Energy http://kut.org en 4 Ways Texas Could Win Big Under New Climate Change Rules http://kut.org/post/4-ways-texas-could-win-big-under-new-climate-change-rules <p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">Earlier this year, the earth hit a frightening milestone: carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached its<a data-mce-="" href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/05/01/mauna_loa_atmosphere_measurements_carbon_dioxide_levels_above_400_ppm_throughout.html" style="line-height: 1.5; color: rgb(96, 120, 144); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgb(153, 153, 153); background: transparent;">&nbsp;highest level since humans have inhabited the earth</a>. The last time there was this much carbon on the planet was nearly a million years ago.</p><p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">As the heat-trapping gas proliferates, the world warms, and the climate effects domino: droughts intensify, floods increase, ice melts and seas rise. The question now isn't whether human activity is changing the global climate; the question is what to do about it.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160845170&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:26:20 +0000 Terrence Henry 10900 at http://kut.org 4 Ways Texas Could Win Big Under New Climate Change Rules Denton Council Punts Fracking Ban Proposal To Voters http://kut.org/post/denton-council-punts-fracking-ban-proposal-voters <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;"><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/07/16/denton-council-punts-fracking-ban-proposal-voters/">From The Texas Tribune</a>:</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">DENTON – Voters will decide whether this North Texas college town will become the state's first city to ban hydraulic fracturing.&nbsp;</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">After a public hearing Tuesday night that stretched into Wednesday morning, the Denton City Council rejected a proposal to ban the method of oil and gas extraction inside the city, which sits on the edge of the gas-rich Barnett Shale. The 5-2 vote kicked the question to the city’s November ballot, the next step in a high-profile property rights clash that will likely be resolved outside of Denton. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:01:57 +0000 Jim Malewitz, Texas Tribune 10797 at http://kut.org Denton Council Punts Fracking Ban Proposal To Voters How One Austin Home Produces More Energy Than It Uses http://kut.org/post/how-one-austin-home-produces-more-energy-it-uses <p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;"><strong><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/07/14/reducing-pollution-through-energy-efficiency/">From StateImpact Texas</a>:</strong></p><p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">As the mercury rises in Texas, so does our energy use. Air conditioners will work overtime to keep your house cool. And when that happens, the Texas grid can become stretched thin.</p><p style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: rgb(0, 0, 0); vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">One solution is to build more power plants to meet growing demand. Another is to simply get Texans to use less energy.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158591118&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:40:13 +0000 Terrence Henry 10782 at http://kut.org How One Austin Home Produces More Energy Than It Uses As Renewables Grow in Texas, Battles Over Fees and Subsidies Emerge http://kut.org/post/renewables-grow-texas-battles-over-fees-and-subsidies-emerge <p><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/06/25/as-renewables-grow-in-texas-battles-over-fees-and-subsidies-emerge/" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"><strong>From StateImpact Texas</strong>:&nbsp;</a></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">In the coming years, the federal government wants Texas to reduce its carbon emissions by about 40 percent. With a goal like that, you might expect to see more programs aimed at promoting renewable energy in Texas. But&nbsp;something like the opposite appears to be happening.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Donna Nelson, chair of Texas’&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/topic/public-utility-commission-of-texas/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">Public Utility Commission</a>, asked last month if wind power generators, not Texas utility customers, should pay for upgrades to transmission lines.&nbsp;The Commission regulates the state’s electric grid, among other things.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:50:52 +0000 Mose Buchele 10674 at http://kut.org As Renewables Grow in Texas, Battles Over Fees and Subsidies Emerge Texas Oil Industry Keeps Wary Eye On ISIS http://kut.org/post/texas-oil-industry-keeps-wary-eye-isis <p>While the crisis in Iraq is half a world away, it’s impact can be felt here in the U.S. &nbsp;The rapidly destabilizing region is a base for <a href="http://www.ibtimes.com/expats-iraq-evacuated-companies-governments-isis-moves-south-1604552">major Texas oil companies</a>,&nbsp;some of whom have had to evacuate the increasingly hostile environment. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:54:43 +0000 David Brown, Emily Donahue & Alain Stephens 10649 at http://kut.org Texas Oil Industry Keeps Wary Eye On ISIS New Carbon Rules Could Have Big Impact on Texas http://kut.org/post/new-carbon-rules-could-have-big-impact-texas <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Big changes could be coming for Texas power plants. The Obama administration is announcing&nbsp;<a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27/5bb6d20668b9a18485257ceb00490c98!OpenDocument" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">new rules today</a>&nbsp;aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants – the chief culprit behind global warming.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel power plants in the U.S. by 30 percent (from their 2005 levels) by 2030. That “is equal to the emissions from powering more than half the homes in the United States for one year,” according to the EPA. In Texas, that drop will need to be even higher: the state’s carbon emissions from the power sector will need to&nbsp;<a href="http://cleanpowerplanmaps.epa.gov/CleanPowerPlan/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">fall 39 percent by 2030</a>&nbsp;under the proposal.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152463787&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);"> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:18:31 +0000 Terrence Henry 10525 at http://kut.org New Carbon Rules Could Have Big Impact on Texas Oil and Gas Companies Are Now Poaching Employees From Each Other http://kut.org/post/oil-and-gas-companies-are-now-poaching-employees-each-other <p>The global boom in energy production driven by <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/05/05/lawsuit-highlights-concern-over-air-quality-and-shale-drilling/">fracking</a>&nbsp;and horizontal drilling is leading to a shortage of skilled workers. A <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140506006268/en/Retirement-Wave-Technical-Skills-Gap-Threaten-Oil#.U2l7Zq1dUyw">new report</a> by the human resources firm <a href="http://www.imercer.com/content/mercer-about-us.aspx">Mercer</a> says two-thirds of oil and gas companies are now poaching employees from their competitors.</p><p>"The industry seems inclined when an individual is trained and developed by a competitor to, especially in the first five years of employment, go after that key talent, as opposed to training and developing their own,"&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says Philip&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tenenbaum, a senior partner at</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Mercer.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He says in some cases, the practice has become quite overt. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 00:43:58 +0000 Nathan Bernier 10368 at http://kut.org Oil and Gas Companies Are Now Poaching Employees From Each Other Texas' Biggest Power Company Files For Bankruptcy http://kut.org/post/texas-biggest-power-company-files-bankruptcy As they say: Everything is bigger in Texas.<p>Today, the state's biggest power company filed for one of the biggest Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in corporate history.<p>The filing also marks the colossal collapse of a heavily-leveraged $45 billion bet taken by Wall Street private equity firms.<a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/04/29/big-texas-utility-files-for-bankruptcy/?_php=true&_type=blogs&hp&_r=0"> As <em>The New York Times</em> reports</a>, back in 2007 firms including "Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, TPG Capital and the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs" took Energy Future Holdings, Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:48:50 +0000 Eyder Peralta 10321 at http://kut.org Texas' Biggest Power Company Files For Bankruptcy You Can Buy Your Way Into Texas' Oil Boom. But Is It Worth It? http://kut.org/post/you-can-buy-your-way-texas-oil-boom-it-worth-it <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the history of Texas, few figures are as colorful as the wildcatters: oil prospectors who gambled big on the lure of black gold and striking it rich, or went broke trying. But what if you could be a wildcatter with a click of the mouse?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to </span><a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1100092-nakoma-12-13-1.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">a company selling stakes in rigs</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> right now,&nbsp;you&nbsp;too&nbsp;can own an oil well – or at least part of it – right here in the states.&nbsp;</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142355984&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:21:02 +0000 Emily Donahue & David Brown 10065 at http://kut.org You Can Buy Your Way Into Texas' Oil Boom. But Is It Worth It? Cleanup Continues After Oil Spill Near Houston Ship Channel http://kut.org/post/clean-continues-after-oil-spill-near-houston-ship-channel <strong>This post was updated at 4:47 p.m. ET.</strong><p>The cleanup of an oil spill near the Houston Ship Channel is continuing today, and authorities say they have opened one of the country's biggest ports in a limited capacity this afternoon.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/24/293858817/after-oil-spill-coastguard-prepares-to-open-houston-ship-channel">As we reported</a>, a collision between two vessels spilled about 168,000 gallons in an area close to a nature preserve. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:41:45 +0000 10032 at http://kut.org Seeking Energy Independence, Europe Faces Heated Fracking Debate http://kut.org/post/seeking-energy-independence-europe-faces-heated-fracking-debate While watching the turmoil in Ukraine unfold, you may feel as though it has little to do with the United States, but the conflict is stirring a contentious debate in Europe over a topic familiar to many Americans: fracking.<p>Much of the continent depends on Russian natural gas that flows through pipelines in Ukraine. European countries are asking themselves whether to follow the U.S. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:29:52 +0000 9912 at http://kut.org Seeking Energy Independence, Europe Faces Heated Fracking Debate Why You Should Pay Attention to the Race for Railroad Commission http://kut.org/post/why-you-should-pay-attention-race-railroad-commission <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">From <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/">StateImpact Texas</a>: &nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">In an often-quoted scene from the 2007 movie "</span><span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><a href="http://www.paramount.com/movies/there-will-be-blood" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">There Will Be Blood</a>,"</span><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;sociopathic oilman Daniel Plainview meets his rival for the last time. If oil fields are like milkshakes, he says, it pays to have a straw that reaches all the way across the room “and starts to drink&nbsp;</span><em style="font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">your</em><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;milkshake.”</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">“I. Drink. Your. Milkshake,” Plainview screams maniacally, “I DRINK IT UP!!!!”</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">This year, Texans will have the chance to vote for &nbsp;a seat on the<a href="https://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/tag/railroad-commission-of-texas/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">&nbsp;Railroad Commission of Texas</a>. But the commission has a lot more to do with milkshakes than railroads. It&nbsp;regulates oil and gas in Texas.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136381665&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 14:43:32 +0000 Mose Buchele 9840 at http://kut.org Why You Should Pay Attention to the Race for Railroad Commission KUT's StateImpact Texas Talks Keystone XL Pipeline on 'The Takeaway' http://kut.org/post/kuts-stateimpact-texas-talks-keystone-xl-pipeline-takeaway <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The controversial <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/tag/keystone-xl-pipeline/">Keystone XL Pipeline</a> is taking over national headlines again.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p2">Last week, the State Department released an environmental review of the pipeline, finding tar sands extraction would have little impact on greenhouse gas emissions.&nbsp;</p><p class="p3">As KUT's&nbsp;StateImpact Texas reports, "tar sands oil&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/01/us/politics/report-may-ease-way-to-approval-of-keystone-pipeline.html?hp">will be extracted regardless&nbsp;</a>of whether or not the pipeline is built."</p><p class="p4">KUT's Mose Buchele talked with <a href="http://www.thetakeaway.org/">The Takeaway</a> this morning about the impact that&nbsp;the largest oil producer in the world is having in Texas.</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="54" scrolling="no" src="//www.thetakeaway.org/widgets/ondemand_player/#file=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thetakeaway.org%2Faudio%2Fxspf%2F345485%2F;containerClass=takeaway" width="580"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:05:15 +0000 KUT Staff 9721 at http://kut.org KUT's StateImpact Texas Talks Keystone XL Pipeline on 'The Takeaway' U.S. Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Review http://kut.org/post/us-issues-keystone-xl-pipeline-environmental-review The State Department says that production of Canadian tar-sand crude, which has a bigger greenhouse gas footprint than other types of oil, is unlikely to be increased if the <a href="http://keystone-xl.com/?gclid=COO8wbaaqbwCFVFk7AodvDEAAA">Keystone XL pipeline</a> goes ahead — and therefore would do little to contribute to climate change.<p>In the <a href="http://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/">Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement</a> on the controversial pipeline, the department takes no position on whether it should be built but notes that tar-sand crude produces 17 percent mor Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:29:38 +0000 Scott Neuman 9692 at http://kut.org U.S. Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Review Meet the Answer to Texas' Air Conditioning Issues http://kut.org/post/meet-answer-texas-air-conditioning-issues <p><strong><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/?p=34143">From StateImpact Texas:</a></strong></p><p>For years, Texas has struggled with how to solve its energy crunch: forecasts said not enough power plants were being built to meet the demands of a growing population and a booming state. But it turns out the state’s supplies are likely adequate. Despite all the growth in Texas, peak power demand <a href="http://www.ercot.com/content/news/presentations/2014/LoadForecastUpdate-Jan2014-FINAL.pdf">hasn’t increased as fast as expected</a>.</p><p>To understand why, it helps to start with those long, hot Texas summer afternoons just six months ago.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/132099820&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:05:09 +0000 Terrence Henry 9678 at http://kut.org Meet the Answer to Texas' Air Conditioning Issues Keystone Pipeline's Southern Section Begins Delivering Oil To Gulf Coast http://kut.org/post/keystone-pipelines-southern-section-begins-delivering-oil-gulf-coast A large section of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline went into official operation Wednesday, in a move that supporters say will help ease the flow of oil to refineries in the Gulf Coast region. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:11:41 +0000 Bill Chappell, NPR 9622 at http://kut.org Keystone Pipeline's Southern Section Begins Delivering Oil To Gulf Coast ERCOT: Rolling Blackout Threat Averted In Cold Snap http://kut.org/post/ercot-rolling-blackout-threat-averted-cold-snap <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">As chilly weather grips much of Texas, the state's electricial grid operator is asking consumers to reduce their energy use, though it says a brief threat of rolling blackouts has been averted.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:57:33 +0000 Jim Malewitz, Texas Tribune 9487 at http://kut.org ERCOT: Rolling Blackout Threat Averted In Cold Snap How Much Energy Do We Use at the Holidays? http://kut.org/post/how-much-energy-do-we-use-holidays <p>The holidays are here and it might surprise people how energy-intensive they can be. Commentator Michael Webber is keeping a list - and checking it twice - on some ways we burn fuel this time of year.</p><p>For starters: There's the energy involved in travel to visit family – those long road trips over the hills and through the woods to visit Grandma, plane flights, even train travel.</p><p>Then there's the energy for heating our homes during cold weather. In the northeast that's likely fuel oil; gas in the Southwest; and electricity in the South. Then there are all those presents!</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/125785844&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:15:00 +0000 Michael Webber & Emily Donahue 9420 at http://kut.org How Much Energy Do We Use at the Holidays? LISTEN: What's the Carbon Footprint of Your Thanksgiving Dinner? http://kut.org/post/listen-whats-carbon-footprint-your-thanksgiving-dinner <p>As you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, consider this: how much energy it takes to produce and consume that food.</p><p>Throughout the year, transportation is responsible for 28 percent of our energy consumption. And there's&nbsp;a non-trivial bump right around Thanksgiving time. According to&nbsp;<a href="http://usatoday.com/">USA Today</a>, more than 25 million people in the United States are expected to fly for the Thanksgiving holiday.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/120784523" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:54:47 +0000 Michael Webber 9213 at http://kut.org LISTEN: What's the Carbon Footprint of Your Thanksgiving Dinner? Israel Dreams Of A Future As An Oil Producer http://kut.org/post/israel-dreams-future-oil-producer There's an old joke that if Moses had turned right when he led Jewish tribes out of Egypt, Israel might be where Saudi Arabia is today — and be rich from oil. Consultant Amit Mor of Eco Energy says that joke is out of date.<p>"Israel has more oil than Saudi Arabia," he claims. "And it's not a joke."<p>But that oil will be difficult to reach, <a href="http://www.worldenergy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ser_2010_report_1.pdf" target="_blank">if it can be recovered at all</a>. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:08:17 +0000 Emily Harris 9274 at http://kut.org Israel Dreams Of A Future As An Oil Producer