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R.I.P. George Mitchell, Father of the Shale Boom

George Mitchell, a son of a goatherd and a brilliant petroleum engineer and entrepreneur, died on Friday in Galveston at the age of 94. Mr. Mitchell’s role in championing new drilling and production techniques like hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is … Continue reading

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Surely You’re Joking, Dr. Chu!

With the toner barely dry on Dr. Steven Chu’s resignation from his post as Secretary of Energy, the building of a mythology complete with tales of the Physics professor’s Feynman-esque insight is well underway.

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Nevada Geothermal: Solyndra Lite?

The New York Times reports on another Department of Energy green energy loan going bad. This one involves Nevada Geothermal Power, which generates electrical power using near-surface geothermal heat. After $79 million in loans and $66 million in outright grants, … Continue reading

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Dr. Steven Chu on ‘Common Sense’

Energy Secretary and Nobel Laureate Dr. Steven Chu defends the banning of conventional incandescent light bulbs as a ‘common-sense’ measure that is certainly a ‘win-win’ for consumers. (Caution: Clicking HuffPo links may cause a loss of IQ points.) Overall, consumers … Continue reading

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