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Power


Monthly Issue | March 1, 2011

Energy, GDP, and Thomas Malthus

For as long as most of us can recall, there has been a debate over the limits to economic growth. It has been one of the more consistent threads in…


TREND: Uranium Business Heats Up

The long-struggling uranium business, hoping that demand for nuclear fuel will increase, is slowly stretching its muscles and strengthening exploration and production efforts in the U.S. and elsewhere. In the…


Renewables Face Chills and Thrills in Project Financing

The extension of a major federal subsidy, the Section 1603 grant program (the program provides cash in lieu of investment tax credits), as part of the comprehensive tax-cut package late…


Can a Stew of Power Generation Regulations Clear the Air?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's activities to reduce carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act have attracted significant interest, but the agency's work developing and issuing a stew of major…


Do Smart Grid Standards Adequately Address Security Problems?

On a frigid, snowy mid-winter morning, some 350 people jammed a meeting room at Ft. Detrick, Md., the home of the nation's germ warfare program. What brought them together at…


Will Critical Materials Become a Green Roadblock?

Lack of supply security for crucial minerals could slow or derail development of cleaner energy technologies, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Today, China…


Is Peak Coal the Latest Supply Threat?

Coal, which many geologists and prominent energy analysts consider one of the most abundant fuels in the world, is running out, according to a recent "comment" in the British journal…


Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

Those aren't my words—it's the title of a 2005 article, brought to my attention by Cal Beisner, which uses probability theory to "prove" that "...most claimed research findings are false."…


Got Remedies? NLRB Acting General Counsel Does, and Employers Should Beware

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Acting General Counsel (AGC) Lafe Solomon is continuing his focus on remedies in unfair labor practice (ULP) cases involving union organizing campaigns. On September 30,…


Chill Out

The boys slumped against the wall of the dugout; you could read the despair on their faces. "What's the point?" mumbled the right fielder, "We're just going to lose again."…


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