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China Nuclear IPO Discussion from WSJ

May 6, 2014 by Rod Adams

China Nuclear Development

The Wall Street Journal has published an article titled China National Nuclear to Raise $2.6 Billion in IPO that describes the plan for a major nuclear power plant owner to go public. China aims to reach 200 gigawatts of nuclear capacity by 2030. But the nation must first overcome a number of hurdles.[read more]

Six Myths About Renewable Energy, and Seven Answers

October 2, 2013 by America's Power Plan
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Renewable Energy

Keith Johnson, writing recently in the Wall Street Journal, lays out “Six Myths About Renewable Energy.” Citing the rapid progress renewables have made in recent years, he concludes that many of the debating points we hear today are based on outdated facts and assumptions.[read more]

Nonrenewable Renewables?

September 26, 2013 by Robert Rapier
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This week the WSJ began publishing the latest round of answers to questions that were submitted to their energy panel several weeks ago. The first question answered this week was: What is the single biggest misconception people have about renewable energy in the U.S.?[read more]

Has the Wall Street Journal Embraced Climate Action And 2°C Warming Target?

September 17, 2013 by Joseph Romm
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Warming Target and Climate Action

Could it be that the Wall Street Journal has finally embraced serious climate action? Have they actually endorsed the warming target of 2°C (3.6°F), long embraced by scientists and global leaders who want to avert the worst impacts of climate change?[read more]

The Siren Song of Cheap Natural Gas

April 25, 2011 by Arno Harris

The Wall Street Journal ran a good article recently on the "shale gale," a reference to the sweeping impact that newly discovered shale-gas reserves are having on energy policy. New cheap shale gas has created a tempting diversion for policymakers. They struggle to balance the low cost of natural gas against important but hard to...[read more]

Flex-Fuel Competition for OPEC?

April 6, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

An op-ed in this morning's Wall St. Journal by former CIA Director James Woolsey makes an interesting and seemingly pragmatic suggestion for improving America's energy security.[read more]

Wall Street Journal's Baloney on EPA and Carbon

March 30, 2011 by David Doniger

They say passing legislation is like making sausage.  Well, at the Wall Street Journal, writing editorials is like making baloney.  On Monday the Journal unsurprisingly put its megaphone behind Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) to amendment to block EPA from curbing dangerous carbon pollution.  McConnell’s amendment, which may...[read more]

Dan Yurman - Exelon to close Oyster Creek early

December 16, 2010 by Joseph Koblich

Deal with New Jersey will let it operate for 10 more years without having to build cooling towers No one is happy with the decision by Exelon (NYSE:EXC) to close its 615-MW boiling water reactor at Oyster Creek in New Jersey. The company made the announcement on December 8 that it would shut down the plant in 2019, just halfway...[read more]

Money flows for nuclear energy

December 10, 2010 by a b
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Areva gets stake from sovereign wealth and House adds to loan guarantees Money is flowing to new nuclear projects. French state-owned nuclear giant Areva announced that Kuwait will take a 4.8% stake in the firm worth $795 million. The Wall Street Journal reported French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde made the announcement in Paris....[read more]

WSJ: Forget the U.N. Climate Convention -- Rethink Innovation Instead

November 29, 2010 by Breakthrough Institute

By Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus The failure of the U.N. climate process is proof that shared economic sacrifice cannot be the basis of global action. Nations will not scale up clean energy as long as it remains so much more expensive than fossil fuels. Thinking past talks in Cancun, nations should focus instead on energy...[read more]

WSJ CEO Council Highlights Potential for Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

November 24, 2010 by Peter Troast

Last week the Wall Street Journal brought together nearly 100 CEO’s of major U.S. companies to discuss the country’s most important policy issues and the role they will play in fostering economic growth, strengthening the economy and driving job creation. After a day and a half of discussions, with guest appearances from the likes of Tim...[read more]

The sound and fury of the shale gas fracking debate

October 13, 2010 by Michael Giberson

Holman Jenkins’s Wall Street Journal column on the shale gas fracking debate seems to be right on the money. Jenkin’s writes: As a report from the Houston investment firm of Tudor Pickering shrewdly predicted in June, there will be no fracking ban. Too much money, too many jobs, too much revenue for state government is at stake. Instead...[read more]

How Fast a Transition from Oil?

May 10, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles
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The Gulf Coast oil spill remains the top energy story this week, eclipsing a $10 drop in oil prices that should soon ripple through to gas pumps near you. With BP's latest effort to contain the spill having run afoul of a slush buildup composed of methane hydrate crystals, the deepwater well continues to leak at an undetermined rate. The...[read more]

Oilpocalypse Now: WSJ reports BP oil disaster may be leaking at rate of 1 million gallons a day - Spill may exceed Exxon Valdez within days -- not weeks

May 1, 2010 by Joseph Romm

If you live along the Gulf Coast or have expertise on offshore drilling and/or the near-impossible task of cleaning up these messes — and are interested in writing guest posts – please contact me (click here). Climate Progress will be following the BP oil disaster story closely for several reasons: It will be the...[read more]

Electric Cars and Natural Gas

April 19, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles
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Two items in the weekend Wall St. Journal caught my attention. The first concerned the mileage ratings of electric vehicles, with the EPA apparently reconsidering its initial methodology with an eye to making it better reflect reality. The second reported on a meeting of natural gas exporting nations, which seem to be backing away from...[read more]