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Matthew Koch

Today, President Trump announced that his Administration granted the cross border permit needed for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Christopher Guith

Ever since the “Shale Gale” put the brakes on the nuclear renaissance, much of the nuclear world has focused on Small Modular Reactor (SMRs) as the future of fission.  SMRs are smaller, and therefore more versatile than their full sized Light Water Reactor brethren, and could be deployed in a wid

Heath Knakmuhs

Each year, the Energy Institute issues an update of our annual retail electricity price map, based upon the year-end electricity price data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  The prices shown on our map best reflect what business, industry, and consumers must pay for a given unit – or kilowatt hour (kWh) – of electricity.  This year’s map, with the most complete data for calendar year 2016, appears above.

Stephen Eule

Meeting the commitments President Obama made as part of the Paris climate agreement could cost the U.S.

The energy revolution continues to bring good economic news to an otherwise anemic economy.  For years, we’ve been arguing that America’s energy revolution will bring jobs and investment to our economy.  Now, there’s a new example to demonstrate just how true that is.  Today at the annual CERAWee

Stephen Eule

Well, it’s that time of year again when the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) gets out its crystal ball and peers into the future.

Stephen Eule

For some time now, we’re been touting the competitive advantage affordable energy gives U.S. industry, especially energy-intensive manufacturing.

Heath Knakmuhs

Without question, solar is a beneficial and growing component of America’s secure and diverse energy future.  In fact, miraculous advancements in technology have continued to reduce the costs of electricity generated from the sun, spurring a

Dan Byers

We recently wrote about the push by the 115th Congress to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to stop several 11th-hour rules issued in the waning days of the Obama Administration. According to one estimate, a record 38 “major rules” (that is, costing $100 million or more) were promulgated by federal agencies after President Trump’s election victory on November 8th.

Dan Byers

After the proverbial death and taxes, few things in life are as certain as the issuing of a flurry of often controversial midnight regulations by outgoing administrations of both parties.


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