Inside Sources: Fear Mongering Deprives Consumers of Low-Emissions Affordable Nuclear Energy

Both federal and state lawmakers are grappling with the challenge of ensuring that businesses and consumers have affordable and reliable electricity, while limiting greenhouse gas emissions that will exacerbate climate change. Despite the hysteria around nuclear power, the facts show that nuclear is one of the safest and cheapest low-emission forms of energy. To understand […]

Climate Change and Politics

Climate change emotions played a role in the leftward tilt of the House in the 2018 elections. Already some of the many Presidential contenders are on board for the Democrat’s climate change platform: “We believe America must be running entirely on clean energy by mid-century.” Yet few are embracing steps that are more radical. The […]

Approaches to Cutting Automobile Emissions

Consumers have benefitted from low crude oil prices for more than a year, but even if gasoline prices remain low, the quest to cut emissions will drive the cost of automobile transportation upwards.   Driverless cars will price in the equivalent of a sophisticated robot.  The main impetus for fuel economy is the reduction in greenhouse […]

Fuel Emission and Economy Stickers on Cars Can Deceive

Long ago, a mechanical engineer once told me that cars can be optimized for efficiency, for performance or for maintainability, but not for two of the three.  Few consumers have met that engineer, but the auto market teaches us that to gain acceleration we sacrifice fuel economy, and to cut emissions we need to tolerate […]