energy

Rye Development is proposing a massive pumped storage power plant uphill from the site of the closed Goldendale smelter, next to the Columbia River.  This facility will take over a closed pumped storage plant. Native American tribes, including tribes from Asia, originally migrated to this vicinity as a group with common languages and...

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  • March 23, 2021

Looks like unfettered capitalism is working exactly as it’s supposed to in Texas. Texas billionaire Jerry Jones is, of course, best known for somehow making me hate the Dallas Cowboys even more than I used to (in case you’re not a football fan, he owns the team), but in the...

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  • February 19, 2021

Unlike one of her predecessors, who had numerous connections to the Trump impeachment and its hinky relations with the Russian oligarchs, Jennifer Granholm will combine clean energy policy and economic recovery. Even without explicit support for the GND, this is a direction 180 degrees from the prior administration's kowtowing to...

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  • December 16, 2020

Trump’s not doing rubble-necking today, although like yesterday, he’s looking for more stand-in owners of destroyed stores for photo-ops. Because high energy speed chess hustling is what Trump’s all about, even if he eats the pieces. Donald J. Zugzwang. x “Did Trump Tweet in 2014 About ‘Riots and Looting’ Due...

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  • September 2, 2020

http://www.msn.com/… The New York Times reports that renewable energy sources including wind and solar power are now regularly outproducing coal fired electric power plants in the United States. Just 10 years ago, almost 50 percent of electricity came from coal but lower costs are now driving up renewables and increasing making...

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  • May 13, 2020

The New York Times reports that renewable energy sources including wind and solar power are now regularly outproducing coal fired electric power plants in the United States. Just 10 years ago, almost 50 percent of electricity came from coal but lower costs are now driving up renewables and increasing making coal...

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  • May 13, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign: Last week we asked for you to tell us which of Joe Biden’s plans you want to hear more about, and we got thousands of great responses! But our top response, from more than 21,000 of you, was...

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  • April 2, 2020

As an Elizabeth Warren supporter, my new candidate is Vote Blue No Matter Who, meaning that I am staying neutral in the two man race between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Whoever emerges as the nominee, I will enthusiastically support. But as many of you know, my passion has been...

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  • March 9, 2020

The BBC identified 12 key issues for the Labour party’s manifesto in preparation for the December General Election. Not wishing to take anything away from NY Brit Expat’s cogent analyses, I wanted to reflect on one item, the potential for re-nationalizing of key sectors in the US 2020 election context,...

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  • November 24, 2019

Yes, President Trump is a clear and present danger.  No one this demonstrably disturbed and flawed should be anywhere near the Oval Office, and it is an urgent priority to get him out of there as soon as possible. With that in mind, we need to absorb what Trump himself is...

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  • May 13, 2017

A new law called the Energy Policy Modernization Act​ is on the fast track to being sent to President Obama to sign into law. Inside this bill is a small provision that could have wide ranging impacts. An amendment introduced by Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski would designate the burning of...

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  • October 14, 2016
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