The UK and U.S. Northeast Face a Pending Energy Shortage Analysis Nuclear


The United Kingdom and the U.S. Northeast may have something in common going into next winter—a possible energy shortage. Both countries are closing existing power plants—coal-fired and nuclear—in favor of renewable and natural gas generating technologies. In the United States, …

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Germany’s Green Energy Failure Analysis Wind


WASHINGTON – The Institute for Energy Research today released the first entry in a new series of case studies on Europe’s green energy programs. For years, some policymakers have pointed to Europe as an exemplar of good energy policy, arguing …

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Obama Admin’s Destructive Policies: First Coal, then Nuclear; Now Wood Analysis Nuclear

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Just as the Energy Information Administration (EIA) is telling us that more people are relying on wood for home heating, the President’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is introducing new regulations to dampen its use. The Obama administration claims it wants …

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Is the U.S. Falling Behind in the Nuclear Energy Race? Analysis Nuclear


The United States is being left behind in the global quest for nuclear energy. While the United States has retired 4 nuclear reactors recently, plans to decommission several others, and is building only a few new reactors supported by DOE …

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EIA Forecast: Fossil Fuels Remain Dominant Through 2040 Analysis Wind

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The Energy Information Administration (EIA) just released its Annual Energy Outlook 2014 with projections through 2040. Although there is a major push by the Obama Administration to make renewable energy the fuel of choice, fossil fuels supply 80 percent of …

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Several U.S. Nuclear Plants Retiring Early; Others at Risk Analysis Nuclear

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Early retirement of the nation’s nuclear power plants may mean higher energy prices and greater greenhouse gas emissions, which is not good for the economy or the President’s Climate Change goals. One of the obvious examples is the early retirement …

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