“Ignorance is knowing what’s not true.” Will Rogers, an American classic, was one of several who offered this comment as a way to remind people to keep an open mind. Today we could use Will Rogers, with his iconic American Continue reading Knowledge

Have We Lost Our Way?

The United States has had the lowest cost, most reliable electricity in the world. Why would we undo what has worked to our benefit for nearly a century? That is a question worth asking, as we forge ahead imposing policies Continue reading Have We Lost Our Way?

Why Wind Energy is a Bad Idea

In a casual conversation, I was asked why wind energy is a bad idea. Once again, I realized that a one or two-word answer could not convey a readily understandable and accurate picture of wind energy. This article will try Continue reading Why Wind Energy is a Bad Idea

Coming to Grips With the Sun

It’s not well understood how the Sun affects the Earth. We count the number of sun spots, measure the sun’s irradiance and the size of solar storms. We do know that the size of solar storms has been linked to Continue reading Coming to Grips With the Sun

Water: Another Scapegoat

Once again, the environmental community takes a problem in one area, and uses it to force regulations on the entire country. A recent article in Power Magazine linked GHG emissions and water usage, proposing that the entire country should adopt Continue reading Water: Another Scapegoat

Electric Vehicle Update

BEV, PHEV and plain HEV sales, in 2013, are shown here. US Sales of Electric Vehicles, Including HEVs   Month Hybrid (HEVs) PHEVs & Extended Range Vehicles Battery (BEVs) Totals January 34,611 2,354 2,022 38,987 February 40,173 2,789 2,616 45,578 Continue reading Electric Vehicle Update