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Buffett buys Constellation

The Wall Street financial crisis hit Baltimore’s main street on Thursday, as Constellation Energy Group agreed to be bought by Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings for $4.7 billion ($26.50 per…



Coal contines to flex its muscles

More evidence that the demise of coal – Al Gore to the contrary notwithstanding – is greatly exaggerated. On Sept. 11, Tulsa-based Alliance Resource Partners announced it will open a…


The madness of hybrids

If you love irony, as I, then you will find this delicious. Hybrid electric vehicle enthusiasts are less than enthusiastic about the plan by natural gas empresario T. Boone Pickens…


My friends: the lies of McCain and Obama

My friends, John McCain’s pronouncements in his acceptance speech for the Republican nomination as president were entirely bogus when it comes to energy. Unfortunately, so were Barack Obama’s when he…


Coal continues to clobber wind

Just when you thought coal was down for the count, here’s a report from London’s Financial Times. “British coal production looks set to grow for the first time since 2001,…


Whatever happened to LNG?

Have you noticed that liquefied natural gas has dropped off the charts when it comes to U.S. energy supply projects? Just a few years ago, LNG was a very big…