Daily Policy Digest

Environment Issues

Renewable Minigrids Could Bring Energy to Billions of People

From 2010 to 2012 some 222 million people — more than the population of Brazil — gained grid access for the first time...

The Demise of Traditional Hydro-Power

While the federal government owns only 8 percent of the total number of hydroelectric facilities, it accounts for 52 percent of total hydro generation due to the large size of its facilities...

How India Can Address the Risk of Rising Oil Prices

Due to the limitations of financial hedging, India will also need to start buying oil fields to gain more control over the markets...

Obama Injects the Solar Industry with $32 Million

Some $12 million will go toward projects to train solar technicians and provide information about solar power to other professionals in related fields such as real estate, insurance, finance and fire and safety...

Department of Energy Says No to Expanding Nuclear Capabilities

Although the nuclear industry accounts for 19 percent of U.S. electricity needs, the U.S. government has impeded the de¬velopment of a healthy, competitive nuclear sector...

Shale Development A Bonus to Family Budgets

Pennsylvania's impact fee has generated $850 million in revenues over the past several years...

America Needs a Free and Competitive Energy Economy

Congress should operate from the basic principle that free markets work efficiently and that any new legislation should get government out of the way of the market and innovation...

America's Shale Boom Not Over Despite Low Petroleum Prices

The technology deployed in America's shale fields has advanced more rapidly than in any other segment of the energy industry...

States vs Local Hydraulic Fracturing Bans

State legislatures are now finding themselves in a fight against local authorities for control of hydraulic fracturing regulations in their own states...

OPEC Struggling to Keep Up The Pace in Old Price War

Oil producers hurt themselves by providing a set price, which affects how oil is traded...


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