With the heat and humidity reaching their typical August extremes for the Northeast, it's time to retreat to the balmy California coast for a week or so. As usual, I've set up some links to past postings that I think are still relevant, particularly for newer readers of this blog. Energy Outlook will resume its normal new posting schedule on August 18, 2005.
The new Energy Bill includes provisions to streamline the approval of facilities to import liquefied natural gas (LNG). Why was this necessary, and what if LNG remains blocked?
Where the LNG Will Go (February 18, 2005)
The Energy Bill excluded drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but that doesn't mean the idea is dead. Is looking for a big-ticket trade-off more sensible than diehard opposition, and are its opponents and advocates even looking at ANWR in the right way? (two postings)
Trading ANWR (March 21, 2005)
Geo-Greens Against ANWR (March 22, 2005)
Nuclear power will also benefit from the Energy Bill via increased funding for R&D. Could nuclear power turn out to be the key to a Hydrogen economy?
How Much Hydrogen? (February 4, 2005)
Finally, as you start on that long driving vacation, is it worth paying up for premium gasoline, with gas prices so high?
Which Grade? (April 14, 2005)