A nice sounding slogan and empty policy goal. A reporter recently called me and asked me what I thought of the term “energy dominance”, which had been recently introduced … Continue Reading Energy Dominance
For every one to two jobs a non-miner dies each year. [This post is coauthored with Carolyn Fischer at RFF]. If you open the papers it seems like the current … Continue Reading Coal Mining: Jobs to Die For?
Green energy jobs are welcome, but not much help for displaced coal miners. The renewable energy industry and its proponents regularly draw attention to the industry’s job creation potential. For example, the American … Continue Reading Benefiting from Green Jobs
Despite recent challenges, Chile remains an attractive market for grid-scale solar. With the U.S. Federal government pulling back sharply from efforts to address global warming, I’ve found myself looking outside … Continue Reading Four Reasons Why Chile Is the Biggest Solar Market in Latin America
It’s here. The first week of the Trump administration. And it promises to be a busy one. On the energy front, Trump has an ambitious agenda for his first days … Continue Reading Will Trump Negotiate a Better Coal Deal for Taxpayers?
This is the third year I’ve done a post on energy books, and this year I’m focusing on books that have been published since last year’s post. The most expensive … Continue Reading 2016 Energy Books: What’s Good, What’s Not
I am living in a very blue state. The graph below charts Google searches for “stages of grief”. The spike in grief-stricken web/soul searching corresponds with- you guessed it- the … Continue Reading Climate Change and the Post-Election Blues