Aug 9, 2020
Natural Gas Bans Will Worsen California’s Poverty Problem
Last year, Berkeley became the first city in the United States to pass a ban on natural gas hookups in new buildings. Since then, about 30 local governments in California have passed...
Jul 30, 2020
First Amendment Rights of Amish Take Center Stage In Battle Over Huge New York Wind Project
The Swartzentruber Amish community in Cattaraugus County, New York are in danger of having their horse-drawn carriages run into the ditch by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s...
Jul 9, 2020
In NY, Town of Freedom Isn’t Free From Big Wind
Three years ago, John B. Rhodes, the chairman of the New York Public Service Commission, insisted that his state’s renewable-energy permitting process was not stacked against...
Jun 1, 2020
In New York and New England, Wind Energy Projects Are “Like Siting Landfills. Nobody Wants Them.”
New York has some of America’s most ambitious climate goals. By 2030, the state is supposed to be deriving 70 percent of its electricity from renewables and have 100 percent...
May 15, 2020
New Film 'SwitchOn' Spotlights Transformative Power of Energy
Lyndon Johnson’s first meeting with President Franklin Roosevelt didn’t go well. It was June 1938. Johnson had joined the House of Representatives 14 months earlier and...
May 4, 2020
Stanford Professor Can’t Muzzle Michael Moore
Last week, anti-hydrocarbon activist and documentary maker Josh Fox — along with Stanford professor Mark Jacobson, Penn State climatologist Michael Mann, and several others...
May 1, 2020
Indian Point Nuclear Closure a Huge Blow to NY’s Environment
By Tuesday, the pandemic had infected 295,000 New Yorkers and killed more than 17,000. Amid the horrific toll, it’s appropriate to mourn the passing of one notable...
Apr 17, 2020
NY Has 1,300 Reasons Not To Close Indian Point
At the end of this month, the Unit 2 reactor at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, New York will be permanently shut down. Next April, the final reactor at the site, Unit 3,...
Apr 8, 2020
Colluding With the (Oil) Enemy
On April 2, Ryan Sitton, one of three members of the Texas Railroad Commission, communicated with officials from Saudi Arabia and Russia about coordinating cuts in oil production....
Mar 11, 2020
Wind Can't Save Us From Climate Change
Since mid-October, some 128 people on the island of Oahu have been arrested while protesting a wind energy project being built near the small village of Kahuku. The project...
Mar 4, 2020
Electricity and the Wealth of Nations
This informative and highly readable book explains the basic physics of electricity, the modern history of electric power since the 1880s, the role that electricity plays today in...
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