energy economics

Pro vs. Con: What the Frack?

Did you think "Drill, baby, drill," would go away? Not quite. "Drill, baby, drill" continues to sweep the nation, but in this case it's for a smaller profile fossil fuel - natural gas.

$ave a Trillion--and Energy, Too

Energy efficiency. Not the sexiest topic in the world, but what if it could save you a ton of money? A new study says national efficiency standards could save consumers and businesses more than $1 trillion.

The Economics of Closed Cycle Cooling in New York

A report documenting how requiring New York power plants to upgrade to fish-friendlier cooling systems is affordable for the power industry, will cost customers little and will not affect electric reliability. (PDF)

Frackonomics: Debunking the Financial Myths of Fracking

What if the natural gas industry promises of high production rates, lots and lots of jobs and increased tax revenues are mostly smoke and mirrors, designed to make energy corporations, bankers and a handful of landowners rich? United for Action asked the same question. Here are some answers.

Bloomberg to Cuomo: We Can Frack Safely

With all eyes on New York State's rumored upcoming moves on shale-gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a recent Washington Post op-ed by New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and fracking pioneer, George Mitchell, weighed in on the possibility of limited fracking in the state's Southern Tier.

Freeing the Grid

Freeing the Grid is a policy guide that grades all 50 states on two key renewable energy programs: net metering and interconnection procedures.

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