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    January 9, 2019

    Want to Know What 2019 Will Be Like For Energy? Look No Further than 2018

    Past is prologue, as they say. As we look forward to what 2019 could bring for American energy, it’s worthwhile to look back at 2018 for some hints. With that in mind, here is our “look-back preview” of eight key trends and important issues that we believe will help to shape the year ahead. American
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    January 2, 2019

    COP-24 Summary

    This year’s annual Conference of the Parties (COP-24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held the first two weeks of December in Katowice, the heart of Poland’s coal country. This is the third time Poland has hosted a COP. I attended the meeting as a representative of the
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    December 11, 2018

    New Infographic Illustrates the Unnecessary Complexity of Pipeline Permitting

    By Matt Koch and Dan Byers Pop quiz: which President issued the following clarion call for action on permitting reform? "I will urge Congress to...cut through the red tape, the delays, and the endless roadblocks to completing key energy projects. We will protect our environment. But when this nation
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    December 11, 2018

    Trimming the Old Red Tape that Hinders New Source Review

    Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrated the one-year anniversary of an obscure guidance memorandum that surely deserves recognition as amongst the most arcane policy documents to garner a birthday commemoration. Titled “ Enforceability and Use of the Actual-to
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    December 10, 2018

    A Whole New Kind of Power Plant

    The goal of our EnergyInnovates initiative is to highlight promising and interesting technology and people that are at the forefront of new energy solutions. This fall, I had a chance to spend some time with the dynamic team at NET Power who are the very definition of innovators—and are changing the
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    December 3, 2018

    UPDATE - Faulty Claims Stack the Deck Against ACE

    Mark Twain reportedly observed in 1919 that "A falsehood can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its boots." When it comes to the debate surrounding Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recent rules, Twain’s quip still rings true. Take, for example, EPA’s Affordable
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    November 29, 2018

    A Look at IEA’s New Global Energy Forecast

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) just released its latest global energy forecast, the World Energy Outlook 201 8 ( WEO2018 ). Although IEA provides three different scenarios—the Current Policies, New Policies, and Sustainable Development Scenarios—we’ll focus on its mid-range “New Policies