energy http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/17983/all en Top 10 Lefty and Media Attacks on Business of 2014 http://mrc.org/articles/top-10-lefty-and-media-attacks-business-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From attempts to shut down shopping on Black Friday, to schemes to end the U.S. coal industry, liberals and the media showed their true anti-capitalist colors this year. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Although 2014 was an election year, venomous attacks weren’t just in the campaign commercials. Most recently, anti-business attacks came from protesters across the country in the form of #ShutItDown. And there were many other anti-business views presented by the liberal news media, TV programming and left-wing extremists this year.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/top-10-lefty-and-media-attacks-business-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Climate Change Economy Energy Environment Health Labor Media Taxes Agriculture Black Friday CEOs Chevron Chipotle CNBC coal industry eco activism elementary energy energy companies environmentalists farmers Fed Up movie ferguson food production Jim Cramer Katie Couric Laurie David Lawsuit McDonald's Grist Michael Brown obesity Occupy Wall Street OWS protest rideshares Sherlock Holmes Shut it Down shutitdown Steven Donziger tax code Taxis texaco TurboTax uber vandalism war on sugar Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:50:49 +0000 julia.seymour 47874 at http://mrc.org Earth Science vs. Political Science http://mrc.org/cartoons/earth-science-vs-political-science <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2587" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/Foden20141212-EPA%20Coal%281%29.jpg?1418656233" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 10, 2014 - 10:12am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business Energy Politics Coal Employment energy EPA fossil fuels industry Regulations unemployment Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:10:34 +0000 julia.seymour 47863 at http://mrc.org Fracked... http://mrc.org/cartoons/fracked <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2444" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/Foden20141204-Frack.jpg?1417805891" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">December 3, 2014 - 1:59pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Alternative energy energy gas prices green energy Oil Prices solar wind Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:58:12 +0000 julia.seymour 47792 at http://mrc.org ABC, NBC Omit Mention of Vulnerable Democrat Landrieu in Failed Keystone Senate Vote http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-omit-mention-vulnerable-democrat-landrieu-failed-keystone-senate-vote <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While all three major broadcast networks covered the failed vote in the U.S.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-nbc-omit-mention-vulnerable-democrat-landrieu-failed-keystone-senate-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional abc Bias by Omission Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley Conservatives and Republicans energy Jonathan Karl keystone pipeline keystone xl Liberals & Democrats Louisiana Mary Landrieu Nancy Cordes NBC News NBC Nightly News Scott Pelley Senate World News Tonight World News Tonight. David Muir Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:11:12 +0000 curtis.houck 47677 at http://mrc.org 1979 Called. It wants it's policies back. http://mrc.org/cartoons/1979-called-it-wants-its-policies-back <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2522" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/CMI-Yard%20Sale.jpg?1394558696" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">March 11, 2014 - 1:23pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Culture Energy Government International Patriotism Politics Carter administration energy obama ukraine Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:24:56 +0000 mike.ciandella 45731 at http://mrc.org ‘Irritated’ Former Shell CEO Slams Obama on Keystone http://mrc.org/articles/irritated-former-shell-ceo-slams-obama-keystone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Hofmeister calls pipeline approval a &#039;no brainer decision,&#039; criticizes &#039;broken political process.&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/125552" width="325" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe></div><p dir="ltr">Tired of the president dragging his feet, John Hofmeister, &nbsp;former CEO of Shell, bluntly shared his thoughts about the Keystone XL pipeline on Feb. 18.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/irritated-former-shell-ceo-slams-obama-keystone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Energy Government Politics Barack Obama CEO Citizens for Affordable Energy energy John Hofmeister keystone keystone pipeline keystone xl oil and gas Shell Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:29:46 +0000 julia.seymour 45575 at http://mrc.org USA Today Finds Home Solar Panels Not Cost-Effective http://mrc.org/articles/usa-today-finds-home-solar-panels-not-cost-effective <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News outlet profiles man who lost money installing the panels. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Are solar panels are the way to a bright future of clean energy – or the way to an empty bank account?</p><p dir="ltr">On Aug. 14,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/14/solar-panels-government-waste/2653717/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usatoday-NewsTopStories+%28News+-+Top+Stories%29">USA Today</a>&nbsp;profiled a man who built solar panels in his backyard to demonstrate the inefficiency and high costs of solar energy as well as the taxpayer-funded government subsidies he got in the process.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/usa-today-finds-home-solar-panels-not-cost-effective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy Environment Government cost energy Jeffrey Punton solar panels solar power subsidies USA Today Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:24:36 +0000 julia.seymour 44281 at http://mrc.org ‘American Atlantis’: Rolling Stone Imagines End of Miami Due to Climate Change http://mrc.org/articles/american-atlantis-rolling-stone-imagines-end-miami-due-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Contributing editor uses outlandish predictions to say ‘Goodbye Miami’ from 24-foot storm surge. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Rolling Stone magazine really ought to stick to music and entertainment, instead of trying to get into science fiction. In it’s latest issue, the magazine presented the fictional destruction of Miami due to rising seas and climate change, which relied on “pessimistic” projections of how much the seas will rise.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/american-atlantis-rolling-stone-imagines-end-miami-due-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media cities Climate Change energy fantasy fossil fuels Global Warming jeff goodell Miami Predictions rising seas Rolling Stone Sea Levels Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:42:39 +0000 julia.seymour 44006 at http://mrc.org Big Fracking Deal http://mrc.org/cartoons/big-fracking-deal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2928" height="2329" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-BFD.jpg?1373552587" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 11, 2013 - 10:20am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Energy big deal energy Humor oil and gas Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:22:48 +0000 julia.seymour 43996 at http://mrc.org Half of Fracking Stories Rely on Hollywood Hit Jobs http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/half-fracking-stories-rely-hollywood-hit-jobs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News reports give platform to artists, celebs and anti-drilling documentaries in 50 percent of reports. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <ul><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr"><strong>Half of Stories about Hydraulic Fracturing Rely on Hollywood Attacks:</strong> From the well known anti-fracking flick “GasLand,” to Matt Damon and John Krasinski’s drama that depicts gas companies as the villain, networks news stories have used movies or celebrity anti-fracking activists in 18 of 36 reports discussing the issue.</p></li></ul><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/half-fracking-stories-rely-hollywood-hit-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy Energy Environment Media artists against fracking cabot oil & gas charles clark curt coccodrilli drilling earthquakes energy flaming taps flaming water Fracking fracktivist gas drilling Gasland george stark hollywood hydraulic fracturing john krasinski Josh Fox Matt Damon methane montrose natural gas Promised Land rex catlin sandra french sean lennon split estate susquehanna county water contamination wayne county yoko ono Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:18:31 +0000 julia.seymour 43959 at http://mrc.org Opposition Barely Mentioned Night of Obama’s Global Warming Speech http://mrc.org/articles/opposition-barely-mentioned-night-obamas-global-warming-speech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President announces ‘sweeping’ plan that would punish power plants, but hardly a hint of criticism on networks. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">In a speech June 25, President Barack Obama called for the Environmental Protection Agency to put limits for carbon dioxide emissions on power plants, higher fuel efficiency standards, more taxpayer-backed loans for renewable energy companies</p><p dir="ltr">His remarks came on “one of the hottest days of the year,” according to ABC anchor Diane Sawyer. Nevermind that summer just began, so one would hope it would be one of the hottest days of the year. The brief mention of Obama’s plans was followed up with an “extreme weather” story.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/opposition-barely-mentioned-night-obamas-global-warming-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy Environment Government Media abc Barack Obama Carbon Dioxide cbs climate Climate Change Coal coal industry energy Global Warming NBC Pollution power plants Regulation Speech Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:46:36 +0000 julia.seymour 43896 at http://mrc.org ‘Rock Center’ Blames America, and Texaco in Anti-Oil Tirade http://mrc.org/articles/rock-center-blames-america-and-texaco-anti-oil-tirade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NBC pits tribes in ‘paradise’ against Ecuador’s government, U.S. and American oil company. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Ecuadorian villagers are upset and ready to fight to protect their rainforest homeland, from the government of Ecuador which has “launched a new oil boom,” according to NBC’s Ann Curry. But Curry turned this battle into an attack on the U.S. and Texaco, now owned by Chevron.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/rock-center-blames-america-and-texaco-anti-oil-tirade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Energy Environment International Media Ann Curry Chevron donald moncayo drilling Ecuador Ecuador tribe energy kelly swing Lawsuit oil oil production Rock Center texaco Wed, 08 May 2013 18:46:55 +0000 julia.seymour 43512 at http://mrc.org Shovel Ready ... Energy Jobs http://mrc.org/cartoons/shovel-ready-energy-jobs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2564" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Shovel_0.jpg?1368110870" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 8, 2013 - 10:42am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business Energy Government Labor energy failed funeral green green energy jobs shovel ready unemployment Thu, 09 May 2013 14:47:50 +0000 julia.seymour 43523 at http://mrc.org Shovel Ready Jobs http://mrc.org/cartoons/shovel-ready-jobs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2564" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Shovel.jpg?1368110557" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 8, 2013 - 10:40am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business Energy Government Labor energy green green energy jobs Labor shovel ready unemployment Thu, 09 May 2013 14:42:38 +0000 julia.seymour 43522 at http://mrc.org Biofuels Harm Planet, Cost More, British Group Says http://mrc.org/articles/biofuels-harm-planet-cost-more-british-group-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chatham House think tank says biofuels are ‘worse than fossil fuels.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Biofuels harm the planet more than fossil fuels, and even lead to greater deforestation, according to a <a href="http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/public/Research/Energy,%20Environment%20and%20Development/0413pp_biofuels.pdf">report</a> put out this month by the British think tank <a href="http://www.chathamhouse.org/about-us/about-chatham-house">Chatham House</a>. The study also said that biofuels are far less cost effective than traditional fuels.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/biofuels-harm-planet-cost-more-british-group-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Energy Environment Government biofuels Chatham House cooking oil for fuel deforestation E15 energy ethanol food shortages fossil fuels fuel fuel mandates Great Britain Indonesia research UK wave of the future Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:00:06 +0000 julia.seymour 43196 at http://mrc.org