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Is that an Iceberg Ahead?

We Americans, you can’t keep us down. Our voices and our clothes may be too loud for refined tastes. But thanks to our super-charged energy production, we are now the envy of the global economy just six years after we nearly wrecked it.

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Happy New Year?

While the coal industry was nursing a New Year’s hangover, grateful to bid good riddance to a dismal 2013 marked by falling production and employment, the renewable energy industry was opening Christmas gifts from the Obama administration.

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No Country for Coal Men

By Luke Popovich

With its greenhouse gas rules for new and existing power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency is about to do to affordable electricity what the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has done to affordable health insurance. There will be less of both at this rate.

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Where’s the Omelet?

By Luke Popovich

In the darkest days of the Cold War, Soviet sympathizers defended Stalin’s purges by reminding the rest of us that historical progress always comes at a cost. “You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs,” they said.

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Meeting the Climate Change Challenge—An Interview with Hal Quinn

On September 8, Platts Energy Week TV interviewed NMA President and CEO Hal Quinn about the coal industry’s challenge before the Obama Administration, specifically EPA’s proposals to implement the president’s climate change plan. This is an abridged version of Quinn’s full interview with Platts’ Bill Loveless that is available at www.plattsenergyweektv.com.

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