Baseload Power Will Keep The Lights On

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Several recent papers have questioned traditional notions regarding baseload power requirements for the electric grid.  For example, the Natural Resources Defense Council released a report prepared by the Brattle Group. The NRDC says that, “baseload is an outdated term” as it “does not refer to any electricity system values or services, and it is not equivalent to …

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‘Made in America’ starts with energy

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The Trump administration recently highlighted American-made products during a “Made in America Week.” To promote products manufactured in the U.S., a Made in America Product Showcase at the White House featured a product from each state. These are good ways to promote the casual consumption of U.S. goods. That said, American energy has the potential …

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Trump Declares “Build It Now” In Newly Issued Infrastructure Actions

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Today marks an astounding reversal for supporters of infrastructure projects who have felt their voices were not heard during the Obama years. From the Oval Office, President Trump issued one Executive Order and four Presidential Memorandums today, declaring open season for those wanting to build new transportation, energy, and social infrastructure throughout the country. Administration …

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