Michael Giberson … Texas does the non-carbon thing in a pretty big way, too. Tom Fowler, at NewsWatch: Energy, pulls together some numbers. Among his points (edited and slightly rearranged): Texas leads the nation in greenhouse gas emissions; and If Texas were a country, it would rank seventh in the world in greenhouse gas emissions. … More Texas Does Carbon Big, and That’s Not All… … More Texas Does Carbon Big, and That’s Not All…
Lynne Kiesling Few details yet, but I’m sure this will give us stuff to talk about over the next week: a large power outage in Florida, affecting 3-4 million people. Florida Power & Light representatives officials expect to have the power restored by 5:30, which is pretty quick. But can such a large outage be … More Power Outage in Florida … More Power Outage in Florida
Lynne Kiesling Lots of folks who worry about climate change argue for large-scale collective action, usually taking the form of some sort of government intervention that involves some degree of coercion. Guest-blogging at Instapundit, Megan McArdle makes a very trenchant observation about how self-reflective virtuous behavior can reduce the need for collective action, in this … More “Bourgeois Commitments to Virtue” Reduce Collective Action Problems … More “Bourgeois Commitments to Virtue” Reduce Collective Action Problems
Michael Giberson Spanish company Abengoa Solar and Arizona Public Service Company have announced plans to build a large solar powered electric generator, to come online in 2011, but like many such announcements it comes with a couple of public-policy related “ifs”; they’ll build it if they get the necessary approvals from the Arizona utility regulator, … More Can Arizona Become the “Persian Gulf of Solar Energy”?