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Fossil Fuels Still Powering the Economy

February 13, 2013 1 minute Read by Bernard L. Weinstein

Bernard L. Weinstein, Dallas Business Journal Truth in politics could be considered a misnomer. Let’s stick to the facts. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama embraced an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy for the United States, touting a two-pronged plan to pursue renewable, next-generation energy sources while simultaneously ramping up production of traditional fossil fuels to ensure the necessary energy for U.S. economic growth and helping to reduce the country’s reliance on foreign suppliers. However, progress on the natural gas front has increased in spite of Obama’s energy policies, not because of them. Read More (Subscription Required)


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Bernard L. Weinstein
Bernard L. Weinstein

Bernard L. Weinstein is Associate Director of the Maguire Energy Institute and an Adjunct Professor of Business Economics in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He has taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the State University of New York, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of North Texas. He has authored or co-authored numerous books, monographs, and articles on the subjects of economic development, energy security, public policy, and taxation. His work has appeared in professional journals as well as the popular press. He earned an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

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