Articles by Christopher Guith

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Proposed Federal Rules on Fracking Cause for Concern

from EnergyXXI

Why does the Administration’s “all of the above” approach to energy production seem to mean “none from below?”

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What President Obama Should Say in Today’s Energy Speech

Here are three things he could do today that would finally start us moving in the right direction on energy.

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Yucca Mountain: Not Dead Yet

from EnergyXXI

Today the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) affirmed its support of the Atomic Safety Licensing Board’s unanimous rejection of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) attempt to withdraw its Yucca Mountain license application some 437 days ago. The rumors of Yucca Mountain’s demise are greatly exagger

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Why We need a Clean Energy Bank

It is clear that the development and deployment of newer, more efficient and cleaner technologies will be needed to secure our energy future. U.S. private industry and our national laboratories and academic institutions have the brainpower to be global leaders in energy technology. However, the

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A Hamstrung Nuclear Waste Commission

from EnergyXXI

Today marked the first meeting of the Department of Energy’s much anticipated Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (BRC). I think it’s important to note what this commission is and is not. It is a panel made up of highly esteemed professionals representing various professions, perspe

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Finally, Movement Forward on Nuclear

from EnergyXXI

We are very pleased by the Administration's announcement (see USA Today or Washington Post) that the Department of Energy (DOE) has finally issued its first conditional loan guarantee for two new state-of-the-art reactors at Southern Company's Vogtle Nuclear Site in Georgia. Nuclear power must be

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Walking the Walk on Nuclear?

from EnergyXXI

Press reports indicate that Obama Administration is asking Congress for an additional $36 billion in authorization for nuclear loan guarantees in today’s FY2011 budget submission, bringing the total available for new nuclear power plants to $54 billion. This follows President Obama’s first unequiv

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Don't Cancel Yucca Mountain Without a Clear Path Forward on Waste

from EnergyXXI

On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced that he has reached an agreement with the White House and the Department of Energy to provide no funding to support the license application of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.  If that’s accurate, it would be a misguide

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The Right Way to Approach Energy Challenges

from EnergyXXI

As the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today holds another in their series of hearings to examine our energy challenges (this one to discuss improving industrial efficiency), it seems like a good time to take a step back and look at how Congress will proceed on energy and climate issu

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Energizing the Job Market: Ironing Out Green-Collar Jobs

from EnergyXXI

President Obama has pledged to help create millions of new jobs by strategically investing $150 billion over the next ten years to catalyze private efforts to build a clean energy future. However, whether or not a "green" stimulus will create millions of American jobs, ranging from renewable-power