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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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Reconsidering the Indian Point Nuclear Plant Shutdown

March 27, 2017
In January, New York Governor Cuomo, Riverkeeper, an environmental group, and Entergy, a nuclear utility, announced a joint agreement to shut down the two nuclear reactors at Indian Point (IP)...
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Withdrawing Federal Funding for ENERGY STAR

March 20, 2017
This month, reports surfaced that critical energy savings programs like ENERGY STAR could be defunded as part of the Trump Administration’s FY’18 budget. Last week, the President's Budget Blueprint confirmed...
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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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Is Over-Regulation Holding Back Energy Storage?

March 6, 2017
Energy storage, a potential solution for integrating intermittent renewables and improving grid stability, again saw rapid growth this past year. A “transition year” for U.S. energy storage, 2016 saw a...
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What Cars Will We Be Driving in 2050?

February 21, 2017
Over the course of his first weeks in office, President Trump has outlined an America-first energy policy that appears to mean essentially one thing: More U.S. oil production. His policies...
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A Carbon Dividends Plan

February 14, 2017
Climate change poses a threat to the safety and prosperity of America’s and the world’s citizens. Every major scientific academy agrees that global warming is real, is mostly caused by...
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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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