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Iran Nuclear Weapon to Take Year or More, Obama Says

Michael D. shear & David E. Sanger / The New York Times

President Obama told an Israeli television station on Thursday that his administration believed it would take Iran “over a year or so” to develop a nuclear weapon, and he vowed that the United States would do whatever was necessary to prevent that from happening.

 

Air Force Seeks Options for Updating ICBMs

The Nuclear Threat initiative

The U.S. Air Force in April is due to issue a number of contracts under which private firms would consider strategies for keeping land-based leg of the nation’s nuclear deterrent in operation from 2025 to 2075, Inside Defense reported on Tuesday.

 

Obama Will Use Nixon-Era Law to Fight Climate Change

Mark Drajem / Bloomberg

President Barack Obama is preparing to tell all federal agencies for the first time that they have to consider the impact on global warming before approving major projects, from pipelines to highways

 

Obama Seeks $2 Billion in Research on Cleaner Fuels

John Broder / the New York Times

With few options available for financing his clean-energy ambitions, President Obama on Friday will propose diverting $2 billion in revenue from federal oil and gas leases over the next decade to pay for research on advanced vehicles, White House officials said

 

Funding bill amendments target military biofuels

Zack Colman / E² Wire

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) filed two amendments to a $984 billion government funding bill on Thursday that would guy thet military’s alternative fuels program.

 

Feds release findings from Arctic drilling probe

Jennifer Dlouhy / Fuel Fix

The Obama administration on Thursday vowed o keep a closer watch on all areas of Shell’s Arctic drilling operations- from initial deployment to demobilization- before allowing the company to hunt for oil in the region again.

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Video: Fusion Power Event

Nicholas Cunningham

ASP hosted an event on fusion power on March 13. Click here to see full video and slide presentations – they provide a detailed plan on how to accelerate the development of fusion power.

 

Event Review: Fusion Power – A 10 Year Plan to Energy Security

Theodore MacDonald

On Wednesday, March 13 the American Security Project hosted an even entitled “Fusion Power: A 10-Year Plan to Energy Security.” The event coincided with the release of ASP’s newest White Paper on fusion power.

 

Moment near for a ‘grand bargain’ on the debt?

August Cole

With the $85 billion form the sequester’s sweeping budget cuts taking effect and public concern mounting about how austerity measures will impact daily life, some in Washington see the right conditions for Republicans and Democrats putting down their gloves in order to tackle, together, the U.S. debt.

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