• Blog
    October 13, 2017

    CPP Revisited: the Flexibility Façade

    EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) has been on quite the roller coaster ride since it was first announced in June 2014. The agency’s sweeping attempt to transform America’s electricity sector was the centerpiece of President Obama’s domestic policy legacy and is now one of the prime targets of President
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    September 28, 2017

    U.S. Energy Security Risk: How Low Can You Go?

    America’s energy security risk in 2016 was at its lowest point in two decades, according to the 2017 edition of the Global Energy Institute’s Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk . This latest edition of the Index, the eighth in the series, incorporates the most recent historical data and updated
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    September 22, 2017

    EIA Gazes into its Crystal Globe

    The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO) is hot off the presses. It provides a look at global trends in energy supply and demand from 2012 out to 2050. With the normal caveats about the difficulty of predicting the future, let’s take a look at some
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    September 19, 2017

    There’s a Price to be Paid for Less Reliable Electricity

    New Report Demonstrates the Value of Our Diverse Energy Mix 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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    September 13, 2017

    If You Store It, They Will Come

    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
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    August 28, 2017

    Harvey’s Impact on Energy: Daily Update

    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 According the Department of Energy and
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    August 25, 2017

    An Important, if Unsurprising, Study on our Electricity Grid from DOE

    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
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    August 9, 2017

    Venezuela’s Problems Point to the Need for Pipelines from Canada

    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