Jason Hayes

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With the publication of Power Hungry, Robert Bryce continues in his established tradition of in-depth research and bluntly presented findings. He’s not known around the Internet, or in policy circles, as weak-kneed, or easily swayed. On the policy front, Bryce doesn’t tend to mince words. He is an equal opportunity critic, pointing out the mistakes of concepts and practices on all sides of the political spectrum.

Review of: Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future
By: Robert Bryce, Managing Editor, Energy Tribune
Public Affairs, 2010, 394 pages
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For decades, the coal industry has hummed quietly along, producing half of the electricity used in the U.S. We’ve kept ourselves out of the media, comfortable with our role as one of the country’s key energy resources. We “knew” that, despite the occasional bit of bad press, no one would ever seriously consider getting rid of coal-based energy.

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Regarding the notion that the impending EPA regulations will create jobs:

A recent Institute for Energy Research blog posting deftly debunks the laughably simplistic notion proposed in a recent Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) report. In an amazing twist of logic, the PERI report actually argues that impending EPA greenhouse gas regulations will not only not harm industry and the economy, they will actually benefit the economy by creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. Keep reading →