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Mining's little messes and the trouble with self-bonding

For many decades, natural resource industries would work their land, sell their minerals, and abandon their sites for somebody else to deal with.  There are tens of thousands of such sites aro

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MLPs and the continuing growth of corporate tax avoidance in the energy sector

It's been almost two years since Earth Track and Oil Change International released a detailed review of oil and gas subsidies to Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs).  The http://eartht

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The simple reasons nuclear will lose the battle for our energy future to companies like Tesla

Two straightforward concepts drive the inevitable marketplace defeat of nuclear power in most power markets:  incremental innovation and lot size.  People are quite clever in making many

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Nuclear Subsidy Briefs, April 29, 2015

1)  Reuters attributes sunk costs of German nuclear capacity to renewables.  Michael Marriotte of NIRS flagged this one.  In a recent http://safeenergy.org/

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Iranian comments on nuclear deal indicate little chance agreement will delay bomb development

1) Official fact sheet on agreement suggests many business-as-usual policies will remain.  Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Belfer Center translated a Farsi

Privacy rights, Iranian style: nuclear non-proliferation and the suspension of disbelief

The word out of Switzerland yesterday was that "Iran and and six world powers had agreed on the outlines of an understanding that would open the path to a final phase of nuclear negotiations but

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