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Are Policymakers Driving Blind with Yesterday's Energy Cost Numbers?

June 2, 2015 by America's Power Plan

Energy Numbers and Policy

One of the most striking features of today’s modern energy economy is the pace and scale at which new technologies are changing an industry used to a much slower pace of evolution. Policymakers used to operating in an environment where capital deployment happens over the course of years.[read more]

Resetting the Climate Conversation: The EPA's Focus on the Pocketbook, not Polar Bears

June 10, 2014 by Matt Stewart

Most of the solutions being discussed to meet the EPA's proposed mandates—renewables, natural gas, utility efficiency programs—have been around for decades and are already gaining traction. Yet the language the EPA uses to describe the proposed rule represents a significant shift.[read more]

The Evolution of Utility-Offered 'Organic' Electricity

February 14, 2014 by Peter Bronski

Organic Electricity

Among the so-called winners and losers of the farm bill the U.S. Senate approved last Tuesday, and which the President signed on Friday, the organic food industry counted itself a winner. It’s the latest victory in organic food’s meteoric rise.[read more]

Keystone XL and Oil Sands: ‘The Most Responsible Choice’

March 9, 2013 by Mark Green

Keystone XL Pipeline

By any objective measure the most responsible source (for imported oil) is Canada. … There’s enough oil in the oil sands to meet the U.S. need for imported oil.[read more]

Senators Push for LNG Exports

February 25, 2013 by Mark Green

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has written Energy Secretary Steven Chu, urging the government to support liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports for the good of our economy and to improve our trade balance.[read more]