In his third of three town halls this week on getting our deficits under control through shared responsibility for shared prosperity, the President spoke at ElectraTherm in Reno, Nevada, a small renewable energy company. There have been a lot of differences in the two approaches to our fiscal future,
In recent weeks, I have either received questions or read articles about how gas prices impacts the fortunes of plug-in electric vehicles and PEV manufacturers. As gas prices stretch to $4 per gallon, many are trying to figure out if that’s the trigger to make PEVs mainstream, and with it, bring
Gas prices are over $4 a gallon in some markets recently and headed through the roof it seems, with some analysts talking about gas heading toward $5 a gallon by the summer. As unrest across the Middle East roils the oil markets and the price of gas leaps upward, we’re all scrambling for ways to save. Some strategies we’ve heard
Daniel B. Botkin’s new book, Powering The Future: A Scientist’s Guide to Energy Independence, offers a balanced look at the issues surrounding our future energy resources. In his own words, Botkin provided CleanTechies with an overview of his vision:
“We hear so many opinions about how to solve America’s energy problem that it is hard to know what to believe. As an ecologist with a background in physics, and as previously as chairman of the Environmental Studies program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, I have long been interested in how energy is obtained and used in natural ecosystems, how energy from our environment affects us, and how we affect our environment in our pursuit of energy.
“For my work, I had to keep up with energy issues, and in doing so noticed some odd contradictions that began to occur around 2002. Solar and wind were already providing energy in many parts of the world, but environmental economists I worked with kept telling me a very different story.