North Korea appears as a sea of darkness in this famous photograph. The capital city Pyongyang registers as the sole blip of light. Perhaps there is no better visualization of the isolation and oppression that the North Koreans live under...
A bit of news from the end of last week. The U.S. Congress slipped in a provision to the omnibus spending package, passed last Friday, that strips funding for the Department of Energy to enforce a more efficient standard for light bulbs...
"The Earth doesn't need to change, we do" says Sheril Kirshenbaum. In today's Ottawa Citizen, the University of Texas research scientist explains why we shouldn't use "our only home" as a geoengineering lab...
Video games and the environment don’t typically interact much, so I was excited when I saw the following video of folks pulling carbon emission data into the video game Minecraft.
Over the past decade, the electricity producing fleet of power plants has begun to noticeably shift. While the country's nuclear and coal fleets continue to age, its natural gas power plants are getting younger and leaner...
Above is the 1,053-foot-tall Burj Al Arab (Tower of the Arabs) hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, illuminated by both natural and manmade light. The Burj Al Arab always struck me as a symbol of contrasts...
I hope you won't object to a post not specifically on point about energy or transmission or connectivity. But I think it gets directly at how we understand those topics, so I think it's worth mentioning.Everybody has been reading and posting and cross-posting and commenting on this post, in the blog of Valerie Strauss, who writes The Answer Sheet blog for the Washington Post ...
In the words of Maite Nkoana-Mashabane * , President of the Durban UN Climate Change Conference, " we should not let the perfect become the enemy of the good and the possible ."..
Like many people who read this blog, I’ve been following the climate change talks in Durban, South Africa and wondering what, if anything, will come out of them.
When attempting to evaluate the overall health of the U.S. electric grid, one potentially important metric relates to outages – how often and how long customers are without power.
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