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Cloudy days for solar thermal

This past weekend’s Wall Street Journal has some unsurprising news about solar-thermal technology. Excerpts to follow, but, in short: It’s very expensive to build, it doesn’t deliver nearly the amount of projected ...

Straight talk on coal

Today’s Wall Street Journal has a little Q&A with Greg Boyce, CEO of Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest (by output) coal company. Here’s a portion of the interview: WSJ: Can you improve ...

Sun not shining on self-solar in Spain

Yesterday’s WSJ highlights the growing reality in Spain for homeowners who shelled out thousands of euros to install solar panels on their rooftops: MADRID—Spain’s effort to shore up its public finances is ...

Even for an exemption, cronyism at EPA

The WSJ’s Kim Strassel has a piece today exploring the special favoritism behind the EPA’s decision last week to exempt 1 (of 143) refinery from the EPA’s ethanol-blending mandate. All ...

EPA to scale back ethanol mandate?

It’s the rarest of rare moments when we can highlight something remotely sensible from the EPA, so this is worth noting. According to today’s WSJ, the EPA has plans to ...

Not Enough Juice for Electric-Car Batteries

Brace yourselves: A beneficiary of the Obama administration’s taxpayer-funded energy handouts doesn’t deliver, as promised. Advanced batteries for electric vehicles are the latest bad investment for Uncle Sam. Today’s Wall ...