Tag: Economics


People buy hybrids for a variety of reasons: to save money on gas, reduce environmental harms, or project an image as a socially-conscious driver. But on a pure economics basis, are hybrids really the way to go? Does using less Read more…


The Los Angeles City Council recently approved a contract with a 250 MW PV plant. It’s on tribal land, and according to this article, the tribe is pleased with the economics of the deal. Ratepayers should also be pleased. This Read more…


To simplify where we are as a civilization and where we’re going with respect to energy consumption, economics, and environmentalism, it’s useful to postulate three broad “plans”: Plan A: We continue on our current course. We ignore the fact that Read more…


If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. That’s the way I feel when I read something as stupid as this article in Automotive News Europe: TURIN – Chrysler Group LLC will lose more than $10,000 on every battery-powered Fiat 500 its Read more…


Economic growth is such an established mantra in political and economic circles that it can seem almost outlandish to question it. Tim Jackson not only questions it but affirms we can do better without it. His book Prosperity Without Growth: Read more…


Gordon Brown’s trip to the Middle East was a clear example that non oil exporting states are still very much affected by OPEC’s decisions.  While OPEC nations continue to brazenly collude consumers have passed the tipping point and have made Read more…

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