war, peace, and energy

10 years ago | Dec 03, 2007
In general, the Midwest (heck, the country) is in a mild energy uproar lately. Awareness of climate change is spreading hither and yon, as is awareness of looming carbon regulations and markets. Naturally, the two are in a bit of conflict in...

major climate change conference coming up in Bali next week

10 years ago | Nov 29, 2007
Nailbiter. The upcoming climate change conference coming up in Bali next week is especially important (CSMonitor). On the heels of the four recent IPCC reports, it is even more imperative that world governments - especially the...

Put a little holiday in your light socket...

10 years ago | Nov 28, 2007
I'm giving CFL lightbulbs and smart powerstrips for holiday gifts :) no, I'm not kidding, and yes, I do expect a big giant "uhhh....?" when people first tear off the wrapping paper. Hey, whenever I blather about how people should change...

unfortunately, the poor can get poorer

10 years ago | Nov 27, 2007
You might not have thought the poor could get poorer " but with climate change, they can. Citizens of poorer and developing countries already suffer from more health problems than citizens in developed countries. As a new report from the UN...

waiting to exhale

10 years ago | Nov 27, 2007
During 2007, the wind power industry has already added more than 2300 MW (megawatts) to the grid, and is on track to reach 4000 MW by the end of the year (ENS). Needless to say, this increase has shattered all previous records. Texas,...