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Next Steps For Smart Grid Issue Brief Smart Grid technology is coming. Over the next few years 17 million American homes will be equipped with advanced electric meters enabling two-way digital communication between your home and your utility. It’s not a moment too soon because [Read More...]
Energy Regulation Trendwatch Click here to download printer friendly PDF DOE MOVES OUT WITH LOAN PROGRAMS The federal Department of Energy has begun awarding up to $30 billion in loan guarantees for renewable energy projects. The agency announced its first, $535 million guarantee [Read More...]
Why Nuclear Power Is Part Of America’s Future Issue Brief If you’re a Democrat or Independent, you may have one prejudice that doesn’t embarrass you a bit: you dislike nuclear power. Gallup polls consistently find that about 59% of Americans overall support the use of nuclear power, but [Read More...]
Moving Forward On Smart Grid Research Study New information technologies make it possible to put in place a “smart grid” capable of two-way communication and many more functions to control supply and demand. A smart grid can help prevent black-outs, give consumers up-to-the-minute information on [Read More...]
Climate-Change Initiatives Must Be Affordable Issue Brief The day after his inauguration, President Barack Obama awoke to find himself in charge of a government that is spending 25% of gross domestic product but taking in only 17%. At least, that’s what the Congressional Budget Office [Read More...]
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