Posts filed under “Energy”

Europe Is Highly Dependent On Russian Gas


Source: Know More


Source: Washington Post

Category: Energy, Politics

Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways!

Are Solar roadways possible? Are they too ambitious, costly, and technologically unfeasible? Check out the compelling and entertaining video.     If you would like more information, check out the Indigogo project page for information straight from the source. The project has been getting a lot of attention recently and there are recommended articles on…Read More

Category: Energy, Technology, Weekend

America & Automobile Efficiency

Americans are buying more fuel-efficient cars, but . . . Source: Know More   Other countries are still way ahead Source: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions   Continues here

Category: Consumer Spending, Energy

Solar Freaking Roadways! We at Washington’s Blog are big proponents of decentralized energy production and storage, because it is key to protecting against terrorism, fascism and destruction of our health, environment and economy. We noted in 2011 that a Dutch team figured out a way to make roads into solar generators. The concept is interesting: And a…Read More

Category: Energy, Science

Why the federal gas tax is too low

Source: WonkBlog

Category: Energy, Taxes and Policy

Enron 2.0: Energy Prices Manipulated

Wall Street Manipulates Energy Prices … and Every Other Market The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says that JP Morgan has massively manipulated energy markets in  California and the Midwest, obtaining tens of millions of dollars in overpayments from grid operators between September 2010 and June 2011. Pulitzer prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston notes today…Read More

Category: Energy, Legal, Think Tank

Space-based Solar Power Transmission

  click for ginormous interactive graphic Source: Visual.ly

Category: Digital Media, Energy

Gasoline Tax, Unchanged Since 1993, is Due for an Increase

Roads are crumbling, bridges are collapsing, and what was once considered one of the greatest achievements of any government anywhere has fallen into embarrassing disrepair. I am of course discussing our nation’s infrastructure. Last year, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the U.S. infrastructure a D+. When it comes to the most basic functions…Read More

Category: Energy, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

United Kingdom Housing Energy Fact File 2013

Category: Digital Media, Energy, Think Tank

4th Anniversary of Gulf Oil Spill

BP and the Government Decided to Temporarily Hide the Oil by Sinking It with Toxic Chemicals … The Gulf Ecosystem Is Now Paying the Price   As we noted at the time, and on the first (and here), second and third anniversaries of BP’s Gulf oil spill, BP and the government made the spill much…Read More

Category: Energy, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank