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Can a New Political Consensus be Found to Keep a 75-Year Supply of Natural Gas from Dooming Renewable Energy?

Posted in Capital and Funding, Legislation, Natural Resources and Environment, Technology

In an April 12, 2012 article in the New York Times, Jad Mouwad wrote about the transformation in United States’ energy fortunes that is fundamentally changing much of what we thought we knew about domestic and international realities.  After decades of viewing ourselves as energy depleted, he writes, the United States now finds itself cutting… Continue Reading

Illuminating Ideas: New Energy-Efficient Light Sources and the (Premature?) Death of the Incandescent Light Bulb

Posted in Green Building, Intellectual Property, Legislation, Renewable Energy, Technology

  Thomas Edison is credited with inventing the practical incandescent light bulb. The incandescent bulb that most of use today to light our homes hasn’t had many technology upgrades from Edison’s day. In its most basic form, an incandescent light bulb is a (carbon) filament, encased in glass, where the filament heated with an electric… Continue Reading