energy

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.

Giant Fungus Towers Will Take Over New York This Summer
February 07, 2014

This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com. Remember the fungus chair?

Evidence Is Mounting that Fracking Causes Birth Defects
February 05, 2014

In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama praised natural gas as “the bridge fuel that can power our economy with less of the carbon pollution that causes climate change” and vowed to “cut red tape” to help business invest in i

Environmentalists Made a Big Mistake by Focusing All Their Attention on Keystone
February 05, 2014

Calling the fight a civil rights issue was just wrong.

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