Monthly Archives: January 2011

State of the Union

On the bright side, Obama didn’t talk about exploiting America’s reserves of oil and natural gas. And one of his examples of entrepreneurial role models was some guys building solar panels. But those were about the only bright spots environmentally … Continue reading

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Efficiency and Conservation

The two concepts are often spoken of as if they were a unit, or even nearly synonymous. But a decent working definition would identify “efficiency” as getting more out of the same resources, while conservation is simply using fewer resources, period. … Continue reading

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Rare Considerations

We like to think we can “innovate our way” out of the environmental crises (for there are indeed more than one, not just climate change). But this is simply more of trying to solve a problem with the same thinking … Continue reading

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