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- Addressing climate change with a sense of urgency isn’t a matter of morality, two economists argue. It’s about managing risk.
- Oil-field services companies, which invent the technologies used to drill for oil and gas, have reaped the rewards of an intense focus on innovation.
- The modernized grid should revolutionize the way electricity is distributed and used, but its potential hasn’t yet been realized.
- According to a new study, the solar industry is slowly stabilizing.
- The key to clean, reliable, and affordable energy, says Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning, is a bold and balanced approach to R&D.
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- The wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal sector has grown in fits and starts — and now may have the momentum to become a self-sustaining industry.
- As the energy markets evolve, oil and gas majors should consider diversifying into power generation.
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