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Monthly Issue | March 1, 2010

Copenhagen: The Case for Climate Adaptation

Western nations, including the U.S. and the Obama administration, failed to win an agreement on a comprehensive regulatory regime at the international global warming gabfest in Copenhagen last December. With…


TREND: Water, Water Everywhere—But Not in the U.S.

Although hydro power in the U.S. is politically incorrect, even though it generates no greenhouse gases and is by far the largest renewable resource in the country’s generating mix, the…


Rare Earth and Lithium Supplies Cloud Renewables

Rare earths—some 17 elements (some scarce and some abundant) found in Earth’s crust by themselves or combined with other chemicals—may be a major hurdle in the renewable energy supply chain.…


Computing in the Clouds, Part II: It’s About Security

What do Gmail, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook have in common? Courtesy: IBM They are all examples of cloud computing. And they work well, as Google, owner of Gmail, YouTube, Blogger, and…


Power Owners in Strong Position to Collect Liquidated Damages

In what may be the U.S. construction industry’s largest-ever liquidated damages award, in late 2009 a unanimous three-member arbitration panel awarded $26.95 million against engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) giant…


Protect Yourself from Toxic Colleagues

Every office has one (or two, or more). You know the types. Those toxic coworkers who only look out for Number One, no matter what the cost to their coworkers…


U.S. Wind Capacity Soars, Manufacturing Doesn’t

Tax incentives and other federal aid helped the U.S. wind industry increase new installed capacity to a record 9,922 megawatts in 2009, but the boom did not extend to the…


Socrates, Pharmacies, and Regulatory Conferences

“Unskilled competitors do not stick to the points in dispute but ‘end up exchanging random insults, insulted and insulting, so that bystanders are disgusted with themselves for having listened to…


Motivation: Reward Is in the Eye of the Beholder

In the early 1970s, I was a teenager completely caught up in the zeitgeist. I admired the long-haired rebels and radicals who were engaged in protesting the establishment and developing…


Are Cap’n’Trade and a National RPS Dead?

Temperature trends, Climategate, Copenhagen, IPCC falsification, and now the Massachusetts Revolution. Cap-and-trade is dead, the political pundits say. So much for the inevitability argument that I heard from my colleagues…


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