Blog Archive — March 2014

Renewable Energy in the Ideasphere

A few months after Harvest the Wind's publication in 2012, I spoke at Chicago Ideas Week, a lively exchange of disruptive ideas that takes place annually in the Windy City.  Earlier this week a follow-up interview with Erin Robertson appeared in Chicago Ideas Week's blog, The Ideasphere.  We talk about the new solar panels on our home in chilly Massachusetts and my reasons for guarded optimism about renewable energy's prospects for America.  The interview also appeared in the Chicago Tribune's Blue Sky Innovation hub.

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Paying Our Way

Ever wondered why our bridges are crumbling, our highways are decaying, and our transit systems are rotting?  Look at the federal gas tax, frozen at 18.3 cents per gallon since 1993.  I addressed this transportation funding gap in a letter to the editor of the New York Times on March 3.

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