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On Scale of Methane Plumes From Melting Arctic Shock Researchers

Here's some great context for this issue passed on to me by our very own Jesse Jenkins: http://t.co/j38yH1C . In summary, Revkin doesn't think this is too big a deal.

December 20, 2011    View Comment    

On Jaczko Must Go

Thanks Rod, we appreciate your efforts.

December 15, 2011    View Comment    

On “We can’t wait” … The President Stands Up to Fossil Interests

Adam, this seems less like the President standing up to oil to me, and more that environmental protection is a happy benefit of preserving the payroll tax, which has much more political weight. To me, this so accurately exmplifies what Obama *always* does on energy, which is avoid, avoid, avoid. Or, sidestep and subtly address. I am still waiting to hear Obama's "core message"- from his mouth; I don't know if he shares your values, above. I agree that your top 7 bullets should be priorities, but I don't trust Obama to execute on any of them. Too cynical?

December 14, 2011    View Comment    

On Jaczko Must Go

Rod, I'm hearing you don't like him, you think he is arrogant, you think he is incompetent, but I am searching for a record of specific things he has done *wrong*. I've read a number of articles on this now and still don't understand what all the hubub is about.

December 14, 2011    View Comment    

On White House Issues Apology By Jaczko

Dan, what does "Jaczko's erratic tenure" mean? I noticed that language in Issa's complaint letter, but it didn't point to specific things that have been done wrong. This feels like a hit job… sounds like Jaczko has made the wrong political and professional enemies, but no specific wrongdoing has been cited. He's the chairman… he is bucking the establishment, and paying for it. His position has latitude; the letter to Congress instigating this apology is basically a mutiny, no? What did you think when you met him?

December 14, 2011    View Comment    

On Big Numbers: North America's Fossil Inventory

Thank you Mark! We're doing a 'Future of Oil' webinar coming up- let's get in touch about it.

December 8, 2011    View Comment    

On Big Numbers: North America's Fossil Inventory

Thanks Geoff- that makes a lot of sense and are good points & clarification of these terms. To your last point re "big difference between not having the oil and having it but choosing to leave it in the ground", it seems like the Obama admin has specialized in ducking this particular policy choice, re KXL decision avoidance.

December 8, 2011    View Comment    

On Big Numbers: North America's Fossil Inventory

I don't see how Obama's statement is flawed as claimed above… comparing the proportion of the world's oil v its consumption (Obama) to # of barrels actually produced (IER) is just apples and oranges.

December 7, 2011    View Comment    

On The Discussion Continues: Nuclear Power in Japan

Policy does need to be considerate of cultural values, but in my opinion we need to be more pragmatic than emotional when it comes to energy policy that helps us halt/ mitigate climate change.

November 30, 2011    View Comment    

On The Smart Grid's Problem May Be Storage's Opportunity

Willem when you mention coercion what do you mean?

November 29, 2011    View Comment    

On Financing Key Bottleneck For Sustainable Energy Development

Thanks Willem. EE is a good example of "no duh" policy we still don't seem to do, often with financial excuses. Attend the webinar!

November 22, 2011    View Comment    

On Wind Market Seeing Results Despite Uncertain U.S. Policy Future

Hey Steve- thank you for your comment. This was an interview; my questions are in italics, this is not my analysis. I haven't checked with Siemens, but I presume that nuclear was not omitted on purpose or that any meaning should be inferred from the omission. In my opinion, nuclear is going to be an important part of the energy mix in the future if we want to slow or mitigate climate change.

November 21, 2011    View Comment