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  • Omnibus Land Package: More Energy Off Limits

    1082 pages. $3 billion in earmarks. At least 8.8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 300 million barrels of oil off limits. Congress is at it again. In an attempt to squeeze an omnibus package during the lame-duck session, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid said that beginning November 17th … More

    Nuclear Roundup

    There’s a lot going in the nuclear world. Let’s take a look. The news: France, not U.S. likely to get contract with India. “France is expected to get first-mover advantage with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) exploring commercial contracts for setting up a cluster of European Pressurised Reactors … More

    Changing Everybody’s Mind…Except for Greenpeace

    When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” When I hear these no-so-famed words of British economist John Maynard Keynes (he’s more known for, “In the long run, we’re all dead”), I think of Congress. Both Republicans and Democrats have implemented a number of bad … More

    Terrestrial Energy: Nuclear Power and the Green Revolution

    Veteran journalist William Tucker recently released his book, “Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America’s Energy Odyssey.” He will be coming to Heritage next Tuesday, Oct. 28, at noon to discuss how nuclear energy can meet our country’s electricity demands and our country’s environmental … More

    New Nuclear Offers Unique Advantages

    Last week at Heritage, representatives from the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Thorium Reactors, Hyperion and General Atomics discussed the potential of new nuclear technologies for America. The full event is available and accessible by going to Heritage’s event site. The INL’s Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) project, which is a … More

    With Energy, It's Time to Hop on the Fast Track

    It’s an election season and while it’s unlikely that we’ll see any new energy bills this year, we can still look to see what’s on the table for next year. There is talk of more costly global warming legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but that shouldn’t come as a … More

    Global Warming Debate Heats Up Again

    Climage change is making its way back into the news and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell and Rep. Rick Boucher managed to do something that other global warming proposals have not: They’ve actually upset the environmental groups that have been clamoring for reductions on carbon dioxide and … More

    Exploring New Nuclear Technologies

    The U.S. is at the threshold of a nuclear renaissance as it prepares for a new era of nuclear power plant construction. But nuclear technology can provide so much more. Indeed, it brings the promise of an energy revolution. The development and commercialization of small reactors, fast reactors, alternative fueled … More

    What Didn't Cause the Financial Crisis

    For the next few days, weeks and probably years, we’re going to hear a lot about what caused the financial crisis and led to a $700 bailout. And we’ve already heard presidential nominees, Members of Congress and political analysts blame free markets and deregulatory policies over the past 8 years. … More

    Blame Global Warming!

    Global warming activists blame just about everything you can imagine on global warming. Increased and more violent hurricanes? Blame Global Warming. Early bird migration? Blame Global Warming. Polar bear extinction? Blame Global Warming. The Chicago Cubs losing in the first round of the divisional playoffs? Blame Global Warming! Well, not … More