I am clearly not a historian, but has there ever been a more dynamic, physically fit and forward-looking trio in charge of North America’s future? It’s not gender balanced, but … Continue Reading Mitigation Bingo
As we Californians snuggle up around our ethanol or natural gas powered fireplaces to survive the barbaric temperatures which are dipping into the 50s, 40,000 people are hanging out in … Continue Reading Heat and Happiness
Air conditioning made lots of headlines this summer. In newspaper accounts, internet memes, and office gripe sessions, there was much commiseration about the over-air conditioning of the American workplace…. Someecard Source … Continue Reading Are We Over-Air Conditioned?
Last week marked the first “informal ministerial consultations” in the run up to the UN climate talks in December. The objective of these informal meetings before The Meeting is to … Continue Reading Membership has its Co-benefits
Policies that subsidize the demonstration of large-scale technologies make economists queasy. Severin explored this topic in a recent blog. In retrospect it’s easy to point to failures, including the United … Continue Reading Is Clean Coal Too Expensive?
If I got a dollar each time someone says that California’s energy efficiency codes have led to significant decreases in electricity consumption, I could buy a Tesla to help reverse … Continue Reading Building Codes That Work
I used to spend the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve with my in-laws in Portland, OR. A couple years ago, it snowed for two days straight, and the … Continue Reading Good Energy Reading for the Beach?