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Energy Reset: Free Markets vs. Government Influence

April 24, 2017
The National Capital Area Chapter for the U.S. Association for Energy Economics (NCAC-USAEE) held its annual energy policy conference on April 6th entitled “Energy Reset? Conflicting Forces in the Energy...
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Will Trump’s Plan To Bring Back Coal Jobs Work?

April 10, 2017
[caption id="attachment_28262" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Kimon Berlin[/caption] Coal isn’t coming back although with real investment in carbon capture and sequestration, it could continue to contribute to a clean energy economy....
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The Effects of Energy Tax Policy on Markets and the Environment

April 3, 2017
The Federal government supports energy investment and production through the tax code and spending programs administered by the Department of Energy (DOE). In 2016, energy-related tax preferences cost an estimated...
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Border Adjustment Tax: Will Consumers Pay At The Pump?

March 13, 2017
In June 2016, House Republicans introduced their vision for comprehensive tax reform. Premised on a simpler, fairer code than today’s, the GOP’s plan looks to promote economic growth and create...
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Can Nuclear Power Rise From The Chaos In Washington?

February 8, 2017
In January, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Advanced Nuclear Technology Act of 2017 (ANTA). At the same time, the latest version of the Interim Consolidated Storage Act (ICSA)...
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President Trump’s Executive Actions Revive Keystone and Dakota Pipelines

February 1, 2017
On the fourth day of his administration, President Trump signed multiple executive actions designed to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, since related memos specifically invited project developers...
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What To Expect From Pruitt and Perry on Energy Policy?

January 3, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and former Texas Governor, Rick Perry, as the next Secretary of the...
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How Demand-Side Management Can Reshape Our Energy Use

December 5, 2016
Historically, the US power grid has primarily treated electricity demand as a (mostly) unalterable requirement that must be met by ramping dispatchable generation up or down to adjust the electricity...
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The Magical Powers of the Social Cost of Carbon

November 21, 2016
When last we joined hands around the ourenergypolicy.org campfire, roasting s’mores and singing songs of camaraderie, we told tales of one particular monster of the dark, to wit, the Obama...
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What Will Energy Policy Look Like Under President Trump?

November 15, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has only vaguely defined his plans for energy policy, via his website and campaign statements and tweets. As a result, one can only speculate how energy policy...
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