The Future of Cars: Batteries Included?

December 1st, 2014

RealClearPolitics Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, has done what GM couldn’t when, 20 years ago, EV1 was introduced as the first (failed) mainstream, all-electric car. Tesla has moved electric vehicles (EVs) from cult to elite status. Seductively designed and impressively engineered, the nearly $100,000 Tesla is a must-own for one-percenters. Read More

Five numbers reveal our energy future

November 24th, 2014

USA Today When the newly elected Congress convenes in January, energy will be a priority. In fact energy is the "foundation" action item according to the just-released roadmap from Speaker of the House John Boehner. So this is a particularly good time to map out just how different the energy world is today, and will be in the future. Read More

The Oil Price Swoon Won’t Stop the Shale Boom

October 23rd, 2014

Wall Street Journal With oil prices sliding, energy investors are worried, while Saudi Arabia and Russia no doubt hope, that low prices will cap America’s boom in shale-oil production. Green-energy types sit by, happy to see turmoil in the fossil-fuel sector. Read More

Smartphones: The SUVs Of the Information Superhighway

October 13th, 2014

Real Clear Markets We can "revitalize entire communities, and connect people to jobs," said President Obama a week ago in a discordant speech on the economy at Northwestern University calling for more roads and bridges. During the same week, the president's Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, was talking at a less-noted event about infrastructure too, the one that is actually critical to our economic future - you know, the "information superhighway" system. Read More