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McConnell Maligns Clean Power Plan

But boycotting, as he suggests, could cost much more.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, is now asking the states to disregard the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, saying it is economically disadvantageous. His calculus, however, fails to consider the financial gains from investments in modern technologies.

How Real is the New Energy Economy?

NRG and Green Mountain Power are at the forefront of change.
Energy economics are changing, especially as newer and more distributed technologies are enabling customers to generate their own power. The question is is to what extent utilities will embrace prospective changes and whether they will see new market opportunities as a result.

Fossil Fuels Firing Back

"Disinvestment" of fossil fuels is misguided and unwise.
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.