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New Report Demonstrates the Value of Our Diverse Energy Mix

By Heath Knakmuhs

Imagine a place where your light switch doesn’t always work, your air conditioning isn’t always available, and you can’t always cook in your oven.  And, to add insult to injury, you are paying more for your electricity than you do today.

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By Dan Byer

Fairly or not, few regions of the United States are more associated with deep and longstanding poverty as Appalachia. Poor infrastructure and relative geographic isolation have always placed the region at a disadvantage, and decades of various economic development efforts have yielded only slow and spotty progress. And in the last decade, the Great Recession, War on Coal and emergent opioid crisis have combined to impose disproportionately harsh burdens on the communities of Appalachia.

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Friday—September 8

See below for the latest information on Harvey’s energy sector impact.

Energy Capacity

According to the Department of Energy, close to 1.4 million bpd of refining capacity is estimated to still be offline as a result of the storm.

Outages

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Earlier this year, the Secretary of Energy requested a report from the Department examining the nation’s electricity grid.  After months of speculation, rampant rumors, leaked drafts, and grossly premature prognostications, the Department of Energy (DOE) this week released  a report very much reflective of what the DOE does best: crunch data and numbers, analyze what they mean, and make apolitical policy recommendations based upon facts.  Indeed, the Staff Report t

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By Matt Koch

Venezuela’s on-going political and economic crisis emphasizes the need for the United States to continue to diversify and grow its supplies of energy, particularly from our neighbor to the north – Canada.  More pointedly, it highlights the importance of expanding and building more pipelines from Canada, such as TransCanada’s Keystone XL and Enbridge’s Line 3.