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A Sea Change in U.S. Generation

Ever since I can remember, a rough but useful rule of thumb to describe the sources of U.S. electricity generation is that 50% comes from coal-fired plants, 20% comes from nuclear, and the rest comes from natural gas, hydro, and … Continue reading

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The Lunch Table: More than Just Casinos in Southern Nevada

Southern Nevada, where I vacationed recently during my kids’ spring break, provides a stroll (actually, 75 MPH drive) through U.S. electric power generation history. First, there’s Hoover Dam, the nearly 80-year-old testament to the endurance of the energy infrastructure, which … Continue reading

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