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By Matt Koch

March 24, 2017

Today, President Trump announced that his Administration granted the cross border permit needed for the Keystone XL pipeline.

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By Christopher Guith 

March 24, 2017

Ever since the “Shale Gale” put the brakes on the nuclear renaissance, much of the nuclear world has focused on Small Modular Reactor (SMRs) as the future of fission.  SMRs are smaller, and therefore more versatile than their full sized Light Water Reactor brethren, and could be deployed in a wider array of situations ranging from secluded communities to industrial parks.

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Each year, the Energy Institute issues an update of our annual retail electricity price map, based upon the year-end electricity price data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  The prices shown on our map best reflect what business, industry, and consumers must pay for a given unit – or kilowatt hour (kWh) – of electricity.  This year’s map, with the most complete data for calendar year 2016, appears above.

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By Stephen D. Eule

March 16, 2017

Meeting the commitments President Obama made as part of the Paris climate agreement could cost the U.S. economy $3 trillion and the industrial sector 6.5 million jobs by 2040, according to a comprehensive new study by NERA Economic Consulting commissioned by the American Council for Capital Formation with support from our Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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By Karen A. Harbert

The energy revolution continues to bring good economic news to an otherwise anemic economy.  For years, we’ve been arguing that America’s energy revolution will bring jobs and investment to our economy.  Now, there’s a new example to demonstrate just how true that is.  Today at the annual CERAWeek 2017 conference, ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods announced a new Growing the Gulf initiative to increase its manufacturing capabilities in the Gulf coast region.