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Obama Flunks Math

During a speech two weeks ago at the Daimler Truck manufacturing plant in Mount Holly, N.C., President Obama bantered with an audience member over his administration’s proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards:

President Obama: N…

Obama’s Oil Bottleneck

‘When it comes to American energy production, President Obama is like a rooster who crows at the sunrise, then imagines that he conjured up the morning,” jokes Ben Cole of the Institute for Energy Research. The White House has been taking c…

Dr. Science vs. the Market

It’s hard to imagine a better candidate for the role of scientific technocrat than Steven Chu. After earning undergraduate degrees in math and physics from Rochester, he got his Ph.D. from Berkeley in 1976 and then joined Bell Labs, where he did …

Obama’s Oil Switch

‘We absolutely need safe, responsible oil production here in America,” President Obama said during a speech last week in Miami. “That’s why,” in the midst of increasingly troubling warnings about record-high summer gas pri…

Our Top Five Stalled Energy Projects

In 2010, as a direct result of environmental concerns, NIMBY activism, and a sluggish permit-granting process, there were 351 energy projects that were being delayed, postponed, or outright terminated. This is according to a study published by the Cham…