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A Dirty Wind

Wind energy is thought to be clean and free once the wind farms are built. Yet, construction of wind farms may increase the amount of electricity produced from coal with consequences for climate change. Technological innovation can have unanticipated consequences. While … Continue reading

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What’s “Energy Security” Really Mean?

It all depends. Since 1973, “energy security” has been a source of debate. Much like “sustainable development” It means different things to different people. Since the 1991 US National Energy policy, the issue of energy security has been tied to … Continue reading

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Think Small and Buy from China

The New York Times reports that China is building highly efficient coal plants and researching ‘clean coal’ technology while the US is only talking about both. If China is able to capture a leading market position in clean coal technology, … Continue reading

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