While many Californians are spending August burning fossil fuels to travel to vacation destinations, the state legislature is negotiating with Gov. Brown over whether and how to extend the California’s … Continue Reading Fixing a major flaw in cap-and-trade
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
It’s tax season and this makes many Americans pretty grumpy. According to a recent poll/parody, 27% of those surveyed indicate they would rather get an IRS tattoo than pay their … Continue Reading Canada’s Got a Good Thing Going
We recently added a new member to our family. Since I have a tendency to look at the world through an energy lens, I’ve being wondering, what is the likely … Continue Reading Our Newest Energy Consumer
The view from my window high up in the ivory tower is spectacular. Through my open window I breathe in the unpolluted air of knowledge and bask in the glow … Continue Reading Leaking Coal to Asia
I am frequently asked why people seem to dislike economists so much. It’s a complicated question to answer. There are lots of reasons, many represented in the comments section of … Continue Reading How Can Zero (net energy) be a Hero?
“What?” you may be saying “Gas prices are lower than they have been in a long time.” That’s true, even in California, but that just reflects the collapse of world … Continue Reading Why are California’s Gasoline Prices So High?