Media Matters Says Conservatives Rubber Stamp the Romney Energy Plan

Thank you Media Matters, for an efficient summary of the terms of the energy debate. I know it’s their job to cast issues like energy in the framework of “conservatives” who “rubber stamp” what Romney is proposing, and “liberals” who oppose it.  Fair enough.  But if the best, the core, of what they can come up…

The Next Great Growth Cycle

The American, Saturday, August 25, 2012 Today’s techno-pessimists say technology and America have plateaued. Such naysayers flourish during economic recessions. They have been wrong in every one of the 19 economic downturns we have experienced since 1912. They’re wrong again.  

Romney Chooses a Tech-Centric Energy Plan to Jumpstart Jobs and Economic Growth

Presidential energy plans.  Talk about a field littered with ignominious failures.  It’s not just this Administration’s anemic results from its $70+ billion stimulus for alternative energy.  Remember Carter’s Synfuels Corporation, or Clinton’s Partnership for a New Generation of (80 mpg) Vehicles?  Thus far, every energy plan would work better in Hollywod than Houston.  Romney’s new plan is the…

Look to Software Not Hardware to Fix India’s Grid

Audience viewing is up for the Olympics, setting records.  But not so much in India of course where whatever share of the 600 million in the dark might otherwise have watched India’s hockey team – field hockey, guys, it’s the summer – lose to New Zealand, and thus lose a berth in the semifinals. The 2012 Olympics will…

U.S. can become an energy export nation

Politico, 7/25/12 Imagine a future in which the United States abandons its tepid policy of inching toward energy “independence” and instead joins forces with Canada and Mexico to become the world’s largest energy exporter.