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W. S. Jevons classic book The Coal Question (1865) explained how coal (and by implication, gas and oil) were uniquely...
January 15, 2013
A recent news article reports that the US and UK governments are urging the IPCC to frame the final version...
October 31, 2014
ThinkProgress recently published a post that begins with a provocative quote from Edward Abbey, “Growth for the sake of growth...
October 30, 2014
In 2012, President Obama declared that “the problem is we use more than 20 percent of the world’s oil and...
October 29, 2014
In a recent post I showed that the enthusiasts for a carbon tax are really getting desperate, with people such...
October 28, 2014
October 27, 2014

Solar Energy’s Duck Curve

Intermittent renewable generating technologies (i.e. wind and solar) are causing havoc with electric grid operations because these technologies cannot be...
October 27, 2014
A study by NERA Economic Consulting estimates that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) carbon rule for existing power plants could...
October 23, 2014
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