U.S. Must Prioritize Mining to Win Clean Energy Race

U.S. Must Prioritize Mining to Win Clean Energy Race

By Michael Stumo Right now, the United States and China are competing to capture the production of advanced energy technologies like solar panels, electric cars, and lithium-ion batteries. And unfortunately, China is winning. The hard truth is that China has already captured much of the renewable energy market. And that’s unfortunate, since it means more […]

Green New Deal would fail, just like the original New Deal

Green New Deal would fail, just like the original New Deal

By David A. Ridenour Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently issued a resolution declaring a climate change emergency. The move is another attempt to raise support for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, a plan to halt climate change by transitioning America to clean energy sources within just 10 years.  Like its 1930s namesake, […]

Rising Natural Gas Prices Will Test U.S. Power Grid this Winter.

Rising Natural Gas Prices Will Test U.S. Power Grid this Winter.

By Terry Jarrett Thanks to the laws of supply and demand, right now is a good time to be selling natural gas. That’s because the price for natural gas just keeps going up. But why is it rising, and how will that impact millions of U.S. households that depend on natural gas for both home heating and […]

Can America’s Power Grid Support Millions of Electric Cars?

Can America’s Power Grid Support Millions of Electric Cars?

By Terry Jarrett There’s little doubt that a global technology revolution is under way. And the sweep of change over the past decade alone has been stunning. Electric cars and smart phones are proving that the world has gone high-tech. Many analysts now believe that a “deep electrification” of the U.S. economy is coming, too, […]

America needs coal and nuclear power for energy diversity

America needs coal and nuclear power for energy diversity

By Dr. J. Winston Porter In the face of rising electricity demand, Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently unveiled a plan to preserve some of the nation’s key coal and nuclear power plants. It’s a sensible move since the nation’s power grid can’t rely solely on natural gas, wind, and solar. What America’s families and businesses […]

The Green Future

The Green Future

BY DREW JOHNSON (Republished with permission) Environmental activists regularly scare Americans about our domestic energy resources — and urge us to abandon development of them. Witness the various efforts to stop hydraulic fracturing, offshore and onshore drilling, and the like. What life would look like in this new green world, though, rarely gets coverage. Considering […]