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Obama’s New Carbon Rules: What Price Regulation?

Coal-fired power plant
by Bill Chameides
Jun 9, 2014

Can good economic times roll while carbon emissions decline? Maybe so.

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Following the Money: Energy Dollars Hard at Work on Capitol Hill

Energy Lobbying Dollars
by Bill Chameides
May 1, 2014

Is the alternative energy industry losing the influence-peddling war to fossil fuels?

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Obama’s Climate Legacy May Come Down to Coal and ‘No’

President Obama delivers his State of the Union, 2014
by Bill Chameides
Feb 5, 2014

The Obama administration gave environmentalists little to cheer about last week, but the game is hardly over.

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Biofuels and Climate Change: Pulpwood to the Rescue?

Biofuel Feedstock
by Bill Chameides
Nov 18, 2013

New study concludes that biofuels can be part of climate-energy solution.

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Electric Power Conundrum at the Crossroads of Energy, Climate and Water

power plant
by Bill Chameides
Nov 7, 2013

Which is more important: Meeting energy demand, lowering carbon emissions, or conserving water? How about all three?

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Congress’s Affair With Ethanol: Love Gone Wrong?

Corn stover, an agricultural residue, is one feedstock being used to produce cellulosic ethanol. So far, the production of cellulosic ethanol has been far lower than federal mandates, which is creating some problems. (Pat Corkery / NREL)
by Bill Chameides
Mar 28, 2013

The ethanol mandate in gasoline is starting to sting.

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Old Wang Coal?

coal barge in China
by Bill Chameides
Feb 18, 2013

Is China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, a promising market for U.S. coal exports?

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In State of the Union Speech Obama Straddles the Climate-Energy Fence

Obama's State of the Union address, February 2013 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
by Bill Chameides
Feb 13, 2013

Can we lower carbon emissions and also push more and more oil and gas production?

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Climate Change Mitigation: Caught Between a Wedge and a Hard Place

The computer circa late 1960s. A lot has happened in computer technology since then. Could the next 50 years bring similar radical changes to the world’s energy infrastructure? (Photograph by cliff1066â„¢/Flickr)
by Bill Chameides
Jan 15, 2013

New study concludes that addressing climate change will require “fundamental and disruptive transformation of the global energy system.”

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John Sununu: We don’t need no stinkin’ energy policy

by Bill Chameides
Dec 12, 2012

History suggests he’s wrong.

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