Energy Regulation Trendwatch 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 to Fremont, California commercial solar-cell manufacturer Solyndra, in March.
Why Nuclear Power Is Part Of America’s Future 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 the polls split when party affiliation, gender and household income are taken into account. Important groups of voters are still uneasy about nuclear power and Washington is finding it hard to take a long view.
Moving Forward On Smart Grid 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...
Climate-Change Initiatives Must Be Affordable 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 . . .