Kate Brandt
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DOE Energy Innovation Hub Chicago: A 21st Century Manhattan Project for Clean American Energy

Could the next Einstein be working on the world’s most powerful battery outside Chicago? As of Friday, it's entirely possible, as part of a new DOE initiative to create energy innovation hubs.

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Space-Based Solar Power, Electrofuels, and the Top 5 Energy Technologies of the Future

There are five energy technology that show tremendous promise for the coming decades.
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Newt Gingrich Wrong on Energy Policy: Dropping EPA, Building Keystone XL, and Increasing Drilling Won't Fix Rising Gas Prices

The Obama administration is not to blame for rising oil prices and drilling more oil at home cannot solve the pain American’s are feeling at the pump. The answer is efficiency and alternatives.
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The 5 Biggest Moments in 2011-2012 For Gay Rights and Marriage Equality, From Chris Christie's Veto to DADT Repeal

The past year has seen some great victories for the expansion of gay rights and marriage equality. However, there have also been some set backs.
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Barack Obama’s 2013 Budget Supports Energy Security and Innovation in Industries Like Solar Power

The FY13 budget makes smart investments in the Department of Energy’s program and also recognizes the critical importance of energy security promotion through the Department of Defense.
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Should the U.S. Be Concerned About Australia's Energy Security Model?

Given Australia’s growing importance as a strategic American ally, the U.S. should take a hard look at Australia’s new energy policy.

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John Boehner & House Republicans Have It Wrong: Don’t Force Barack Obama to Rush the XL Pipeline

The GOP should not attempt to reverse the sound decision on the pipeline made by the White House.
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American Women Beware: Mitt Romney & the GOP Would Put Birth Control Pills in Grave Jeopardy

Sending a Republican to the White House would hinder women's reproductive rights.
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New European Airplane Fuel Laws Will Spark U.S. Biofuels Industry

The new EU ETS for jet fuel will be the push that is needed to establish a robust advanced biofuels industry in the U.S.
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China Must Decide Whether to Sanction Iran

China’s demand for oil will likely overcome any concerns Beijing may have over the consequences of maintaining or increasing imports from Iran.
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Barack Obama Pitches Energy Policy Focusing on Both Fossil Fuels and Green Energy

The president's strategy of getting more fossil fuel at home while also looking to clean alternatives will make America more energy independent and more energy secure.

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Climate Change in the Arctic Brings Potential Conflict Between the U.S. and Russia

Climate change in the Arctic is creating new international challenges that the U.S. must be prepared to meet both through cooperation and preservation of our national interests.
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Electric Cars and Alternative Energy Are the Best Ways to Fight Spikes in Oil Prices

The U.S. cannot drill its way out of the economic and security impacts of price and supply shocks. The Obama administration has got it right: The answer is to adopt alternative fuels.