An American Physical Society group chaired by Roy Schwitters reports that if U.S. nuclear plants continue to shut down instead of extending operations the nation risks losing 60 percent of its clean electricity production starting as soon as 2030. That’s the baseload share that runs 100% of the time and is the lowest cost electricity [...]

Getting those high efficiency products should be getting more affordable.   According to researchers at Berkeley Lab projections published yesterday, efficiency programs funded by electric and natural gas utility customers will double by 2025 to about $9.5 billion per year.  Rates are sure to be going up, so catching the improvement grants is going to be [...]

Your humble writer gets a book to review once in a while.  Most don’t get finished, some are never read, but one simply stands out from all the others. “The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves” from Matt Ridley is one that deserves notice.  It isn’t news, but sums up, organizes and presents a view that [...]

A Guest Post by Paul Driessen Edits in Italics. When President Obama took office, regular gasoline cost $1.85 a gallon. Now its hit $4.00 per gallon in many cities, and some analysts predict it could reach $5.00 or more this summer. Filling your tank could soon slam you for $75-$90. This winter was warm. Our [...]

For many the idea that operating a motor vehicle can be much cheaper is a non-starting idea.  Their real world experience won’t support the facts because their situation is most likely urban – or they’ll just lazy about taking care of their machines. Hypermilers, a term for those working at every inch of travel from [...]

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