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    Energy Dept. Spends $10 Million on Water Turbine to Power 25 Houses

    Photo credit courtesy of NREL The first underwater turbine to make use of tidal energy went live last week in Maine, supported by a $10 million investment by the Department of Energy. The Ocean Renewable Power Company Maine’s Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Pilot Project received the Energy Department money to … More

    Markey’s Misguided View of Energy Exports

    Last week, Representative Ed Markey (D–CA) sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu questioning whether exporting natural gas would benefit American businesses and consumers. He wrote, “I am worried that exporting America’s natural gas would raise energy costs for American consumers, reduce the global competitiveness of U.S. businesses, … More

    White House Solar Installation Symbolic of Solar Energy Push

    President Obama is channeling his inner Jimmy Carter again. In 1979, President Carter had solar panels installed on the roof of the White House, and they were taken down in the Reagan Administration during roof repairs. Today, the White House announced that that Obama Administration will use taxpayer dollars to … More

    Heritage Comments on the CBO Brief: “The Costs of Reducing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions.”

    On November 23, 2009 the Congressional Budget Office issued “Economic and Budget Issue Brief: The Costs of Reducing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions.” This brief echoed many of the points The Heritage Foundation has made in its reports, WebMemos, blogs and our responses to a request from Henry Waxman (D-CA), chairman of the … More

    California's Energy Policy Not Responsible for Reduced Consumption

    A study out of Stanford analyzes factors that lead to California’s lower per-capita electricity consumption. Proponents of regulation and cap and trade often point to the “success” California has had reducing per-capita electricity consumption (Note the reduction is relative to per-capita consumption in the rest of the U.S.). The study … More

    Cap and Trade Sentence of the Day

    In other words, the cost of a suitcase of Budweiser could make or break the country’s most ambitious environmental program.” That’s the Wall Street Journal’s Keith Johnson discussing numbers from the most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll. When asked about cap and trade, 52 percent of responders supported such a … More

    Earth Day Update: The Left Does Understand

    Then-Senator Obama: “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydqg7ThZB04[/youtube]

    New Study on Staggering Cost of Nuclear Energy, Staggeringly Pessimistic

    Jack Spencer, Research Fellow in Nuclear Energy at the Heritage Foundation, authored this post. The Center for American Progress is promoting a  study called “Business Risks and Costs of New Nuclear Power,” which according to a CAP press release uncovers the “staggering” costs new nuclear power. The study prices out new … More