There’s a question I get often when it comes to leadership. The question is this: “What makes a great leader?” It’s simple. Be willing to make decisions and accept the consequences.
   
  Presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently laid out his vision for America’s energy future. Not coincidentally, Mr. Bush made this announcement in the heart of the Marcellus shale region.
 
  Current low prices for natural gas and the ongoing production boom in shale gas should provide the perfect impetus to boost natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the country’s automobile fleet.
   
  Climate change often seems like a big problem with global impact that needs to be addressed by national governments, but Rochester is poised to be among cities willing to prove that's not true.
 
  Some in the upper levels of Fort Smith city leadership have said the city has cut expenses as much as possible and the best/only way to fix budget holes is to raise taxes and/or fees. That’s BS.
   
  Our plan allows utilities to comply with this purchasing requirement by investing in programs like conservation, electric-vehicle charging stations and conversion of the state ferry fleet to liquefied natural gas.
 
   
       
   
       
 
     
 
  The price of oil is sharply down from last year, but if there’s one thing Louisiana has still got, it’s lots of natural gas at a historically low price level.
   
  Gov. Jay Inslee is threatening, in the name of the environment, to impose a costly carbon cap on Washington — really a tax by another name. It wouldn’t make a difference to the global climate, but we can be sure it would choke economic growth in this stat
 
  Energy policy has been of far greater concern to President Obama than to his recent predecessors in the White House, reflecting the emergence of climate change as a central issue today.
   
  Americans burn through an average of 375 million gallons of gasoline every day. With ever increasing gas prices and global carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases on the rise, it’s time to look ahead at the future.
 
  The Clean Power Plan unveiled last week marks the first national effort to slash climate-warming carbon emissions from power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency says it will reduce carbon emissions 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.
   
  The Ticonderoga Mill of International Paper recently invested $13 million to enable the use of compressed natural gas (CNG). The project has been completed and is in operation as of June 1, 2015.
 
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