expanded quickly to avoid blackouts.

The Green River Formation of Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado may hold more oil than the rest of the known reserves on the planet put together: an estimated three trillion barrels.

Japan’s nuclear power woes could spur an electricity crisis that will likely cause severe power shortages this summer.

The U.S. Department of the Interior has issued new costly regulations regarding hydraulic fracturing, a process used in 90 percent of oil and gas drilling operations on public lands in this country.

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