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ENERGY:: The Mother of All Solyndras | The Weekly Standard

By at January 17, 2013 | 10:12 am

ENERGY:: The Mother of All Solyndras | The Weekly Standard

BY YING MA -- When solar panel maker Solyndra declared bankruptcy in September 2011, the Obama administration defended its $535 million loan guarantee to the company by touting the need to compete with China. At a congressional hearing, Jonathan Silver, then executive director of the Energy Department’s Loan Programs Office, said, “[In 2010, China] alone provided ... Go To Article

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MALICIOUS VIRUS shuttered U.S. power plant -DHS | Reuters

By at January 17, 2013 | 12:10 am

MALICIOUS VIRUS shuttered U.S. power plant -DHS | Reuters

By Jim Finkle -- Jan 16 (Reuters) - A computer virus attacked a turbine control system at a U.S. power company last fall when a technician unknowingly inserted an infected USB computer drive into the network, keeping a plant off line for three weeks, according to a report posted on a U.S. government website. The Department of Homeland Security report did not ... Go To Article

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MARK MILLS: California Could Be the Next Shale Boom State – WSJ

By at January 16, 2013 | 12:55 am

MARK MILLS: California Could Be the Next Shale Boom State – WSJ

By MARK P. MILLS, OPINION January 15, 2013 -- Thanks to the Golden State's dire fiscal situation, don't be surprised if the governor were to proclaim: 'There will be oil.' Could 2013 find California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown finally making the connection between fiscal challenges and energy markets? The Golden State is well positioned to become an exporter of ... Go To Article

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ENERGY:: The Promised Land of Fracking – Reason

By at January 14, 2013 | 10:32 am

ENERGY:: The Promised Land of Fracking – Reason

Ronald Bailey | January 8, 2013 -- Matt Damon’s new film Promised Land is stoking the controversy over fracking, the shorthand for natural gas production using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. The film pits a big natural gas production company against economically stressed farmers in a Pennsylvania community who are being offered lots of money to permit ... Go To Article

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ENERGY: Fight over Vt. nuclear plant oversight in NY court | wwlp

By at January 14, 2013 | 12:10 am

ENERGY: Fight over Vt. nuclear plant oversight in NY court | wwlp

Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 -- NEW YORK (AP) — The question of whether Vermont's only nuclear plant can continue operating without the approval of state regulators goes before a federal appeals court Monday in a dispute that has gained increasing attention nationally about the boundaries of federal authority over a controversial power source. The New Orleans-based Entergy ... Go To Article

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ROBERT E. NORTON: Our Cars’ Weight Problem – NRO

By at January 9, 2013 | 12:45 am

ROBERT E. NORTON: Our Cars’ Weight Problem – NRO

By Robert E. Norton, JANUARY 8, 2013 4:00 A.M. -- How government is making our cars lighter, and more dangerous As we emerge from the long holiday season chasing new resolutions, many of us find ourselves focusing on watching our waistlines and taking off some extra pounds. As more Americans are diagnosed as obese, this renewed attention to health and weight can ... Go To Article

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FRACKING AMAZING: US Carbon Emissions in 2012 Will be Lower than in 2007 Due to Fracking – Hit & Run : Reason

By at January 8, 2013 | 12:20 am

FRACKING AMAZING: US Carbon Emissions in 2012 Will be Lower than in 2007 Due to Fracking – Hit & Run : Reason

Nick Gillespie -- Instapundit points to this bit of happy news culled from John Hanger, a Democrat who is running for governonr of Pennsylvania, where has been secretary of the state department of the environment and a commissioner of the public utility commission: US energy related carbon emissions in 2012 will fall below 5,300 million tons or down about 12%, ... Go To Article

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GREEN ENERGY: Biofuels cause pollution, not as green as thought – study | Reuters

By at January 7, 2013 | 12:05 am

GREEN ENERGY: Biofuels cause pollution, not as green as thought – study | Reuters

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle, OSLO | Sun Jan 6, 2013  -- (Reuters) - Green schemes to fight climate change by producing more bio-fuels could actually worsen a little-known type of air pollution and cause almost 1,400 premature deaths a year in Europe by 2020, a study showed on Sunday. The report said trees grown to produce wood fuel - seen as a ... Go To Article

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YOUR MONEY : It’s Less Easy Being ‘Green’ as Los Angeles Yanks Plug on Free Parking for Electric Cars – WSJ

By at January 5, 2013 | 9:30 am

YOUR MONEY : It’s Less Easy Being ‘Green’ as Los Angeles Yanks Plug on Free Parking for Electric Cars – WSJ

By HANNAH KARP, THE A-HED January 4, 2013 Airport Nixes Mad Scramble for Coveted Spots; Frequent Fliers Now Regret 'Expensive, Underpowered' Rides On a recent morning, Jack Luu parked his plug-in Toyota Prius in one of the most expensive lots at Los Angeles International Airport before flying off to a film shoot in Canada. The lot, where Mr. Luu leaves his car as ... Go To Article

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JOHN FUND: Let’s Be Gone With the Wind – NRO

By at December 28, 2012 | 9:30 am

JOHN FUND: Let’s Be Gone With the Wind – NRO

By John Fund, DECEMBER 28, 2012 4:00 A.M. Why subsidize an industry that kills millions of birds and has no environmental benefit? President Obama likes to talk about making sure “the biggest corporations pay their fair share.” Treasury secretary Tim Geithner calls for tax reform to close loopholes and subsidies. Budget hawks say federal spending must be curbed. ... Go To Article

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