December 19, 2011

A Boom In Shale Gas? Credit The Feds

Shellenberger & Nordhaus, Washington Post

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Since the high-profile bankruptcy of Solyndra, the solar company that received $535 million in federal loan guarantees, many have concluded that government efforts to promote energy technologies are doomed to fail. Critics cite the abandoned synthetic fuels program, attempts to capture carbon pollution from coal plants and next-generation nuclear reactors as further proof of this conclusion. . .

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More Unsupported Hysteria Over Fracking
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