There’s a good article in Slate which lays out a case for shuttling some of the funds spent on subsidies for renewable energy into R&D instead.
John Miller, a social psychologist and journalist who once served as an officer on a nuclear submarine has a piece on Andrew Revkin’s New York Times blog Dot Earth in which he purportedly dismisses several claims about nuclear energy and provides evidence to the contrary; these include general claims as well as those made more [...]
Since I first wrote about the price of oil last December, the global oil price has fallen to levels not seen in over five years. For many, the recent price decline brings back memories of the 1980s oil price collapse, which followed the 70s oil price spike and drew attention away from renewable energy and [...]
Vaclav Smil: “The great hope for a quick and sweeping transition to renewable energy is wishful thinking”
That’s Vaclav Smil, the prolific University of Manitoba thinker writing in this month’s issue of Scientific American.When Smil says something I usually listen.
The Times’s Eduardo Porter has a short piece on nuclear power vs renewables where he makes a plea for supporting the development of new nuclear technologies with improved safety and efficiency.
New homes wired with the latest smart gadgets cluster together around shared park spaces. Blue-black panels that transform sunshine into electricity grace a majority of roofs.
Carbon storage has to expand rapidly, or coal burning has to cease, if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change
Wind farms can alter the nearby rainfall and temperature, suggesting a need for more comprehensive studies of future energy systems
Do energy issues matter when it comes to how we vote? It depends. For some Americans, energy is the most significant factor that influences the way a ballot is cast.
If two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies want to buy electricity generated by off-site renewable energy sources this year, why hasn't more capacity been built?