Cap and Trade for Traffic

On December 21, 2012, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

Great article today on a study suggesting that traffic congestion is created by the marginal driver, and more interesting, from the marginal driver from specific and predictable locations.  Maybe 1% of commuters leaving from specific neighborhoods have a big increase on traffic congestion and commute time for everyone. The link to the study is here. We dealt […]

How About A Sane Energy Policy Mr. Obamney?

On August 30, 2012, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

It’s Presidential Election year.  Ergo, time to discuss our 40 year whacked out excuse for an energy policy.  Royally botched up by every President since, umm? Objectives: Make US energy supply cheap for the US consumer and industry, fast growing and profitable for the American energy sector, clean, widely available and reliable, and secure, diversified, […]

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Top 10 Cleantech Subsidies and Policies (and the Biggest Losers) – Ranked By Impact

On July 31, 2012, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

We all know energy is global, and as much policy driven as technology driven. We have a quote, in energy, there are no disruptive technologies, just disruptive policies and economic shocks that make some technologies look disruptive after the fact.  In reality, there is disruptive technology in energy, it just takes a long long time. […]

Green Education = Environmental Religion?

On March 9, 2009, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi In a recent article in USA Today, a spokesperson of the Competitive Enterprise Institute was quoted as asserting that schools and teachers educating children about eco-friendly actions was tantamount to “environmental religion” and should be stopped. Angela Logomasini of CEI went on to state “Let the parents teach the kids the […]

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McCain-Palin is the Energy / Cleantech Dream Ticket

On August 29, 2008, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

John McCain picked first term Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska as his veep choice today. I love this pick. She’s a 44 yer old first term, youngest and first, woman Governor of Alaska. She’s known as a maverick and anti-establishment in Alaska, and has taken on Republicans and the oil industry over ethics and pork. […]

In Search of A Better Story

On February 4, 2008, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi One of the best things I’ve read recently is an oped in The Washington Post entitled “Going Green? Easy Doesn’t Do It” by Michael Maniates, a professor of political science and environmental science at Allegheny College. Prof. Maniates gets right to the heart of one of the things that bothers me […]

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Is Environmentalism Compatible with Capitalism?

On January 14, 2008, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi Perhaps the pivotal challenge facing the environmental community is resolving the apparent conflict between the need to reduce emissions and the widely-held desire for continuing economic growth. This issue came directly to the fore in reading a recent Business Week article entitled “Little Green Lies”, profiling how the green initiatives of […]

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Cleantech Blogging is Changing the World

On December 27, 2007, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

We are picked up across the blogosphere as well as mainstream media, and we appreciate it all, but there were four mentions in 2007 of which we are particularly proud. So whether it is our spectacular writings (probably not), or simply that the future of clean energy has arrived, we do believe Cleantech Blog and […]

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Blogroll Review: CO, Surveys, & Phones

On April 26, 2007, in Blog, by Frank Ling

Conservation of energyCarbon monoxide or CO is not your friend. It binds to your hemoglobin and your brain starves from a lack of oxygen. But like all molecules out there, it’s not really good or evil. It’s just trying to maximize its entropy. With biofuels now in the spotlight, some have proposed converting CO into […]

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