Texas Does Carbon Big, and That’s Not All…

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…

Power Outage in Florida

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 FloridaMore Power Outage in Florida

“Bourgeois Commitments to Virtue” Reduce Collective Action Problems

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 ProblemsMore “Bourgeois Commitments to Virtue” Reduce Collective Action Problems

Can Arizona Become the “Persian Gulf of Solar Energy”?

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”?