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Defending Abe: Why Japan's Decision to Reintroduce Nuclear Power Makes Sense

By Russell Sesler Published April 14, 2014

After the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011, Japan turned off all 48 of its plants. Despite significant public opposition to nuclear power, the Japanese government should restart its production of nuclear power to meet its domestic energy needs. Future meltdowns can be avoided through effective safety measures.


The Debate Behind Natural Gas Exports

By Russell Sesler Published March 24, 2014

American natural gas exports, which have jumped due to technological innovation, are becoming increasingly important domestically and internationally. Considering the many economic, environmental, and political factors framing this debate, U.S. policymakers must make the difficult, but necessary, decision to increase natural gas exports.