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Batteries Cannot Make Renewables Reliable

April 27, 2019 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Utilities are starting to experiment with adding batteries to wind and solar projects. These storage projects are feeding the mistaken belief that batteries can cure the intermittency that makes wind and solar unworkable as a reliable source of power. The reality is that these battery projects are trivial in size […]

Easing The Logjam In Pipeline Infrastructure

February 17, 2019 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ When many of us think of infrastructure, roads, rail lines and airports probably come to mind. Few of us, however, consider the vital role America’s pipeline and energy infrastructure plays in our daily lives. Ideally, the pipeline network brings energy resources from refineries to businesses. But in reality, in many places, […]

US Shouldn’t Hold To Strict ‘Gold Standard’ On Saudi Nuclear Deal

March 21, 2018 by

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By Katie Tubb ~ Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is visiting the U.S. this week, and one issue on his agenda will be to continue discussing collaboration with the U.S. to develop a nuclear power sector. Likely timed to send a message during his visit to America, a House Foreign Affairs Committee’s subcommittee will […]

Trump Waives Jones Act To Get Relief To Puerto Rico

September 29, 2017 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump temporarily waived a shipping regulation to boost relief efforts to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico after pressure from members of Congress on both parties. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the policy change in a Thursday morning tweet. At @ricardorossello request, @POTUS has authorized the Jones Act be […]

No, Robots Won’t Put Us All On The Unemployment Line

April 13, 2017 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is taking flak for saying he’s “not worried at all” about robots displacing American workers. Yet he’s spot on: Robots will soon spark a productivity boom, leading to improved economic growth, higher wages and a higher standard of living. Just what America needs after a decade […]

How Trump’s Presidency Could Retool The Auto Industry

January 7, 2017 by

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By Josh Siegel ~ President-elect Donald Trump’s public campaign to push U.S. companies to make their products in America is already having an impact, especially on one of his favorite targets: the auto industry. On Tuesday, Ford Motor Co., the nation’s second-largest automaker, said it will cancel a plan to build a small-car assembly plant […]

WashPost Keeps Alive Russia-Grid Hacking Story Despite Spectacularly Falling Apart

January 3, 2017 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ A serious case of miscues happened to the Washington Post after reporters Juliet Eilperin and Adam Entous posted a Friday story (now time-stamped as if it was Saturday) claiming in its headline that “Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont.” The claim, according to the utility involved, is false. As a […]