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Could buried nuclear reactors be a safer energy solution?

By Michael Cochrane
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Energy | Small underground nuclear power plants may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny after Japan’s Fukushima disaster, but America may…

State Department: Pipeline poses minimal environmental threat

By Rob Holmes & Daniel James Devine
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Energy | The U.S. State Department released a long-awaited environmental report today that will help determine the destiny of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, a…

When birds collide, wind power companies pay the price

By Jesse Yow
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Energy | While government policies have supported wind energy for years, the energy source is less popular with the hundreds of unlucky eagles, owls, and hawks that…

Renewable energy takes backseat to natural gas

By Jesse Yow
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Energy | While some news reports tout new renewable energy sources as replacements for traditional sources like coal and oil, the truth is that an evolving mix of old…

Regulating coal out of the energy business

By David Sonju
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Energy | On Friday the Obama administration proposed stringent new limits on the amount of heat-trapping emissions new power plants will be allowed to emit. The…

California freaks out over fracking

By Jesse Yow
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Energy | The California Coastal Commission has launched an investigation into offshore hydraulic fracturing (fracking), at state lawmakers’ request. The agency,

Investing to keep the lights on

By Jesse Yow
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Energy | We’re now in hurricane season: No big ones so far, but the United States power grid often has trouble keeping the lights on after such weather events. A new…

Soil and gas

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | New Orleans officials want energy companies to pay billions to restore the coast

Canadian oil flows despite Keystone delays

By Jesse Yow
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Energy | TransCanada announced plans last week to build a $12 billion pipeline from Western Canada to the country’s Atlantic Coast as the company faces ongoing…

Evaluating gas leak damage in the Gulf of Mexico

By Jesse Yow
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Environment | Eight days after a gas well blowout off Louisiana’s coast, what have we learned about safety and environmental issues involved in drilling there for…

The left’s conundrum: The environment or the poor

By D.C. Innes
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Energy | There is a fossil fuel revolution underway that will make America energy independent in the near future. But the American left receives these glad tidings as…

Green energy hurts the poor

By E. Calvin Beisner
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Poverty | Four reasons why President Barack Obama’s policy on reducing carbon dioxide emissions is wrong: Applying global warming assumptions: If we eliminate all…

 
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