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Really? More Nuclear at Pilgrim? – Boston Globe

The last thing Massachusetts needs is a new nuclear power complex eight times the size of the just-closed, problem-plagued Pilgrim plant in Plymouth. Yet that’s just what American University professor Joshua Goldstein proposed in his recent Globe op-ed. My letter points to the economic folly of this proposition and calls instead for a vigorous investment in renewables, storage, energy efficiency, and a smart grid.

2019-12-16T21:27:37-05:00June 3rd, 2019|

It’s Time to Dethrone the SUV – BU Today

Our climate crisis calls for a fundamental change in the policies that shape America’s automotive fleet. For decades, U.S. fuel economy standards have biased manufacturers and car-buyers toward oversized, energy-wasteful trucks and SUVs.

2019-12-16T19:39:20-05:00January 25th, 2019|

What Red State Kansas Can Teach Blue State Mass. About Renewable Energy – WBUR Cognoscenti

Kansas is hardly a bastion of progressive politics, but it is a renewable energy frontrunner – way ahead of liberal Massachusetts. With my home state on the verge of launching its first serious foray into windpower off our shores, I suggest that we take inspiration from the unsentimental pragmatism that has made Kansas second-in-the-nation in wind’s share of electricity generation.

2020-08-14T15:36:53-04:00August 14th, 2018|

Reaching Across the Political Chasm – Beacon Broadside

In June, I traveled to Cloud County, a staunchly conservative farming and ranching community on the Kansas prairie where the research for my book, Harvest the Wind, began nine years ago. On this trip I was searching for a few strands of hope that might span the chasm between red and blue America. This article offers some insights on what I found.

2019-12-16T19:43:28-05:00August 9th, 2018|
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