Eia Releases Annual Energy Outlook 2011

Lynne Kiesling Today the Energy Information Administration released the 2011 Annual Energy Outlook (link is to executive summary). This year’s outlook explores scenarios that include updated forecasts of shale gas production, which have changed considerably since last year’s outlook, as KP readers know due to Mike’s excellent analyses. Another aspect of the analysis that will … More Eia Releases Annual Energy Outlook 2011

Jonah Lehrer on Voter Ignorance

Lynne Kiesling It shouldn’t surprise you to find, given my recent working paper on Adam Smith, sympathy, and mirror neurons that I am an avid reader of neuroscience writer Jonah Lehrer. His post today riffs off of President Obama’s birth certificate to muse on voter ignorance. In discussing some research on the subject, he observes … More Jonah Lehrer on Voter Ignorance

Montana-alberta Transmission Line Developer Wants Eminent Domain Power to Overcome Landowner’s Resistance

Michael Giberson The Montana-Alberta Tie Line, a transmission project linking Alberta and Western U.S. power markets, has stalled over the resistance of one landowner, who has claimed the proposed line would cross wetlands and native American heritage sites on her land. MATL tried exercising eminent domain last July to take the easement it wants, but … More Montana-alberta Transmission Line Developer Wants Eminent Domain Power to Overcome Landowner’s Resistance