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Thanks To Fracking And Government Manipulation Coal Stopped Being America’s Top Energy Source

Thanks To Fracking And Government Manipulation Coal Stopped Being America’s Top Energy Source

For decades America has gotten most of its power from coal. But now, for the first time ever, “king coal” has been supplanted by something else. No it’s not wind or solar, despite the billions in government subsidies and the policy mandates, but natural gas. Why natural gas? Because a shale gas revolution brought about

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Associated Press Report On State-Backed Coal Research Misses The Real Story: Anti-Coal Policies

The Associated Press reported a story over the weekend about the lack of success in a state-funded program to develop new uses for North Dakota’s abundant lignite coal reserves. “Fifteen years after North Dakota began funding research aimed at revitalizing growth in the state’s lignite industry, all but one project has been abandoned or yielded

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Matt Evans: If The EPA Cares About Me So Much, It Can Send A Card

I am responding to Mr. Olsrud’s article from Wednesday, titled “when did the EPA become the bad guys”. Go read the piece, if you haven’t.  I’ll wait. I was really disappointed when I read this.  Given the stature and experience of the author, I was hoping for something better and more convincing. The first difficulty

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Jason Bohrer: The EPA’s Energy Drought

Want a preview of what’s to come with the EPA’s proposed emissions rules for carbon dioxide and their impacts on electricity?  Look no further than the State of California and the current situation with another critical element of our standard of living – water. There’s no disputing the fact that California is experiencing one of

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Kevin Cramer: “Arbitrary Emission Standard” Puts American Power Supply At Risk (Video)

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com “I don’t think many people know how close we came,” Rep. Kevin Cramer said on Fox News Business yesterday, referring to last year’s “polar vortex” and its potential for causing power shortages. Cramer had an op/ed in the Wall Street Journal recently called, “Where Will You Be When the Lights Go

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Hey Kevin Cramer, The Lights Are Already Going Out In Minnesota

North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer has an op/ed in the Wall Street Journal today headlined, “Where Will You Be When the Lights Go Out?” “The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC), a regulatory authority that monitors the U.S. and Canadian power systems, released a study on Nov. 12 concluding that the long-term reliability of the U.S.

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Steve Van Dyke: Seven Things To Know About North Dakota’s Energy Landscape

The oil boom has created a large need for more electricity in North Dakota and also in Montana and South Dakota – areas typically served by North Dakota’s coal-based power plants. A 2012 study conducted by Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson for the North Dakota Industrial Commission shows that North Dakota will need an additional 2000

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Hold On To Your Wallets: Obama Administration Announces Severe New Regulations For Coal Power Plants

Today the Obama administration announced new emissions rules for existing power plants that would require them to reduce emissions by 30 percent by 2030. That comes on top of an already proposed rule for new power plants that North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Randy Christmann has said was set for political reasons. “It seems like

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Jason Bohrer: Understand The Impact Of EPA’s Of New Coal Power Regulations

On the cusp of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of proposed greenhouse gas regulations for existing coal-based power plants, North Dakotans should understand how the EPA’s actions could affect their lives and pocketbooks. Demand for electrical power in North Dakota is expected to increase by 208 percent over the next 20 years.  With an

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Fun Earth Day Fact: Renewable Energy Was Just 7.8% Of American Power Last Year, And That’s Down From…1949

Earth Day is tomorrow, and here’s something that might blow your mind as you read the stories about our allegedly impending global warming apocalypse and the efforts to head it off. “Renewable energy (including hydropower) provided only 7.8% of energy consumed in the US last year,” writesUniversity of Michigan Professor of Economics Mark Perry. “That

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