Ron Bailey’s Bali Observations at Reason

Lynne Kiesling I am late to the party because I was grading last week, but I commend to your attention Ron Bailey’s first, second, third, and fourth essays from the United Nations conference on climate change in Bali over the last two weeks. Ron is a thoughtful analyst of the climate change questions, and that … More Ron Bailey’s Bali Observations at ReasonMore Ron Bailey’s Bali Observations at Reason

How Do We Know the Laws of Physics Will Persist?

Lynne Kiesling I’m not going to go off on a Schroedinger’s cat tangent or anything, but there’s a really neat article in today’s New York Times about the laws of physics. In a nutshell, here’s the dilemma: how do we know that the laws of physics are true? Can we prove their truth in an … More How Do We Know the Laws of Physics Will Persist?More How Do We Know the Laws of Physics Will Persist?

Rggi Auction Design Comments Available Online

Michael Giberson The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) folks have posted the comments filed in response to the final auction design report. Previously here I commented on one such filing, an analysis by economist Peter Cramton submitted by the ISO-New England and NYISO, that pointed out a potential flaw in the auction design. Briefly scanning … More Rggi Auction Design Comments Available OnlineMore Rggi Auction Design Comments Available Online

Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007: Random Observations from Cafe to Smart Grids to Pool and Spa Safety

Michael Giberson At Common Tragedies, Rich Sweeney observed that “Pool and spa safety makes it into the energy bill,” but “renewable portfolio standards and increased oil taxes didn’t.” According to the preamble of the proposed “Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007,” it is intended (among other things) to “move the United States toward greater … More Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007: Random Observations from Cafe to Smart Grids to Pool and Spa SafetyMore Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007: Random Observations from Cafe to Smart Grids to Pool and Spa Safety