Venezuela: This is Interesting

According to the Washington Post, the US will join the mediation effort of the Organization of American States to bring a quicker end to the instability in Venezuela.

Gas Prices to Rise by Summer: Duh!

Gas prices to rise by summer, government says. Gas prices always rise by summer, it’s called seasonal demand variation. But this AP article is more substantive than that (I realize that they are hard-pressed to come up with pithy headlines), discussing how the current supply problems from Venezuela are likely to lead to a higher-than-average … More Gas Prices to Rise by Summer: Duh!

Vampire Bat Saliva for Strokes?

How cool is this: vampire bat saliva has a clot-busting compound that could lead to new drugs to prevent strokes.

New Report Says Electricity Restructuring Is Working In Texas

According to the Alliance for Retail Markets, Texas’s restructuring law is working. They measure that success by consumer switching, which at 6.5 percent is high relative to switching experience in other states, and by estimated consumer savings of $6-14/month for those who have switched. I have quibbles with these measures of success, because it does … More New Report Says Electricity Restructuring Is Working In TexasMore New Report Says Electricity Restructuring Is Working In Texas