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Colonial Shale Policy

By at May 5, 2011 | 11:59 am | 8 Comments

Colonial Shale Policy

Start by considering that greenest of snake oil, renewable energy. The idea that renewables are anywhere near ready to take over the base load is a fiction even the pie in the sky folks in the Obama administration can’t sell.

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Marcellus Fever

By at April 28, 2011 | 2:05 pm | 983 Comments

Marcellus Fever

A civil society requires a certain level of respect for order and discourse. There are properand acceptable channels for protest and comment. And yesterday’s antics of shouting down a meeting or crawling under a table and then calling a political adversary a “prostitute” is beyond the pale

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Import Baby, Import!

By at April 4, 2011 | 12:22 pm | 483 Comments

Import Baby, Import!

The energy crisis has not yet overwhelmed us, but it will if we do not act quickly. It’s a problem we will not solve in the next few years, and it’s likely to get progressively worse through the rest of this century. Many of the proposals will be unpopular. Some will cause you to put up with inconveniences and make sacrifices.

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Nuclear Power is Still Pennsylvania’s Best Bet

By at April 4, 2011 | 11:10 am | 394 Comments

Nuclear Power is Still Pennsylvania’s Best Bet

As we stand at the start of the American nuclear renaissance,Pennsylvania is home to five nuclear facilities Beaver Valley, Three Mile Island, Peach Bottom, Susquehanna and Limerick. I cannot knock it. Nuclear power has been good to me; the education and training I received have been indispensable. Nuclear power has been beneficial

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 4, 2011 | 9:20 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute, workers at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are intentionally dumping radioactive water into the ocean. Eric Epstein says the U.S. has a looming energy crisis on its hands unless it begins to make immediate and inconvenient changes. A former energy insider stops by with a piece on why he believes nuclear power is still America’s best bet. And, did you get the text? President Barack Obama announcing his re-election bid through a text message.

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PA Governor Gives Energy Executive Supreme Authority Over Environmental Permitting

By at March 11, 2011 | 2:26 pm | 1 Comments

PA Governor Gives Energy Executive Supreme Authority Over Environmental Permitting

Wait till you see the dots ProPublica connects from Governor Corbett to his new head of Department of Community Economic Development.

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Kick The Energy Can

By at March 9, 2011 | 11:52 am | 170 Comments

Kick The Energy Can

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No Spark for Obama’s Penn State Energy Visit

By at February 3, 2011 | 9:40 am | 2 Comments

No Spark for Obama’s Penn State Energy Visit

Rock The Capital’s Terry Burger says the Presidents “green visit” to Penn State is problematic…in vision and promise.
He was there to ballyhoo the work being led by the institution’s researchers at the Energy Innovation Hub in Philly. We can count our lucky stars that his rapid passage didn’t blow out all the kerosene lamps. Back to the lamps in a moment.

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Penn State throw out the welcome mat, here comes the President

By at January 28, 2011 | 2:40 pm | 0 Comment

Penn State throw out the welcome mat, here comes the President

President Barack Obama intends to take a tour of a lab at Penn State University. Obama is traveling throughout the countryside to sell his vision of a cleaner, greener future for all of America.

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Pennsylvania squarely in President Obama’s State of the Union

By at January 26, 2011 | 9:59 am | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania squarely in President Obama’s State of the Union

President Obama’s State of the Union Speech lacked his trademark energy. Obama talked about the need to improve education and invest in renewable energy. He offered up a plan to win in a global economy that is becoming increasingly competitive. The atmosphere in the gallery was cordial and refined in the weeks after the deadly shooting in Arizona that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition.

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