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Column: Clean coal debate boils down to debate on size of government

As Election Day nears, don’t worry about trying to understand every issue the candidates discuss. Instead, look at the effects of those ideas. There are so many issues that come up in the presidential race and it is next to impossible for voters to be knowledgeable about all of them.

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Hillary Clinton talks energy goals

Hillary Clinton talks energy goals

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about the importance of energy and its status as a 21st-century foreign policy priority at Georgetown U. Thursday afternoon.

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Column: Nuclear energy is better than climate change

Every day, the United States alone releases more than 19 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. This fact and the unprecedented danger it poses to society inarguably need to be addressed.

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San Francisco plastic bag ban goes into effect today

San Francisco’s plastic bag ban goes into effect today as another step toward becoming a “zero-waste” city. Store owners who don’t comply with the ban will be subject to a fine.

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Column: The new wave of nuclear power

In the United States there are 65 running nuclear power plants. There have been no new facilities built since construction of the final reactor began in 1977.

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Column: Even without reaching 54.5 mpg, fuel economy improvements a good thing

Depending on what news you were reading, Aug. 27 might be a strong indicator as to whom you will vote for come November. The opening day of the Republican National Convention, President Barack Obama announced he finalized his plan to raise Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency to 54.5 mpg by 2025.

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Column: The power of Pigovian taxes

If you’ve filled up at the pump recently, you probably were reminded how much it costs to drive. But all the gas, insurance, repairs and other things you pay for are not the only costs of driving. Your contribution to traffic congestion places cost on other drivers, your wear and tear on the roads puts cost on taxpayers, and cost is born by the environment due to the pollution from your car.

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Column: Our personal American argument with oil resources

Oil is the energy that allows modern society to thrive. Unfortunately, it is non-renewable, meaning once it runs out, it’s gone. In 2010, Russia discovered a massive oil field in East Siberia.

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Study finds organic food not always the healthier choice

Is that little bit of extra money for organic foods actually worth it in the long run? Stanford U. doesn’t think so.

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