re: Senator Wallop

Most folks who come to Washington to serve in Congress do so with little distinction or make little mark along the way. They are the flotsam and jetsam of politics. ...
Politics & Policy

Is It Just Politics?

Reciting his boilerplate clean-energy language in the State of the Union address Wednesday night, President Obama managed to say one thing that stood out. He called for “building a new ...

Within the Realm of Feasibility

A New York Times piece today on a new Energy Department report is entitled, “Expanding Use of Wind Power Feasible, but May Be Costly.” The study in question reprises a ...

Sun Not Ready to Set on German Nuke Plants

The big news out of Germany is that the government is considering a cut of 15 percent on the subsidies the state gives to solar-power providers. Indeed, Germany’s Renewable Energy Act ...

Some People Are Never Satisfied

A 71-story building was just unveiled in Guangzhou, China, that architects bill as a net-zero-energy skyscraper. The claim is that it will conserve and generate enough power to meet its energy ...

What Is Endangering Whom?

  One of the most mind-boggling aspects of the EPA’s endangerment finding is that the administration is promoting a policy it actually believes to be harmful. Don’t sponsors of regulations or ...

Only a Pawn in Their Game

The BBC called looking for comment on the use of Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-gonna Fall” as the new United Nations Environment Program’s theme song — and ...
Politics & Policy

Garbage In, Gospel Out

There are two kinds of models that mean anything to most Americans. There are the models who pose for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue or the cover of Vogue, date ...

Obama UNimpressive

What is extraordinary about the president’s climate-change remarks at the U.N. is how little he actually said. He repeated the tired old platitudes about a planet in crisis, which are ...