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A Nation Divided On Keystone XL

The new results from the nationally representative UT Energy Poll are out today, highlighting the way so many energy issues have become politicized.

April 29, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

ScienceDebate Revs Up for 2016 Presidential Election

This year, I've been very fortunate to be a part of the inaugural class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program, which brings together 60 leaders from around the country to work on projects designed to create significant social impact and change...

April 13, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
What’s Our Top Energy Concern?

What’s Our Top Energy Concern?

My last post explained why lower prices at the pump aren’t quite as black and white as most media outlets would have us believe. Sure it’s comfortable for our wallets, but the nuances don’t fit easily into a few bullet points for the mainstream media...

March 17, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
Cheap Oil: Good or Bad?

Cheap Oil: Good or Bad?

Last week I paid about $20 to fill up my Prius. The last time I remember a similar experience was in the late nineties. Lower oil prices certainly ease pressure on our wallets, but are they ultimately good or bad for the economy?...

February 9, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

Energy in the 2015 State of the Union

Tonight President Obama will address a joint session of Congress for the 2015 State of the Union. In 2009, his speech described that renewable energy would "transform our economy, protect our security and save our planet from the ravages of climate change.” By 2014, he highlighted natural gas as as "the bridge fuel that can [...]..

January 20, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

Solar Is Changing the Game

At the start of 2015, solar energy is booming. It’s been a long time coming, but financial incentives for renewables along with more affordable panels are finally having a notable impact in states like California...

January 5, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

U.S. Falling Behind on Competitiveness and Innovation

I’ve been mentioning R&D in talks and articles a lot lately. Most audiences outside the beltway don’t immediately know I mean Research and Development – until I explain it’s the part of our federal budget accounting for a good deal of “science stuff.” R&D supports basic research and leads to new innovation while helping boost [...]..

November 12, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
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