Category Archives: energy

Green on green crime

Daniel H. works in renewable energy development in the Houston area. He studied at Rice University and researched energy policy in Denmark as a Fulbright Scholar. If you were driving from L.A. to Phoenix, and you happened to look left a few minutes after driving through Barstow, C.A., you would see an open expanse of […]

Profiles in oil corruption

Remember how Republicans were opposed to financial regulation because they were sucking money in from big banks? Recession be damned, Republicans were willing to stand with their natural political allies. Well, that same story is playing out again, but this time it’s the teat of Big Oil Republicans can’t quit even in the face of […]

COP15: Tale of Two Speeches

Daniel H. was a youth delegate at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. He recently graduated from Rice University and has been studying energy policy as a Fulbright Scholar in Denmark. He blogs at Cheezy Danish. A few weeks ago, I took a short break from dashing around the U.N. Climate Change Conference in […]

The Unenforceable

The UN Security Council passed a new resolution [pdf] in regards to nuclear disarmament and proliferation yesterday. But does it matter? The resolution basically holds the status quo and reaffirms the commitment of ”well-behaved” countries to continuing to try and be on their best behavior while having no effective means of stopping the proliferation of […]

The US Abroad: Languages And National Interest In Central Asia

My last piece asked the question “How much longer will we remain militarily engaged in Afghanistan?”. With a presidential election approaching on August 20th, there could be a decent indication in the aftermath of some goal reached within whatever parameters the US has put up if it goes well. Afghanistan though, seems to not be […]

Looking to a future with less cars

From the city of Muenster, Germany (h/t Richard Florida): Bicycle – 90 sq. m for 71 people to park their bikes. Car – 1000 sq. m for 72 people to park their care (avg. occupancy of 1.2 people per car). Bus – 30 sq m for the bus. Too much of our public policy is […]