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If we want a renewable energy future, we must stop fracking. The choice is clearer than ever: #350ppm cc: @350Ohio

U.S. Fossil Fuel Boom Dims Glow of Clean Energy A surge in gas and oil drilling in the U.S. is helping drive the economic recovery and is enhancing energy security. But as the situation in Ohio shows, cheaper energy prices and the focus on fossil fuels has been bad news for the renewable energy industry. by keith schneider The story of American energy used to be that we consumed and imported too much, that fossil fuel reserves were finite, and that a technical breakthrough in clean alternatives would save us. How 20th century. The new narrative of American energy is this: We’ve been using less. A national boom in oil and gas production — spreading across 12 states, from California to Pennsylvania and North Dakota to Texas — is showing we have much more than we thought. And the clean energy economy, tiny by comparison and roiled by uncertain markets, is still decades away. ...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/us_fossil_fuel_boom_dims_glo...

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