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Tom Kenworthy Archives

Brown to Green

Reusing polluted and contaminated lands to build wind and solar projects could prove to be a viable clean energy strategy, writes Tom Kenworthy.

by Tom Kenworthy | Thursday, December 9, 2010

Big Land, Big Opportunity

cursor icon Interactive Tom Kenworthy discusses how smart land use strategies in the American Southwest can promote renewable energy while protecting the environment.

by Tom Kenworthy | Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Back at the Interior Department Ranch

The gulf oil disaster isn’t an excuse for Secretary Salazar to ignore cleaning up the Bush administration’s drilling mess on public lands in Utah, writes Tom Kenworthy.

by Tom Kenworthy | Wednesday, July 7, 2010

As Wyoming Goes, So Goes the Nation?

A Wyoming decision to disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing is an important step toward making the oil and gas drilling process more transparent, writes Tom Kenworthy.

by Tom Kenworthy | Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fix the Real Problem: End America’s Energy Vulnerability

Bracken Hendricks, Kate Gordon, and Tom Kenworthy outline a framework for addressing the current crisis in the gulf and rebuilding our energy future so that it never happens again.

by Bracken Hendricks, Kate Gordon, Tom Kenworthy | Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Calling the Shots in the Gulf

It’s time for the federal government to step in and take command of the BP oil disaster response. Tom Kenworthy and Brad Johnson outline how.

by Tom Kenworthy and Brad Johnson | Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Onshore Oil and Gas Drilling Done Right

New guidelines for drilling on public lands will help ensure we protect the environment while developing domestic energy sources, writes Tom Kenworthy

by Tom Kenworthy | Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What Happens in Canada Doesn’t Stay in Canada

The future of Canada’s tar sands industry has direct implications for the United States, reports Tom Kenworthy.

by Tom Kenworthy | Monday, April 12, 2010

Energy Industry Fights Chemical Disclosure

Natural gas companies are fighting to prevent the federal government from knowing what potentially hazardous chemicals they use in fracking, write Sarah Collins and Tom Kenworthy.

by Sarah Collins and Tom Kenworthy | Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Xcel-erating Natural Gas in Colorado

Colorado has struck a deal with its largest utility, Xcel energy, to phase out coal plants in favor of natural gas in a potential clean energy game changer, writes Tom Kenworthy.

by Tom Kenworthy | Monday, March 29, 2010

Getting to the Bottom of Fracking

Oil and gas hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” deserves the scrutiny it’s receiving in Washington, argue Sarah Collins and Tom Kenworthy.

by Sarah Collins and Tom Kenworthy | Wednesday, March 3, 2010

HOME STAR: Putting Americans Back to Work

Bracken Hendricks and Tom Kenworthy show how a HOME STAR home retrofit program currently being crafted in Congress would benefit the economy.

by Bracken Hendricks and Tom Kenworthy | Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A New Sheriff Cleans Up Federal Lands

Tom Kenworthy discusses Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s new approach to policing oil and gas drilling on public lands.

by Tom Kenworthy | Monday, February 8, 2010

Clean Energy Will Help U.S. Ag

As Congress slowly moves forward on legislation to cut carbon pollution and put the nation on a cleaner and more sustainable energy path, farmers in Iowa and across the nation are being bombarded with conflicting messages about the likely costs.

by Tom Kenworthy | Monday, November 30, 2009

Clean Energy for the Wild Blue Yonder

book_alt2 icon Report Alexandra Kougentakis, Tom Kenworthy, and Daniel J. Weiss provide recommendations in this report on how the Air Force can expand its use of renewable energy.

by Alexandra Kougentakis, Tom Kenworthy, Daniel J. Weiss | Monday, November 23, 2009