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Cheap Power = Prosperity

Energy is the pillar upon which economic growth is built. “The difference between the developed world and everybody else,” says author Robert Bryce, “is [affordable] electricity.” But simple math and basic physics show that chasing energy sources with low power densities will not get us to where we need to be.

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Cheap Power = Prosperity

Climate change, pollution, famine, war, water shortages, terrorism; it’s enough to give one “collapse anxiety,” but is it accurate? Not according to Robert Bryce, an energy writer-researcher who has been covering business since 1989. His books, “Power Hungry,” and the recently published “Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper,” are exhaustively researched handbooks on how technologies, particularly in energy, are making our ...

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The Real Inconvenient Truth

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Now that BP America, Conoco Phillips and Caterpillar have dropped out of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, it’s clear that cap-and-trade legislation, perhaps better understood as cap-and-tax, is dead or at least severely wounded. Is this a sign that companies are coming to their senses? With the admission that the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had fudged inconvenient facts – ...

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