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Naomi Klein’s essay on why Texans have turned the Green New Deal into a monstrous specter of evil that will somehow destroy the libertarian paradise of their minds is well worth reading. Here’s the conclusion: The difference between then and now goes a very long way toward explaining why Mr. Abbott is railing against a […]
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Donald Trump may get the love of West Virginians, but there’s not too much he can do about the fact that coal is increasingly just not worth turning into power. When the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona shuts down later this year, it will be one of the largest carbon emitters to ever close in […]
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One of the most distressing things about modern politics is the Upper Midwest going hard right. The only states Clinton carried in the region were Minnesota and Illinois and she did poorly in the former, which was not too long ago one of the most liberal states in the U.S. But the home of Walter […]

From Coal to Solar

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On April 24, 2017

I’ve long been mystified at the hostility of dirty energy companies transitioning to clean energy because it would seem that the rational move would be for an energy company to figure out how to

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Reroute the Pipeline

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On November 2, 2016
The obvious solution to the North Dakota pipeline protests is just to reroute the thing so that it stays far away from the reservations. This is not rocket science, even if it is largely completed outside of North Dakota. If it costs a little more to do this, then OK. Luckily, the Obama administration is […]

Coal and Poverty

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On October 31, 2016

I am as anti-coal as anyone else. It’s a terrible energy source if you care about the future of the planet. However, there’s no question that there’s a good reason why people burn co

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