Archive for February, 2009

 

POTUS speech – something missing

President Obama struck many of the right chords on energy last night in his address to Congress.  Priorities like "laying thousands of miles of power lines" are crucial and a roughly five-fold increase in clean energy R&D (t...

NIMBYS, BANANAs, NOPE

There's an urban legend on Capitol Hill that quotes a youngish congressional staffer expressing his opposition to coal or nuclear power-generated electricity in favor of "you know, the kind that comes through the outlets."  Toda...

Growing pains for growing fuel

  Today's Energy Daily reports on a "study by Sandia National Laboratories and General Motors R&D Center" finding that the U.S. could "produce 90 billion gallons of ethanol—including 15 billion gallons of corn-based et...

Congress must act on OCS policy

MSNBC.com reports that the Obama administration today "overturned another Bush-era energy policy, setting aside a draft plan to allow drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts." The piece goes on to quote Interior Secretary Ke...
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