Economy / Energy / Events

“Clean air is not a partisan issue, it is a public health issue,” Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)

Based on the World Resources Institute roundtable discussion (Monday, January 23, 2012) Before being signed into a federal law in 1970 by President Nixon, the Clean Air Act was an urgent issue neither in  his campaign campaign, nor on his agenda in the beginning of his presidential term. However, it quickly became a priority and was passed … Continue reading

Energy / Regulation / U.S. Domestic Policy

Water-Smart Energy Choices for Thermoelectric Power Plants

Power for Water, Water for Power Thermoelectric power plants produce roughly 90% of the electricity used in the United States. Although they differ by the type of fuel they use – mainly coal, natural gas, nuclear fission, biomass fuel, and geothermal and solar power, – all plants boil water to create steam to drive turbines … Continue reading