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A Knock on Fracking’s Footprint

By at April 13, 2011 | 10:39 am | 43 Comments

A Knock on Fracking’s Footprint

Researchers at Cornell University are blowing apart the notion that natural gas is the cleanest energy source behind solar and wind. Robert Howarth and his team sized up the greenhouse footprint of natural gas.

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Import Baby, Import!

By at April 4, 2011 | 12:22 pm | 483 Comments

Import Baby, Import!

The energy crisis has not yet overwhelmed us, but it will if we do not act quickly. It’s a problem we will not solve in the next few years, and it’s likely to get progressively worse through the rest of this century. Many of the proposals will be unpopular. Some will cause you to put up with inconveniences and make sacrifices.

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When will President Obama see the Present

By at March 24, 2011 | 10:17 am | 1 Comments

When will President Obama see the Present

Back in 2008 I told a number of my friends that the rhetoric you heard regarding Iraq and Gitmo from their champion, the prophet of Hope and Change, was hollow. That is not to say that Candidate Obama didn’t believe he would pull out of Iraq and close Gitmo; rather, I argued that even the most strident peacenik, when faced with the consequences of releasing committed Jihadists into the Middle East or abandoning a fledgling government with a hungry wolf on its doorstep, realizes the right thing to do and that the job requires it, even against his own ideology.

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