basic principles

Learn to Explain the Basics of the Power Grid

August 1, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia

Basics of the Grid

If someone asked you to explain how electricity gets from the power plant to your home, would you be able to answer? Don’t worry. Very few people actually understand the logistics of this modern-day luxury, but with a quick scan of the basics, you’ll be able to impress![read more]

Why We Need CCS, Part 1: The Basics

February 18, 2014 by Schalk Cloete

CCS Basics

CCS is often neglected as a low-carbon energy option next to renewables and nuclear. Part 1 of this three-part article will make the basic case why CCS is highly likely to actually play a very prominent role in a future climate-constrained world.[read more]

Can We Dismiss This 'Economists Only Care About GDP' Crap, Once and For All?

November 20, 2013 by Andrew Leach

David Suzuki often talks about the Economics 101 course he took which ignored externalities. That certainly didn’t match with my recollection: the second half of my microeconomics 101 course was all about market failures due to monopoly, incomplete information, public goods, or environmental pollution.[read more]