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energy

long live king coal, ctd.

Awhile back, I wrote about James Fallows’ cheerleading on behalf of clean coal, and my own skepticism about the future of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). My issues with Fallows’ article stemmed more from a distorting/omitting of the data than … Continue reading

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a non-green argument for efficiency standards, ctd.

Reihan Salam responds to my argument on efficiency standards. He’s not buying my arguments (though I’m not particularly surprised by that). His rebuttal to my claim that the only way to eliminate the spillover effect where someone else’s consumption affects … Continue reading

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a non-green argument for efficiency standards

On January 1st 2012, as a result of a provision contained in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the U.S. will start phasing out incandescent light bulbs.* This provision has prompted some outrage amongst conservative and libertarian pundits … Continue reading

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it ain’t easy bein’ green, ctd.

Last week I posted a critique of an article about wind integration that had shown up in my Twitter feed, shared by David Roberts. The article dismissed concerns about the cost of integrating wind into our energy mix, based on … Continue reading

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it ain’t easy bein’ green

If you’re interested in energy and climate issues, then you should definitely check out the writing of David Roberts at grist.org, a news/blogging site that focuses on environmental issues. I don’t always agree with him, but I find that his … Continue reading

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why it matters

Imagine the following: the IPCC releases a report comparing the growth in electricity sector emissions to the growth in sequestration resulting from reforestation projects. The report cites statistics from 1995 – 2008, finding that emissions from the electric sector are … Continue reading

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