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Energy subsidies and energy poverty

A lack of access to modern energy services continues to be a major contributing factor to poverty and human suffering throughout the world.  The International Energy Agency e

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The Economist on Scrapping Subsidies: Some Thoughts

More than most mainstream publications, The Economist has regularly covered energy subsidies and consistently called for their elimination.  Too many newspapers pick and choose which

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Transocean continues to innovate to avoid taxes everywhere; forming tax-favored Master Limited Partnership

Transocean owns operates complex offshore oil rigs, including the one that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico back in 2012, killing 11 workers and despoiling the Gulf of Mexico.  There do not appe

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Balanced scenarios on the future of nuclear power: thoughts from IEA expert meetings

The IEA is producing two detailed assessments on nuclear energy in the coming months.  The first, a chapter in their vaunted World Energy Outlook, will examine

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