energy

Tony Blair Has Another Repressive Central Asian Autocracy to Sell You
January 05, 2015

The ex-prime minister and his colleague cash in while human rights are ignored. 

Christmas Lights Are Ruining Your Health and the Environment
Celebrating the holidays shouldn't require light pollution
December 23, 2014

Celebrating the holidays shouldn't require light pollution.

How Congress Planned To Solve The 1970s Energy Crisis
Representative Mo Udall's ambitious strategy to wean the United States off fossil fuels by the year 2000
August 12, 2014

Hindsight does wonders. Mo Udall, former pro-basketball player turned member of Congress, proposed an ambitious agenda to wean the United States off fossil fuels by the year 2000.

The Multi-Billion Dollar Fight Over Who Owns The Sun
Documenting Santa Clara's 1975 plan to keep the sun a public resource
August 12, 2014

In 1975, Santa Clara fought to make the sun a public resource. Did they succeed? 

The U.S. Is Accidentally Pushing Kurdistan Toward Independence From Iraq
Kurdish oil is sitting off the Texas coast right now—and a U.S. judge just ordered its seizure
July 29, 2014

Kurdish oil is sitting off the Texas coast right now—and a U.S. judge just ordered its seizure.

Big Wind Is Better Than Big Oil, But Just as Bad at P.R.
June 15, 2014

When it comes to wind turbine syndrome, big wind power needs to stop blaming the victim. Especially when the victim actually likes wind power.

Keystone Opponents Have Nothing to Apologize For: Stopping the Pipeline Will Slow Climate Change
February 19, 2014

There's a reason the energy industry wants that pipeline—the alternatives aren't as cheap or practical as they sound.

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