'Energy Transition' Archive

How are Energy and Water Related?

April 9th, 2011 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition, Science / 18 comments

The Energy Philosopher Episode 2: All thermal power plants require generous amounts of water, and become less efficient in hot weather. ...

The Energy Philosopher

March 29th, 2011 / Current Affairs, Energy Transition / 19 comments

I've started a new YouTube channel called The Energy Philosopher where I'll be posting short video segments discussing ...

The Big Disconnect

August 15th, 2010 / Energy Transition / 16 comments

As the world trundles from recession to man-made ('natural') disasters, we keep looking for scapegoats and quick fixes. Those who ...

Renewable Energy Must Get Priority Over Conservation

January 3rd, 2010 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Stupid Things / 35 comments

Solar showdown in Calif. tortoises' desert home In a redux of the Cape Wind debacle and other misguided public opposition, (previous article) dumb environmentalism is again standing in the ...

Lying With Headlines About the Climate

December 31st, 2009 / Critical Thought, Energy Transition, Newswire / 4 comments

As one of the most powerful liars in the world, Matt Drudge takes perverse pleasure in twisting facts to fit his right-wing denialist agenda. He's got this down to a ...

Coal Industry Still Poisoning America’s Water

September 13th, 2009 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Stupid Things / 3 comments

Coal Industry Still Poisoning America's Water via New York Times ...and they're getting away with it. Even Obama's EPA can't seem to get a handle on the corruption, bullying and intimidation ...

Astronauts Begin To Drink Recycled Water

May 20th, 2009 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Science / 5 comments

According to NASA, the astronauts on the International Space Station are now beginning to drink water purified from their own urine, sweat, and exhalations. While it's been possible for ...

Energy Lies, Damn Lies

May 19th, 2009 / Energy Transition / 23 comments

It used to be that the most rancorous online debate was reserved for questions about religion, especially how and what to ...

Conspiracies and Climate Change

February 5th, 2009 / Critical Thought, Energy Transition, Newswire / 5 comments

I received an email taking me to task for comparing the 9/11 truthers with climate change deniers. The correspondent claimed that while climate science was solid, the 9/11 truthers might ...

Irrationality About Diapers in the UK

October 20th, 2008 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Psychology / 4 comments

Proving once again that irrationality and science cover-ups are not the exclusive province of the religious right, the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has "instructed ...

Zaproot is Cheeky Green Fun

October 2nd, 2008 / Energy Transition, Humor, Newswire, Television / 24 comments

I always admire people who don't just talk about their principles, but put them into practice. With the Energy Transition, consciousness raising is nearly as important as personal commitment. After ...

Nimby Ninnies

August 17th, 2008 / Energy Transition, Psychology, Stupid Things / 37 comments

An article on CNN describes the "plight" of a man who doesn't like wind turbines: He hates the sight and he hates ...

Plastic Bag Makers Try To Block Progress

August 2nd, 2008 / Energy Transition / 11 comments

Plastic bag manufacturers have mounted a particularly galling advertising campaign to stop California from implementing its new $0.25 per bag tax on disposable grocery ...

Chakib Khelil Extends Double-Talk on Oil Prices

July 6th, 2008 / Energy Transition, Newswire / 4 comments

It's hard to fathom OPEC president Chakib Khelil's (previous article) duplicitous and outrageous statements about the oil markets. On the one hand, OPEC is a cartel benefiting from prices ...

Methane Belch May Pose Extinction Threat

May 31st, 2008 / Energy Transition / 28 comments

PHOTO: Methane Hydrate or so-called flammable ice, which exists under intense pressure in seabeds. The timing of the moronic "Carbon Belch Day" and Newt Gingrich's ...