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Llewellyn King

WH Chronicle

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Llewellyn King

Llewellyn King is the executive producer and host of "White House Chronicle" on PBS. His e-mail address is lking@kingpublishing.com

Latest articles from Llewellyn

  • What Shale Oil and Gas Can Learn from Nuclear

    Published 23 July 2013 | viewed 8,538 times

    The Arab oil embargo, imposed on the United States 40 years ago this fall, brought the instant chaos of gas lines, dire predictions and a…

  • Oil Sands Show Obama’s Policy-Making at Its Worst

    Published 19 March 2013 | viewed 11,434 times

    What a mess President Obama makes as he tries to placate both sides of a dispute and comes out looking just inept.The president’s possible approval…

  • Coal Is the Fuel of the Past and the Future

    Published 18 March 2013 | viewed 23,996 times

    Hal Quinn, president of the National Mining Association, says coal in 2016 will again be the world’s favorite carbon fuel, pushing out petroleum as the…

  • Denmark Takes the Carbon-Free Path

    Published 21 January 2013 | viewed 6,254 times

    What is the fate of energy in a social welfare state? Denmark is such a state, and it is aggressively pursuing a carbon-free future.It provides…

  • Nuclear Companies Hope Small Is Beautiful

    Published 30 November 2012 | viewed 10,419 times

    You can design a reactor in a hundred ways. It is like the French cheese dilemma; because there are some 500 cheeses in France, who…

  • The 'New Weather' Is New Headache for Old Grid

    Published 27 November 2012 | viewed 5,597 times

    Whatever its cause, the weather is getting more severe and America's aging utility grid is ill-suited to withstand the furies that Mother Nature is unleashing…

  • Ocean Power the Ignored Alternative

    Published 24 October 2012 | viewed 13,487 times

    DUBLIN -- Call it the joy of engineering.There is such a thing, and it is at its peak when engineers face a challenge unfettered by…

  • A Disruptive Technology Sets Its Sights on Nuclear Power

    Published 18 September 2012 | viewed 18,849 times

    Is nuclear power ready for a truly disruptive technology? One company, with a track record of technology revolution, thinks so.The company has convincing cred: It…

  • The Fuel Revolution that is Changing the World - and Us

    Published 23 July 2012 | viewed 12,359 times

    Colourless, odourless natural gas is changing the world geopolitically and economically in ways undreamed of even five years ago.It is a giant upheaval of which…

  • The Devastating Effects of a Cyber-Attack Against a Country's Energy Grid

    Published 10 July 2012 | viewed 18,157 times

    Computer war has grown up. It has moved from the age of the equivalent of black powder to the equivalent of high-explosive shells -- not…

  • Energy in the Time of Elections: Claims and Counterclaims

    Published 21 May 2012 | viewed 8,588 times

    Where there's oil and gas, there's milk and honey. That is the thrust of the American Petroleum Institute's report to the platform committees of the…

  • Wild Swings Characterize Obama Energy Policy

    Published 23 January 2012 | viewed 7,026 times

    When it comes to energy policy, President Obama has an unfailing capacity to undermine his own declared intentions. If he were driving a car  the…

  • Did Fukushima Really Put a Nail in Atomic Power's Coffin?

    Published 01 January 2012 | viewed 13,051 times

    There have been a flurry of antinuclear events in the United States since Christmas. Presumably, those who are opposed to nuclear power want to take…

  • American Consumers May Pay High Price From Ethanol Damage

    Published 28 November 2011 | viewed 4,840 times

    Is too much ethanol in U.S. gasoline too much of a good thing? This isn't an idle question, because the federal government, under successive administrations,…

  • Rowe, Philosopher-CEO, Retiring

    Published 13 November 2011 | viewed 5,860 times

    One of America's leading energy executives is retiring. John Rowe, a revered figure in the electric utility industry in particular, and energy circles in general,…

  • The Brave New Energy World: Race Not Crisis

    Published 06 November 2011 | viewed 6,463 times

    As the United Nations declared that the world population had reached 7 billion, energy thinkers gathered in Houston last week were sure that even larger…

  • America's Unrequited Love of Alternative Energy

    Published 30 September 2011 | viewed 6,171 times

    Like many Democrats, President Obama wants to believe -- wants desperately to believe -- in the technologies that can safely be assumed to be alternative.…

  • The Joy of Natural Gas, It's Here Aplenty

    Published 16 May 2011 | viewed 8,957 times

    Tired of high gasoline pump prices? Wondering why, with our fearsome energy hunger, all the energy seems to be in the Middle East? That was…

  • It's Time for Obama to Spook the Oil Markets

    Published 04 May 2011 | viewed 10,965 times

    The fate of the Obama presidency hangs not on a birth certificate or the red ink on the federal budget but by the hose nozzle…

  • Engineers Are Now Wearing the Poet's Mantle

    Published 20 April 2011 | viewed 6,339 times

    F. Scott Fitzgerald supposedly told Ernest Hemingway, “The rich are different from you and me.” And Hemingway supposedly replied, “Yes, they have more money.” Engineers…

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