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Fossil Fuels Firing Back

The movement to divest from fossil fuels that is being led by some of the nation’s leading universities is misguided and fails to recognize that oil, natural gas and coal have increased living standards around the globe.

Blown Fuse

Why EU energy policy isn’t working.
The high cost of European Union energy threatens the region’s industrial base, pushing manufacturers to move factories and other energy-intensive facilities from Europe to regions where energy prices are far lower.

Cutting Carbon Reveals Sharp Differences Between Rich and Poor

Advancing technology a key cornerstone.
If climate talks are to succeed, the winning formula is well known: Cut coal use and give the developing world more resources to build out alternative energy portfolios. With easy access to coal, though, that is a lot more difficult than it sounds.

Transmission Developer Holding Breath That Undersea Cable Will Meet Market Needs

Independent transmission owners are known for buying well-established networks from utilities, until now. For the first time, a third party grid operator is purchasing the rights to build such a system on spec – and one would traverse from Canada into the United States.

Energy Storage Surges Ahead

Energy storage is charging ahead, thanks in no small part to the work of Duke Energy and Southern California Edison, with each optimistic that its investment will pay off.