Energy
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Investing to keep the lights on

Energy
by Jesse Yow
Posted 8/15/13, 09:32 am

We’re now in hurricane season: No big ones so far, but the United States power grid often has trouble keeping the lights on after such weather events. A new White House report recommends more investments to strengthen the power grid: Extreme weather caused more than half of all U.S. power outages since 2002, costing the economy between $18 billion and $33 billion per year, according to the report.

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Canadian oil flows despite Keystone delays

Energy
by Jesse Yow
Posted 8/05/13, 01:44 pm

TransCanada announced plans last week to build a $12 billion pipeline from Western Canada to the country’s Atlantic Coast as the company faces ongoing opposition to its proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Texas.

The new Energy East pipeline will move 1.1 million barrels of oil per day, enough to both replace imports in Eastern Canada and export crude overseas. The pipeline would run from Hardisty, Alberta, to Saint John, New Brunswick, and end at a proposed deep-water terminal for tankers.

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The left's conundrum: The environment or the poor

Energy
by D.C. Innes
Posted 7/15/13, 01:25 pm

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