“America lacks leverage in the Middle East because we are addicted to oil. … When we import $28 billion a month in oil, we can’t say to the Saudis … [pound sand]” – so says Tom Friedman in a recent New York Times column. This common narrative frequently underpins energy policy proposals and investment macros. (I…
The whole world will be in trouble unless we keep finding more oil. Cutting off a way to find it isn't smart policy.
When is a scientific debate finished? When should naysayers just be ignored? And in cases where the topic involves science-based public policy, deeply relevant to the well-being of the citizenry, when should doubters be denied the public forum of government funding and media attention?
From global warming to nukes, a new book chronicles how we explore, engage and resolve science-centered debates.
Job growth should be sparked by productive jobs, not a regression to energy-producing employment.
At the end of October, backed by a $1 billion federal loan guarantee and cool technology, Brightsource Energy announced the creation of the world’s biggest solar power plant in the Mojave Desert, the 330 megawatt Ivanpah. The plant will, according to Brightsource, “create more than 1,000 local union jobs at the peak of construction.”