You must remember the famous community activist who once asked, “To be, or not to be, that is the policy and behavior question; whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageously high, constantly shifting… Continue Reading →
It’s a free county, ain’t it? Americans have many choices that are denied to citizens of other less-fortunate nations. But we forget how many decisions are made for us, sometimes out of necessity, such as paying taxes; sometimes out of… Continue Reading →
My favorite automobile service group — the AAA — has once again treaded without fear or trepidation into analysis. Remember earlier, when it suggested that E15 harms engines, based on what looked like an oil-industry-generated study? The AAA’s methodology was… Continue Reading →
When Nobel Laureate George Olah wrote his Wall Street Journal op ed recently announcing a new process that can turn coal exhausts into methanol, it reverberated all the way across the political spectrum and into Mother Jones.
“Can Methanol… Continue Reading →
The United States Energy Security Council has written a brilliant report explaining why neither increased production nor improved conservation will solve our oil problems or free us from dependence on world events.
The Council numbers 32 luminaries from across the… Continue Reading →
Recently I wrote about how oil companies are flaring off $100 million worth of gas a month in the Bakken formation and what a huge waste or resources that represents.
Well, it didn’t take long for something to happen. A… Continue Reading →
There is probably a reason that ethicists rarely sit at the public policy table with respect to transportation fuel. Let’s think about it for a few minutes in the context of a diverse group of econo-ethicists. Let’s match the ethics… Continue Reading →
Would we be talking about a limited response to Syria’s apparent use of poison gas if we were not concerned about oil? I don’t know how I would vote if I were in Congress. If a “no” vote prevails, would… Continue Reading →
Iran, Argentina and Pakistan – what do they have in common?
Well, all are run by more-or-less autocratic governments that play a large role in the economy. All have had rogue nuclear-weapons programs going at one time or another. And… Continue Reading →
I welcomed Dr. Ingraffea’s (Cornell University) recent op-ed piece in the New York Times, Gangplank to a Warm Future. But, because his resume and reputation is impressive, I was surprised that it was a bit shrill and, in the worse… Continue Reading →