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Alaska’s Gov. Walker Asks President Obama to Develop More of State’s Resources

President Barack Obama visited Alaska in September to argue global warming is an urgent problem requiring international action. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker hitched a ride on Air Force One to ask Obama to allow the federal government to help Alaska access more fossil fuels, the consumption of which President Obama views as one of the primary drivers of global warming.  Earlier this year, Gov. Walker argued Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell had declared war on Alaska's future by asking...

Study: Wind Electricity Several Times as Expensive as Conventional Sources

On average, electricity from new wind resources is nearly four times as expensive as that from existing nuclear sources and nearly three times as expensive as using existing coal sources, a new study by the Institute for Energy Research (IER) reports. The study, What is the True Cost of Electricity?, used data from the Energy Information Administration and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “This study points to the need to let economic decisions about energy be made on a commercial...

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