A new Northwestern University study quantified the differences in air pollution generated from battery-powered electric vehicles versus internal combustion engines. The researchers found that even when their electricity is generated from combustion sources, electric vehicles have a net positive impact on air quality and climate change. The U.S. and other more developed countries with air […]

Michael Shellenberger wrote about a year ago in Forbes magazine “If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap, Why Are They Making Electricity So Expensive?” For the past year the article has floated out there as more and more economic agony stacks up. Last week saw the business press reloading it and Anthony Watts WhatsUPWithThat page […]

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) just released a new analysis (a pdf file) that squarely sets the delays in advanced and cellulosic biofuels development on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA’s delays of the annual rulemaking for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) during the past two years has stalled the necessary investment in […]

Carnegie Institution’s Rebecca R. Hernandez (now at University of California Berkley), Madison K. Hoffacker, and Chris Field found that the amount of energy that could be generated from solar equipment constructed on and around existing infrastructure in California would exceed the state’s demand by up to five times. The team offers that further development of […]

Most, some 97% of patents, do not generate royalty payments to inventors. That may come as quite a surprise to the average American who may still think that an invention could be a path to wealth and prosperity. It will also serve to explain to so many readers who wonder what happened to the great […]

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