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Virginia eyes offshore drilling funds for...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 23, 2010

Although still years from actually sinking an offshore oil well, the state of Virginia is considering using royalties from these future ...

Exxon bets big on natural gas

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 15, 2009

With the announcement of the $31 billion purchase of natural gas producer XTO Energy, Exxon left no doubt where it ...

Lobby tab for energy bill breaks records

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 11, 2009

If you're still wondering why the Waxman-Markey/Energy/Climate bill turned out to be such a dog's dinner, take a look at ...

Asia’s clean energy initiatives dwarf U.S. effort

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 27, 2009

Conventional media wisdom has it that the United States leads the world when it comes to green technology and environmental protections, ...

The cap and trade fiasco

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 01, 2009

Toward the end of the Weimar Republic in Germany there was a joke going around Berlin about why the street ...

Clean coal opportunities squandered by politics

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 29, 2009

The New York Times today has a good summation of how badly national politics mangles the public's desire for a ...

Nuclear energy problems aired at conference

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 16, 2009

Steven Chu, the nation's new secretary of energy, told the Western Governor's Association yesterday that solar, wind and geothermal energy ...

Nuclear industry thinks small

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jun 11, 2009

We get 20 percent of our electricity from nuclear power, but it's going on three decades since a nuclear power plant ...

Killing coal, tilting at windmills

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 08, 2009

Despite ever increasing electricity demands, there's a huge slowdown in the construction of coal fired power plants--nine just this year, ...

Kansas gets real on coal-fired power plants

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 05, 2009

Now that its governor Kathleen Sebelius has been booted upstairs to become the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, ...

Minnesota House says no to nuke power

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 05, 2009

In Minnesota politicians reconfirmed a moratorium on nuclear power plant construction. This after the state senate voted almost two to one ...

CFLs burn twice the electricity as previously thought

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 09, 2009

Compact fluorescent light bulbs were supposed to significantly cut our energy use. Now it turns out, they're consuming twice as ...

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