“All of the Above” Is Not a National Energy Policy
It's all well and good to suggest the U.S. needs to be open to all solutions in the pursuit of its energy future, but at some point "try everything" needs to give way to a well-thought plan implementing the best, most cost-effective options.
An Iconoclast’s Manifesto
It's time to banish a few common terms that are hindering good thinking and obstructing progress in the power sector.
Minerals Make the World Go Around
The increasingly advanced American economy is increasingly in need of a wide variety of minerals—many of which must currently be imported. But regulatory reform and a better understanding of their importance could lead to a renaissance in domestic mineral production.
NLRB Overturns Dues Precedent, Faces Court Challenge
Taking an activist stance in favor of unions, the National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that employers must continued to withdraw union dues from paychecks even after a collective bargaining agreement has expired. But another court ruling may place this NLRB decision—and many others—in doubt.
NRC Grants Citizen Petition to Examine Solar Storms
Attention to the potential risks of solar storms to the power sector continues, as the NRC issues a highly unusual grant to a citizen's rulemaking petition on how solar storms could affect spent fuel powers at nuclear plants.
TREND: Down Go Electricity Prices
A variety of factors have exerted downward pressure on wholesale electricity prices the past few years. EIA data suggest this may be a long-term spiral, not just a temporary hiccup.
Yes, Virginia, There is A Nuclear Renaissance
The news for nuclear the past few years has not been good. But forces lurking in the background are moving to rekindle the nuclear renaissance, as the long-term cost advantages seem certain to beat out much of the competition from renewables.