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On TEC discussion about "Nuclear power: An Inconvenient Solution"

Christopher, we appreciate input here but prefer that people post their events in the event "module" located on the left of the home page.  We'll let this first one go, but please remember this in the future.
October 8, 2009    View Comment    

On Communicating climate change in an unscieintific world

Thanks, Simon, we'll fix it on our end.
September 7, 2009    View Comment    

On Prying open the black box of green energy economics

Charles, as grown-ups, we here at TEC always welcome your opinions and criticism when they are based on substance, no matter how strident they may at first appear.
August 25, 2009    View Comment    

On Zen and the Siemens Electric Chopper

Here's Caitlin on the bike as well.
August 13, 2009    View Comment    

On Sustainable Electricity

Welcome and bien venue, Pierre.
August 6, 2009    View Comment    

On End Times Thinking and the Locavore Fallacy

Lou, indeed.  Well put.
July 29, 2009    View Comment    

On Will America Lose the Clean Energy Race?

Jesse, at the risk of sounding overly-simplistic, the key to the U.S. "winning" the clean energy race is to support manufacturing overall, since it's great to have educational support but educated people need jobs or they'll just move to China.  To support manufacturing, among many other things, our country needs universal health care with costs assumed not by manufacturing concerns but by a single-payer system, resembling other developed countries. 
July 28, 2009    View Comment    

On The Suppressed, Absent and/or Faulty Logic of Anthropogenic Global Warming

A lengthy but worthy post, Ed.  Must reading.
July 27, 2009    View Comment    

On Willingness to accept compensation for wind turbines

Hey, Ed, like the new picture.
July 20, 2009    View Comment    

On Anderson/Gladwell debate brings out all of the web intelligentsia

The post you pointed us to, Lynn (Gladwell's review) quoted former  head of the Atomic Energy Commission Lewis Strauss (whom I knew, he was our neighbor in Virginia after he retired from government) on the subject of nuclear power, which Anderson uses in his book and which Gladwell picked apart.  Apparently Strauss made a claim that nuclear power would be so cheap that it would be virtually free, ushering in a whole new era of energy use.  Gladwell correctly points out that even though the fuel was cheap, the infrastructure necessary to deliver the fuel would require capital expense.  (And Gladwell doesn't even bother to note current costs associated with building nuclear plants.)  What fascinates me is that we are entering a period when energy is not only not "free" in Anderson's sense of the word, it is going to be increasingly costly.  But information... well, I agree with Gladwell that information may want to be free but is going to cost something at some point to some one.
July 7, 2009    View Comment    

On Anderson/Gladwell debate brings out all of the web intelligentsia

Also, fascinating analogy to energy here...
July 4, 2009    View Comment    

On “Your Passion is Energy”

Best of luck, Robert.  And please keep blogging.
July 4, 2009    View Comment