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February 13 -- President Obama proposed a program in Tuesday's State of the Union address that would divert some revenues from federal oil-and-gas drilling into research for alternative fuel technology. >>View Article

February 8 -- The Alaska senator's "all of the above" plan calls for the continued domestic development of nearly every source of energy - including oil, gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar and hydropower. >>View Article

January 3 -- There is plenty to dislike about the last-minute fiscal-cliff deal that Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell hashed out on New Year’s Eve. But the technology and energy provisions are bright spots.  >>View Article

December 12 -- A combination of solar power, wind, and currently available storage technologies could fill 99.9 percent of a large power grid's needs by 2030, according to a new study out of the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College. >>View Article

Thursday, 24 January 2013 16:17

It's Not DOE That Drives Energy Policy

January 24 -- Despite its namesake, there are other agencies that are actually more influential over America's energy industry than the Department of Energy, and they will be at the center of how the Obama administration deals with the critical energy choices it faces in a second term. >>View Article

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 19:09

3 Myths About America's Clean Energy Future

November 13 -- Now that the election is over, elected officials need to return to the important act of governing. Building a low-carbon energy future will be essential for the country’s continued prosperity and security. >>View Article 

November 6 -- PPL’s announcement that it will mothball its 44-year-old Corette coal plant in 2015 has generated a lively conversation this election season. The plant is old, dirty and uncompetitive in today’s market. Yet, little of the coverage has focused on the relative benefits for Montana in this story. I would like to offer a few facts for the reader’s consideration. >>View Article 

November 5 -- Maintenance and capital costs for wind energy have continued to drop in recent years, according to a recent report.  Bloomberg New Energy Finance notes that, for onshore wind projects, operation and maintenance (O&M) costs have declined dramatically from €30,906 per megawatt (MW) in 2008 to €19,200/MW in 2012, a decrease of just over 11% a year, or a total of 38% for the period as a whole.  >>View Article

September 17 -- America has some of the best offshore wind resources in the world — especially along the Atlantic coastline. But while the promise is massive, zero turbines are currently spinning in U.S. waters. Fortunately, federal and state governments have made significant progress toward the first offshore turbines and have put America at a turning point toward harnessing the more than 1,300 gigawatts (GW) of energy generation potential identified along our coasts. >>View Article

September 10 -- On 9/11 the nonprofit Alliance for Sustainable Colorado will hold its 2012 Heroes of Sustainability Award and fundraiser honoring Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (USN, Retired), President of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). >>View Article

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