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Natural Gas for Power May Mean Sharp Hikes in Utility Bills

The move away from coal-fired power generation in favor of wind and solar power is already impacting energy costs. Xcel Energy estimates Minnesota’s renewable energy mandates will lead to an average household electric bill increase of $300 to $400 per year. Adding to the cost problem is an increasing reliance on natural gas for electric […]

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California's Energy Efficiency Measures Not Implementable on a National Scale

As the United States tries to reduce emissions and become more energy independent, energy efficiency will likely play a major part in achieving these goals. But should the government be incentivizing consumers to lead more efficient lifestyles? During today’s OnPoint, Thomas Tanton, a fellow in environmental studies at the Pacific Research Institute discusses his new […]

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