The Locomotion of Change

What’s one changeless characteristic of the economy? It keeps changing.Take the natural gas boom and discovery of increased domestic oil and natural gas reserves thanks to the innovation of fracking. In general, this is a positive change in that it lowers the cost of energy, decreases dependence on foreign oil, and creates cleaner fuel emissions. […]

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How will natural gas affect coal?

An interesting trend is going on in Pennsylvania. Cassandra Sweet of the Wall Street Journal reports that the Marcellus Shale is providing so much natural gas, pipeline capacity can’t keep up with shipments. The effect is that regional natural gas prices have dropped significantly below benchmark U.S. prices this year, cutting electricity costs and driving […]

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A Tiny Wind in the World’s Energy Sails

If renewables don’t cut it as an alternative energy source, we have to meet the demand in other ways. Could this mean that renewable doesn’t equal sustainable?Let’s not let the wind get knocked out of us by overly relying on the wrong power source. 32, 1, 30, 1/2. Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute lists […]

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