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    How Clean Is Your Energy?

    Clean energy and “going green” is quite the trend nowadays. Yet, few people actually know how their electricity is generated. To educate the average electricity consumer, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an interactive electricity power profiler that will: Determine your power grid region based on your ZIP code and … More

    Morning Bell: Supply Matters

    Political experts across the country keep asking why Barack Obama continues to conspicuously fail to cross the 50% threshold against John McCain despite the fact “Democrats enjoy the most favorable political winds since at least 1976.” It may have something to do with the fact that the top issues on … More

    Nuclear Energy’s Great, But What about the Waste?

    In response to rising energy prices the public perception on nuclear energy is quickly changing. In fact, a recent poll showed that 2 out of 3 Americans are in favor of building new nuclear plants. Both presidential candidates have nuclear on the table as an option to meet energy demands, … More

    Obama's Costly Energy Plan

    Barack Obama released his “New Energy for America” plan today during his speech at Michigan State University. His entire energy plan is laid out here. Relieving America from its foreign oil addiction was the gist of his speech: Without a doubt, this addiction is one of the most dangerous and … More

    When Environmentalists Speak, Congress Listens

    The problem with environmental extremists is that they are not really pro-environment, they’re anti-energy and anti-progress, and for years these groups have been some of the most influential people in U.S. policy circles. Walter Williams reminds us that they “are well organized, loaded with cash and well positioned to be … More

    President Calls for Nuclear Energy

    Speaking to a group of welders in Euclid, Ohio, yesterday, President Bush called for an expansion of commercial nuclear power to alleviate America’s dependence on foreign oil. In his speech at Lincoln Electric Co., self-described as the welding capital of the world, Bush focused largely on energy prices and offered … More

    Nuclear News in Russia and Japan

    Some developments on nuclear energy from around the globe. Putin’s Nuclear Push: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stressed the need for nuclear power in his country at a meeting in Elektrostal, outside of Moscow. Part of his plan is to dedicate $42 billion in public spending toward building Russia’s nuclear … More

    Don’t Be Fooled Again by the Anti-Nuclear Crowd

    A few alleged design hiccups and supposed cost increases in Westinghouse’s new AP1000 nuclear reactor have so-called public interest groups calling for the reactor to be taken off the table. Claiming that escalating costs and half-baked design ideas will result in a failure to build the reactors, environmental group Friends … More

    Subsidies Distort the Market

    There’s a lot of finger-pointing going on as to who’s to blame for the extraordinarily high oil prices. The primary targets are big oil and speculators and both are unlikely to be true (see here for speculators and here for big oil). Another target, rising demands from rapidly developing countries … More

    $10 Billion Worth of Safe Power Just Waiting To Be Tapped

    The Chinese, Russians, and Indians are planning to build a combined 159 new nuclear power plants. They are going to need uranium. Fortunately for us, there is an estimated $10 billion worth of uranium, the seventh largest in the world, sitting in Virginia. Unfortunately, like every other front on energy, … More