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February 27 -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) today unveiled over 50 energy policy recommendations developed by its Strategic Energy Policy Initiative, which is co-chaired by former Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (D-N.D.), former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.), General James L. Jones USMC (Ret.) and former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator William K. Reilly. >>View Press Release

February 14 -- Rhone Resch, of the Solar Energy Industries Association sees a robust clean-energy industry as important to America's future. Here is what he said about the State of the Union address. >>View Article

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

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