Fueling America's Future

RealClearPolitics Energy Summit

We Need a 21st Century Energy Policy

Mark Mills, RealClearEnergy

America No Longer Leads in Nuclear Technology

William Tucker, RealClearPolitics

U.S. Must Cut Climate Pollutants

Daniel Weiss, Center for American Progress

Fueling America's Future

Carl M. Cannon & Brandon Ott, RealClearPolitics

The newly sworn-in Energy Secretary has taken a go-slow posture on natural gas exports. This, after the U.S. has just blown past Russia to become the world's largest producer. And ...(full article)

At a Tuesday luncheon two blocks from the Capitol, a dozen energy sector officials, experts, and thought leaders offered a path forward for meeting America’s energy needs. If...(full article)

In a recent announcement, Westinghouse Nuclear and the China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. declared a joint venture to develop small modular reactors -- submarine-si...(full article)

Poet T.S. Eliot famously wrote that “April is the cruelest month,” but this May could be the scariest because of a recent cascade of alarming news about climate change. On May ...(full article)

Energy. The term itself has its roots in a word used by Aristotle, one a modern English speaker might recognize: “enérgeia.” Roughly translated from ancient Greek it means “...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Big Wind's Trail of Wings - Alex Fitzsimmons, Daily Caller

One eagle was found lying lifeless with a hole in its neck that exposed the bone. Another was found starving and near death with limbs that appeared to be twisted off. Struck down ...

U.S. Energy Independence Is Nigh - Daniel Dicker, The Street.com

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The midyear report of the International Energy Agency has been released in London and it tells a story we already knew -- North American oil supplies contin...

Key Takeaways from the IEA Oil Market Report - Conway Irwin, Breaking Energy

The International Energy Agency highlights the transformative nature of the US oil boom in its latest Medium-Term Oil Market Report, released today....

US Oil Boom Transforming Global Trade - Jonathan Fahey, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The surge in oil production in the U.S. and Canada and shrinking oil consumption in the developed world is transforming the global oil market.The threat of ch...

'Green' Energy Kills American Eagles - Russia Today

Wind farms kill about 83,000 hunting birds each year, including hawks, falcons and eagles. Killing an American eagle is federal crime, but despite the mass die-offs, the Obama admi...

US Energy Boom Is Great, Unless You're Saudi Arabia - Youself Gamal El-Din, CNBC

The idea of an energy-independent United States—thanks to a revolution in the way North American shale is harvested—is reigniting vociferous debate about what it could ...

Is Tesla the Best Car Ever? - Eric Niller, Discovery News

The new all-electric Tesla S sedan is not just the favorite of car magazines, now Consumer Reports calls it the best car they’ve ever driven, scoring 99 points of 100 and bea...

North Dakota Proves Obama Doesn't Get Energy - Thomas Pyle, RealClearEnergy

The Bakken and Three Forks formations in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana contain significantly more oil-and-gas resources than previously thought, according to a new U.S. Ge...

Ten Incredible Bakken Shale Production Stats - Matt DiLallo, Motley Fool

It's hard to argue the fact that Bakken has become a game-changer for U.S. oil production. While it was discovered in the 1950s the play wasn't economically viable until more recen...

Even If We Never Run Out of Oil, We Won't Want It - Amory Lovins, The Atlantic

Charles C. Mann is a great storyteller, but "What If We Never Run Out of Oil?" tells the wrong story and is marred by bloopers....

We're Going to Keep Burning Oil -- And Lots of It - Charles Mann, The Atlantic

I am grateful that Amory B. Lovins devoted so much attention to my piece, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to stand my ground....

Why You Just May Come to Like a Carbon Tax - Ike Brannon, RealClearEnergy

Tax reform may involve simplifying the tax code, but actually achieving such a thing promises to be a terrifyingly complicated process. The battle over how (and by how much) to red...

Wind Will Never Be as Good as Nuclear - Charles Barton, Energy Collective

I have said on numerous occasions that the inspiration for "Nuclear Green" came from David Roberts on Grist. Roberts maintained that the cost of nuclear energy was significantly hi...

What Happens if the Keystone XL Is Not Approved? - Yadullah Hussain, Financial Post

if Keystone XL is not approves by the Barack Obama administration, it will unleash shock waves through the halls of policymakers in Canada and the United States alike given the bil...

U.S. Oil Boom Causing Energy Upheaval - Alanna Petroff, CNN Money

Booming North American oil production is reshaping world markets and will help satisfy the growing thirst for oil in the developing world, according to the International Energy Age...

New Forecast Predicts Plunge in Oil, Gas Prices - Steve LeVine, Quartz

A new model by the International Energy Agency suggests that we are moving into a five-year period of much lower oil and gasoline prices—no one can say how much lower, but th...

Can Carbon Capture Clean Up Canada's Oil Sands? - Mike Orcutt, MIT Technology Review

Canada is betting that carbon capture and storage (CCS), a technology that is fairly well understood but unproven at the scale needed to significantly decrease greenhouse gas emiss...

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At this unique energy summit, prominent experts will lay out the basics of America's energy mix, providing a panoramic view of the current energy landscape. Each speaker will present a brief overview of their industry, along with the challenges they face, the opportunities ahead, and their outlook for the future.

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Our Energy Mix:

1. Wind: Rob Gramlich, Interim Chief Executive Officer, American Wind Energy Association

2. Natural Gas: Marty Durbin, President and Chief Executive Officer, ANGA

3. Solar: Tom Kimbis, Vice President of External Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association

4. Oil: Mark Finley, General Manager, Global Energy Markets & US Economics, BP America

5. Hydro: Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director, National Hydropower Association

6. Coal: Luke Popovich, Vice President, External Communications, National Mining Association

7. Nuclear: Alex Flint, Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute


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Energy Issues:

1. Fossil Fuels and Fracking: Dan Kish, Senior Vice President for Policy, Institute for Energy Research

2. Renewables: Amit Ronen, Director, George Washington University Solar Institute

3. Energy and Infrastructure: Sean McGarvey, President, Building and Construction Trades Department

4. Energy Efficiency: Dr. Robert Ivester, Acting Program Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office, US Department of Energy

5. Climate Change: Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy, Center for American Progress 

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Energy Summit Clips

The challenge: each presenter must accomplish this in 5 minutes or less, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. 

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