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3 Big Energy Mistakes Not to Make in 2017, or Ever

As soon as Rick Perry is confirmed as the new Secretary of Energy and finds out where his office is, he will be deluged with requests—for policy changes or new policies, requests to hire somebody’s friend, to have a meeting … Continue reading

We Need A Solar “Bill of Rights”

In November of 1973, as a consequence of the Arab-Israeli Yom Kippur war, OPEC, the association of Arab oil providers in the middle east,  instituted an oil embargo against the US and most western countries in Europe, all of whom … Continue reading

Reflections on Travel to Southeast Asia

Dear Aunt Janet— I: Three days in Thailand It’s not so good to have your international flight delayed out of LAX for three hours. Because we were connecting to Bangkok by going through Guangzhou in China, this caused the need … Continue reading

I’m A GMO, And So Are You!

It’s hard to catalog all the issue silliness that seems to pervade the public arena, which means things that show up in the newspapers or that lead to campaigns to make governments or businesses or normal people change their practices … Continue reading

Agenda for the New Secretary of Energy – You Can Work From Home!

For better or worse, there will be a new administration on or about 20 January of next year, and the scramble for jobs working in the new administration has already begun. In Washington this is politely called “transition planning,” and … Continue reading
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