Wind Energy Code of Conduct for New York

Michael Giberson The office of the attorney general of the state of New York announced yesterday that a total of 16 … wait, make that 17 wind power companies have signed onto the state’s new “Wind Industry Ethics Code.” The news release indicates that the main point of the industry “ethics code” is to prohibit … More Wind Energy Code of Conduct for New York

Do School Buses Use More Energy Than the Likely Alternatives?

Michael Giberson At Freakonomics, a Q&A with Christopher Steiner, author of $20 a Gallon. Haven’t read the book, but my present question has only to deal with an issue raised in the Freakonomics Q&A: the energy economics of school buses.  Freakonomics asks how higher fuel prices would affect the way children get to school. Steiner … More Do School Buses Use More Energy Than the Likely Alternatives?

Why is Selling Bottled Tap Water Odd?

Lynne Kiesling Over at Marginal Revolution, Tyler notes that someone is purifying, bottling, and selling New York City tap water, at a price lower than competitors. He then observes “I suspect this will seem odder to you, the older you are.” I have never understood why so many people find the idea of selling bottled … More Why is Selling Bottled Tap Water Odd?