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    Not the Change Americans are Looking For

    If you’re not willing to make significant sacrifices in your life to save the environment, don’t worry, you’re not alone. A new Rasmussen survey “shows that only 17% of adults believe most Americans would be willing to make major cutbacks in their lifestyle in order to help save the environment. … 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

    Big Goverment Spends Taxpayer Dollars to Study Energy Behavior

    From E&E News: “House Science and Technology Committee yesterday approved legislation to establish a social and behavioral sciences research program at the Energy Department. The Science Committee also approved three bills to focus DOE research on energy efficiency and advanced energy technologies through programs in advanced vehicle technologies, wind energy … More

    Outside the Beltway: Austin Electricity Consumers Paying More for Renewable Energy

    Our latest post takes us to Austin, Texas. Consumers are suffering from higher electricity prices, stemming from a renewable energy push that allows consumers to opt into plans to buy their electricity from renewable energy. The problem is, people aren’t buying it anymore, because it’s too expensive. The obvious solution? Spread … More

    Consumers to Pay More for Saving Energy

    Congratulations, Missourians. For saving electricity, you could have an additional fee show up on your energy bill: Some Missouri residents and businesses soon could see a new charge on their electric bills — a fee for using less energy. Though it might seem illogical, the new energy efficiency charge has … More

    Waxman Markey Cap and Trade's Biggest Losers: Electrical Equipment & Appliances

    Household appliances use a lot of energy, which is why for the past several years policymakers have tried to mandate energy efficient standards on washing machines, refrigerators and other products. Energy efficiency can be beneficial for consumers, but rarely when the government tries to force it on the public. Energy-efficient … More

    More Nuclear Coming to Florida

    Despite a new study that warns of “staggering costs” for nuclear power, the contracts keep on coming. The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review reports, Westinghouse Electric Co. said Monday it signed a $7.65 billion deal to build two nuclear reactors in Florida — its third such contract in nine months. With 30 new … More

    Nuclear Reactors Small & Large

    104 nuclear power plants currently provide electricity for 20% of the nation. One of these reactors (1,000 Megawatt) provides electricity for about one million homes. This is great, but good things can come in small packages, too. For instance, Hyperion Power Generation, Inc. is looking to commercialize small, nuclear reactors … 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

    Brazil Re-Engages in Nuclear Energy

    After twenty-two years of political struggle, Brazil is pushing forward with its nuclear power program and plans continue work on a third reactor. Brazil’s two reactors provide approximately three percent of Brazil’s electricity while hydroelectric provides 92%. The Brazilian government hopes to have the third reactor operational when they host … More