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  • Offshore Drilling Ban Will Expire, but Hurdles Remain

    House Democrats finally announced they will let the Congressional ban on offshore drilling expire on October first. Time to DBD, (drill, baby, drill) right? After all, the amount of oil offshore is equivalent to 30 years worth of imports from Saudi Arabia and there’s enough natural gas to power America’s homes … More

    Demand for Nuclear Rises

    Everyone wants a piece of the nuclear action. The people want nuclear power; a poll a few months back reported that 2 out of 3 Americans favor building new nuclear plants in the U.S. Recognizing the long-term benefits nuclear can provide, many companies are chomping at the bit to provide … More

    Another Step Forward on Yucca Mountain

    While recycling spent fuel or placing it in interim storage may have a role to play, America’s focus must remain on opening Yucca Mountain in a timely fashion. Despite whatever other technologies are developed, there is an enduring need for permanent geologic storage. Even after used nuclear fuel is recycled, … More

    How is Energy Policy Getting Worse?

    Seriously, I’m not really sure how it’s even possible for Congress to make their bad energy policies worse, but they are. And it’s coming from all angles. On the Senate side, the Gang of 10 energy bill includes only a very modest expansion in drilling while mandating alternative fuels and … More

    Nuclear Energy and Job Creation

    Green jobs. We always hear about them and how they’ll be created over the next few years. Presidential nominee Barack Obama vows to create 5 million of them. But as John Stossel eloquently explains, the government can’t really create jobs. They can shift resources and force investment to make it … More

    Pelosi's Energy Bill is a Sham

    The House introduced new energy legislation late last night. Finally…right? The House also wants to bring the 290-page bill, which can be found here, to the floor today. You think the 435 Members in the House of Representatives are going to meticulously read all 290 pages? A bill that makes … More

    We Must Increase Drilling and Reduce Red Tape

    The Outer Continental Shelf presents a tremendous opportunity to expand domestic oil and natural gas production with little or no downside. Extra energy is badly needed, and the risk of producing it has been greatly reduced. Over the past few months, high energy prices have shifted the tide in favor … More

    How to be a Maverick on Nuclear Energy

    It’s no secret that presidential nominee John McCain wants to build more nuclear power plants in the United States. He’s called for 45 new plants by 2030 (and more if possible). It’s also no secret that Senator McCain holds the nickname “maverick” for disagreeing with his own party and blazing … More

    American Jobs and the Nuclear Renaissance

    You are Cordially Invited to a Panel Luncheon on Capitol Hill Rayburn House Office Building B-339 September 15 — 12:00 p.m AMERICAN JOBS AND THE NUCLEAR RENAISSANCE Featuring: Scott Campbell, President / John Kotek, Executive Director The American Council on Global Nuclear Competitiveness Adam Sacks Director Oxford Economics USA Hosted … More

    Exaggeration in An Inconvenient Truth? No...

    Watching the trailer to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, one would think that this planet is near Armageddon. According to the Nobel Laureate, our planet will soon be done in by ravaging hurricanes, scorching heat waves and twenty-foot sea level increases. Unless we do something about it. Well, one thing … More