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Energy Realism

When it comes to energy, Americans deserve better than a false choice between green fantasies and “drill baby drill.” PPI’s strategy for energy realism recognizes that we will have to tap all fuels – fossil, nuclear, renewable – to meet growing energy demands. A balanced national energy portfolio must also reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions over time, either by shifting out fuel mix away from the most carbon-intensive, or by adopting new carbon storage techniques, or some combination of both.

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Free Energy Trade: Time to Lift the Oil Export Ban

In July 2014, the United States passed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer for the first time since 1970. This…

When Paperwork Attacks! Five Ideas for Smarter Government

In the minds of many Americans, “government” is synonymous with “red tape,” “bureaucracy” and “paperwork.” And no wonder. According to the government’s own estimates, American…

Natural Gas Reconsidered

During the past few years, the United States has received an unexpected energy windfall: put simply, we have a lot more natural gas than we…

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MSNBC: Hillary Clinton’s hard choices on energy

PPI President Will Marshall was quoted by MSNBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald on the Democratic Party’s divide on energy policy. One salutary effect of Republican radicalism is…

Germany’s Green Dream

No country has embraced renewable energy more avidly than Germany. But a host of untoward realities – soaring electricity bills, rising carbon emissions and growing…

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Energy is an Important Driver of U.S. Investment

Given the ongoing boom in oil and natural gas production, it’s no surprise that U.S. and non-U.S. energy companies are among the top companies investing…

Get Real on Global Warming

President Obama came to office with ambitious plans to combat global warming and galvanize clean energy development. Then he ran smack into two brick walls:…

Ending the Nuclear Drought

America’s long nuclear energy drought is officially over. For the first time in 33 years, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved a construction and…

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