It’s a pandemic — let’s deregulate!

April 8, 2020

A common response to COVID-19 by governments worldwide is deregulation. Advocates assert that rolling back health, safety and environmental rules is an economic necessity amid a virus-driven economic crisis, but critics say it’s nothing more than raw opportunism that brings profound long-term risks. Scotland: Save the … salmon farms? The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency has […]

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Let us count the ways this Oregon pipeline project has gone off the rails

February 28, 2020

A proposed natural-gas pipeline terminal on the Oregon coast has everything going for it: A partnership with a Canadian energy corporation, backing from local-government officials and the support of the Trump administration.  So why can’t the Jordan Cove project on Coos Bay, which has been in the works since 2007, get construction approval?  One reason […]

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Your electric car could be the power source of the future

January 28, 2020

What if electric vehicles could create power as well as just consume it?  It’s a crucial question as a huge surge of electric vehicles are expected to enter the market in the next few years.  Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology might be the answer.  Going both ways California wants millions of EVs on its highways by the […]

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Japan is still struggling with Fukushima’s nuclear fallout

January 7, 2020

Japan faces a deepening energy gap that may lead to new investment in nuclear power despite overwhelming public opposition. In a country that knows all too much about nuclear holocausts — Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, and the Fukushima nuclear-reactor disaster in 2011 — public support for nuclear power is almost nonexistent. Energy gap After […]

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