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Romney Cites Energy Report That Advocates Carbon Price

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Mitt Romney wants to fund energy research and development, but not the “green energy” research that Barack Obama has favored. That’s the clear takeaway from his answers to the 14 questions posed to the two candidates by Scientific American and ScienceDebate.org. In his answer to the question on “Research and the Future” Romney writes: I [...]

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Advanced CO2 Capture Project Abandoned Due to “Uncertain” U.S. Climate Policy

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Citing a weak economy and the "current uncertain status of U.S. climate policy," utility American Electric Power has decided not to proceed with plans to expand CO2 capture and storage technology (CCS) efforts at its Mountaineer power plant in West Virginia. "At this time it doesn’t make economic sense to continue work on the commercial [...]

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Energiewende: Two Energy Lessons for the United States from Germany

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Last month, I had the distinct pleasure of traveling to Germany as a member of the German-American Chamber of Commerce Transatlantic Program for Young Technology Leaders delegation. The program brought together young professionals and academics from across the U.S. to meet with German energy professionals and discuss our mutual energy challenges and opportunities in the [...]

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The Importance of Debating Energy Policies—Not Technologies

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) documents the source of all U.S. primary energy use, and then approximates to which sector energy from each source flows. (Source: EIA)

As a researcher working in the area of energy technology and policy, I often find myself drawn into debates surrounding certain energy technologies, and what role they should play in the future energy system. People are quick to list the specific benefits or drawbacks of one technology over another: “Wind energy is fine at the [...]

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Guest Post: Navigating the New World of Oils

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By Deborah Gordon After a half-century pursuit of oil independence, the U.S. may have struck it rich again. Only this time it’s not the same black gold. And, if anything, oil will make the country more globally interdependent than ever before. The expansion of U.S. oil resources is not just growing the total available capacity; [...]

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White House Energy Strategy – “All of the Above”

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Today, President Obama spoke again about the country’s need for an all-of-the-above U.S. energy strategy. Speaking to a cheering crowd of supporters in Largo, MD, the President stated that the country needs an energy future that incorporates domestic oil and gas with wind and solar, on top of increased efficiency. In other words, the country [...]

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