The surprising barrier to sustainable technologies

In an earlier post No More Solyndras? I noted that the concept of solar power is popular in this country. Not even chocolate has such high approval. And Republicans, whom the media portray as being opposed to anything but fossil … Continue reading

Natural disasters and recycling

Residents of New Jersey and New York continue to face the daunting task of cleaning up neighborhoods ruined by Superstorm Sandy. Most of them understandably don’t care how municipalities plan to get rid of the piles of debris that used … Continue reading

Electric vehicles: possible solutions to some nagging problems

What’s not to love about electric vehicles? They’re quiet. They generate no waste heat, and therefore don’t require cooling systems. They don’t emit air pollutants. They have great advantages over internal combustion engines. Car companies trying to market electric vehicles … Continue reading