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Canada: From Energy Supplier to Competitor?

January 14, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles

In remarks last month the Canadian Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver, suggested that with the continued growth of unconventional oil production in the US, "Our only customer will become a competitor." Let's take a look at the kind of competition he might have had in mind.[read more]

Nuclear Energy Criticism May Awaken Industry's Competitive Spirit

July 23, 2013 by Rod Adams

'Renaissance in Reverse' is Mark Cooper’s latest in a string of critical reports about nuclear energy economics. If nuclear professionals and supporters study the report, the effort will improve our ability to capture market share.[read more]

Economic Growth Through Innovation, and a Carbon Price

June 23, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Energy Innovation

Should we try to limit economic growth? Given the dire straits carbon-powered growth has put our planet in, it’s hard not to at least consider the possibility — but we shouldn’t think about it too hard.[read more]

Abundant Clean Energy: For The People, By the People [VIDEO]

April 17, 2013 by Billy Parish

clean energy jobs

How do we get to 100% clean energy? I believe the fastest way is to allow more people to participate in building the clean energy economy. I believe the fastest way is to do what we do best: democratize.[read more]

"Gathering Storm" Threatens U.S. Competitiveness

September 27, 2010 by Breakthrough Institute

A new National Academies report released last week confirms what many concerned with U.S. economic competitiveness have warily suspected: America's competitive standing in the 21st century global economy has deteriorated markedly in the last five years. The report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category...[read more]

Creating a Climate for Change in 2010

January 2, 2010 by Chris Dreibelbis

The year 2009 ended on an uncertain note regarding climate change. The conclusion of the recent climate summit in Copenhagen produced an accord that fell well below the expectations that the year began with, although it saved the event from complete failure and set the stage for possible advances in the near future. As 2010 dawns the way...[read more]