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Nov 29, 2014

America’s Electricity Grid: Outdated or Underrated?

America's electric power grid is an immense, complex system made up of both aging and new infrastructure.

Nov 26, 2014

NOT BEYOND COAL How the Global Thirst for Low-Cost Electricity Continues Driving Coal Demand

The continuing demand for low cost energy is driving demand for coal production and use.

Nov 25, 2014

Research & Commentary: Municipal Broadband in Connecticut

Municipal broadband systems remain a popular idea in many cities, despite their failing track record.

Nov 25, 2014

State Rep Pam Snyder: Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act

Democrat State Representative Pam Snyder representing Pennsylvania’s 50 th district is the author of House Bill 2354, called the Pennsylvania Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implement

Nov 25, 2014

Jonathan Gruber and the Truth About Obamacare

Consumer Power Report #446

Nov 25, 2014

Research & Commentary: Experimental Drugs and the Right to Try

Utah is one of several states expected to consider legislation allowing terminally