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Why Coal Is Number One

Why Coal Is Number One

That’s an amazing finding because liberals and especially environmental groups keep telling us that coal is a dead industry. They have ridiculed Donald Trump, and called him ...(full article)

Making America Energy Dominant

Making America Energy Dominant

In his latest policy speech, President Donald Trump renewed his promise of an era of American global energy dominance. He said that this energy superpower status would be gained by...(full article)

Pledges for "100% Renewable Energy" Are 99% Misleading

Pledges for "100% Renewable Energy" Are 99% Misleading

The power grid is built on fossil fuels, and there’s no way to designate certain electrons as guilt free....(full article)

Knowledge Is Power: The Future of Energy

Knowledge Is Power: The Future of Energy

Matthew Boulton, of the 18th-century engineering firm Boulton & Watt, once boasted of his company's steam engines, "I sell here, sir, what all the world desires to have: power....(full article)

The U.S. electric grid that makes modern life possible is undergoing a rapid transformation. It powers, cools and heats our homes; supports operations at the nation’s industrial plants and office buildings; and allows schools, hospitals and military bases to function. Baseload coal and nuclear power plants – long the foundation of the nation’s electricity mix – are closing and being replaced by wind, solar and natural gas generation. The grid is shifting from a mix of always-on, fuel-secure sources of power, to greater reliance on intermittent sources of generation and an ever-growing network of pipelines. What are the policies driving this shift? How concerned should Americans be at how this transformation is being managed? Are we on the precipice of a self-imposed energy crisis? Our panel of experts will address these questions and dig into a policy debate at the very heart of America’s energy, environmental and economic future.

Speakers:

  • Peter C. Balash, Ph.D., Senior Economist, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  • Governor Matt Bevin, State of Kentucky

  • Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN), House Committee on Energy & Commerce

  • Charles D. McConnell, Executive Director, Carbon Management & Energy Sustainability, UH Energy, Chancellor/President's Division, University of Houston

  • Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV), House Committee on Energy & Commerce

  • Emily S. Medine, Principal - Coal, Energy Ventures Analysis

  • Secretary Rick Perry, U.S. Department of Energy

Most Recent Articles

Offshore Wind Agreement Is Win-Win for Energy, Wildlife - Collin O'Mara, RCP

There’s a clean energy race underway. Governors are seizing the mantle of leadership relinquished by the Trump administration. The stakes could not be higher. Following anoth...

Landmark Step for Transatlantic Energy Security - David Goldwyn, The Hill

Congress Sees Unique Opportunity to Confront OPEC - Bryant Harris, Al-Monitor

For the first time since OPEC's formation, both the White House and Congress appear to be on the same page when it comes to suing the oil cartel for violating the US antitrust law....

How Trump Unleashed U.S. Energy Sector - Monica Crowley, Washington Times

Given the historically significant pressures on the Republican Party in the midterm elections, there were two major things that saved the GOP’s bacon: The thunderous star pow...

Cybersecurity Stressed as Key to Robust Energy Sector - Jude Clemente

Trump's Shift Towards Energy Sanity Drives Dems Crazy - Rupert Darwall, DC Examiner

President Trump's new rule finally swings the pendulum back from the moment in 2007 when former President George W. Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act. The absurd...

Energy Dominance Is Within Trump's Grasp - Clad & Grant, The National Interest

But is he willing to embrace the policies of past administrations in order to achieve that goal?...

The Tragic Cost of Energy Poverty - Michael Wirth, RealClearPolitics

As rescue workers searched for survivors of Guatemala’s deadly volcanic eruption earlier this month, every evening the search shut down because the hardest-hit areas have no ...

To Lower Gas Prices, Dems Should Support Drilling - Moore & Ortiz, The Hill

America's Fossil Fuel Boom - James Pinkerton, The American Conservative

Elites say we're supposed to be adopting renewables to fight climate change. Instead the opposite is happening....

Thinking Through an Attack on Our Electric Grid - Neil Chatterjee, Washington Examiner

Imagine for a moment what a prolonged electrical outage would look like for families and communities across America....

Goodbye, OPEC: America Is on the Way to Energy Dominance - Stephen Moore, IBD

I have argued many times on these pages and elsewhere that the shale oil and gas revolution is the story of the decade. Since 2007 U.S. oil and gas output has risen by about 75%, a...

American Energy Dominance Means Massachusetts Wind - Ryan Zinke, Boston Globe

The Trump administration is proposing a lease sale off Massachusetts for commercial wind energy, totaling nearly 390,000 acres of over-the-horizon offshore areas....

Energy Efficiency: A Rare Bipartisan Consensus - Taryn Holowka, RealClearPolitics

In the Trump era, deregulation and less federal interference was supposed to prevail at almost every turn, especially when it came to environmental protections. Fortunately, Congre...

Revisiting of Fuel Standards Is Not a Rollback - Mitch Bainwol, RealClearPolitics

Washington is a town where truth can be elusive. Ideological agendas and herd reporting often distort issues. When it comes to auto policy, especially in today’s highly charg...

Gas Prices vs. Tax Cuts: Protecting Trump's Achievement - Ken Blackwell, Daily Caller

During his short time in office, President Donald Trump has taken several steps that have generated robust economic growth, including signing historic tax cuts that have already le...

Reality Sets In: Trump Is Powerless to Save Coal Industry - Joe Romm, Think Progress

Extract-Everything Energy Policy Dooms Us All - Michael Klare, The Nation

The expansion of the fossil-fuel industry has been transformed into a major component of American foreign policy....

Europe's Energy Crack-Up: They Scold While U.S. Leads - Rupert Darwall, NRO

Europe's bold promises of a shift to green energy are turning out much less impressive in reality ......

Florida Isn't the Only State That'll Be Hurt by Offshore Drilling - Xavier Becerra, NYT

One of the most brazen attacks on the rule of law by the Trump administration — and we’ve seen many — came last week after the Interior Department opened up 90 pe...

Gas & Electricity Cost Too Much? You Can Thank Liberals - Chuck DeVore, FOX News

Every year, Americans spend about $750 billion dollars for gasoline and electricity—about 4 percent of the economy—with roughly equal amounts spent to fuel vehicles vs....

Coal Miners School the Bureaucratic Elites - Nolan Finley, Detroit News

Two images stand out from the national anthem wars, and neither has anything to do with the overindulged NFL millionaires. The first is of West Virginia coal miner Josh Stowers, pr...

Trump Intent on Global Domination--of the Energy Sector - James Grant, Natl Interest

In the wake of North Korea’s recent missile and nuclear tests, trade concerns between China and the United States—most notably those surrounding America’s hefty $...

How Trump Can Harness the U.S. Energy Boom - Meghan O'Sullivan, New York Times

An opportunity to expand the domestic economy and global leadership....

A Win for Trump's Gas Diplomacy - Agnia Grigas, Reuters

While reducing Gazprom’s dominance is part of Washington’s long-standing agenda, the Trump administration is the first to explicitly link the trinity of diplomacy, LNG ...

The Rush to Develop Oil and Gas We Don't Need - Jim Lyons, New York Times

Imagine the businessman Donald Trump putting his real estate up for sale when the market was near the bottom. That’s the equivalent of what President Trump is doing with the ...

Trump and the Corruption of the Oil Industry - Steve Coll, The New Yorker

In February, in one of its first acts of lawmaking, the Trump Administration, with the Republican-controlled Congress, rescinded a pending Securities and Exchange Commission rule t...

Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands - Lipton & Meier, NY Times

 The Trump administration is wading into one of the oldest and most contentious debates in the West by encouraging more coal mining on lands owned by the federal government. I...

Rick Perry: We Aim for Energy Domination - Salena Zito, Washington Examiner

The facility is one of 17 government-funded national labs within the Department of Energy and is also part of a fascinating chapter in American history, not just in the development...

Fracking Industry Deserves Our Gratitude - Victor Davis Hanson, Investor's Business Daily

Less than 10 years ago, America's energy future looked bleak. World oil prices in 2008 had spiked to more than $100 per barrel of crude. "Peak oil" -- the theory that the world had...

EPA's Pruitt Is Trump's Most Adept, Dangerous Hatchet Man - David Horsey, LA Times

Donald Trump is a crude buffoon who spends his days picking Twitter fights with people he sees on TV. He displays no skill, sophistication or capacity for subtle nuance in for...

Paving the Path to U.S. Energy Dominance - Perry, Zinke & Pruitt, Washington Times

This week, the Trump administration is hosting Energy Week to discuss with state, tribal, business and labor leaders how we can pave the path forward toward U.S. energy dominance....

Fifty Shades of Trump - Gail Collins, New York Times

I hope you’re aware this is Energy Week. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry certainly is. You have never seen a guy so happy. After all, he doesn’t get out all that much th...

Perry: Trump Revving Up U.S. Energy Potential - Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics

It is “energy week” at the White House, which turns out to be less about detailed policy and more about thematic aspirations. White House advisers -- eager to counter-p...

Perry: Trump Is Revving Up U.S. Energy Potential - Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics

It is “energy week” at the White House, which turns out to be less about detailed policy and more about thematic aspirations. White House advisers -- eager to counter-p...

Perry: Trump Is Revving Up U.S. Energy Potential - Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics

It is “energy week” at the White House, which turns out to be less about detailed policy and more about thematic aspirations. White House advisers -- eager to counter-p...

The Race to Solar-Power Africa - Bill McKibben, The New Yorker

The cacao-farming community of Daban, in Ghana, is seven degrees north of the equator, and it’s always hot. In May, I met with several elders there to talk about the electric...

President Trump's Energy, Low and Dirty - Paul Krugman, New York Times

Donald Trump has two false beliefs about energy, one personal, one political. And the latter may send the world on a path to disaster. ...

Midwestern Energy Boom Seen as Key to Trump's Win - Ford Carson, RealClearPolitics

Still looking to make sense of the 2016 presidential election? You might want to examine the Utica shale formation, which lies beneath key Midwestern and Northeastern states, for h...

Trump Revives Energy Industry Obama Tried to Kill - Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Buried in an otherwise humdrum jobs report for March was the jaw-dropping pronouncement by the Labor Department that mining jobs in America were up by 11,000 in March. Since the lo...

Trump Can't Stop Our Clean Energy Future - Sen. Michael Bennet, USA Today

The American president has considerable powers, but turning back time is not one of them. President Trump believes his latest “Energy Independence” Executive Order can ...

Coal Country Is a State of Mind - Paul Krugman, New York Times

Untapped Revenue: Another Reason to Drill - Moore & Coleman, Weekly Standard

One of President Donald Trump's most urgent policy priorities is to cut taxes for businesses and workers. It's a promise that Republicans must fulfill if they want to restore Ameri...

The Truth About the Shutdown of Dakota Pipeline - Naomi Schaefer Riley, Commentary

'Today we’re celebrating. For the first time in U.S. history, the U.S. government is going to honor tribal sovereignty and the treaties that were signed by the U.S. governmen...

The Matter With Coal Country - Kevin Williamson, National Review Online

Harlan County, Ky., has a long history with two dirty businesses: coal and the Democratic party.As with much of Appalachia, Kentucky's politics are more complicated than often is u...

Perry Is the Wrong Choice for Energy Secretary - Lawrence Krauss, New York Times

Much has been made of the irony of Rick Perry’s nomination to be the next secretary of energy. He would oversee a department that he wanted to eliminate as a Republican presi...

Contaminated Water: The Fracking Myth That Failed - Timothy Benson, RealClearEnergy

The myth that hydraulic fracturing, commonly called “fracking,” of oil and natural gas is responsible for the widespread, systemic contamination of groundwater (the stu...

Dismantling President Obama's Radical, Anti-Energy Agenda - Jim Stinson, LifeZette

While President-Elect Donald Trump is focused strongly on keeping jobs from going to Mexico and China, he must also fight to deliver on campaign promises to unleash America's energ...

If Oil Refiners Crash, So Will the Economy - Carl Icahn, Wall Street Journal

Biofuel regulations are ruining merchant oil refiners—bad for business and national security....

Election Could Reverse Decades-Long Environmental Trend - Bill Murray, RCP

The last in a 10-part seriesOnly four miles north of the famed environmentalist Rachel Carson's birthplace in western Pennsylvania, tucked behind a suburban shopping mall and hidde...

Election Could Reverse Decades-Long Environmental Trend - Bill Murray

Dismantling Obama's War on Coal - Luke Popovich, LifeZette

Donald Trump praised America’s coal workers throughout the recent presidential campaign — and he vowed to get the coal industry back on its feet. Now that a Trump admin...

Trump's Election Jolts Energy and Environmental Policy - Bill Murray, RealClearPolitics

Donald Trump's upset victory in the presidential election changes everything in terms of energy and climate politics in the United States.And many of those changes can be made by t...

Methane Leaks Declining Even as Natural Gas Production Grows - John Fialka, E&E Publishing

College students learn in Economics 101 that no one leaves $20 bills lying on the street. It is a rubric used to fortify the theory that big economic markets are sophisticated and ...

Safety is the Top Value of the Oil and Gas Industry - Tim Wigley & Dan Haley & Tracee Bentley, Denver Post

Oil and natural gas workers are tough people. They work hard, often in very difficult environments. Their work is critical to each and every one of us....

Fight Over Dakota Access Pipeline Intensifies - Kris Maher & Chester Dawson, Wall Street Journal

A protest by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe against the Dakota Access pipeline has morphed into a broad opposition movement, prompting the Obama administration to review federal per...

Energy, Infrastructure Should Be Part of Presidential Debates - Patrick C. Miller, The Bakken Magazine

Energy and infrastructure development play a key role in the U.S. economy, which is why two organizations say Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should discuss the topics during thei...

Gas Industry Leaders Want to See More Pipeline Infrastructure - Christine Manganas, Pittsburgh Business Times

Leaders of the Pennsylvania oil and gas industry said pipeline infrastructure is not keeping up with rising natural gas production in the region.In a conference call Wednesday rega...

API Chief on Obama Halting Dakota Access Pipeline: We No Longer Honor the Rule of Law in the United States - Penny Starr, CSN News

Jack Gerard, CEO and president of the trade association American Petroleum Institution (API), said on Thursday that President Barack Obama’s decision to override a federal ju...

Commentary: Arctic Drilling Has Vital Role in Energy, National Security - Erik Milito, FuelFix

By Erik Milito They’re calling it “mega,” “massive,” “major.” A new oil discovery in shallow waters off Alaska...

API Wants "Outdated" Ethanol Mandates Ended - Dave Strandberg, KDAL

UNDATED (KDAL) - The American Petroleum Institute (API) says the Renewable Fuel Standard and its ethanol mandate is outdated and its continued implementation could result in dire c...

Felmy: The Renewable Fuel Standard Failure - John Felmy, Roanoke Times

When the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was passed by Congress about a decade ago, it was supposed to be the answer to America's so-called 'addiction to oil.' By forcing refiners to...

API Pushing Again for Repeal of RFS - Meghan Sapp, Biofuels Digest

Fracking Has A Week Of Huge Legal Wins In Ohio - Andrew Follett, Daily Caller

Anti-hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, activists suffered a pair of major legal defeats in Ohio when the state Supreme Court refused to put anti-fracking measures on the ballot in...

After Early Losses, Industry Stops Anti-Fracking Measures - Tripp Baltz, Bloomberg BNA

Sept. 20 — The oil and natural gas industry in Colorado was losing the public relations game.One industry association executive said it was “caught flat-footed” a...

Fracking Denied Credit as Obama Administration Touts 20-year Carbon Emissions Low - Valerie Richardson, Washington Times

The Obama administration is heralding the nearly 20-year low in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions as President Obama prepares to talk climate change in China, but so far the fracking r...

Oil Industry To Obama: We Have Done Way More To Slash CO2 Emissions Than You - Andrew Follett, Daily Caller

The oil and gas industry has done more to cut U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through hydraulic fracturing than the Obama administration's anti-fossil fuel policies, according ...

Industry Stands for Dakota Access Pipeline - Daniel Graeber, UPI

Industry leaders said moving forward with the Dakota Access pipeline is central to keeping the U.S. shale oil sector a strong component of the national economy....

Cutting Off Arctic Drilling Options Would Harm U.S. Energy Security - Erik Milito, The Hill

Maintaining Arctic exploration options in the Obama administration’s next five-year leasing plan is critical for America’s future energy security. Alaska’s Beaufo...

API Will Pursue RFS Reform During 2016 Lame-Duck Congress and Beyond - Nick Snow, Oil & Gas Journal

The American Petroleum Institute plans to press members of Congress to reform the federal Renewable Fuel Standard when the federal lawmakers return for their 2016 lame-duck session...

API Calls for RFS Repeal Rather Than Point of Obligation Change - Erin Voegele, Biomass Magazine

The American Petroleum Institute recently spoke out against efforts to move the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The American Fuel and Petrochemical Man...

Letter: LNG's Role in Energy Mix Overstated - Elizabeth Treseder, Gloucester Times

To the editor:Mike Dyer’s response to the recent op-ed by Carl Gustin (“Gas pipeline needed to ensure energy mix,” Sept. 7) on the need for additional natural gas...

Oil Group Says Disputed Pipeline Went Through Proper Process - Kyle Feldscher, Washington Examiner

The lobbying group representing the oil industry wants to see the rule of law upheld in a court case over the future of a controversial pipeline in North Dakota. Speaking to report...

Pipeline Protesters Out of Step with America, Oil Industry Leader Says - Kyle Feldscher, Washington Examiner

Native American protesters blocking the construction of an oil pipeline from North Dakota southwest to Illinois are stopping critical energy infrastructure, a top energy official s...

API Outlines Initial Concerns with BOEM's Draft Gulf PEIS - Nick Snow, Oil & Gas Journal

Mitigation measures that would require halting of oil and gas operations when dolphins are in the vicinity and proposed minimum separation distances for seismic surveys running sim...

EPA: U.S. Carbon Emissions Down 4.9 Percent - Robert Moore, Daily Energy Insider

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released figures on Tuesday showing that carbon emissions from power plants, oil drilling, factories and other industrial sources are down...

U.S. Could Meet Climate Goals without Obama Rules, Industry Analysis Shows - Kyle Feldscher, Washington Examiner

Even without the Obama administration's signature environmental regulation, the U.S. could meet its carbon emissions goals for the global climate agreement if natural gas use in th...

Progress: U.S. Carbon Emissions Decline - Benjamin Hulac, ClimateWire

Thanks mostly to less coal use at power plants, emissions in the first half of 2016 were lowest since 1991. The release of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in the first half of t...

The Path to a Bipartisan Energy Agenda - Mark Mills, RealClearPolicy

POLICIES FOR THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION. PART 11: ENERGYThis is the last in a series on the major policy ideas  from Left and Right  that should guide the next presidential......

Knowledge Is Power: The Future of Energy - Rob Tracinski

Docs Illuminate AGs Politicized Campaign Against Exxon - Chris Horner, RCEnergy

            On Oct. 13, a federal court in Ft. Worth, Texas ruled that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is subject...

Trump and Clinton: A Tale of Two Energy Futures - Bill Murray

Trump and Clinton: A Tale of Two Energy Futures - Bill Murray, RealClearPolitics

With Ken Bone’s 15 minutes of fame officially over, readers may take a moment to direct silent praise at the man who injected the one serious policy question on energy and th...

How New Energy Dynamics Fuel the Economy - M. Anthony Mills, RealClearPolitics

The seventh part in a weekly series of articles RCP is publishing through Election Day to explore policymakers' decisions regarding this crucial sector of the economyIn 1973, the m...

How New Energy Dynamics Are Fueling the Economy - M. Anthony Mills

The Energy-Efficiency Revolution - Carl Cannon, RealClearPolitics

The six in a weekly series of articles RCP is publishing through Election Day to explore policymakers' decisions regarding this crucial sector of the economy. 'Tonight, I want to h...

The Energy-Efficiency Revolution - Carl M. Cannon

America's Untapped Energy Resources - Carl M. Cannon

America's Untapped Energy Resources - Carl Cannon, RealClearPolitics

Sixty-two years ago, in a speech to the National Association of Science Writers, a U.S. government official named Lewis L. Strauss extolled his vision of America’s energy fut...

What Ever Happened to Peak Oil? - Bill Murray & Carl Cannon, RealClearPolitics

The fourth in a weekly series of articles RCP is publishing through Election Day to explore policymakers' decisions regarding this crucial sector of the economy. In 1957, Tulsa cel...

Whatever Happened to Peak Oil? - Bill Murray & Carl M. Cannon

Why President Obama Is Right on Clean Energy - Ruckelshaus & Reilly, New York Times

Last year, President Obama took aim at the nation’s largest source of carbon dioxide pollution, announcing a plan that would reduce these climate-changing emissions from the ...

How Energy & Conservation Became Partisan Issues - Carl Cannon, RealClearPolitics

The third in a weekly series of articles RCP is publishing through Election Day to explore policymakers' decisions regarding this crucial sector of the economy.In June 1987, U.S. S...

How Energy and Conservation Became Partisan Issues - Carl M. Cannon

Energy Divides Candidates But Draws Little Attention - James Arkin, RealClearPolitics

The second in a weekly series of articles RCP will publish through Election Day exploring the many implications of policymakers' decisions regarding this crucial sector of the econ...

Energy Divides Candidates But Draws Little Attention - James Arkin

Energy Policy: The Appeal of 'All of the Above' - Bill Murray

Energy Policy: The Appeal of 'All of the Above' - Bill Murray, RealClearPolitics

On March 22, 2012, as he positioned himself for his re-election campaign, President Obama stood in front of what seemed like acres of stacked pipes in Cushing, Okla., and talked gl...

Look What Out-of-Touch Megarich Greenies Can't Buy - Michelle Malkin, New York Post

If a pair of extreme green ballot measures fall in the Rocky Mountains and no one in the liberal media is paying attention, does the collapse make a sound? This week, two anti...

Big Oil's Master Class in Rigging the System - Sens. Whitehouse & Warren, Wash Post

For years, ExxonMobil actively advanced the notion that its products had little or no impact on the Earth’s environment. As recently as last year, it continued to fund organi...

How Obama's Green Policies Threaten U.S. Energy Security - Bill Gertz, Free Beacon

The threat of a devastating cyber attack on the U.S. electrical grid is increasing due to the Obama administration’s politically correct policies that spend vast sums on gree...

Happy American Energy Independence Day - Stephen Moore, Investor's Business Daily

Fueling a Future Republican Majority - Rupert Darwall, National Review

Battle has been joined in a war that — fought right — promises to realign American politics. Leading environmental activist Bill McKibben says that economic growth is a...

"Little Energy Bill That Could" Gets Closer to Hilltop - Bill Murray, RealClearPolitics

It’s been nearly a decade since the last major piece of energy legislation passed the U.S. Congress, and the world of energy has seen dramatic change in the meantime. Bu...

How Politics Obscures Environmental, Energy Gains - Bill Murray

Climate Crowd Ignores a Scientific Fraud - Holman Jenkins, Wall Street Journal

Green activists, some masquerading as attorneys general of New York and California, want to prosecute Exxon as a climate heretic. Its sin? Saying impeccably true things about clima...

Moniz Leads a Quiet Revolution in Clean Energy - David Ignatius, Washington Post

So much of America's future is at stake in the 2016 presidential election. But let's focus for a moment on just one area -- energy and the environment -- where the Obama administra...

Oil at $30 a Barrel - Stephen Moore, Washington Times

The big fall off your chair moment during President Obama’s State of the Union address came when he proclaimed:...

The Corn-Fed Albatross Called Ethanol - Merrill Matthews, Wall Street Journal

In the past two presidential-primary seasons, candidates crisscrossing Iowa before the caucuses would pay obeisance to corn ethanol and its compulsory use in gasoline. Yet in the c...

The Global Battle for Oil Market Share - Daniel Yergin, Wall Street Journal

What will the global oil market look like in 2016? This year is closing out with the industry in turmoil. The price of oil is hovering in the mid-$30s a barrel, supplies are swampi...

A Nuclear Paradigm Shift? - Holman Jenkins, Wall Street Journal

Wade Allison, emeritus professor of physics at Oxford, has a more realistic idea for fighting global warming than any being promoted at this week’s climate summit in Paris: I...

If Obama Were Serious He Would Clear Path for New Atomic Age - Peter Thiel, NYT

This past summer, the Group of 7 nations promised “urgent and concrete action” to limit climate change. What actions exactly? Activists hope for answers from the coming...

The U.S. Energy Story Obama Won't Tell the World - Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Reuters

President Barack Obama is poised to repeat his history of weak-handed negotiations on the world stage when nearly 200 countries gather in Paris on Monday to consider an internation...

Enemies of the Sun - Paul Krugman, New York Times

Does anyone remember the Cheney energy task force? Early in the George W. Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney released a report that was widely derided as a document wr...

The Energy Election - Joel Kotkin, RealClearPolitics

Blessed by Pope Francis, the drive to wipe out fossil fuels, notes activist Bill McKibben, now has “the wind in its sails.” Setting aside the bizarre alliance of the Roman Cath...

The Age of Energy Abundance - Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Consequences of the Global Oil Bust - Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post

While we have been watching the Islamic State and discussing Iran, something much bigger is happening in the world. We are witnessing a historic fall in the price of oil, down more...

Why We Need Nuclear Power - Julian Spector, Mother Jones

We Can Get All of Our Energy From Renewables - Martin O'Malley, DMR

Shale Boom Shifts Into Higher Gear - Luskin & Warren, Wall Street Journal

Have the American entrepreneurs who developed horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing—“fracking”—done their jobs too well? The increase in domestic cru...

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