For the next week, I will be the host of The Daily Beast’s “Energy Tweet Sheet,” where I’ll be tweeting about energy news stories from around the world. You can follow me @KenPCohen to keep up with the latest, or join the discussion by tweeting the energy stories you’re reading to #EnergyTweetSheet. To get started, I thought I’d share some of the interesting energy stories I’ve read in the past couple of days. Read on …
You may have heard the old adage “you have to go where the jobs are.” For some residents of southern New York, that means crossing the border into neighboring Pennsylvania to take advantage of the job growth flowing from the natural gas boom on the Marcellus Shale.
At a time when the scale of the world’s challenges may seem to divide people, a recent United Nations event provided a welcome opportunity to celebrate the actions that can unite. On Nov. 8, the United Nations Foundation hosted its Global Leadership Awards in New York City. I had the opportunity to attend this event, which brings together leaders from government, industry, and the arts to celebrate cooperative efforts to improve global health and eradicate poverty.
Washington, D.C., has once again decided to put the short-term jobs of politicians ahead of the long-term needs of U.S. workers. The latest bit of evidence comes from the State Department’s decision to stop progress on the Keystone XL pipeline – one of the most important updates to America’s energy infrastructure in decades.