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Will Clean Energy Research and Development Be Sequestered?

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

In his State of the Union address, President Obama talked about the role research and development (R&D) has played to advance our society and enhance our quality of life. I think that most people would agree that keeping the lights on in a clean and safe manner is a core “quality of life” issue for all Americans. Yet, unless Congress reaches a budget deal by the end of the month, mandatory across-the-board funding cuts known as the sequester will kick in March 1. Given the important role R&D has played in advancing clean energy, I thought I’d lay out what’s at stake. Read more >

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The Levy Nuclear Project: Boondoggle or Mirage?

, former dir. of energy policy & regulation, Climate & Energy

The tortured saga of the proposed Levy 1&2 nuclear reactors in central Florida will continue, at least for now. As it stands, the project is closely tracking the sorry history of the first generation of nuclear reactors built in this country: vastly over budget and behind schedule. Read more >

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Clean Energy Prices (Not the Sky) Falling in California

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released a report this week on the costs of California’s progress in generating more electricity from renewable power, and there was good news. Read more >

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What’s a Clean Energy Future Worth?

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

Dropping $1.50 into your piggybank each month won’t get you too far too fast, but when you combine forces with all the electricity customers of California’s first, second, and fourth largest utilities, it amounts to a useful chunk of change. Read more >

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