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Deconstructing anti-nuclear economic myths

June 27, 2012 by Steve Skutnik

I recently read a anti-nuclear piece that seems to follow on to a frustrating trend of pro-fossil contrarianism as of late. The animating complaint (given the author's market-oriented focus) is in the subsidies for new nuclear. Now - I am not an economist. I don't even pretend to be an economist; I'm a nuclear engineer by training.[read more]

Obama’s Biggest Climate Decision Of The Year May Be … Palm Oil?

May 17, 2012 by Joseph Romm

The Obama administration is poised to make one of the biggest climate policy decisions of its entire administration – and it’s not about coal, oil, or gas, but rainforests. EPA is deciding whether or not palm oil should be included in the Renewable Fuel Standard, which mandates that American motorists use 36 billion gallons of biofuel in their cars and trucks by 2022.[read more]

Powering America (and the world) with nuclear energy

March 9, 2012 by Rod Adams

The Heritage Foundation has produced an inspiring, visually appealing documentary titled Powering America. As the title suggests, it is focused on the United States and our energy choices, but the need for power is universal and the options are essentially the same all around the world. Here is the trailer: Powering America Trailer...[read more]

Irrational Cuts Proposed To DOE

April 20, 2011 by Alex Trembath

The Heritage Foundation just released a report providing opportunity and rationalization for $6 billion in cuts to the Department of Energy (H/T Teryn Norris). Here's the abstract of the report, titled "Department of Energy Spending Cuts: A Guide to Trimming President Obama’s 2012 Budget Request."Government spending has been spiraling...[read more]

6 Energy Questions For 2 CEOs

March 28, 2011 by Gil Friend

Looming behind the earthquake in Japan and turmoil in the Middle East is the persistent question of US energy policy, or (as Thomas Friedman so eloquently reminds us) the lack thereof. There are many ways to wade into this issue: national security, balance of payments, economic stability and of course climate change and environmental...[read more]