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Batteries and How They Work

Web Extra: Batteries: The Unsung Hero of Modern Man – and How They Work

Batteries are everywhere and play an integral role in our lives. They’re also way under-appreciated. Here is a simple explanation of how the Unsung Hero of Modern Man actually works.

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November 13, 2012 more »

THE BURN BLOG: November 8, 2012

Professor John Sides

Gas prices tend to have small effects on how people evaluate the economy and the incumbent president.  On balance, other economic indicators are more powerful—like inflation and unemployment.  Moreover, gas prices appear to have had little effect on presidential election outcomes, once other economic variables are taken into account.  The upshot: for gas prices to matter by themselves, there would need to be a large spike in gas prices that was not accompanied by other negative trends in the economy.

November 8, 2012 more »

THE BURN BLOG: October 18, 2012

Amy Jaffe

Growing shale resources in North America look poised to strengthen the U.S. economic and diplomatic position with respect to China, just as they have already done with respect to Russia. U.S. shale gas has already played a key role in weakening Russia’s ability to wield an energy weapon over its European customers. By significantly reducing U.S. demand for imported liquefied natural gas (LNG), rising shale gas production has freed up more of the global LNG supply to go to Europe instead of the U.S. As American shale production expands from natural gas to oil, the geopolitical fallout will also mushroom.

October 18, 2012 more »

The Power of One: Energy & The 2012 Election

This year’s election is about power — the power to shape the nation’s domestic and foreign priorities; the power to lead, to legislate, to govern. Energy policy, defining how we use energy to power our economy and our lives, is among the most pressing issues for the next four years.

September 17, 2012 more »

BURN Radio Special: The Power of Two

This year’s election is about power — the power to shape the nation’s domestic and foreign priorities; the power to lead, to legislate, to govern. Energy policy, defining how we use energy to power our economy and our lives, is among the most pressing issues for the next four years.

In this special two-hour edition…

October 4, 2010 more »