“My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.” This statement forms the opening paragraph of a pointed memo released … Continue reading
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The State of the Agencies: The Environmental Protection Agency and the Need for Reform
Tuesday night, with Speaker Boehner having seemingly mastered the art of the stoic expression, President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union address since winning reelection. This performance had been touted by the administration as the capstone, complimentary finish to a two-part series begun with the President’s Inaugural address. These speeches have draped … Continue reading
How is the President Confronting Climate Change and Energy Policy?
President Obama has been pressured from several different directions regarding climate change and environmental action. His pending approval of the Keystone pipeline as well as policy regarding greenhouse gas emissions is making it difficult to placate both sides of the spectrum. Climate change activists are fervently against the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and … Continue reading
Natural Resource Potential in North America
On Tuesday February 5th, the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee began a series of congressional hearings called “American Energy and Security and Innovation.” This particular hearing was a discussion over the natural resources available in North America. There is a wide spread perception that our nation’s resources are scarce to say the least, however technological … Continue reading
Energy and Economics Conference
On Thursday January 24th the National Journal hosted a policy summit conference exploring how renewable energy innovation is transforming how the economy is driven, and how the economy is influencing energy production. President Obama addressed the need to move forward with clean energy in his inaugural address; this policy summit was the coming together of … Continue reading
Wind Energy Possibilities for the East Coast
The quest for renewable energy is a very lively aspect to politics and science debate today. This nation is fueled mainly by coal, oil, and gas—converting to sustainable energy options is a policy challenge to say the least. However, the individuals with Atlantic Wind Connection are determined to meet the sustainable energy goals of our … Continue reading
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
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