Keystone XL Pipeline “could increase carbon emissions”

The Keystone XL Pipeline could emit more carbon emission (CO2) because of the drop in oil prices. In a letter to the International Energy Affairs department, the Environmental Protection Agency said the proposed pipeline would emit up to 27.4 million metric tonnes more of CO2 every year. That’s equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions […]

US Congress sends Keystone XL Pipeline bill to Obama for approval

The US Senate has passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline which will be sent to the White House for approval. Oil firm TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline would be a 1,200 mile extension to an existing pipe network that transports oil from Canada to the US. The White House has previously said […]

Obama threatens to veto Canadian pipeline

The White House is threatening to reject a bill approving a Canadian pipeline if it passes through Congress. Oil firm TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline would be a 1,200 mile extension to an existing pipe network that transports oil from Canada to the US. US President Barack Obama would veto any bill trying to push through the […]

Actress Daryl Hannah arrested for White House oil pipe protest

American actress Daryl Hannah has caught headlines again with more eco-warrior antics after she was arrested at a protest against the Keystone XL pipeline outside the White House yesterday. The day after President Barack Obama announced he was making climate change a key issue in his State of the Union address, nearly 50 environmental and […]

Obama increases cash for clean energy in latest budget

American President Barack Obama has announced a massive pot of funding from his Government’s budget will be put toward helping developing renewable technologies through grants, financial and tax incentives. The pledge toward green energy has been poorly received by the fuel companies which had big subsidies drastically cut. The budget includes $2.3 billion (£1.47bn) for […]

Newt obliterates Obama’s energy policy

Right wing Republican candidate Newt Gingrich has blasted President Obama’s record on energy and said his decision to veto the Keystone XL pipeline was wrong. In a vitriolic speech at the Colorado Energy Summit he lashed the President’s energy policy saying he was out of touch with ordinary Americans. He said: “This is the most […]

US union say Keystone pipe is needed to help Americans

An American Union who represent those involved in the installation and servicing of piping system have urged the US Government to proceed with plans for the Keystone XL pipeline. The Union argue that as well as being safe, the pipeline is vital for an American economy struggling through recession, as it is estimated the pipe […]