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Wall St. Journal

The LPG Echo of the Shale Gas Boom

December 16, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

An article in the Wall St. Journal last month on the impact of a Midwest propane shortage on farmers trying to dry their corn harvest caught my attention. How could propane be in short supply, when US production is soaring due to shale gas?[read more]

The Greening of Defense: The Green Skeptic on WSJ's LunchBreak

October 7, 2011 by Scott Edward Anderson

I was on's LunchBreak with Wendy Bounds today talking about how the Department of Defense has become a true energy innovator and the potential benefits of an energy efficiency makeover of the Empire State building. Here is a link to the video on The Green Skeptic on LunchBreak        [read more]

Gasoline Could Cost Consumers an Extra $150 Billion in 2011

June 19, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

A poll reported in this morning's Wall St. Journal (subscription) indicated that more Americans are significantly affected by high gas prices than by rising food prices, falling home values, unemployment or foreclosures. That's a surprising result, considering that transportation fuel only accounts for about 5% of average household...[read more]

Are EV Incentives Justified?

October 21, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles

The Wall St. Journal has been running an interesting series of articles on electric vehicles this week, coinciding with the mounting excitement surrounding the arrival of the first truly mass-market EVs in the US within a month or two. The articles cover a wide range of issues, including the cost of the batteries, efforts to overcome the...[read more]